Adrian-Gabriel Corpădean

Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Short Bio

Dr Corpădean has a BA degree in International Relations and European Studies and an MA in European Affairs and Project Management, both from the Faculty of European Studies (UBB). He holds a PhD in History from UBB and one from Université de Paris-Cergy, and completed his postdoctoral studies at the Romanian Academy. He specialises in EU institutional reform and the integration of the Western Balkans. He is also active in the areas of EU project management and communication (with the European Commission). He is the editor-in-chief of the Synergies Roumanie international journal. He is fluent in English, French and Italian.

Areas of interest: EU institutional reform, EU enlargement, the Western Balkans, EU communication, EU project management


  1. “L’élargissement de l’UE vers les Balkans occidentaux sur l’agenda des Présidences bulgare et roumaine du Conseil”, in Disintegration and Integration in East-Central Europe: Managing Diversity in the Process of European Integration, eds. Eszter Tóth, Adrian-Gabriel Corpădean, Nicolae Păun, László Erdey, Debrecen University Press, 2020, pp. 69-81.
  2. “The European Union’s Conflict Resolution Mechanisms and Their Impact on the Serbian-Kosovar Reconciliation” (co-author Laura-Maria Herța), in The European Union: Policies, Perspectives and Politics, ed. Raluca Moldovan, Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2020, pp. 303-323.
  3. “Towards the Europe 2030 Strategy”, in The New European Union and Its Global Strategy: from Brexit to PESCO, ed. Valentin Naumescu, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020, pp. 223-236.
  4. “Les fondements de la bonne gouvernance au Monténégro dans le contexte de son intégration euro-atlantique”, in Synergies Roumanie, no. 14/2019, pp. 55-67.
  5. “The social construction of identity and belonging: perceptions of EU in the Western Balkans” (co-author Laura-Maria Herța), in Perceptions of the European Union’s identity in international relations, ed. Anna Skolimowska, Routledge, 2019, pp. 42-88.
  6. “What Macedonia? Some considerations on the current perceptions of the name dispute amid FYROM’s EU integration bid”, in On-line Journal Modelling the New Europe, no. 26, 2018, pp. 15-25.
  7. “Assessing Romania‘s Strategic Partnerships – Recent Endeavours in Romanian-Moldavian Relations”, in Der Donauraum, Zeitschrift des Institutes für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa, no. 56, Jahrgang 1-2/2016: 25 Years of Development in the Post-Soviet Space: Civil Society and Participatory Democracy, Vienna, 2018, pp. 107-121.
  8. “Assessments and prospects for the integration of the West Balkans. The case of Montenegro”, in On-line Journal Modelling the New Europe, no. 25, 2018, pp. 86-105.
  9. “Cultural Opportunities and Shortcomings in the Management of EU-funded Projects in Romania” (co-author Nicolae Păun), in Journal of European Integration History, no. 2/2017, vol. 23, Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2017, pp. 295-305.
  10. “The Romanian-Hungarian Strategic Partnership 2002-2016”, in Borders, Identities, Communities. The Road to Reconciliation and Partnership in Central and Eastern Europe, eds. Nicolae Păun, Sylvain Schirmann, Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2016, pp. 157-174.