Melania-Gabriela Ciot

Associate Professor Dr. Habil.
Director of Doctoral School European Paradigm, Director of Center of International Negotiations

Short Bio

Melania-Gabriela Ciot, Ph.D (born 1975), is Associate Professor at the Faculty of European Studies of  University Babeș-Bolyai Cluj-Napoca. She is the Director of “European Paradigm” Doctoral School (in the field of international relations and European studies), the coordinator of MA Program Management and International and European Negotiations and of Center of International Negotiations. Dr. Melania-Gabriela Ciot has an intensive editorial and research activity, which includes books (17), chapters in collective volumes (28), articles and studies in national and international journals (65). She participated in numerous national and international scientific conferences and projects as manager, coordinator or member of research teams. She was State Secretary for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania between 2017-2019, being appointed Special Representative of Romanian Government for the Relation with European Parliament for the period when Romania held the Presidency of the Council of EU.


  1. Ciot Melania-Gabriela, Negocieri Internaționale, Cluj-Napoca: Editura Presa Universitară Clujeană, 2021.
  2. Ciot Melania-Gabriela Negotiation and Foreign Policy Decision-Making, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.
  3. Ciot Melania-Gabriela (coord.), Uniunea Europeană și Sistemul Internațional, Cluj-Napoca: Presa Universitară Clujeană, 20
  4. Ciot Melania-Gabriela (coord.), Searching for decision-making models in international politics, Cluj-Napoca: Presa Universitară Clujeană, 2020.
  5. Ciot Melania-Gabriela (coord.), New Researches in International Relations, Cluj-Napoca: Presa Universitară Clujeană, 2018.
  6. Ciot Melania-Gabriela <<The Enlargement process and the “Dividing lines of Europe”>>, in Alberto Gasparini (ed.), The walls between conflict and peace, Leiden: Brill, 2016, pp. 126-145.
  7. Ciot Melania-Gabriela, „Idiosyncrasies in the Negotiation of the EU Accession – Case of Romania”, Guest article, in Romanian Journal of European Affairs, vol. 18, no. 1, June 2018, pp. 5-24 ( ).
  8. Ciot Melania-Gabriela, Damaschin Ana, “Idiosyncrasies and ideologies in the evolution of EU relations with Eastern Partnership states”, in Eastern Journal of European Studies, Volume 12, Issue 1, June 2021, pp. 291-312 DOI:
  9. Ciot Melania-Gabriela, Ramona Sferlic, “EU’s interdependencies in the COVID-19 crisis” in Romanian Journal of European Affairs, vol. 21, nr.1, June, 2021, pp. 119-133 ( ) .
  10. Ciot Melania-Gabriela, Ghidiu Iulia-Anamaria, “Reconfiguration of geopolitical strategies in Trump’s era: the impact of American political leadership’s idiosyncrasies on the traditional transatlantic relation”, in The Quarterly “Studia Europejskie – Studies in European Affairs”, Centrum Europejskie Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, ROK 24, no 2, 2020, pp. 25-42 (