Oana Poiană

Researcher, Ph.D.

Short Bio

Oana Poiană works as a researcher at the Institute of International Relations and Area Studies, Faculty of European Studies (BBU) where she has also taught a course on the Black Sea region and seminars on European public policies and EU’s role in the global economy. For the last decade, she conducted research on the Black Sea regionalization and regional cooperation with a focus on energy security. She holds a joint PhD degree in International Relations and European Studies from Babeș-Bolyai University and Otto von Guericke University. She holds a BA degree in Political Science from Babeș-Bolyai University, an MA in European Affairs and Program Management from the Faculty of European Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University and an MA in International Relations from Central European University. Currently, she is part of the Connect Black Sea Project as a Young Black Sea Ambassador. 
Field of expertise: Geopolitics, Regionalism, regionalization, Black Sea regional cooperation, European energy security, Eastern European Studies.
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Selected Publications

  1. Book- Regional Cooperation and National Preferences in the Black Sea Region. A zero-sum game perpetuated by energy insecurity,  ”Presa Universitară Clujeană”, ISBN 978-606-37-1375-0 , 2022, http://www.editura.ubbcluj.ro/www/ro/ebooks/authors_d.php?ida=2004 .
  2. Book – “A Constructivist Approach to the security of the European Natural Gas Supply. The Black Sea Region and its Geopolitical Significance.” VDM Publishing House, Germany, 2010.
  3. Article – “An overview of the European Energy Policy evolution: From the European Energy Community to the European Energy Union’’, On-line Journal Modelling the New Europe, “Social policies in the EU” + Varia Articles dedicated to “EU’s 2030 Framework for climate and energy. Towards a more vigorous governance process?”, Issue no. 22, June, 2017, http://neweurope.centre.ubbcluj.ro/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/AN-OVERVIEW-OF-THE-EUROPEAN-ENERGY-POLICY-EVOLUTION.pdf.
  4. Article in Collective Volume- “The Three Seas Initiative between economic interconnection and geopolitical delineation”, article in Valentin Naumescu, Raluca Moldovan (eds.), Tensiunea liberal-iliberal pe agenda globală: Probleme fundamentale ale lumii contemporane, Editura Universităţii Babeş-Bolyai, Presa Universitară Clujeană, 2019, http://www.editura.ubbcluj.ro/bd/ebooks/pdf/2498.pdf.
  5. Article in Conference Proceedings – “Natural resources as power increasing capabilities affecting the polarity of the Black Sea Regional system’’, EURINT 2016, The Eastern Partnership under strain-Time for a rethink?, Volume 3, 2016, https://cse.uaic.ro/eurint/proceedings/index_htm_files/EURINT%202016.pdf.
  6. Article in Collective Volume – “Energy security – a core issue for consolidating the Eastern Partnership. EU in search of a New Black Sea Strategy”, in Valentin Naumescu and Dan Dungaciu (eds.), “The European Union’s Eastern Neighbourhood Today: Politics, Dynamics”, Newcastle upon Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2015, https://www.cambridgescholars.com/resources/pdfs/978-1-4438-7191-4-sample.pdf
  7. Article in Conference Proceedings – “Regional Cooperation and National Preferences in the Black Sea Region: A zero sum game perpetuated by energy insecurity? ’’ Interdisciplinary Studies on Central and Eastern Europe, Volume 14, Berna: Peter Lang, Elvetia, 2015, https://www.peterlang.com/document/1052929