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ARCADIA Annual Conference in Napoca, Romania

Deadline:  4 April 2014
Open to: academics, researchers, experts, young professionals, and students
Venue: 15th  of  June 2014, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The Romanian Association for International Cooperation and Development – ARCADIA in collaboration with the Department of Political Sciences of Babeș Bolyai University’s Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences is launching the present Call for Papers for ARCADIA’s 3rd Annual Conference. The event will focus on CEE donors’ approach to delivering development results taking into consideration their interests translated in national strategies for international cooperation and development, implemented through different frameworks by a wide variety of actors. After approximately 10 years of paradigm shift from aid recipients to aid donors, the Annual conference of ARCADIA wants to provide a platform for knowledge exchange and dialogue reviewing the realities of development policies implemented by the new European donors so far and at the same time indentifying new opportunities and ways to advance development assistance.

Under the overarching topic, the papers can focus on, yet are not limited to, one of the following areas and sub-themes:

  •  Forging donor’s identity: connecting and voicing their democratic transition experiences, foreign policies, economic interest and development cooperation in agenda setting and practice at national and European level.
  • Facilitating development through regional cooperation initiatives: new actors, frameworks of cooperation and institutions
  • Building national capacity by encouraging synergies between different actors involved in the field of international development; Steps toward defining a collaborative vision for development policy;
  • CEE donors’ approach and contribution to the global development themes: climate change, gender, youth and civil society, conflict and peacebuilding, employment and the role of private sector in development.

Academics, researchers, experts, young professionals, and students who have a special interest in these topics are invited to submit a paper proposal until 4th of April 2014 at There are no conference registration fees. The working language of the conference will be English.

All proposals should contain: paper title, name, affiliation and contacts of the person submitting the paper, a maximum of 300 words abstract and a short biography of the proponent. Please indicate “Paper Submission for ARCADIA Conference 2014” as the email subject. Accepted papers will be announced by 14th of April 2014.

In case of any questions regarding the conference and the application process, please contact us via email at

ARCADIA will award a limited number of partial scholarships for covering the transportation costs and accommodation. If you want to apply for one of these scholarships please mention this in your application email and send us an estimated budget of the travel expenses.

The 3rd ARCADIA Conference is organized as part of the “Training Romanian young professionals in international development” project, financed by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the ODA budget and implemented by ARCADIA in partnership with UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre.

Download the Call for papers!

The official web-page.

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