Professor PhD in History, Director of the Institute for Euro-regional Studies (Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Oradea) and a Jean Monnet Professor since 2002. He is editor - in-chief of”Eurolimes” journal. He is interested in the history of European integration, EU enlargement, regional policy, neighborhood policy. Since 2006, he has been the Secretary General of the Association of the Carpathian Region Universities. He is the Dean of the Facultyof History, International Relations, Political Science and Communication Science at the University of Oradea. Competences: Euro-regional studies, social security, inter-ethnic and inter-confessional relations, intercultural dialogue, migration, cross-border relations and evaluation. He coordinates doctoral theses in the field of international relations and European studies. Didactic competences: History of Europe in 18th – 20th Centuries; History of European Construction; European Regional Development Policy and Cross-border Cooperation; European Neighborhood Policy.
His experience is significant for his participation in research activities & Thematic Working Group, included in writing books& articles, supporting the organization of all events.