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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Dr. CRISTINA BLANCO SÍO-LÓPEZ

 

Ph.D.  and MRes. in EU History and Policies (History of European Integration) - European University Institute (EUI) - 2008

 

SKILLS: Excellent analytical and research skills, project and contract management, historical and policy-oriented research,

events organisation, lecturing and teaching skills, highly efficient both as team player and working on individual basis,

web content and audiovisual data management skills, excellent organising, communication, presentation and publication skills.

Publications: http://cadmus.eui.eu/dspace/items-by-author?author=BLANCO+SIO-LOPEZ%2C+Cristina

Intercultural skills gained working for international universities and governmental institutions in Europe and America.

Languages: Mother Tongue: Spanish; Excellent: English, Italian and French; Good: German and Portuguese.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE in ACADEMIC, RESEARCH and GOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTIONS:

 

July 2009-Present: Researcher in European Studies at the Centre Virtuel pour la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE) and Project Manager of the project “Spain and the process of European integration”, in collaboration with the Complutense University.

 

November 2006 – August 2008: Research Associate at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) and at the Department of History and Civilization (HEC) of the European University Institute of Florence (EUI):

Research Associate to FP6 and RSCAS-EUI projects in collaboration with Prof. Héritier, Prof. Stråth and Prof. Winand:

'NEWGOV' (New Modes of Governance in the European Union) – EU FP6, ‘IConnectEU' (Developing and testing a model for integrated dissemination of outcomes for complementary research projects) – EU FP6, ‘EMEDIATE' (Media and Ethics of a European Public Sphere) – EU FP6, 'The consequences of 1989 on Europe’ - RSCAS-EUI Project, ‘The European Union and the World: The external relations of the EU’- RSCAS-EUI Project

Skills: Research Project Coordination and Design; Web Content and Audiovisual Data Management; Bibliographic, Internet and Archival Research; Qualitative and Quantitative Research; Writing up and Publication of relevant Research Results and Analytical Papers; Public Presentations and Diffusion of Research Results in Inter-Institutional Workshops and International Conferences,etc.

 

September 2003 – July 2008: Full-time Researcher at the Department of History and Civilization of the European University Institute of Florence (EUI). 5 years of experience in Research Project Management in the following clusters: History of European Integration, European Union Politics, EU Enlargement, European Identity and Citizenship, New Cultural History, Philosophy of Time, Time Perception and Political Communication. Lecturer in international conferences in more than 30 universities in Europe and America. Publication Results:http://cadmus.eui.eu/dspace/items-by-author?author=BLANCO+SIO-LOPEZ%2C+Cristina

October 2007 - March 2008: Research Associate at the Office of the Presidency of the European University Institute of Florence (EUI) for the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Project '50 Years of the European Parliament'. Theme: Historical evolution of democratic values and rights in the EU institutional framework. Focus: "The role of the European Parliament in the Constitutionalisation of the European Union". The research results will be published in 20 different European languages in the forthcoming book 50 Years of the European Parliament, edited by Prof. Yves Meny (President of the EUI) and published by the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities (OPOCE). cristina.siolopez@europarl.europa.eu

October 2005 – March 2006: Intern at the Information, Communication and Inter-Institutional Relations Unit of the

DG Enlargement of the EUROPEAN COMMISSION in Brussels (Belgium):

·         Research Collaborator and co-author for the European Commission Brochure ‘Enlargement: A Historic Opportunity.

·         Reporting and drafting summaries on the work of other EU institutions, like the Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions and the European Parliament, always with regard to the ongoing developments of the EU enlargement process.  Assistant to the call for tenders procedures and contract management regarding the selection and funding of EU Enlargement Communication Projects.

·         Research to enhance contacts between the EU civil society organisations and those of candidate countries.

  • Organiser and coordinator of the high-profile European Commission ‘Stage Committee’ International Annual Conference 2006, entitled “Where is the EU heading? Where should it head? A world perspective on the EU” and celebrated at the Charlemagne Building of the European Commission in Brussels on the 9th of February 2006, with 700 delegates. This initiative was supported by J. M. Barroso, President of the European Commission and included panels on the following topics: Agriculture and its Related Trade Aspects; Competition Policy; Enlargement and the European Neighbourhood Policy and Migration, Justice and Home Affairs. Conference Report http://eu-perspectives2006.tripod.com/index.html

 

Summer 2001: Intern at the Office of the Congressman of Puerto Rico at the U.S. CONGRESS (Capitol Hill / U.S. House of Representatives) in Washington D.C., USA. Assistant to the Congressman as part of the “Semester In Washington Program” of the George Washington University (Washington D. C., USA). Functions: Reporting and drafting of memos on Education, Public Health, Agriculture and Small Business Committee Hearings; Management of the resource systems to conduct research through the Congressional Research Service (CRS); Congressman Office representative; Events organiser; Elaboration of reports and research documents on Educative, Environmental, Public Health and Justice US Federal programmes applicable to Puerto Rico, etc.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE in ACADEMIC, RESEARCH and GOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTIONS (Cont’d)

 

October 2001 – July 2002: Teaching and Research Assistant of the Director of the Department of Medieval, Modern and Contemporary History, University of Salamanca (Spain): Position obtained following the award of the Spanish Ministry of Education ‘Collaboration Scholarship’, which is reserved for the students with the Highest GPA Award of their Faculty and University. Functions: Teaching and Research Assistant of the Director in Contemporary History research projects, relations with the University Library and the Publications Office and organisation of the Department’s International Annual Conference 2002.

 

October 1999 – July 2000: Tutor of the Courses “Social Movements in Contemporary Spain” and “European Contemporary History” at the Georgetown University Delegation in Salamanca (Spain). Functions: Teaching History of Social Movements and European and Spanish Contemporary History to Georgetown University undergraduate students.

 

CO-FOUNDER and EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER of RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS:

 

From November 2008: Executive Committee Member of the Research Network 1989. Working Group: The Impact of 1989 on Europe, East and West: http://www.cee-socialscience.net/1989/groups/ImpactEurope.pdf

 

From October 2007: Co-founder and Convenor of the 'Central and Eastern Europe Study Network' of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) / UACES Stdent Forum. Last activity: Organisation, coordination and chairing of the panel: ‘PERMEATING FRONTIERS: Integration studies in Central and Eastern Europe from the EU eastward enlargement first negotiations till nowadays’, presented at the ‘UACES Annual Conference’ at the University of Edinburgh, UK, 1-3 September 2008. www.uaces.org

From October 2006: Member of the Steering Committee, Web Content Manager and Conference Organiser at the History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS). HEIRS is an International Academic Association founded at the “Centre of International Studies” of Cambridge University (UK), whose objectives are to coordinate International Annual Conferences and Publications to enhance the visibility and dynamism of historians working on the field of History of European Integration. I have been designated as the Organiser of the 2009 HEIRS conference at the EUI on Cultural Approaches to EU History: “THE CULTURAL LENS: Innovative Approaches and Methodologies on the History of European Integration”. http://www.heirs-eu.org/events.htm

EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

From October 2008: Guest Editor of the European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management (EJCCM), journal managed by the Europa Institut (Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence) of the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. Special issue 2010.

 

From November 2008: Co-Editor of the Monograph: 1989 and Beyond: Overcoming the Continental Divide. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press, for the Research Network 1989.

 

WEB CONTENT and DATA MANAGEMENT:

 

From May 2007: Web Content Manager at the Library of the European University Institute (EUI), WWWVL Project.

Web Content Manager and Digital History Specialist of the Spanish Contemporary History Section of the International Bibliographical and Archival Database Project World Wide Web Virtual Library (WWWVL): http://vlib.iue.it/hist-spain/cont-spanish-history-index.html

 

From February - May 2005: Web Content Manager, Blog on the European Constitutional Treaty for the Centre d’études juridiques européennes (CEJE), Université de Genève: Official Reporter on the Spanish views for the CEJE blog, which offered and classified relevant documentation on academic articles, public opinion trends in Spain as well as governmental, political party and civil society views on the European Constitutional Treaty. Blog: http://blogs.unige.ch/droit/ceje/dotclear/index.php/Spain

 

CONFERENCE ORGANISER and LECTURER:

 

From September 2003: Conference Organiser and Lecturer in International Conferences at: The European Commission (Brussels, Belgium); the Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany); the University of Victoria, BC (Canada); the EUI, Florence (Italy); the University of Oxford (UK); the University of Salamanca (Spain); the University of Pisa (Italy); the Centre of International Studies and the Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge (UK); the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium); the Graduate Institute for International Studies (GIIS), Geneva (Switzerland), the Berlin Kolleg für Vergleichende Geschichte Europas (BKVGE), Berlin (Germany), Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Athens and Spetses (Greece); the CRIE, University of Siena (Italy); the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague (Czech Republic); the University of Portsmouth (UK); the IAW, University of Bremen (Germany); the CEJE, the CEJE, University of Geneva (Switzerland); the University Center of International Studies and the Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh (USA); the University of Lisbon (Portugal); the European Academy of Yuste Foundation (Spain); the Heidelberg Centre for American Studies, University of Heidelberg (Germany), etc.

HIGHER EDUCATION – DEGREE TITLES: Ph.D., MRes., ERASMUS-MA Honours and BA Degree

 

September 2004 – July 2008: Ph.D. / Doctorate in History and Civilization (Area: History of European Integration – EU Communication Strategies) at the European University Institute of Florence, EUI (Italy).

 

·         Thesis title: The Illusion of Neutral Time: Myths and Perceptions of the Eastward Enlargement of the European Union, 1990-2004, which has received the “Helmut Kohl - Charles the V” European Research and Mobility Award.

  • Thesis successfully defended in English and French and unanimously recommended for publication.

  • Ph.D. fully funded by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) and the EUI through the European Union Budget.

  • Ph.D. / Doctoral Degree awarded on the 29th of July 2008. EUI titles are ungraded.

  • EUI Grants for Ph.D. Research Missions in governmental institutions and archives in Brussels and Berlin.

  • EUI Grants to give Lectures in International Conferences in Europe and America: In Canada, the US, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Austria, Portugal, the UK, Belgium, Czech Republic, Switzerland, etc.

 

September 2003 – July 2004: Master of Research Degree (MRes.) in History and Civilization (Area: History of European Integration – EU Communication Strategies) at the European University Institute of Florence, EUI (Italy).

Title of the MRes. Dissertation:

  • The “Return to Europe” Slogan: Integrating the Recovered Memory in the Horizons of the Eastward Enlargement of the European Union.

  • Master of Research Degree (MRes.) fully funded by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) and the EUI through the European Union budget.

  • MRes. Degree awarded on the 11th of July 2004. EUI titles are ungraded.

 

October 2000 – June 2001: ERASMUS Scholarship of the European Union (EU) to take part as “Visiting Student” in the

MA Honours in European History and Politics at the University of Edinburgh (UK). GPA: High Honours (A).

 

  • Selected by the University of Edinburgh (UK) to study within the Curriculum Development Programme “History of the Idea and the Reality of Europe, for which only 10 European students are selected every year.

  • MA Honours Courses taken both at the 'School of History and Classics' and at the 'School of Social and Political Studies' of the University of Edinburgh (UK).

 

October 1998 – July 2002: Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in History at the University of Salamanca (Spain), with High Honours (A+/A).

·         Degree fully funded with the Scholarship of the Spanish Ministry of Education, awarded to the Spanish students who obtained the Extraordinary Prize of Secondary Education.

·         Degree Diploma awarded on the 10th of July 2002. Highest GPA 2002.

·         Specialisation: History of European Integration.

·         Student Representative at the "Teaching and Research Committee" of the Senatus Academicus, Faculty of History, University of Salamanca (Spain).

 

DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES OF COMPUTING SKILLS

Proficiency with electronic office equipment (Windows XP; MS Office XP): Word processing (Word), Databases (Access), Spread Sheets (Excel), Presentations (PowerPoint), Electronic Communication, Use of Internet, End Note, Publisher, Dreamweaver, etc.

2003-2008: Certificate of Attendance to the European University Institute (EUI) “Atélier Multimédia” Courses in Applied Computing: ProCite; EndNote; Zotero; Web Content Management; ATLAS; Electronic Resources for the study of History and Politics; Online Statistics and Digital Libraries; Databases: ENA, Lexis-Nexis, PAO-PIO, etc.; Personal Home Page in HTML, etc.

2008: Certificate of the course ‘Web Design’ (Dreamweaver and basic HTML and CSS Language) organised by Ciberalia: Aula de Informática de Caixa Galicia (Spain).

2008-2009: Certificate of the course ‘Access XP’ (Advanced Access and basic SQL Language) and ‘Excel XP’, organised by Ciberalia: Aula de Informática de Caixa Galicia (Spain).

2008: Certificate of the course ‘Digital Photography and Management of Digital Images (Corel Photo Paint, Photoshop, etc.), organised by Ciberalia: Aula de Informática de Caixa Galicia (Spain).

2003: Diplomas of the courses ‘Spreadsheet Excel’ and ‘Database Access’, organised by the Aula de Informática Caixanova (Spain).

2000: Diplomas of the courses ‘Operative System Windows’ and ‘Text Processor Word’, Aula de Informática Caixanova (Spain).

 

KNOWLEDGE OF DATABASES (In the fields of History and Political Sciences): Courses on Databases and Electronic Resources organised by the Computing Service (EUCS) of the University of Edinburgh (UK) and at the “Atélier Multimédia”, EUI of Florence.

KWOLEDGE OF LANGUAGES

English, Italian, German, French, Galician, Portuguese and Latin, accredited by the following language diplomas and certificates:

 

Mother tongue(s): SPANISH

 

ENGLISH: Proficient user

 

-Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), issued by the University of Cambridge (ESOL). Highest level of English established by the Council of the European Union, the C2 Level and by the UK National Qualifications Framework, the Level 3.

-TOEFL Certificate.

-Certificate of “Advanced Level Academic Writing in English” and “Advanced Level Seminar Participation in English”, awarded by the Language Centre of the European University Institute of Florence, Italy (EUI).

-Title of Teacher of English as a Foreign Language, awarded by the Official Language School of La Coruña (Spain), after taking the EOI exam of Higher Level of English Language

 

ITALIAN: Proficient user

 

- “A” in the CELI 5, Official Certificate of Proficiency in Italian, issued by the Università di Perugia (Official Centre for Italian Language Tests as established by the Italian government).

-Certificate of “Advanced Italian” issued by the Language Centre of the European University Institute of Florence, Italy (EUI).

 

FRENCH: Excellent

 

-Certificate of “Français Intermédiaire- Avancé“ awarded by the Alliance Française de Bruxelles (Belgium).

-“Français Oral Avancé” Certificate issued by the Language Centre of the European University Institute of Florence, Italy (EUI)

 

GERMAN: Good

 

-“Sehr Gut” (A) in the “International Diploma of Advanced German C1”, awarded by the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) and obtained through the DAAD Scholarship Award.

-“Sehr Gut” (A+) in the “Mittelstufe II” (Intermediate II) of the International Diploma issued by the Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg (Germany).

-Title of the Zertifikat Deutsch (Gut) issued by the Goethe Institut (Germany).

 

 

GALICIAN: Proficient user

 

-Certificate of “Advanced Galician”, issued by the Xunta de Galicia (Regional Government of Galicia, Spain) and supported by the result of A+ Grade in all the Secondary Education subjects related to Galician Language and Galician Literature, taken at the the “Eusebio da Guarda” High School of La Coruña (Spain).

 

PORTUGUESE: Intermediate (Elementary Diploma + Excellent Reading and Listening Skills in Portuguese).

-Certificate of “Elementary Portuguese” issued by the Language Centre of the European University Institute of Florence, Italy (EUI).

 

LATIN:

 

-Advanced Course of Classical and Medieval Latin taken within the Degree in History at the University of Salamanca (Spain) and Certificate of Advanced Latin, issued by the “Eusebio da Guarda” High School of La Coruña (Spain) and supported by the result of A+ Grade in the all the subjects related to Latin Language and Literature

 

 

 

 

PRIZES, SCHOLARSHIPS AND RESEARCH AWARDS:

 

September 2007: “Helmut Kohl – Charles the V” European Research and Mobility Award of the European Academy of Yuste Foundation, supported by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Research Project “Matching Expectations: The Role and Response of Germany to the EU Decision to implement Eastward Enlargement, 1990-2004”. http://www.fundacionyuste.es/

 

August 2006: Scholarship of the Berliner Kolleg fur Vergleichende Geschichte Europas (BKVGE) for the International Summer Course "Europa schreiben. Methoden, Perspektiven, Themen einer europäischen Geschichte der Neuzeit".

 

January 2006: Grant of the Austrian Presidency of the EU 2006 to take part in the International Conference of the Council of the EU “The Sound of Europein Salzburg as representative of Spain interning at the European Commission.

 

July – August 2005: DAAD Scholarship awarded by the German Government to study Advanced German Language (C 1) and Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin.

 

March 2005: Scholarship of (EUI) to participate in the International Conference with Participants from the EU 25 Member States “The Fundamental Principles of the European Constitution” as representative of Spain. Official Reporter on the Spanish views concerning the European Constitutional Treaty for the Centre d’études juridiques européennes (CEJE), Université de Genève (Switzerland) at the blog: http://blogs.unige.ch/droit/ceje/dotclear/index.php/Spain

 

July – August 2004: Scholarship of the Freie Universität Berlin to take part in the FU International Summer Course (FUBiS): “The EU after Enlargement: Elections, Reforms and Internal Developments”.

 

June 2003 (awarded for the period September 2003 – July 2008): Scholarship awarded, after the relevant selection process, by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Spanish Ministry of Education to obtain the PhD. as representative of Spain at the European University Institute of Florence (EUI).

 

August 2002: Exchange Scholarship, awarded by the University of Salamanca (Spain), in virtue of the Highest GPA Award 2002, and the Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, to take part in the Internationaler Ferienkurs: Deutsch und Deutsche Kultur (Core courses: German Language, Literature and Journalism) at the Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg (Germany).

 

June – July 2001: Scholarship of the George Washington University (GWU) to participate in the “Semester in Washington Program” in Washington, D.C. (USA), held at the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) and whose core courses were: Legislative and Electoral Processes in the USA, Political Management, American Contemporary History and Journalism. The successful results in the program granted me the chance to intern at the U.S. Congress (Capitol Hill) in Washington, D.C. (USA).

 

October 2000 – June 2001: EU’s ERASMUS Scholarship as “Visiting Student” in the MA Honours in European History and Politics at the University of Edinburgh (UK). Selected by the University of Edinburgh to study within the Curriculum Development Programme “History of the Idea and the Reality of Europe”, for which only 10 European students are selected each year.

 

June – August 1998: Scholarship of the U.S Government and the Spanish Ministry of Education awarded in commemoration of the developments in the building of the International Space Station (ISS) at the "Marshall Space Flight Centre" (USA) of the NASA.

·         Courses: Space Exploration, Principles of Aerospace Technology, observation of the building of the International Space Station (ISS) and Astronaut Training at the “U.S. Space and Rocket Center” of the NASA in Huntsville, AL (USA).

 

June 1998: Extraordinary Prize of Secondary Education awarded to the students with the best grades in Secondary Education in Spain. This Prize entailed the granting, on a meritocratic basis, of a Spanish Ministry of Education Full Scholarship to pursue the B.A. Degree in History at the University of Salamanca and Space Studies at the NASA “U.S. Space and Rocket Center”.

 

June – August 1996: Scholarship awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) to take part in the International Academic Programme “Ruta Quetzal”, organised by the Complutense University of Madrid, the Spanish government, the EU and the UNESCO. http://www.rutaquetzalbbva.com/TLRQ/index.php?id=7

·         International Itinerant Courses held all over Spain and Bolivia with seminars directed by professors of the Complutense University of Madrid, Harvard University, Oxford University, San Andrés University of La Paz, etc.

·         UNESCO Courses in Bolivia: European-Latin American Relations, Latin American History and Literature, Mudéjar and Baroque Art in Latin America, Journalism courses in indigenous communities in Bolivia, Language Courses of the indigenous languages Quéchua and Chiquitano, Botanical and Biology Courses in the Amazons, Aeronautics, Astronomy, Archaeology in pre-Incan and Incan sites in Bolivia (Tiahuanaco, the Inca Way...), etc.

 

June – August 1994:  Scholarship of the Town Hall of La Coruña (Spain), awarded in recognition of the highest school records in the city, to carry out a High School Exchange in Prague directed by the Town Hall of Prague (Czech Republic). Courses: Czech History, Art and Literature.

ORGANISED INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND PANELS:

 

2009: Organiser, Coordinator and Chair of the 5th History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS) Colloquium “THE CULTURAL LENS: Innovative Approaches and Methodologies on the History of European Integration”, celebrated at the European University Institute of Florence (EUI) from the 6th – 7th of March. http://www.heirs-eu.org/events.htm

 

2008: Organiser and Chair of the Panel “Permeating Frontiers: Integration Studies in Central and Eastern Europe from the EU Eastward Enlargement First Negotiations Till Nowadays” at the UACES Annual Conference “Exchanging Ideas on Europe”, celebrated at the University of Edinburgh on the 2nd of September.

 

2007: Chair of the Panel “Identity and Opinion in the European Union”, held at the 4th Annual Conference of the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR), celebrated at the University of Pisa from 6th - 8th September.

 

-Chair of the Panel “The EU and its neighbours: European Integration Processes” held at the ICCEES Regional European Congress, organised by the DGO and the Humboldt University in Berlin, from the 2nd - 4th August.

 

2006: Organiser and Coordinator of the high-profile European Commission ‘Stage Committee’ International Annual Conference, entitled “Where is the EU heading? Where should it head? A world perspective on the EU”, celebrated at the Charlemagne Building of the European Commission in Brussels on the 9th of February. This initiative was supported by J. M. Barroso, President of the European Commission and included panels on the following topics: Agriculture and its Related Trade Aspects, Competition Policy, Enlargement and the European Neighbourhood Policy and Migration, Justice and Home Affairs. http://eu-perspectives2006.tripod.com/index.html

 

Discussant of the Panel “The New Rejectionism and Identity Issues”, as part of the 2006 Biennial Conference of the European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C): “What kind of Europe? Multiculturalism, Migration, Political Community and Lessons from Canada, celebrated at the University of Victoria, B.C. (Canada) from 19th - 20th of May.

 

-Discussant of several papers on EU History and Politics at the 1st International Conference of European Integration and International Relations History, organised by the EUI, the London School of Economics, the University of Florence and the University of Rome-III. It was celebrated in at the EUI of Florence from the 3rd and the 4th of May.

 

-Chair and Discussant of the Panel “Identity, Community and EU membership”, as part of the UACES Student Forum 7th Annual Conference, celebrated at the University of Oxford (UK) from the 20th to the 21st of April.

 

2005: Organiser, Chair and Discussant of the History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS) Panel: “Roots and Limits of Europeanism: Unveiling the Political Motivations of the Pro-European vs. Euro-sceptic Debate through Historical Research: 1950-1972”, at the UACES Student Forum 6th Annual Conference, celebrated at the University of Oxford (UK) on the 7th and 8th of April.

 

2002: Organiser and Co-ordinator of the 14th University of Salamanca International Conference of Historical Studies: “Fiesta, Juego y Ocio en la Historia (Party, game and leisure in History)”, held at the University of Salamanca (Spain), from 13th-16th of March.

 

INSTITUTIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

European University Institute (EUI) Alumni Association

History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS) / RICHIE

University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)

European Community Studies Association – Canada (ECSA-C)

British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES)

DAAD Alumni Association

Eurasianet.es

Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarships Alumni Association (ABAME)

LECTURES GIVEN AND PAPERS PRESENTED IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

 

2009:

“Time Perceptions of 1989: The changing role of the EU and the Origins and Meaning of the Eastward Enlargement project”. Presented at the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) Annual Conference, celebrated at the Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, 28th-30th March.

 

Concluding Remarks given as Conference Organiser of the 5th History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS) Colloquium “THE CULTURAL LENS": Innovative Approaches and Methodologies on the History of European Integration”, celebrated at the European University Institute of Florence (EUI) from the 6th – 7th of March. http://www.heirs-eu.org/events.htm

 

2008:

Justifying and communicating Eastward Enlargement: Enthusiasm, disappointment and pragmatism from the perspective of the European Commission, 1989-2004”. Presented at the International Conference ‘The Impact of 1989 on Europe: Structural Integration but Ideational Divergence?’, European University Institute of Florence (EUI), 6th-8th November.

 

“Eastward Enlargement: Integration Discourses, Political Decisions and the Breaking of a Long-Term Frontier”. Presented at the 4th Conference of the History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS), celebated at the Institut d’Etudes européennes, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), 11th-12th April.

 

“Constructing a ‘European’ Transition: From the Central and Eastern European Exile Memory to the Eastward Enlargement of the EU”. Presented at the 7th European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC), celebrated at the University of Lisbon, 27th February -1st of March.

 

2007:

“Implementing Echoes: Central and Eastern European Protest Movements and the March towards EU Accession”, presented at the 3rd Event of the Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses, Series of Events (SCF) The Establishment Responds: The Institutional and Social Impact of Protest Movements During and After the Cold War, organised by the Heidelberg Centre for American Studies (HCA, University of Heidelberg) and supported by the European Union. Celebrated at the University of Heidelberg, 22nd-24th November.

 

“Azioni propagandistiche dell’UE e loro impatto sull’opinione publica europea: il caso della Strategia di Comunicazione dell’allargamento ad Est come garanzia di consenso politico-sociale”. Presented at the 4th International Conference ‘Dialogo sull’Europa: Ricerche sull’integrazione europea’, organised by the Centro di Ricerca sull’Integrazione Europea (CRIE) of the Università degli Studi di Siena and celebrated in Siena from the 26th to the 27tth of October.

 

“History justifying Politics: Public Opinion, Identity Building and the Communication Strategy on Enlargement”, presented at the 4th Annual Conference of the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR), celebrated at the University of Pisa, 6th-8th September.

 

“The Symbolic Geography of the New Europe: Eastward Enlargement, Identity Borders and European Citizenship”. Presented at the ICCEES Regional European Congress, organised by the DGO and the Humboldt University in Berlin, 2nd -4th August.

 

“Reinventing European Dividing Lines: The identity borders of the Eastward Enlargement Mental Maps”. Presented at the 8th Postgraduate Conference Life in Motion. Shifting Spaces, Transcending Times, Crossing Borders”, celebrated at the Masaryk University of Brno, 28th-30th June.

 

“The place of Central and Eastern Europe in the definition of the new EU”. Presented at the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) Annual Conference, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, 31st March -2nd of April.

 

“EU Propaganda Actions and their impact on European Public Opinion: The case of the Enlargement Communication Strategy as a Consensus-building Operation”. Presented at the International Conference “Information and Propaganda: For a History of the Techniques of Consensus Creation since 1939”, ULB, Brussels, on the 26th of March.

 

“Towards a “Dialogued Integration”? The Overlapping Nature of Actors and Witnesses in the Eastward Enlargement Proccess”. Presented at the 3rd History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS) Colloquium, celebrated at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, from the 16th to the 17th of March.

 

LECTURES GIVEN AND PAPERS PRESENTED IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES (Cont’d)

 

2006:

“The EU Communication Strategy on Enlargement: Channels, themes, target groups and the reaction of the EU 25 public opinion” presented at the Seminar “Europe, Civil Society, Elites and EU Enlargement”, directed by Prof. Pascaline Winand. Celebrated at the European University Institute of Florence (EUI) on the 24th of November.

 

„Die Illusion der Neutrale Zeit: Mythen und Wahrnehmungen der Prozess der europäische Integration in der Neunziger Jahre“, at the International Summer Course "Europa schreiben. Methoden, Perspektiven, Themen einer europäischen Geschichte der Neuzeit", celebrated in Berlin at the Berliner Kolleg für Vergleichende Geschichte Europas (BKVGE), 31st of August.

 

“Fitting the Mirror: Adapting public opinion perceptions, Academic Debates and Political Attitudes to the Hope for an inclusive European Identity and Citizenship. The case of EU Enlargement”, at the Halki International Seminars 2006 “Europe: Mind the Gaps”, organised by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and celebrated in Athens and Spetses (Greece) from the 21st to the 25th of June.

 

“The ‘Europe of the Citizens’ vs. ‘The Fortress Europe’: Inclusion and Exclusion in the Integration Model of the Eastward Enlargement of the EU”, at the 2006 Biennial Conference of the European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C): “What kind of Europe? Multiculturalism, Migration, Political Community and Lessons from Canada”, celebrated in Victoria BC (Canada) between the 19th and the 20th of May.

 

“La dimensione tedesca dell’allargamento ad Est: interazioni tra la politica domestica della Germania, l´integrazione europea e la definizione d´Europa” at the 3rd International Conference “Dialogo sull’Europa”: Ricerche sull’Itegrazione Europea”, organised by the Centro di Ricerca sull’Integrazione Europea (CRIE) of the Università degli Studi di Siena and celebrated in Siena from the 12th to the 13th of May.

 

“Eastward Enlargement as Identity Challenger: The potentialities of an inclusive European citizenship to overcome the East-West divide” at the 1st International Conference of European Integration and International Relations History, organised by the EUI of Florence, the London School of Economics, the University of Florence and the University of Rome-III. It was celebrated at the EUI of Florence between the 3rd and the 4th of May.

 

“The Illusion of the Neutral Time: Transition Dreams, the Eastward Enlargement of the EU and the Recovery of the Central and Eastern European Exile Memory”, at the UACES Student Forum 7th Annual Conference, celebrated at the University of Oxford from the 20th to the 21st of April.

 

“EU Integration and National Interests: German Political Elites and Eastward Enlargement”. Presented at the 2nd International Conference of the Network “Elites and EU Enlargement”, organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Charles University of Prague and celebrated at the Charles University of Prague, 17th-18th.

 

2005:

"Rhetorical Convergence: The motivations and effects of German support to Eastward Enlargement in the definition of a European Identity: 1990-2004". Presented at the 2nd History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS) Conference, organised by the Centre of International Studies of the University of Cambridge and celebrated at the University of Portsmouth on the 4th and 5th of November.

 

“The ‘Return to Europe slogan’: Western uses of an Eastern Discourse” at the 3rd European Consortium of Political Research Conference (ECPR), which was celebrated at the Corvinus University of Budapest, from the 8th to the 10th of September.

 

Selected to present a paper at the UACES 35th Annual Conference and 10th Research Conference “The European Union: Past and Future Enlargements”, which was celebrated in Zagreb from the 5th to the 7th of September (finally could not attend due to dates incompatibility).

 

“Frontiere d’identitá negli PECO”, presented at the 2nd International Conference “Dialogo sull’Europa”: Ricerche sull’Itegrazione Europea”, organised by the Centro di Ricerca sull’Integrazione Europea (CRIE) of the Università degli Studi di Siena and celebrated in Siena from the 20th to the 21st of May.

 

 

 

LECTURES GIVEN AND PAPERS PRESENTED IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES (Cont’d)

 

2005:

“The ‘Return to Europe’ Slogan: The influence of the Historical Evolution of a Political Argument in the Consensus of a Multinational Elite promoting the Eastward Enlargement of the EU”. It was presented at the 1st International Conference of the Network “Elites and EU Enlargement”, organised by the Institut für Arbeit und Wirtschaft of the University of Bremen (Germany) and celebrated in Bremen from the 13th to the 14th of May.

 

 “The Spanish debate on the European Constitution”. It was presented at the Round Table of “The Fundamental Principles of the European Constitution”, International Conference with participants from twenty-five Member States of the EU. It was celebrated at the Centre for Juridical Studies of the University of Geneva (Switzerland), from the 3rd to the 5th of March.

 

“Myths and Perceptions of the Process of European Integration in the Decade of the Nineties”, presented at the Seminar “Perspectives on Contemporary Europe and European Integration History”, directed by Prof. Pascaline Winand and celebrated at the EUI of Florence on the 22nd of April.

 

“Identity Borders: Internal and External Boundaries of European Citizenship in the CEECs”. It was presented at the 2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference “Shifting Borders: Political and Cultural Boundaries in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia, organised by the University Center of International Studies of the University of Pittsburgh (USA) from the 24th to the 25th of February.

 

2004:

“The Illusion of the Neutral Time: Tracing back Underlying Premises of Eastward Enlargement through Interviews and Archival Sources”. Presented at the 1st History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS) Conference, organised by the Centre of International Studies of the University of Cambridge, celebrated in Cambridge on the 6th and 7th of November.

 

“Divergence in the Encounter: Europeanness and Otherness in the EU-CEECs Relationship since 1989: The case of the Eastward Enlargement of the EU”. Presented at the 4th History and Civilization Departmental Colloquium “Europe and the World”, organised by the Department of History and Civilization of the EUI and celebrated in Florence on the 7th and 8th of October.

 

“The Illusion of the Neutral Time: Integrating the Recovered Memory in the Horizons of the Eastward Enlargement of the European Union”, presented at the 1st Annual Graduate Student Conference “Historical and Contemporary Forces of Integration and Disintegration in the Post-Communist Societies” and held at the Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, USA), on the 5th and 6th of March.

 

“Miti e Percezioni dell Processo d'Integrazione Europea negli Anni Novanta” presented at the 1st International Conference “Dialogo sull’Europa”: Giornata di Studio per le Ricerche di Dottorato sull’Integrazione Europea, organised by the Centro di Ricerca sull’Integrazione Europea of the Università degli Studi di Siena and celebrated in Siena on the 20th of May.

 

“Applications of Discourse Analysis to the study of Primary Sources regarding the Eastward Enlargement of the EU”, presented at the Workshop “Interest Representation and Networks in Europe and the Wider World” organised by the EUI of Florence, 13th May.

 

2001:

“Ciudadanos y « Bárbaros », ¿Una Continuidad Europea? (Citizens and ‘Barbarians’. A European Continuity?)”, presented at the 5th International Conference of History of the Human Rights, held at the University of Salamanca (Spain) from the 28th to the 30th of November.

 

 

EUI Ph.D. RESEARCH MISSIONS GRANTS: Institutions where interviews were conducted and documents consulted

 

Brussels (January - February 2004 and October 2005 - March 2006).: European Commission, European Commission Archives, European Parliament, Council of Ministers, Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU, ECOSOC.

 

Berlin (July-August 2004, July-August 2005, September 2006 and April 2007): Chancellery, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Representation of the European Commission in Berlin, National Library, German Parliament, Federal Press Office.

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH AND FREELANCE ACTIVITIES:

 

From January 2005: Freelance Writer, Reviewer and Researcher. Research Projects (Refer also to my List of Publications):

 

-Entries “The Inca Empire” and the “Mita system” for Macmillan Reference USA/ The Gale Group, Michigan, USA.

 

-Biographies of “Harold Wilson” and “Michael Heseltine” for the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, ITALY.

 

-Reviewer for the Journal Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy for Pion Ltd., London, UK.

 

-Reviewer for the Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS) at Wiley-Blackwell Publishing (from August 2008).

 

 

FURHTER ACADEMIC MERITS:

 

June 2007: EUI Scholarship to obtain the Diploma in the “General and Specialised Courses on Human Rights Law: New Institutions for Human Rights Protection”, at the European Academy of Law, EUI (Italy).

 

July 2006: EUI Scholarship to obtain the Diploma in the “General and Specialised Courses on the Law of the European Union: The External Relations of the EU”, at the European Academy of Law, EUI (Italy).

 

June 2003: Scholarship of the International University Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) to take part in the International Summer Course “American Literature in the 20th Century”.

 

September 2002: Scholarship of the International University Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) for the International Summer Course “A New World: Education for Peace”, directed by Federico Mayor Zaragoza, ex-General Secretary of the UNESCO.

 

July 2000: Scholarship of the International University Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) for the International Summer Course “Global Economics (1985-2015): From the crisis of the 1980s to the challenges and promises of the Globalisation”.

 

July 1999: Scholarship of the International University Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) for the International Summer Course “Europe in 1999: ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall”.

 

PUBLICATIONS

-In Press:

“The EP reaffirms its legitimacy through its battle in favour of the constitutionalization of the EU” in Costa, O. and Mény, Y. (eds.) (late 2009) 50 Years of the European Parliament. Brussels: European Parliament and Office for Official Publications of the European Communities (OPOCE).

 

“Western Legacies: Projecting Europe” (Co-Authored Monograph) (Co-editor, along with Armbruster, C. and Ther, P. et al.) (around July 2009) 1989 and Beyond: Overcoming the Continental Divide Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press.

 

“EU Propaganda Actions and their impact on European Public Opinion: The case of the Enlargement Communication Strategy as a Consensus-building Operation” in Risso, L.; Pouillard, V. (eds.) Information and Propaganda: For a History of the Techniques of Consensus Creation since 1939, Brussels: ULB.

 

Biographical Entries “Harold Wilson” and “Michael Heseltine” in, Craveri, P., Morelli, U. and Quagliariello, G. (eds.) (late 2009) Dizionario dell’integrazione europea, Soveria Mannelli (CZ): Rubbettino.

 

“Azioni propagandistiche dell'UE e loro impatto sull'opinione pubblica europea: il caso della Strategia di comunicazione dell'allargamento ad Est come garanzia di consenso politico-sociale” in Di Sarcina, F., Grazi, L. and Scichilone, L. (eds.) (late 2009) I confini dell'Europa: realtà e prospettive, Siena: Università degli Studi di Siena, CRIE.

 

“The “Return to Europe” Slogan: The influence of the Historical Evolution of a Political Argument in the Consensus of a Multinational Elite promoting the Eastward Enlargement of the EU” in Tholen, J. (ed.) Minutes of the 1st International Conference “Elites and EU Enlargement”. Bremen: Institut für Arbeit und Wirtschaft, Universität Bremen.

 

“Ciudadanos y « Bárbaros », ¿Una Continuidad Europea?” in Cuesta, J. (ed.), Actas del V Congreso Internacional de Historia de los Derechos Humanos, Salamanca: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca.

PUBLICATIONS

 

-Published:

 

2009:

Review of the book “Lister, M. and Pia, E. 'Citizenship in Contemporary Europe', Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press”, published in the Vol. 47, Issue 2 (2009) of the Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS), by Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 442-443.

 

2008:

The Illusion of Neutral Time: Myths and Perceptions of the Process of Eastward Enlargement of the European Union, 1990-2004. EUI PhD Theses. Florence: European University Institute (EUI).

 

“Matching Expectations: The Role and Response of Germany to the EU Decision to Implement Eastward enlargement, 1990-2004” in Elvert, J. & Schirmann, S. (eds.) Changing Times: Germany in 20th Century Europe: Continuity, Evolution and Rupture. Brussels: Peter Lang. Published as “Helmut Kohl European Research and Mobility” awardee of the Yuste Foundation, pp. 361-383

 

“Justifying and communicating Eastward Enlargement: Enthusiasm, disappointment and pragmatism from the perspective of the European Commission, 1989-2004”, Working Paper Series of the Research Network 1989, Working Paper 13/2008 (ISSN 1867-2833) Social Science Open Access Repository (SSOAR), Berlin, 2008. Available at: http://www.ssoar.info/ssoar/View/?resid=2711

 

"La dimensione tedesca dell'allargamento ad Est: Interazioni tra la politica domestica della Germania, l'integrazione europea e la definizione di Europa (1990-2004)", in Di Sarcina, F., Grazi, L. and Scichilone, L. (a cura di) (2008), Europa vicina e lontana. Idee e percorsi dell'integrazione europea. Firenze: CET, pp. 215-224.

 

2007:

Towards a Dialogued Integration? The Overlapping Nature of Actors and Witnesses in the Eastward Enlargement Process" in Hubert, S. and Milzow, K. (eds.) (2007) European Voices: Actors and Witnesses of European Integration, Geneva: Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS) and Hisrtory of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS), pp. 72-87.

 

"Motivations, Effects and Reactions to the Support of German Political Elites to Eastward Enlargement in the Definition of a European Identity and Citizenship: 1990-2004" in Gatnar, Lumír and Lane, David A. (eds.) (2007), Popular Opposition and Support for Different Types of the EU Integration. Prague: Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, the British Academy and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Prague, pp. 9-29.

 

“Memorias y Horizontes: El desarrollo de la idea de una Unificación Europea en la Tradición Intelectual del Centro y Este de Europa” in Spazio Europa: Rivista universitaria di riflessione politica europea, Siena: CRIE, 2007, No. 11, pp. 1-4.

 

Review of the Book “Hughes, J., Sasse, G., Gordon, C. (2004) Europeanization and Regionalization in the EU’s Enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe: The Myth of Conditionality. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan”, published in the Journal Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Volume 25 (2007), London: Pion Ltd., pp. 153-154.

 

2006:

The entries “Inca Empire” and “Mita” in Benjamin, T. (ed.) (2006) Encyclopaedia of Western Colonialism since 1450. Volume 2 F-O. Farmington Hills: Macmillan Reference USA/ The Gale Group, pp., respectively, 597-600 and 792-793.

 

"Frontiere interne ed sterne ad una cittadinanza europea nei Paesi della Europa Centrale ed Orientale" in Grazi, L. and Scichilone, L. (eds.) (2006) Europa in Progress. Idee, istituzioni e politiche nel processo di integrazione europea. Milan: Franco Angeli, pp. 74-82.

 

"Rhetorical Convergence: The motivations and effects of German support to Eastward Enlargement in the definition of a European Identity: 1990-2004" in Seidel, K. and Leucht, B. (eds.) (2006) The making and unmaking of the European Union: fifty-five years of crabwalk? Portsmouth: History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS), pp. 14-20.

 

“El papel de Alemania en el juego cambiante de la Ampliación de la UE a los PECO” in Spazio Europa: Rivista universitaria di riflessione politica europea, Siena: CRIE, 2006, No. 10, pp. 1-4.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

-Published (Cont’d):

2005:

“fYRoM: The other candidate”, European Stagiaires Journal (ESJ), Brussels: European Commission, 2005, No. 4, pp. 10-12.

 

"The Commission White Paper on Communication. Will the ‘Plan D’ work?”, European Stagiaires Journal (ESJ), Brussels: European Commission, 2005, No. 4, pp. 16-18.

 

“Identity and Citizenship in an enlarged Europe: Reflections on the Europeanness-Otherness Debate with Regard to the CEECs”, European Stagiaires Journal (ESJ), Brussels: European Commission, 2005, No. 4, p. 3.

 

2004:

«The “Return to Europe” slogan: Integrating the Recovered Memory in the Horizons of the Eastward Enlargement of the European Union» in Grazi, L. and Scichilone, L. (eds.) (2004) Dialogo sull’ Europa, Volume I: Laboratorio di studi sull’ integrazione europea. Siena: Centro di ricerca sull’integrazione europea (CRIE), Università degli studi di Siena, pp. 165-175.

 

"Racionalistas vs. Constructivistas: ¿Divergencia o complementariedad en el estudio de la Ampliación de la UE hacia el Este?" in Spazio Europa: Rivista universitaria di riflessione politica europea, Siena: CRIE, 2004, No. 7, p. 7.

 

“El encuentro antitético: Europeísmo y alteridad en las relaciones EU-PECO tras la caída del muro de Berlín”. Spazio Europa: Rivista universitaria di riflessione politica europea. Siena: CRIE, 2004 , No. 3, pp. 1-7.

 

“Ciudadanía europea: fronteras de un mito en construcción” in Spazio Europa: Rivista universitaria di riflessione politica europea. Siena: CRIE, 2004, No. 1, pp. 6-7.

 

"The Illusion of the Neutral Time : Tracing back the underlying premises of Eastward Enlargement through interviews and archival sources" in Risso, L.; Wilkes, G.; Faltin, L.; Guiral, M. (eds.) (2004) Minutes of the 1st History of the European Integration Research Society (HEIRS) Colloquium. Cambridge: History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS), pp. 16-31.

 

 “Divergence in the Encounter: Europeanness and Otherness in the EU-CEECs Relationship since 1989: The case of the Eastward Enlargement of the EU”. 4th Annual Colloquium of the Department of History and Civilization of the EUI of FlorenceEurope and the World”, Florence,  7th -8th October 2004. [20th April 2009]. [on-line]: http://www.iue.it/HEC/ResearchTeaching/20042005-Autumn/Colloquium.shtml

 

“The Illusion of the Neutral Time: Integrating the Recovered Memory in the Horizons of the Eastward Enlargement of the European Union”. 1st Annual Graduate Student Conference: Historical and Contemporary Forces of Integration and Disintegration in the Post-Communist Societies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, USA), 5th-6th of March 2004. [20th 2009]. [on-line]: www.pitt.edu/AFShome/c/r/creesgsc/public/html/Presentations/

 

2003:

“Educación Multicultural e Educación para a Paz: Propostas Prácticas”, ENSAIO: Revista do Centro de Formación e Recursos, N. 6 (2003), La Coruña: Xunta de Galicia, pp. 40-57.

 

-“The Cultural and Intellectual Factors of the First World War: How far-reaching was the significance of the late 19th century German cultural and intellectual background in the move towards the outbreak of the First World war?”

 

-“The Mexican Revolution: How far-reaching were the social and economic changes achieved in Mexico by 1940 as a result of the Revolution of 1910?”

 

-“Waiting within the Frozen Times: The resurrected challenge of the film « Calle Mayor »”, all in B@bel , Electronic Multilingual Journal, La Coruña: Xunta de Galicia. N. 2, April 2003. [20th March 2009]. [on-line]: www.iespana.es/revistaeoibabel/babel-3/ensaio.htm; www.iespana.es/revistaeoibabel/babel-3/opinion.htm

 

2002: „Der Weg ist das Ziel: Istambul als Ithaka in dem Film « Im Juli »“, Spektakel: Zeitung der Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg: Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, August 2002, Nº 23, Year 19, p. 6.