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Seventh annual international conference on Baltic and Nordic Studies in Romania. Good governance in Romania and the Nordic and Baltic countries

Nicolae Iorga Institute of History of the Romanian Academy, Romania
November 24-25, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

The 7th International Conference on Nordic and Baltic Studies in Romania will be held at the “Nicolae Iorga” Institute of History of the Romanian Academy located in the very center of the capital city of Romania, close to the Victoria Palace which hosts the Romanian Government. The institute bears the name of the most renowned Romanian historian, Nicolae Iorga, a scholar who can also be considered among the pioneers of Scandinavian studies in Romania. The building was inaugurated on April 15th, 1939 and the core of its library is constituted by the 60,000 volumes of Nicolae Iorga’s personal library.
The conference is organized by the Romanian Association for Baltic and Nordic Studies in cooperation with the “Nicolae Iorga” Institute of History of the Romanian Academy and in partnership with the Nordic and Baltic embassies and consulates in Romania.
The meeting will focus on good governance in Romania and the Nordic and Baltic countries as seen from a variety of angles and from the perspective of various disciplines, institutions and practices related to accountability, transparency, the rule of law, responsibility, equity, inclusiveness, participation, efficiency, human rights protection, tangible, intangible and natural heritage conservation, etc. Chains of cooperation between Romania and the Nordic and Baltic countries will be cultivated and augmented.
Leading international figures in Scandinavian, Baltic and Romanian studies will be attending this meeting and we strongly stimulate the formation of new networks of cooperation as well as re-invigorating existing collaborations.  The conference will include roundtables on good governance as well as other meaningful cultural and social events.
In order to facilitate your participation at our meeting in Bucharest, the participation fee is waved for all speakers and attendees.
The conference dates are September 22-24, 2016 and we cordially invite you to the Little Paris to enjoy a most inspiring meeting of our Nordic, Baltic and Romanian community.

Prospective panels (with a focus on Scandinavia, the Baltic States and Romania or comparative approaches):

  • Good governance: concepts, issues, good practices
  • Good governance in the public and private sector
  • Accountability and transparency in the public and private sector
  • Good governance and quality of democracy 
  • Tackling corruption in Scandinavia, the Baltic States and Romania
  • Good governance, welfare and efficiency
  • Civil society as a lever for good governance
  • Gender equality and good governance
  • Good governance and human rights protection
  • Tangible, intangible and natural heritage conservation
  • Historical examples of good governance
  • Literature as a source of inspiration for good governance
  • Involvement of literary characters in the social milieu
  • Representations of power in the cultural environment

Further information:
Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in Revista Româna de Studii Baltice si Nordice / The Romanian Journal for Baltic and Nordic Studies:

The Conference Schedule and Deadlines:
Abstracts of individual papers (approx. 300 words): September 24th, 2016
Notification of acceptance: October 1st, 2016
Publication of the conference programme: October 5th, 2016
Conference: November 24th-25th, 2016
Submission of final conference papers: November 1th, 2016
Publication of conference papers is envisaged for December 2016

Submission and evaluation of conference applications
Individual paper proposals must include three items:
- Contact information: the name, email, postal address and academic affiliation of  the applicant
- A 300-word abstract with the title of the paper
- A maximum 500-word bio
Individual proposals featuring more than one author must include the contact information and biographies of all authors and specify whether all co-authors intend to attend the conference
Proposals can also be sent for roundtables and book presentation panels. The same three elements apply.
Submissions shall be sent in pdf, doc or docx files to e-mail:  editorial (at)
The conference papers shall follow our submission guidelines:
The evaluation of the final papers will obey the external double-blind peer review process: (
The conference registration fee will be waived for all participants.


Programme: Conference programme 2016.pdf


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