Romanian-Icelandic Research Cooperation on Democracy, Memory Politics and Post-Crisis Reconstruction is a trilateral project led by the EDDA Research Center at the University of Iceland in partnership with the Ratiu Democracy Centre and the Babes Bolyai University. It is part of the EEA and Norway Grants scheme and financed by the Fund for Bilateral Relations 2014–2021.

The opening conference of the project, Liberal Democracy, Memory Politics and National Trajectories: Romanian-Icelandic Perspectives, will be held in Turda, Romania on 27 May 2022.

Liberal Democracy, Memory Politics and National Trajectories: Romanian-Icelandic Perspectives

Conference Programme:


Panel 1: Identifying Gender (In)equalities and National Identities
Irma Erlingsdóttir, Professor, University of Iceland (UI); Adriana Băban, Professor, Babeș-Bolyai University (BBU); Andreea Rusu, Centrul FILIA, Bucharest; other speakers TBC

Panel 2: History and Memory, Societal Transitions and European Political Identities
Valur Ingimundarson, Professor, UI; Gunnþórunn Guðmundsdóttir, Professor, UI; Filip Iorga, Lecturer, University of Bucharest (UB); Raul Cârstocea, Lecturer, University of Maynooth; Carol Capiță, Professor, UB

Lunch: 13:00–14:00

Panel 3: The Role of Journalists: Democratic Practices, Civic Participation and Information Wars Alison Mutler, journalist,; Jón Ólafsson, Professor, UI; Vlad Stoicescu, Journalist,; Ovidiu Vanghele, Journalist, Centrul de Investigații Media

Concluding Panel Discussion: European Security, State-to-State Relations and Political Attachments in a Time of War
Gunnþórunn Guðmundsdóttir, Professor, UI (Chair); Valur Ingimundarson, Professor, UI; Jón Ólafsson, Professor, UI; Radu Albu-Comanescu, Lecturer, BBU; Adrian Corpădean, Associate Professor, BBU

Further information on the conference as well as registration can be found here