Organizing Board


Loredana Radu

Loredana Radu

Alina Bargaoanu

Alina Bârgăoanu

 Paul Dobrescu

Paul Dobrescu


The International Conference "Measuring Development in Turbulent Times" is organized by the Secretariat-General of the Government (SGG)/ Center for Analysis and Strategy and the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) in Romania, in partnership with European University Institute - Globalstat and Robert Schumann Center for Advanced Studies.


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The Secretariat-General of the Government is a Romanian public institution with legal personality, subordinated to the Prime Minister of Romania, headed by a Secretary-General with the rank of Minister. The Secretary-General is the main credit authorizing officer for the apparatus of Government and public institutions and bodies of the central public administration, subordinated or coordinated by the Government, the Prime Minister and the Secretariat General of the Government.

Established in 2001, the Secretariat General of the Government is the most important strategic-planning unit within Romania’s Government and is in charge of developing the Integrated Strategic Plan and overseeing its implementation.



The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), established in 1991 as a school of governance and training of professionals for essential social areas, is a landmark in the Romanian academic setting.

In its over two decades of existence, SNSPA has trained professionals who due to their level of knowledge contribute to the drawing up and management of public policies in state institutions, to the development of the country’s international affairs, to the organisation and management of business in private companies, to the improvement of communication and to the process of nation or company branding.

SNSPA is a state institution of higher education, scientific research and professional academic training of high level both nationally and internationally, which includes all the three education levels: undergraduate, master’s degree and doctoral studies. SNSPA has proved to be a successful project, being one of the most popular institutions with high school graduates or professionals in different domains who wish to study further.

SNSPA trains and develops professional competencies in Political Sciences, Sociology, Administrative Studies, International Relations, Diplomacy, European Studies, Communication Sciences, Psychology, Management, Human Resources, thus contributing to change at national and international level, a change based on democratic values and principles.


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The European University Institute (EUI) is a unique international centre for doctorate and post-doctorate studies and research, situated in the Tuscan hills overlooking Florence. Since its establishment 40 years ago by the six founding members of the then European Communities, the EUI has earned a reputation as a leading international academic institution with a European focus.

The EUI’s distinctly international environment offers unique academic training, enriches the intellectual experience and provides exceptional opportunities for academics across disciplines and borders. Heads of states, leading politicians and professors are regular speakers at the EUI, as part of the Institute’s long-established programme of conferences, workshops and summer schools.


The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies 

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) is an inter-disciplinary research centre at the heart of the European University Institute (EUI). It was established in 1992 to complement the four disciplinary departments that make up the European University Institute (EUI) with the vocation of being involved in both basic and policy research, collaborating with other centres of excellence in Europe, providing opportunities for young scholars and promoting dialogue with the world of practice. Over time these goals have progressively focused into a number of core areas such as the institutions, governance and democracy of the European Union, migration studies, economic and monetary policy, competition and market regulation, energy policy and so on.


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GlobalStat contributes to a better understanding of the interrelations between human living conditions and globalisation trends. GlobalStat indicators are grou ped in 12 thematic and three horizontal areas. Each thematic area is divided into sub-themes that include statistical data series. Horizontal areas offer insight into data on sustainable livelihood, national wealth, human well-being and quality of life. GlobalStat’s data collection process benefitted from the collaboration with many international experts who, on behalf of their institutions, cooperate with GlobalStat. More than 80 international institutions and entities contribute to GlobalStat, underlining their commitment to disseminate their information to the wider public. 

With its particular features and characteristics, GlobalStat brings together the expertise of the European University Institute’s Global Governance Programme and the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation. It strongly benefits from the broad range of the GGP’s global governance research and the FFMS’s experience with online statistical databases, namely PORDATA, POP and Conhecer a Crise.

GlobalStat is a public information tool for users around the world.