Cristian Surubaru (N.C.)
Neculai-Cristian Surubaru is a postdoctoral researcher at Studio Europa within the Maastricht Working on Europe (MWOE) programme of Maastricht University. He works on the academic Theme 1: Democracy, Politics, Security and Rule of Law.
His research focuses on European politics, democracy and the relationship between old and new member states, looking at East-West tensions and how they affect EU integration.
As a political scientist, he has worked on theoretical issues regarding administrative/state capacity & politicisation, empirically assesing these concepts in relation to the management and implementation of EU funds in Central and Eastern Europe. His articles have been published in journals such as Journal of Common Market Studies, Regional Studies, European Politics and Society, East European Politics and the Romanian Journal of European Affairs. His research on the EU's performance in Central and Eastern European countries (with Prof Dimitris Papadimitriou and Dr Dorina Baltag) has been published by Routledge (2018).
Cristian is also affiliated as an Associate Researcher with the European Policies Research Centre (EPRC) of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow where he has worked on policy evaluations and research for the European institutions and national governments. Moreover, Cristian is an Affiliated Expert (ex member of the board) of Europuls - Centre of European Expertise, an active Romanian think-tank based in Brussels, where he was one of the initiators of the annual European forum - Eurosfat.
- European/EU politics
- Public Administration
- State / Administrative capacity
- Central and Eastern Europe
- Regional Development
- Institutional spillover effects
- EU funds
- Policy analysis & evaluations
- Qualitative methods
Professional career history
- 2017-2018 Researcher at the European Policies Research Centre (EPRC) - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
- 2015-2016 Lecturer and course convener - University of Edinburgh, UK
- 2012-2017 PhD Researcher and Teaching Assistant - Loughborough University, UK
- 2010-2012 Brussels based professional work / traineeships at the European Commission, Eurodesk Brussels Link and the Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU.
- Summers of 2008/2009 Research Assistant - Romanian Centre for Economic Modelling (CERME), Bucharest, Romania
- 2012-2017 PhD in Political Science and European Studies (Loughborough University, UK)
- 2010 Masters in European Studies (Maastricht University)
- 2009 Masters in International Relations and European Studies (Central European University, Budapest)
- 2005-2008 BA in Political Science (University of Bucharest)