Director General

Oana-Mihaela Mocanu
Director General a.i.
phone extension: 110
oana.mocanu[at]ier.gov.ro

Oana-Mihaela Mocanu is the interim director general of the European Institute of Romania starting with July 30, 2019. Alumna of the Faculty of International Business and Economics, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, she has a PhD in Economics, with a specialization in international business and economics; in 2010 she defended her doctoral thesis on European Neighbourhood Policy. The three-month postgraduate courses on Contemporary European Studies, that she attended at the University of Birmingham – the European Research Institute, contributed to extending her knowledge in the field of European policies and institutions. She also took part in a series of workshops and EU research courses in Florence, Maastricht, Brussels. She is also a member of the Chevening Scholars Association, the British Council, and a Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar, Austria.

She started her activity at the European Institute of Romania in the year 2000. She was an expert/project coordinator at the European Studies and Analysis Department, and then coordinated the activity of the Studies and Analyses Unit, being in charge of the Institute’s research projects and main publications. Since October 2002, she has been the editor-in-chief of the Romanian Journal of European Affairs, the first Romanian journal dedicated to European affairs. In addition, since September 2011, she has been coordinating the publication of the EIR Newsletter as chief editor.

She has experience in research (including the activity within the Institute of World Economy of the Romanian Academy in the first years after the faculty’s graduation), as well as in project management, coordinating over time a number of European affairs research and communication projects.