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DAVIDESCU Elena Simona



PhD in Politics
Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
MA(Econ.) in Government
University of Manchester, UK
BA in Political Science
University of Bucharest, Romania


Articles dans des revues académiques / Papers published in refereed journals

‘Sustainable development strategies and environmental institutions in Romania and the Republic of Moldova’, Environmental Policy and Governance, (2013, Revise and Resubmit).

Ouvrages ou chapitres d’ouvrages / Books or chapters in books

‘The Europeanization of renewable energy policy in Romania’, in Solorio Sandoval, I. and Bechberger, M. (2014 – forthcoming) A guide to renewable energy policy in the EU: When Europe ‘greens’ power, Edward Elgar Publishing.

‘The Sustainable Development Discourse in post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe: the case of Romania’, chapter 11, in Sustainable Development and Governance in Europe. The evolution of the discourse on sustainability, edited by Prof. Pamela Barnes and Dr Thomas Hoerber, (Routledge, published June 2013), 978-0-415-63007-8.

‘The Democratic Convention of Romania’ in Romanian Political Parties on the 1991 Constitution, (1998) University of Bucharest, Editions Liberté, [in Romanian] (Published under the name Elena –Simona Imireanu).

Actes de colloques / Conference proceedings

DAVIDESCU S.* (2014), The Europeanization of Renewable Energy Policy in Romania, 44th UACES Annual Research Conference, Cork (Irlande), 2 septembre.
DAVIDESCU S.* (2014), ‘The Europeanization of Renewable Energy Policy in Romania’, for the EU Renewable Energy Policy: Challenges and Opportunities Workshop, Freie Universitat Berlin, 9 May
DAVIDESCU S.* (2013) ‘Climate Change Policy in Romania: Catching up with International Commitments’, UACES Annual Conference, University of Leeds, 2-4 Septembre.
DAVIDESCU S* (2012) ‘Renewable energy governance in Romania’, UACES Annual Conference, Passau, Germany, 3-5 Septembre.

Autres conférences / Other conferences

DAVIDESCU S.* (2012) ‘Energy partnerships in Romania: opportunities for NGO – Business cooperation’. Paper presented at the 4th Workshop of the UACES Collaborative Research Network « The Governance of Sustainability » and the COST Action “Transformation of Global Environmental Governance”, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, 12-13 April.
DAVIDESCU S.* (2011) ‘The Europeanization of Sustainable Development in Post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe: the case of renewable energy’, paper presented and peer reviewed for the 3rd conference of the UACES Collaborative Research Network ‘The Governance of Sustainability’, ESSCA, Angers, France, 21 July.DAVIDESCU S.* (2011) ‘Renewable energy in Eastern Europe – a policy review’, paper presented at the Departmental Research Seminar, University of Southampton, UK, 23 March.
DAVIDESCU S.* (2010) ‘The Europeanisation of Environmental Politics in Romania’, paper presented at the Environmental Politics Research Group Seminar Series of the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, UK, 15 September.
DAVIDESCU S.* (2010) ‘Sustainable development strategies and environmental institutions in Romania and the Republic of Moldova’, paper presented and peer-reviewed for the 2nd workshop of the UACES Collaborative Research Network ‘The Governance of Sustainability’, Leeds Social Sciences Institute, Leeds, UK, 19 July.

Autre type de contribution

Book reviews

Jordan A. and Liefferink, D. (eds.) (2005) Environmental Policy in Europe: The Europeanization of National Environmental Policy, Routledge – in Journal of Common Market Studies, 2006, Vol 44, No. 1, pp.218-9.
Auer, Matthew R. (ed.) (2004) Restoring Cursed Earth: Appraising Environmental Policy Reforms in Eastern Europe and Russia, Rowman and Littlefield – in Environmental Politics, 2006, Vol. 15, No. 3.
Brzezinski, Zbigniew ‘Marea tabla de sah: suprematia americana si imperativele sale geostrategice’ [The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives], Bucharest: Editura Univers Enciclopedic (with Aureliana Ionescu; published under the name Elena –Simona Imireanu)

Matériel pédagogique / Pedagogical material

Nov 2011 and Aug 2012: Visiting lecturer at ATENEO Business School, Manila, Philippines
2005 Ph.D. field research scholarship granted by the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) for research work conducted in Brussels, Belgium.
2002–2005 Ph.D. Studentship (SPUR) at the Institute of Governance, Queen’s University Belfast.
2005 Global Supplementary Grant from the Open Society Institute, New York, for Ph.D. field work travel expenses and conference fees.
2004 Ph.D. field research scholarship granted by the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Scholarship for research work conducted in Hungary and Romania.
2003 Betty and William McQuitty Scholarship granted by Queen’s University Belfast for travel expenses incurred during Ph.D. field research in Hungary and Romania.
1999–2000 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office/The Open Society Institute/University of Manchester Scholarship for Master studies at the Department of Government, University of Manchester.


Affiliations professionnelles / Professional affiliations

2002- 2014 University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)
2004-2006 British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES)
1996-2000 Romanian Political Science Students’ Association
Ad’hoc reviewer pour des revues et conférences scientifiques / Ad hoc reviewer
2011-2014 University of York, UK
Masters in Public Administration (MPA) programme convenor; placement coordinator for the Masters in Public Administraton with placement (special agreement with South Korean Government – MOPAS); MA and BA supervision.


Chercheur Associé / Research Associate – ESSCA School of Management

Expérience dans l’enseignement supérieur / Academic experience

Sept.2011–Aug.2014 Department of Politics, University of York, UK, Teaching Fellow in Environmental Policy, Grade 6
Feb. 2011–July 2011 Teaching Fellow in Governance and Public Policy at the University of Southampton, School of Social Sciences, Politics and International Relations
Jan. 2010-–Jan. 2011 Lecturer in European Politics at Aberystwyth University Wales, Department of International Politics
Sept. 2009–Jan. 2010 Lecturer in European Politics at Brunel University, Department of Politics
Sept. 2008–Jan. 2009 Lecturer in Politics at the School of English, Sociology, Politics and Contemporary History, University of Salford (part-time)

Expérience en entreprise / Industry experience

ESSCA Business School, Angers, France
Honorary Research Associate


Last revised: 2015-03-12