Silviu is the Managing Director of the Global Governance Institute in Brussels. He has been working for more than a decade in Brussels and in The Hague with and for think tanks, academic institutions, and organisations from across the EU, Eastern Partnership countries, and the US ,on devising and implementing a wide array of research and education strategies, building institutional capacity in grant acquisition and fundraising, internationalisation, teaching excellence and resilience. In 2018 he co-founded the Global Education and Innovation section of the Institute and has been overseeing the development of new educational formats and the implementation of grants on transnational higher education, adult education, and VET training.
He has taught courses on EU negotiations, EU institutional dimension and functioning mechanisms, Global Ethics, or Research Methods at universities in Belgium (VUB, Vesalius College) and the Netherlands (Leiden University, Erasmus University Rotterdam). He conducts his doctoral research at Leiden University in the Hague, focusing on the education-diplomacy nexus, by evaluating the European Union’s emerging role as a diplomatic actor in global higher education. Silviu has been involved in different capacities with transnational education and research associations such as the Transatlantic Consortium for European Union Studies and Simulations – TACEUSS (Faculty Advisor), the European Consortium for Political Research (Consultant and Chair of the Teaching and Learning Politics Standing Group), the European Conference on Teaching and Learning Politics, International Relations, and European Studies – EuroTLC (Chair).
The European Network on Teaching Excellence (E-NOTE) is a project funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership framework. The project brings together university managers, teaching faculty, support staff, PhD supervisors, students and education experts to advance exchanges and best practices in relation to “teaching excellence”. The project examines “teaching excellence” at undergraduate and graduate teaching levels as well as in the context of PhD supervision. In addition, the project addresses core issues related to teaching excellence in the post-Covid19 context, including best practices in physical, online and hybrid teaching realms. E-NOTE will organize trainings and workshops, will release a wide range of reports and seeks to prepare a blueprint for a European Certificate of Teaching Excellence (ECTE)
The aim of “Dialogue with a Resilient Future” is to qualify urban and regional development stakeholders to create resilient habitats by making use of key assets such as cutting-edge digital high-tech for data processing and visualisation of current risk zones and potential future improvements, and participative, impact-oriented methods to harness the power of stakeholder plurality to decide for, and build a safer environment. The EU’s Green Deal – as a comprehensive policy framework to measure the progress towards a variety of development/planning parameters like climate, energy, environment, or economy, – will guide the project’s implementation. Through dedicated trainings and development of e-learning, a VR-tour and AR enhanced workshops, this project aims to raise the level of knowledge on resilience, its influencing factors and participation options. To find out more, you can visit the project website: https://trainingresilience.eu