Silviu is a Member of GGI’s Board and the Founding Director of GGI’s Global Education and Innovation section. His research focuses on the education – diplomacy nexus, evaluating the European Union’s emerging role as a diplomatic actor in global higher education.
He is currently leading GGI’s contribution to the European Network on Teaching Excellence (ENOTE). His expertise lies in higher education capacity-building, digital transformation in academia, and blended learning instructional design. To date he has been involved in a large number of EU funded projects in the field of higher education, including ERASMUS+, Jean Monnet and TEMPUS. Silviu has designed and implemented several Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and Jean Monnet Chair programmes. An advocate of active learning, Silviu is since 2017 Faculty Advisor for the EuroSim Model European Union organised by the Transatlantic Consortium for European Union Studies and Simulations (TACEUSS). He co-organises the biennial European Conference on Teaching and Learning Politics, International Relations and European Studies (EuroTLC) and is the Chair of the ECPR’s Teaching and Learning Politics (TLP) Standing Group. Silviu is a doctoral researcher in Education Diplomacy (Leiden University), holds an LL. B and BPhil (University of Bucharest) and a MSc. in European Integration (Vrije Universiteit Brussel).
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)