Working group n. 1 – The New EU between governmental cooperation and democracy from below
Dragoș Ioniță is a PhD candidate and junior researcher in the Department of International Relations of the National University of Political Science and Public Administration (SNSPA). His main field of interest is the process of Europeanization of the Western Balkans as an effect of the EU enlargement process. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science (2015), with a thesis on Serbia’s EU accession process, later completing his Master’s programme in Diplomacy and Negotiation, with a thesis on the Balkan Route of Migration (2015-2017). He has published several articles focused on the EU enlargement in the Western Balkans. As member of the Department’s Centre for European Studies, Dragoș is involved in co-organizing events and conferences on the EU enlargement process in the Western Balkans and is currently part of several academic networks that aim to bring European policies closer to the general public, being in charge of conducting research on the evolution of the EU’s enlargement process.