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Paul Ivan
Paul Ivan
Senior Policy Analyst
Tel:  +32 (0)2 235.08.80
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Twitter: @paul2ivan

Paul Ivan joined the EPC in 2013 and works as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Europe in the World and the European Politics and Institutions programmes.

Before joining the EPC, Paul was a diplomat working on the South Caucasus countries in the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a researcher at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels and a researcher on EU external relations and security issues at the Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE), where he remains an affiliated expert. Working for a time in the European External Action Service (EEAS), he was involved in EU’s Association Agreement negotiations with the South Caucasus countries and Moldova.

Paul holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and bachelor’s degrees in international relations, European studies and history.

Internal Responsibilities

Coordination or support for several projects within the Europe in the World and EU Politics and Institutions programmes.

Area of expertise

EU external relations including the European Neighbourhood Policy and EU relations with Eastern Europe, EU sanctions, transatlantic relations, the EU Common Security and Defence Policy, EU politics and institutions

Languages

English, French, Romanian

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Public appearances and Acknowledgments

Eastern Partnership deliverables by 2020 and beyond
22 September 2017

Paul Ivan spoke about the Eastern Partnership deliverables by 2020 and beyond at the EaP Think Tank Forum, organised by the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE), the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS) and New Europe Center, and implemented in cooperation with the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, in Chișinău, Moldova.

European Union and the Balkans
25 May 2017

Paul Ivan spoke in a roundtable on “Serbian Bilateral Relations With Hungary, Romania And Bulgaria”, organised by the Serbian think-tank Centre for Applied European Studies (CPES) in Belgrade, Serbia.

Will the Nationalist Surge Hit Europe in 2017?
7 March 2017

Paul Ivan moderated an expert debate on 'Will the Nationalist Surge Hit Europe in 2017?', organised by the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation in Brussels and the think-tank WiseEuropa.

Judy Asks: Should the EU sanction its members?
8 February 2017

Paul Ivan was one of the experts that contributed to Carnegie Europe's weekly column 'Judy asks'. This week, the question was 'Should the EU sanction its members'?

The US election and Europe: consequences and challenges
23 November 2016

Paul Ivan took part in a panel discussion on the broader implications for the EU of the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States. The event was organised by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) in cooperation with the transatlantic think tank European Horizons.

Expert Workshop Eastern Partnership
19 October 2016

On 19 October, Paul Ivan moderated a panel on developments in the South Caucasus region at the Expert Workshop on the Eastern Partnership organized by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Brussels.

Book launch. The Visegrad states’ reactions to the Russia-Ukraine conflict
11 October 2016

Paul Ivan moderated the Brussels-launch event of the book “Diverging Voices, Converging Policies: The Visegrad States’ Reactions to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict”, commissioned by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

After NATO Warsaw summit - Proper response for hard times?
10 October 2016

Paul Ivan participated in the conference “After NATO Warsaw Summit - Proper Response for Hard Times?” organized by the Foundation Institute for Strategic Studies in cooperation with NATO and The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Poland.

 

Meeting with key opinion formers on Eastern Partnership
30 September 2016

Paul Ivan participated in a ‘Meeting with Key Opinion Formers on Eastern Partnership and Projecting Stability’ organized by the Engagements Section of the NATO Public Diplomacy Division.

Meeting with Slovak journalists
29 September 2016

In the context of the Slovak presidency of the EU Council, Paul Ivan met a group of Slovak journalists and provided a snapshot of key developments on the EU agenda.

Political Dialogue under EU association and stabilization agreements
28 September 2016

Paul Ivan spoke about some of the implications of Brexit on EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) at the regional seminar “Political Dialogue under EU Association and Stabilization Agreements with the Western Balkan countries” organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) in Pristina, Kosovo.

Evolving Threat Assessment Constant Mission
23 September 2016

Paul Ivan spoke about the effect of Brexit on transatlantic relations, the EU and NATO, and moderated a panel discussion at the international security conference Evolving Threat Assessments Constant Mission organised by the Aspen Institute Romania and NATO's Public Diplomacy Division.

EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy
6 May 2016

Andrea Frontini and Paul Ivan served as experts for the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) for the revision of a draft EESC Opinion on the EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy, which was adopted by the EESC Plenary Session on 28 April 2016.

Romania in the EU
20 February 2016

Paul Ivan's article 'La Roumanie dans l'Union européenne: un bilan mitigé', was published in Regard Sur l'Est.  

Europakonferenz
3 December 2015

As part of the Europakonferenz event organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Paul Ivan spoke about the Ukraine conflict to a group of German students.

Annual Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum
19 November 2015

Paul Ivan moderated two panel discussions at the 7th Annual Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum which took place on 19-21 November in Kyiv. 

New Security Challenges in Europe
30 October 2015

Paul Ivan moderated a panel discussion at the conference “New Security Challenges in Europe” organized in Munich by the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies.

11th China-EU Think Tank Roundtable, China and EU: Achievements, Experiences and Challenges
20 September 2015

From September 21 to 22, Amanda Paul, Marco Giuli and Paul Ivan participated in the 11th China-EU Think Tank Roundtable in Nanjing, China. Co-organised by the EPC, the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) and the EU-Asia Centre, the Roundtable is an important platform for debate between Chinese and European experts. 

The two-day event brought together more than thirty officials, academics and think tankers from China and the EU. In a session on regional challenges, Amanda Paul spoke about "The Unravelling of the Old Order in the Middle East: Security Implications for the Region and Beyond", and Paul Ivan spoke about "Challenges in Eastern Europe". In a session considering China-Europe roles on global and regional issues, Marco Giuli spoke about the "Geopolitics of Russian energy between Europe and China".

The 11th China-EU Think Tank Roundtable was organised with the kind support of the Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union.

Moldova between East and West
15 July 2015

Paul Ivan spoke about the Eastern Partnership and EU-Moldova relations at a roundtable on ‘Moldova  Between  East  And  West:  Perspectives  Of  TheEastern Partnership’ organised by the Brussels office of the Hanns Seidel Stiftung.

The security dimension of the Eastern Partnership
4 June 2015

Paul Ivan spoke about the security dimension of the Eastern Partnership at the conference ‘Kyiv Security Perspectives - Towards a Security Agenda for the Eastern Partnership’, organised in Kiev by the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum and the Polissya Foundation for International and Regional Studies.

Eurosfat and working dinner on ‘Creative approaches towards the EU – Eastern Partnership relation'
28 May 2015

On 28 May 2015, Paul Ivan participated in a working dinner in Bucharest on the future of the Eastern Partnership, organised by the Romanian Center for European Policies and the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and on 29 May at Eurosfat, an annual stakeholders’ forum on European affairs organised in the Romanian capital. 

Lunch briefing with former Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca MP
27 May 2015

Paul Ivan participated in an informal lunch briefing on current developments in the Republic of Moldova with a delegation including former Prime Minister, Iurie Leanca MP.

Meeting with students
27 May 2015

Paul Ivan met with a group of graduate students from Glasgow University’s MSc Global Security.

Hearing in the framework of EESC opinion on 'Towards a new European Neighborhood Policy'
26 May 2015

Paul Ivan spoke at a hearing organised by the European Economic and Social Committee for the preparation of an opinion on 'Towards a new European Neighborhood Policy'.

Is Moldova turning away from the West?
21 May 2015

Paul Ivan answered a question from the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) about Moldova-EU relations. 

Black Sea NGO Forum
8 December 2014

Paul Ivan gave a presentation about relations between the West and Russia at the 7th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum organised in Kiev, Ukraine, by FOND (Federation of Romanian NGOs for Development), with the support of the European Commission, the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in partnership with UNDP Bratislava Regional Center.

Bucharest Forum
3 October 2014

Paul Ivan moderated the session 'Getting Out of Less Than Zero Sum (hard security)' at the 2014 edition of the Bucharest Forum.

Uzbekistan
1 October 2014

On 1 October Amanda Paul and Paul Ivan meet a group of civil society and government representatives from Uzbekistan for a discussion on security and environmental issues.

EU-Moldova Forum
19 June 2014

Paul Ivan spoke at the 3rd edition of the EU-Moldova Forum, organized in Balti, Republic of Moldova, by the Foreign Policy Association (APE) of Moldova and the Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE), in partnership with the German-Moldovan Forum and the Eastern Institute from Poland.

Energy Security & Regional Geopolitics
4 June 2014

Paul Ivan moderated the session 'Energy Security & Regional Geopolitics'’ at the Bucharest Forum - Energy, organized by the Aspen Institute Romania.

Ukrainian Crisis
3 June 2014

Paul Ivan gave a presentation on the Ukrainian crisis and its implications for Europe at the ‘XV Summer Seminar for Young Public Policy Professionals from Southeastern Europe and the Black Sea Region’, in Albena, Bulgaria.

EEAS
9 April 2014

Andrea Frontini and Paul Ivan spoke on the mid-term prospects of the European External Action Service on the occasion of the launch of a book on ‘The EU’s External Action Service: Potentials for a One Voice Foreign Policy’ at the European Parliament, attended by MEPs, EU officials, experts and media representatives.

European foreign policy and the EEAS
4 April 2014

On 4 April, Andrea Frontini and Paul Ivan briefed a delegation of participants in the XXX Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program for Future American Leaders on European foreign policy and the European External Action Service.

European reaction to events in Crimea
18 March 2014

Paul Ivan has authored an article on the EU reaction to the Crimean crisis, in Revista 22.

EU-Moldova relation
10 February 2014

On 10 February 2014, Amanda Paul and Paul Ivan gave a briefing on EU-Moldova Relations as part of a Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung study programme for a delegation of young Romanian politicians

EEAS 2014: How to make EU foreign policy work better?
5 February 2014

Andrea Frontini and Paul Ivan co-authored a chapter on ‘EEAS 2014: How to make EU foreign policy work better?’ for the new book 'The European External Action Service: mid-term challenges and prospects' by Innsbruck University Press (IUP). 

Ukraine before the Vilnius Summit
19 November 2013

An article on Ukraine before the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius by Paul Ivan has been published by a Romanian weekly publication, Revista 22.