Adela Pintea (RO) joined the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy Studies as an Academic Assistant in August 2021.

She holds an MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies, with a major in EU and its Neighbours, from the College of Europe (2019, Manuel Marín promotion), a joint MA degree in Comparative Political European Studies (Babeş-Bolyai University, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, 2011) and a BA degree in International Relations and European Studies (Babeş-Bolyai University, 2009). Over the course of her BA studies, she carried out an exchange with Charles University in Prague, within the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Prior to joining the College, Adela’s academic work has been complemented by hands-on experience in project management and research work, mostly in the field of development cooperation, but also EU foreign policy and youth work. She has worked as a Research Assistant at Babeş-Bolyai University, which was followed by an EVS experience in the Secretariat of an international youth organization in Prague and a Blue Book Traineeship at the European Commission, DG Education and Culture – Youth Unit. Before obtaining her MA degree from the College, Adela worked for five years in the development field, in Rome, Bucharest and Ankara, working mainly in fields such as civil society development, gender, labour policy and social inclusion. After obtaining her diploma from the College, Adela joined the International Research Team of Ecorys Poland, where she worked, amongst others, on research studies for the European Parliament.

Fields of interest: Theory of International Relations, EU’s soft power, (cultural) diplomacy, EU neighbourhood policy, development, memory studies and cross-cultural communication.


BAYER, Judit; HOLZNAGEL, Bernd; LUBIANIEC, Katarzyna; PINTEA, Adela; SCHMITT, Josephine B.; SZAKÁCS, Judit; USZKIEWICZ, Erik, “Disinformation and propaganda: impact on the functioning of the rule of law and democratic processes in the EU and its Member States - 2021 update”, European Parliament, Brussels, 2011. 

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