Valentin Beniuc is professor of international relations and political studies, and rector at IRIM. He was the negotiator for education in the EU-Moldova Action Plan. He has years of progressive research and teaching experience in international relations and European integration studies. He coordinates Bachelor, Master and Doctor degree theses. In the position of Rector, he promotes Bologna Process objectives and European education standards, European dimension in education, curricula development on EU programmes (www.irim.md). He manages cooperation, research and institutional activities in the field of European integration studies.
He had been involved in EU project as team member: Jean Monnet Action Learning EU in:
- 542439-LLP-1-2013-1-MD-AJM-ICS (beneficiary – IRIM, in partnership with University of Catalonia, Spain; National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Romania; University of Oradea, Romania, to share Member States experience in learning EU at school to Moldova’s high schools).
- EU project Jean Monnet Action Fostering Eastern Partnership Cooperation by the EU Public Management and the EU Projects Management 553107-EPP-1-2014-1-MD-EPPJMO-MODULE (beneficiary – IRIM).
- 2017 – 2020 – Jean Monnet Modules (staff member) 586976-EPP-1-2017-1-MD-EPPJMO-MODULE
He is the author of 15 books and over 100 articles.
Ludmila Golovataia is associate professor and accomplished researcher from IRIM. She is PhD holder, Head of Chair, with a research specialization in International Economic Relations (www.irim.md). She has years of teaching experience in EU Economic Integration, International Economic Organisations, International Economic Relations. She coordinates Bachelor’s, Master’s degree theses. She is a member of ECSA-Moldova, the EU Centre for Information and Communication. She has experience successfully implementing the EU individual projects in the area of migration and integration:
2009 – 2010 -“The Problem of Out-migration of Labour Force of the Slovak Republic”. Matej Bel University (UMB), Slovakia;
2010 – 2011 -“Situation in the Field of labor migration in the V4 countries”. The International Visegrad Fund (IVF). Krakow, Poland; 2011 – 2012 Situation in the Field of Integration of labor Immigrants in the SR. Slovakia;
2012 – 2013 IVF: “Labor migration in the Slovak Republic, its role in the integration of Western Europe” Matej Bell University, UMB, Slovakia;
2013 – 2013 Jozef Mianowski Fund: Migration process in Poland in context of improving EU immigration system’s capacity for responding to global challenges. Poland.
Since 2016–2019 she is expert in the project “Connecting the EU of Shared Aims, Freedoms, Values and Responsibilities”, Polish European Community Studies Association (PECSA)
2017 – 2020 – Jean Monnet Modules leader 586976-EPP-1-2017-1-MD-EPPJMO-MODULE
She published 2 books and more than 70 of articles.