New Europe College
Institute for Advanced Study

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Religious Studies towards the EU Integration (2001–2005)


Funding from the Austrian Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft enabled us to select during this interval a number of associate researchers, whose work focused on the sensitive issue of religion related problems in the Balkans, approached from the viewpoint of the EU integration. Through its activities the institute fostered the dialogue between distinct religious cultures (Christianity, Islam, Judaism), and between different confessions within the same religion, attempting to investigate the sources of antagonisms and to work towards a common ground of tolerance and cooperation. The institute hosted international scholarly events, issued a number of publications, and enlarged its library with publications meant to facilitate informed and up-to-date approaches in this field.

Towards A Democracy of Values: Religious Comunication Strategies in A Pluralist Society


Dr. Teodor BACONSKY

General Director, Cultural Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bucharest


Eugen CIURTIN

Center for the History of Religion, Faculty of History, University of Bucharest


Dr. Marius-Gabriel LAZURCA

Associate Professor, Faculty of Letters, Philosophy & History, University of Timişoara


Dr. Anca MANOLESCU

Senior Researcher, Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest


Present State of the Ecumenical European Dialogue


Dr. Teodor BACONSKY

1997-2000 – Romanian Ambassador to the Vatican

2002 – Romanian Ambassador to Portugal


Dr. Gabriel LIICEANU

Professor of Philosophy, University of Bucharest

Director of the Humanitas Publishing House, Bucharest


Dr. Anca MANOLESCU

Senior Researcher, Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest


Dr. Horia Roman PATAPIEVICI

Member of the National Council for the Research of the Securitate Archives


Elena ŞTEFOI

Councilor, Dept. Of Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bucharest


Bogdan TĂTARU-CAZABAN

Editor of the journal Revue d’études anciennes et médiévales : philosophie, théologie, sciences, Bucharest


Vatikan II Today: The Ecumenical Problem for the Point Central and East-European Perspective


Dr. Coriolan BABEŢI

Visiting Professor, University of Timişoara


Dr. Virgil CIOMOŞ

Professor of Philosophy, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca

President of the Romanian Society of Phenomenology, Cluj-Napoca


Dr. Ioan ICĂ, Jr.

Professor of Theology, University of Sibiu

Director of the Deisis Publishing House, Sibiu

Representative of the Romanian Orthodox Church in the International Commission for Theological Dialog between the Orthodox and Rom-Catholic Church (as of 1997)


Oliv MIRCEA

Art Critic, Sibiu


Bogdan TĂTARU-CAZABAN

Editor of the journal Revue d’études anciennes et médiévales : philosophie, théologie, sciences, Bucharest


Religiosity in Eastern Europe. Basis for a Dialog with the West


Dr. Madeea AXINCIUC

Assistant Professor, Chair of Jewish Studies Section, Department of Oriental Studies, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bucharest


Dr. Radu CARP

Associate Professor, Faculty for Political Science, University of Bucharest

Director of Research Programs, Diplomatic Academy, Mininstry of Foreign Affairs, Bucharest


Dr. Ioana POPESCU

Senior Researcher, Program Manager for Visual Anthropology, Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest


Religiosity in Eastern Europe. Basis for a Dialog with the West


Dr. Anca MANOLESCU

Series Manager, Humanitas Publishing House, Bucharest


Dr. Ioana POPESCU

Senior Researcher, Program Manager for Visual Anthropology, Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest