Melania-Gabriela Ciot

State Secretary

Mrs. Melania-Gabriela Ciot was appointed Secretary of State for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 20 September 2017.

She is a PhD Associate Professor at the Faculty of European Studies of the Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, and since 2015 she can supervise doctoral thesis in International Relations and European Studies field of studies.

At the Faculty of European Studies she is the Director of the Doctoral School "European Paradigm" (International Relations and European Studies) and coordinates Master's Programs in International and European Management and Negotiation, and Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations.

She is also the coordinator of the Centre for International and European Negotiations, at the Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, and of the Cultural Diplomacy Section (ICD Berlin, Cluj-Napoca Branch).

She obtained a Doctorate in International Relations and European Studies (2012, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca) with the honor "Summa cum laudae" and a Doctorate in Education Sciences (2009, Universiteit Ghent, Belgium).

Mrs. Melania-Gabriela Ciot has an intensive editorial and research activity, reflected in the publication of 10 books, as sole author, 3 books as coordinator, and more than 30 chapters published by prestigious national and international publishing houses. She has also published over 50 articles in major research journals, indexed in international databases.

She has participated in numerous national and international scientific conferences and in projects with external or national funding as a manager, coordinator or member of the research teams.

Her main themes of interest are: European affairs, international and European negotiations, decision-making process in foreign and international politics, decision-making strategies, idiosyncrasies in the foreign policy decision-making process.

Between May 2014 and November 2015, she held the position of European Affairs Adviser in the Cabinet of Ministers for Information Society, European Funds and Public Finance.

Since 2004, she has joined the social democrats' efforts to modernize and develop Romania in order to join and integrate it into the European Union and NATO.