EUROSFAT2023 Româna

Europuls is pleased to invite you to the 11th edition of the EUROSFAT Forum The largest annual European business forum in Romania

Europuls - European Expertise Center, founder and coordinator of the EUROSFAT forum, represents a non-governmental organization established in 2010 in Brussels by a group of young Romanian experts in the field of European affairs. The organization's mission is focused on promoting European integration in Romania and on strengthening a European public space through publications and studies, alongside the organization of debates, workshop sessions and high-level conferences.
Every year since 2013, Eurosfat marks that vital moment when Europe, in all its forms,
becomes the most important topic on Romania's agenda. We intend to continue our mission to
brings the European Union closer to the Romanian citizens, especially in these difficult times.
The forum represents, year after year, a model of success in connecting the citizens of Romania with the European agenda, being a forum for debates between decision-makers at the European, national and local level, civil society, journalists, the business environment and the academic environment.


The European Union and the constant threats to its borders have always been in the attention of Brussels decision-makers, leading to complex debates about the European Union’s relations with its Eastern neighbourhood. However, the prospects for real enlargement of the Union remained more of a long-term goal than an immediate priority due to the complex consequences that this decision entails.

Thus, almost a decade has passed since the last enlargement of the Union, Croatia being the last country to enter the EU in 2013. A decade has also passed since the EUROSFAT forum was created, the largest EU affairs forum in Romania, under the patronage of the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the Council of the EU. Organised by Europuls - Center of European Expertise, the forum was designated, on its tenth anniversary, National Winner of the European Charlemagne Youth Prize, for its efforts to promote European political, economic, cultural and social values in Romania.

The forum has become, year after year, a successful model in connecting Romanian citizens with the European agenda, being a platform for debates between decision makers at the European, national and local level, representatives of the civil society, journalists, business and academia representatives. Europuls - Center of European Expertise considers European integration an essential mission, and our organisation aims every year to innovate the way we bring the European agenda in Romania and actively tackle euroscepticism.

This year, the EUROSFAT forum encompasses 2 innovations:

- A local dimension - For the first time, the EUROSFAT Forum will take place in various cities of Romania:
28 September - Bucharest
13-15 October - Timișoara
9-10 November - Craiova

- A regional dimension - For the first time, the EUROSFAT Forum will cross the border to the Republic of Moldova.
28 November - Chișinău
29-30 November - Bălți, Ungheni, Cahul, Comrat

November 28 - 30, 2023
Republic of Moldova






EUROSFAT FORUM 2023 – Second Part – November 28, Chișinău

Venue: Digital Park (str. Mihai Viteazul 15, Chișinău, Republic of Moldova)
8:30 - 9:00

Registration of participants. Welcome coffee.

9:00 - 9:30

Official opening of the Eurosfat Forum

Opening messages

H.E. Maia Sandu (TBC)
President of the Republic of Moldova (video message)
H.E. Ursula von der Leyen (TBC)
President of the European Commission (video message)
H.E. Roberta Metsola
President of the European Parliament (video message)
Igor Grosu (TBC)
President of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova 
E.S. Jānis Mažeiks
Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova
Elena Vacarciuc
Executive Director, Soros Foundation Moldova
9:30 - 10:30

Plenary session

The progress registered by the Republic of Moldova more than 1 year after receiving the status of candidate country upon accession to the EU

Key topics for discussion:
  • Level of fulfillment of the 9 recommendations of the European Commission
  • Prospects for opening accession negotiations with the EU Regional cooperation with Member States with a view to Moldova's accession to the EU
  • Regional development projects between Moldova and Romania


Andrei Spînu
Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development of the Republic of Moldova
Stela Leucă
State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova
Tudor Constantinescu
Senior adviser to the director general for energy in the European Commission
Iulian Groza
Executive Director, IPRE
Primož Vehar
Team Leader of the EU-funded “Support for structured policy dialogue, coordination of the implementation of the Association Agreement and enhancement of the legal approximation process in the Republic of Moldova”


Tana Foarfă
Executive Director, Europuls
10:45 - 12:00

Panel I

Democracy, good governance and the rule of law: Reforms needed to join the European Union

Key topics for discussion:
  • Justice reform and the fight against great corruption
  • Instruments for the protection of democracy: human rights and the integrity of the electoral process, including the challenges related to the participation and involvement of citizens in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova


Ramona Strugariu
Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe Group
Veronica Mihailov Moraru
Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova
Cristi Danileț
 Judge at the Cluj Court (video intervention)
Ion Manole
Executive Director, Promo-LEX
Ilie Chirtoacă
Executive Director, Legal Resources Centre of Moldova


Ana Mihailov
Country Director, Foundation „Friedrich Ebert”

12:00 – 13:00 – Pauză de prânz

13:00 - 14:15

Panel II

Economy of an EU candidate country – development of entrepreneurship and financial markets

Key topics for discussion:
  • Integration and adaptation of Moldovan companies in European value chains
  • Ensuring a favorable macro-financial environment
  • Combating the informal economy
  • Solutions for increasing economic potential and accelerating economic growth
  • Promoting sustainable business models from the perspective of
  • Environment Social, Governance (environment, social and governance)


Petru Rotaru
Minister of Finance of the Republic of Moldova
Viorel Garaz
State Secretary, Ministry of Economic Development and Digitalization of the Republic of Moldova
Octavian Armașu
Governor, National Bank of Moldova
Adrian Lupușor
Executive Director, Expert-Grup
Tana Foarfă
Executive Director, Europuls - Centre of European Expertise
Alexandru Gozun
President, AmCham


14:30 - 15:30

Panel III

The road to sustainability: the future of the environment and the energy system in Moldova

Discussion topics:
  • The path to energy security and efficiency
  • How do we reform the environmental tax system?
  • Balancing economic and environmental objectives
  • Implementation of the manufacturer's extended liability mechanism (REP)


Iordanca-Rodica Iordanov
Minister of Environment of the Republic of Moldova
Victor Parlicov
Minister of Energy of the Republic of Moldova
Jose Luis Gomez Pascual
President of Premier Energy, President of EBA Moldova
Denis Tumuruc
Senior Energy Expert, Energy Community Secretariat
Călin Negură
Programme Director, Expert-Grup


Lilia Curchi
 Director Executiv, Association of Environmental Journalists
15:45 - 16:45

Panel IV

New generations of the Republic of Moldova: brain drain or brain gain?

Discussion topics:
  • The future of labor and social policies
  • Creation of the Erasmus + agency in Moldova
  • Combating the brain drain phenomenon
  • Quality education and skills training
  • Intergenerational and intersectoral partnerships


Alexei Buzu
Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Moldova
Adriana Cazacu
State Secretary, Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Moldova
Francesca Cristea
Europuls expert on youth policies and the labour market
Teodora Panuș
President of the National Youth Council of the Republic of Moldova
Sergiu Sainciuc
Vice President, National Confederation of Trade Unions from Moldova


Diana Răilean
Communication expert within the "Institutum Virtutes Civilis" AO
17:00 - 18:30

Panel V

Republic of Moldova in times of crisis. Increasing resilience to future challenges

Key topics for discussion:
  • Energy security, infrastructure development and diversification of alternative resources
  • Cyber security and the fight against misinformation
  • Security policy in the current geopolitical context and the presence of Russian troops on the territory of the Republic of Moldova
  • Environmental security and resilience in the context of ecological cataclysms


Ștefan Țîbuleac
Head of Service of the Supreme Security Council, Presidency of the Republic of Moldova
Silke Sielaff
Head of Operations Department, European Union Partnership Mission to Moldova
Corneliu Coteț
Affiliated expert, Europuls - Centre of European Expertise
Angela Grămadă
President, Experts for Security and Global Affairs
Olga Guțuțui
Expert in legislation and media policy


Andrei Curăraru
Expert in politics and elections, security, justice and law
18:30 - 19:00

Final conclusions

All representatives of partner organizations gathered in plenary
19:00 - 20:30

Closing words

Siegfried Mureșan
Member of the European Parliament, Group of the European People's Party

Registration for Eurosfat 2023 sessions

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Lista evenimentelor va fi afișată aici în timpul previzualizării
28 Nov 2023
09:00 - 09:30
Locuri disponibile în sală 161
Deschiderea Oficială a Forumului Eurosfat
28 Nov 2023
09:30 - 10:30
Locuri disponibile în sală 157
Progresul înregistrat de Republica Moldova la peste 1 an de la primirea statutului de țară-candidată la aderarea în UE
28 Nov 2023
10:45 - 12:00
Locuri disponibile în sală 163
Democrație, bună guvernare și stat de drept: Reformele necesare pentru a adera la Uniunea Europeană
28 Nov 2023
13:00 - 14:15
Locuri disponibile în sală 165
Economia unei țări candidate la UE – dezvoltarea antreprenoriatului și a piețelor financiare
28 Nov 2023
14:30 - 15:30
Locuri disponibile în sală 176
Drumul spre sustenabilitate: viitorul mediului și al sistemului energetic din Moldova
28 Nov 2023
15:45 - 16:45
Locuri disponibile în sală 179
Noile generații din Republica Moldova: brain drain sau brain gain?
28 Nov 2023
17:00 - 18:30
Locuri disponibile în sală 173
Republica Moldova în timp de criză. Sporirea rezilienței la viitoarele provocări
28 Nov 2023
18:30 - 19:00
Locuri disponibile în sală 175
Concluzii finale
28 Nov 2023
19:00 - 20:30
Locuri disponibile în sală 169
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