List of individual experts

Type of expert: Individual
First Name Cristina
Last Name Barna
Sector of Activity Academia
Primary Field of Expertise Sustainable development
Years of Expertise
  • >7
Employment Availability
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Collaboration
  • Consultancy
  • Short-term
  • Medium term
  • Long-term
  • Remote
Geographic Experience / Focus
  • Romania only
  • Europe
Gender Female
Second and Third Field
  • Economic reform and private sector development
Economic reform and private sector development
  • Entrepreneurship
Sustainable development
  • Education
  • Social economy
Job Title Assoc. Prof. PhD
Employer Bucharest University of Economic Studies (2016 - present) / University of Bucharest (2011 - 2015) / Spiru Haret University (1998 - 2011)
Sector of Activity Academia
Other Languages
  • English
  • French
English Professional Fluency
French Limited Knowledge
Papers / Articles Published

"1. Barna Cristina, Vameşu A. (coord.), Financial inclusion by social economy, Wolter Kluver Publishing House, 2015, ISBN 978-606-677-015-6;
2. Barna Cristina, Vamesu A., Credit Unions in Romania – a strong social enterprise model to combat financial exclusion and over indebtedness, CIRIEC (International Centre of Research and Information on the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy) Working Paper no. 2015/11, ISSN 2070-8289, available online
3. Barna Cristina, Vamesu A., Reviving Social Economy in Romania – between emerging social enterprises in all sectors, surviving communist coops, and subsidiaries of globalization actors, CIRIEC (International Centre of Research and Information on the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy) Working Paper no. 2014/07, ISSN 2070-8289, available online
4. Barna Cristina, Atlas of Social Economy. Romania 2014, Civil Society Development Foundation, Institute of Social Economy, 2014, ISBN 978-973-0-17000-9
5. Vasilescu R., Barna Cristina, Epure M., Baicu C., Developing university social responsibility: a model for the challenges of the new civil society, ISI Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences 2 (2010) 4177 – 4182, published by Elsevier Ltd, 2010, ISBN 1877-0428
6. Barna Cristina (lead author), Epure, M., Vasilescu, R., E-learning challenges in the European knowledge – based society. Romania case study, chapter 8, 138-154, in Developing and utilizing e-learning applications, Editors Fotis Lazarinis (University of Teesside, UK), Steve Green( University of Teesside, UK), Elaine Pearson (University of Teesside, UK), Publisher: IGI Global 2011, USA, ISBN 978-1-61692-791-2 (hardcover), ISBN 978-1-61520-793-6 (ebook)"

Flagship Projects

"1. Researcher in the project SECOIA of CIRIEC International - WP 3-T3.1.- Expertise méthodologique par pays portant sur les « indicateurs et pratiques de mesure d’impact ‘différencié’ des entreprises d’économie sociale » (Feb. - April 2016)
2. Expert trainer and researcher in the project “ICAR - Inclusion by micro-credit and mutual help - sustainable strategy of social economy for employment and social enterprises start-up”, financed by ESF, OP-HRD (Feb. 2015 - Nov. 2015)
3. Researcher in the project “Making social economy visible in Romania”, financed by EC Enterprise & Industry Directorate General (January 2014 - April 2014); author of Atlas of Social Economy in Romania 2014
4. Project “SOCEC.NET - social economy network” financed by ESF, OP-HRD: Consultant for social enterprises start-ups, Expert trainer delivering Entrepreneurship in Social Economy course, Working on local development strategies based on social economy for 3 rural communities from Romania (Oct.2014 - Oct.2015)
5. Project “PROMETEUS – Promoting social economy in Romania through research, education and professional training at European standards”, financed by ESF, OP-HRD: Expert trainer, consultant, researcher (2011 - 2013)
5. Project « IDEAL - Investing intelligent for Economic Entrepreneurial Development and Jobs », ID 150731, financed POSDRU 2007 - 2013: Business consultant / trainer (March - August 2015)
6. Project “Entrepreneurship at feminine”, financed by ESF, OP-HRD: Expert trainer, researcher
7. Expert for business support services for entrepreneurs in the project “eLife – Development of innovation, creativity and sustainability of the Romanian Entrepreneurship”, financed by ESF, OP-HRD

Additional info about your experience and skills

"- 2012 – 2014: member in GECES Group – European Commission Expert Group on Social Business; in 2013 - 2014 member in GECES sub-group on social impact measurement
- 2016 - present: member in the International Scientific Commission of CIRIEC (International Centre of Research and Information on the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy)
- 2010 – present: founder member and Vice-President of Pro Global Science Association (, Bucharest, Romania; from 2011 and in present – Managing Editor of Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research, issued by Pro Global Science Association

Managerial Experience Yes
Years of Managerial Experience 10
Trainings Trainer Certificate
Other Professional Certificates Certificate of completion of the training of trainers programme in management of social enterprises - European Research Institute on Cooperatives and Social Enterprises, Trento, Italy / Certificate of attendance of the course Methods for Research Synthesis: from meta-analysis to meta-ethnography - University of London, Institute of Education
Degree Awarded Doctoral
Area of Study Economics
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