Nicolae PĂUN is professor of European Studies and the Dean of the Faculty of European Studies at Babeș Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He graduated the Faculty of History from UBB in 1978 and earned his PhD in history from the same university in 1991. He was the coordinator of several projects related to Social Sciences and European Integration and is also a member in the redaction committees of “Journal of European Integration History”, “Studia Europaea”, “L’Europe Unie”, and “Modelling the New Europe”. He was awarded with many distinctions, among them worth be mentioned being The Excelence Award from the European Institute of Romania, Excellence Award for the Institutional and Administrative Reform of the EU, LISBONA International Award and the “A.D. Xenopol” Award from the Romanian Academy.