Alina Bârgăoanu is a Professor and Vice-Chancellor of the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, which is the Romanian School of Governance. She is the author, co-author and editor of 12 books, including The Crisis of the European Union: Citizenship, Identity, and Solidarity Reassessed (2013); Examenul Schengen. În căutarea sferei publice europene [The Schengen Test: In Search of the European Public Sphere] (2011); Comunicarea în Uniunea Europeană. Modele teoretice şi aspecte practice [EU Communication: A View from Theory and Practice] (2011); and Fondurile europene. Strategii de promovare şi utilizare [European Funds: Promotion and Absorption Strategies] (2009). Loredana Radu is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, and Director of the Center for EU Communication Studies. She received a PhD in Sociology from the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, and an MBA from CEU Business School. Her publications include The Economic Crisis in the European Union: A Communicational Approach (2012), and several academic papers on the economic crisis, the European public sphere, EU communication policy, and Euroscepticism.Diego Varela is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, International Relations and European Studies at Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza in Iasi. He received a degree in Economics from Universidade da Coruña and both an MSc in European Studies and a PhD in Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has previously been a Robert Schuman scholar in the European Parliament, and an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of Universidade da Coruña, Universitatea Tehnica “Gheorghe Asachi” in Iasi, and the National University of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest.