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20 - 21 September 2021
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Cristina Dragomir
Vice President / General Secretary at European Center for Social Responsibility / WISTA Romania


Current Positions and Affiliations:

Vice President of the European Center for Social Responsibility (

General Secretary of WISTA Romania

Associate Professor at Constanta Maritime University where she teaches courses and seminars in Transport technologies, Management of Human Resources and Leadership, Management of Ship Commercial Operations at BSc and MSc degree programs.

Member of the IAMU Experts group for STCW evaluation at IMO

Member in the Romanian Naval League

Projects (research and capacity building)

2021-2022 Challenges of Maritime Digital Leaders in the Algorithmic Age (DIGITAL LEADER), grant by the International Association of Maritime Universties (IAMU) and the Nippon Foundation, Japan

2019-2021Maritime Innovative Network of Education for Emerging Maritime Issues (MINE-EMI), Project 2019-1-TR01-KA2013-077463, Erasmus+ Program of the European Union

2018 ”Diversification of seafarers’ employability paths through collaborative development of competencies and certification” (DIV DSEA), European Commission Grant Agreement 2016-1-RO01-KA202-024663, ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership project

2017-2018, Project Manager and Principal Investigator of “Gender Equality and Cultural Awareness in Maritime Education and Training” (GECAMET) research, IAMU FY 2017 (transnational research with members from 9 countries over 4 continents)

2011-2012 project RoNoMar (Romanian Norwegian Maritime Research) - code: 2008/111922

2010 „Mathematical models in interdisciplinary approach with applications in Engineering and Economics: MIEC 2010”, code ANCS 10.6 .

2012 –2013 „Vocation, interests and self development path to professional success - VIA” –code: POSDRU/90/2.1/S/63742

2009, „Leadership: communication and competitiveness in new State Member countries integration” (LIDEROM) code: 282 - IDEI - PCE – 1246.

Scientific publications: two PhD thesis, 4 books and over 45 research papers on Shipping, Human Resources Management in maritime transport and gender in shipping, ISI Clarivate proceedings at conferences or published by international indexed journals (SCOPUS, EBSCO etc.)

Among published works:

[1] Dragomir, C., Batrinca, G, Popescu, C., Surugiu, F., Study on Motivation of Targeted Groups to Join the Maritime Sector, Study developed under the RoNoMar (Romanian Norwegian Maritime) Project 2008/111922, Nautica Publisher, Constanţa, 2012, ISBN 978-606-8105-71-0

[2] Dragomir, C., Utureanu, S., International Maritime Organisation’s Initiatives for Women Integration in the Maritime Sector, Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Vol. XIII, Issue 2, 2013, Ovidius University Press, pp. 394-398

[3] Dragomir, C., Surugiu, F., Seafarer Women - Perception of the Seafaring Career, Proceedings of 2nd WSEAS International Conference on Economics, Political and Law Science (EPLS '13), Brasov, Romania, June 1-3, 2013, pp 15-18.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Role models for women seafarers

  • Audience Q&A