Zsuzsanna Kacos is the Director of the International Peace and Development Training Center (IPDTC) at the Romanian Peace Institute (PATRIR) and Assistant to the Director, Department of Peace Operations. For the past seven months she has been the lead coordinator of a project in Moldova-Transdniestria entitled 'IMPACT: Making Visible the Economic and Social Costs of Frozen Conflict and Benefits of Peace – Moldova-Transdniestria". Zsuzsanna has two MAs: one in Foreign Trade and a second one in Management of International Relations & Communitary Affairs. As a result of her research Zsuzsanna is the author of "The Relationship between NATO-CFSP. Confrontation for Collective Security" and "Between Conflict and Economy. Ensuring Welfare in Security for the Future." PATRIR is a non-governmental and non-profit organization, active in Romania and internationally. The main purpose of PATRIR is to promote peacebuilding, and constructive conflict transformation, and at the same time the prevention of all forms of violence - direct, structural, and cultural - in Romania, and internationally.