We are currently accepting applications for volunteering the largest strategic international event in Romania, Bucharest Forum 2016 - A Fulcrum of Strategic Change Ensuring Stability, Building Resilience, Harnessing Opportunity, taking place on October 6-7, 2016. This is the 5th edition of Bucharest Forum, organized by the Aspen Institute Romania and the German Marshall Fund of the United States in partnership with the Government of Romania and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

For this year’s edition of the Forum, we see three overarching objectives at a critical moment for the West: strategic stability, resilience and opportunity, and three overlapping territorial angles: European, regional and transatlantic with the traditional Bucharest Forum’s East-West nexus reading.

Among confirmed speakers and moderators are:
  •          Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission
  •          Victor Grigorescu, Minister of Energy of Romania
  •          Andrew Moravcsik, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Director, European Union Program, Princeton University
  •          Kadri Liik, Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations
  •          Ivan Vejvoda, Senior Vice President, Programs, German Marshall Fund of the United States
  •          Nicolas Tenzer, Chairman, Center for Studies and Research on Political Decision
  •          Max Hofmann, European Correspondent, Brussels Bureau Chief, Deutsche Welle
  •          Frances Burwell, Vice President, European Union and Special Initiatives, Atlantic Council
  •          Özgür Ünlühisarcikli, Director Ankara Office, German Marshall Fund of the United States
  •          Mihnea Constantinescu, Ambassador-at-Large, Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  •          Tim Judah, Balkans Correspondent, The Economist
  •          Mustafa Aydin, Rector, Kadir Has University
  •          Dimitar Bechev, Visiting Scholar, Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  •          Marta Dassù, Senior Director, European Affairs, The Aspen Institute, Editor-in-Chief of Aspen Institute Italia’s journal, Aspenia
  •          Christina Lin, Visiting Academic Fellow, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
  •          Jacek Rostowski, Chairman of the Board, Foundation for Contemporary Liberalism, former Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister of Poland

The complete agenda of the Forum can be found here.

Please be advised that, if selected, you will also need to attend short informative sessions on the days prior to the event.

Work during the volunteering program would involve welcoming guests, assisting with organizing materials for the event, registration of onsite attendees, providing useful information to guests, tracking session participation, logistical support.

-          excellent command of English;
-          ability to perform well in a multicultural environment;
-          excellent time management skills;
-          previous experience in event and conference organizing.
To apply, please write in English to Ms. Elisabeta Dinu, at elisabeta.dinu@aspeninstitute.ro, outlining your motivation to participate in a 500 words paragraph. Please attach a copy of your CV. The closing date for receiving applications is September 28.

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