Danut Dumitru is a Romanian Roma, working as a Country Facilitator for Romania since September 2010. In the last four years, he worked with the Roma Initiatives as a Program Coordinator at the Open Society Institute, Budapest where amongst other tasks, he was monitoring and evaluating projects implemented. In doing so, he had monitored many NGOs from all parts of Central Eastern Europe. Since 2000, Danut has been involved in defending Roma rights with Romani CRISS (Roma Center for Social Intervention and Studies) in Romania. He has worked with many international organizations as social worker and counselor, and also worked in Population Services International as a Program Coordinator in a research on Sexual Transmitted Disease within the Roma communities as a Behavior Change Communicator (BCC). Danut holds degree in Sociology and Social Work from the University Of Bucharest, Romania and an MA Degree in Community Administration of Justice. He graduated from Roma Access Program of the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, in 2005.