Category Archives: 2016

2016
• “Have a coffee and vote!” Campaign – December 2016

Teaming up with local coffee shops in Bucharest, we managed to offer 50% discount on all products for young people, aged between 18 and 35 years old, that would have voted on December 11th, for the Romanian legislative elections.   We convinced 7 coffee shops that have together more than 20 locations that attracted more than 500 youngsters.

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• Public Debate : Women in Politics

During the Romanian legislative election campaign, the Danube Youth Alliance focused on raising an important topic in the public arena : women participation in politics. Being a country where women are chronically underrepresented, Romania faces an important social challenge towards gender equality. Lacking a considerable number of female politicians translates in less inclusive public policies that disadvantage the whole society. Consequently, have been discussed during the debate some interesting solutions, such as quotas in local and national public administration, a … Continue reading

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• Brancusi Treasure Hunt – September 2016

In the context of the public donation gathering for one of Constantin’s Brancusi masterpiece, the Alliance has organized a non-formal event, a treasure hunt meant to promote the discovery of Bucharest’s cultural landmarks. The funds that were gathered, were given as donation for the acquirement of the masterpiece.

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• Debate “Romania’s Youth within the EU – Cultural Perspective” – May 2016

We hosted a debate in collaboration with the League of Romania Students Abroad about the Romanian Youth in the European Context. The youth voiced their concerns about the place of their country within the European Union while admitting the numerous benefits that the youth have acquired after the entrance in the EU.

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• Internship platform : Open Gates to the Future

While entertaining a strong relationship with the local bussiness community, we created an internship platform that can be accesed at internship.danubeyouth.to and we managed to offer more than 60 internship throughout the year.

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• Youth Dialogue #1&#2

We also promoted an climate of dialogue and organized several meetings with high government officials on topics such as Digital Romania or Tourism and Entrepreneurship.

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• Intergenerational Dialogue : Future Space Explorers

On May 17th 2016, with the occasion of the celebration of 35 years since the single flight of a Romania astronaut in space, Dumitru Prunariu, we held an event during which more than 50 young people had the opportunity to discuss with 10 astronauts coming from 6 cou

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• Meeting with Ernest Virgil Popovici

At the end of the year, we also organized a meeting with one of the most respected lawyers in Romania, Ernest Popovici, who shared his vast work experience with more than 50 law students.

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• Education

2016 marked the launch of the Romanian President’s Program « Educated Romania ». Throughout the year, several debates have been organized aiming to build a public consensus over the priorities in education. The Alliance was a strong dialogue partner and participated frequently at the debates voicing its opinion.

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