Conference : Youth’s perspective on Romania’s public diplomacy within the EU

Conference : Youth’s perspective on Romania’s public diplomacy
within the EU
Organized by the Danube Youth Alliance with the support of the Austrian Embassy in Romania
Date : 17th of May 2017
Location : Ghica-Victoria Palace – Center for Cultural and Economic Diplomacy, Nicolae Iorga Street, 1

The purpose of the conference is to define the youth’s perspective on, and its role in
Romania’s public diplomacy in the EU in several key aspects: Cultural, Economic and Digital Diplomacy. Stakeholders from these domains will meet youth representatives in order to establish common goals and a series of concrete activities that will transform conclusions of the debate into reality.

Opening Panel : 14:30-15:00
Keynote speeches :
–  Gerhard Reiweger, Austrian Ambassador in Romania
– Eric Bartha, Director Danube Youth Alliance
Launch of the EU app and game created by DYA’s interns – Hackathon : Young Citizens for Europe

Coffee Break : 15:00-15:15

Workshops : 15:15-17:15
– Cultural Diplomacy:
o Topic : Promoting young artists, craftsmen, traditions and cultural tourism –
what are the most suited ways to do it ?
o Moderator : Gerhard Reiweger, Austrian Ambassador in Romania
o Guests :
Vlad Alexandrescu, Member of Parliament, Former Minister of Culture
Romita Iucu, Vice-Rector, University of Bucharest
Andreea Tanasescu, President , La Blouse Roumaine – IA Association

– Economic Diplomacy:
o Topic : InvestRomania – how to improve Romania as a bussiness destination
and what is the role of individuals and embassies? + how to promote Romanian
products and services in the EU ?
o Moderator : Oana Bizgan, Member of Parliament, Former Chief of Staff
o Guests :

§ Claudiu Vrinceanu, Economist, Former Secretary of State, Ministry of
§ Florin Jianu, President, Romanian National Council of SMEs

– Digital Diplomacy – Co-organisors : Smart Everything Everywhere
o Topic : What digitals tools could be used or created to promote Romania within
the EU ?
o Moderator : Dan Nechita, Smart Everything Everywhere
o Guests :
§ Maria Ligor, Special Representative for international cooperation,
promoting democracy and human rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
§ Bogdan Iordache, Techhub
§ David Timis, Growth Engine Manager, Google Romania

Coffee Break : 17:15-17:30
Closing Panel – Presenting Conclusions & Setting objectives : 17:30-18:30

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