Aspen Policy Programs seek to improve the quality of leadership and the formation of policy through evidence-based, multiple stakeholders’ dialogue on the challenges facing society.
Based on the Aspen Method which we profess and practice, we facilitate a transparent, responsible and non-partisan reflection process, between public decision-makers, private stakeholders and representatives of the non-governmental and academic sectors, about various aspects concerning key challenges of the Romanian society. The goal is to set up a platform helping our Program communities reach consensus on concrete policy recommendations in the areas pertaining to our Programs. The difference between Aspen Policy Programs and other initiatives is that we engage with public decision-makers from the start of the reflection process, engaging them in an informal and informed dialogue and fostering mutual ownership of our policy recommendations.
Aspen Policy Programs typically consist of a dedicated community of approximately 25 – 30 public, private and non-governmental leaders. Each Program is structured as follows:
– A Program Taskforce consisting of Program leading supporters and AIR experts and staff, which sets the direction of the Program and the topics for debate;
– Closed Doors and Public Workshops debating the topics of interest to the Program;
– A Leadership Module for the Program Community of public, private, non-governmental and academic stakeholders, focusing on contemporary leadership challenges as well as on the Program’s policy recommendations;
– A White Paper containing the policy recommendations reached by the proceedings of the Program and presented to the relevant decision-makers;
– A Public International Event presenting the Program outcomes and recommendations to a broader audience and to the general public.
We warmly encourage all interested parties to join our Policy Programs. We count on constant engagement of the wider AIR community, composed of members, fellows and alumni in contributing with their vast expertise to the success, depth and outreach of our Programs.
For more details regarding our Policy Programs please contact the AIR Policy Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aspen Healthcare & Quality of Life Program
The program aims to broaden the scope of the debate on health policy, support sustainable reform in the health sector and develop a program community.
Aspen Economic Opportunities & Financing the Economy Program
The program sets out to create a community comprising multiple stakeholders from the public, private, and non-governmental sectors.
Aspen Energy & Sustainability Program
Developed in cooperation with the Energy Policy Group (EPG) and with the support of ENEL, Aspen Energy Lab (AEL) was launched in 2016.
Aspen Technology & Society Program
The program aims to gather together public and private sector leaders from a variety of backgrounds, interested in issues pertaining to digitalization, technological changes and Romania’s response to these.
Aspen Future of Work Initiative
The aim of this nonpartisan effort is to identify concrete ways to address the challenges the Romanian workforce and society will face considering the Industry 4.0 revolution.
Aspen City Lab
Aspen City Lab sets to broaden the scope of the debate on urban policies and planning in Romania.
Aspen Governance & Society Program
This program aims to foster good governance and increase the social responsibility of decision-makers in Romania.
Aspen Sports & Society Program / Joacă Pentru Viaţă
This program is an exercise of reflection for leaders from public, private and non-governmental sectors.
Aspen Arts & Society Program
Arts and Society Program of the Aspen Institute Romania brings together representatives of the plastic arts, music and the dramatic arts.