Emil Mesaros started doing NGO work for the Romanian academic debate program in 1998 and since then has never looked back. Chief organizer of over 50 national debate-related competitions and events between 1998-2009, Emil Mesaros has held over time various leadership positions in the The Romanian Debate Association- ARDOR, such as Executive Director between 1999-2002, President of the Association between 2002-2004, and President of ARDOR Transylvania between 2004-2009. Among his chief accomplishments are developing the Romanian high-school and university debate network and implementing the Romania in International Debate program. He is also an accomplished consultants in the field of European funds accession, advising clients, and especially SMEs, from a wide range of activity fields. Emil holds a college degree in law, and a master's degree in advertising.