Oana Preda has been part of the nongovernmental sector since 1996. She started at Pro Democracy Association, where got experienced in promoting democracy and public participation. After that, Oana worked for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI). At NDI she was part of the Civic Programme, aimed at strengthening NGOs’ capacity to influence the decision-making process. In 2006, Oana Preda took part in the establishment of the Resource Center for Public Participation – CeRe, one of the most relevant NGOs in the area of activism and citizens participation. Currently, as the Director of CeRe she is developing and managing the Center’s programmes and resources and works with public institutions, NGOs and citizens to promote participatory decision making and good governance. Besides working with CeRe, Oana Preda is a trainer and consultant for other NGOs (PACT Foundation, National Association of Citizens Advise Bureaus, Civil Society Development Foundation etc). Oana Preda also serves as a Board member for Bucharest Community Foundation and ACCEPT Association. Apart her professional activity, preoccupied by social justice, Oana is a civic activist fighting for many causes relevant for the Romanian society.