The goal of Aspen Institute Romania’s partnerships is to promote a concerted effort towards common goals and the exchange of ideas and expertise, in accordance with the Institute’s mission of fostering values-based leadership and reflecting on what represents the good society. To do so, Aspen Institute Romania has established throughout the years partnerships with key stakeholders in Romanian society, including public authorities, NGOs, think-tanks, universities and business chambers. These partnerships help us facilitate a transparent, responsible and non-partisan reflection process, between public decision-makers, private stakeholders and representatives of the non-governmental and academic sectors and greatly contribute to the success of our policy and leadership programs as well as our public events.
The Bucharest office of the German Marshall Fund of the US
The Bucharest office of the German Marshall Fund of the US serves as the headquarters for the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation (BST). In order to harness the tremendous civic energy that exists within the wider Black Sea region as a force for regional integration and good governance, GMF created the Black Sea Trust, a grant-making initiative. The broad goals of the Black Sea Trust include building trust among citizens in their public institutions and strengthening this critical set of institutions; affirming the value of citizen participation in the democratic process; promoting involvement of civil society in conflict resolution and fostering regional cross-border ties in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
Energy Policy Group (EPG)
The Energy Policy Group (EPG) is a Bucharest-based non-profit, independent think-tank specializing in energy policy, market analytics and energy strategy, grounded in February 2014. EPG’s regional focus is Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Basin, yet its analyses are informed by wider trends and processes at global and EU levels. EPG promotes a technologically advanced, secure, environmentally friendly and socially acceptable energy system. Although pro-business, EPG’s views are self-standing and science-based. EPG relies on the best specialized data sources, as well as on its own research concerning energy security and strategy, technology, markets, geopolitics and political risk.
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA)
SNSPA is a public institution of higher education and research (University) subordinated to the Ministry of Education, Research and Innovation. The University is based in Bucharest, Romania and was established in 1991 as a postgraduate teaching institution, incorporating in its structure the former Faculty of High Political Studies of the University of Bucharest. It is organized into four faculties (Public Administration, Communication and Public Relations, Political Science, Management) and one department (International Relations and European Integration).
University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest is the largest and the oldest technical university in the country and among the most prestigious universities in Romania. The tradition of our institution, developed in over 190 years through the effort of the most important nation's schoolmasters and of the generations of students, is not the only convincing reason. Today, the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest is undergoing a continuous modernization process, being involved in a permanent dialogue with great universities in Europe and all over the world. The mission of the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest has been thought over as a blend of education, research and innovation, which represents a key towards a knowledge-based society and economy.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Romania (AmCham Romania)
The American Chamber of Commerce in Romania (AmCham Romania) is a first rank advocacy and business growth professional association in Romania, the business association of first choice for advocacy and business growth. AmCham Romania is firmly committed to facilitating an open dialogue between the business community and the central authorities, promoting transparent solutions and priorities for making Romania a better home for businesses and increasing the country’s economic competitiveness in the region and at European level.
Foreign Investors Council / Consiliul Investitorilor Străini (FIC)
The FIC's main objective is to promote sustainable economic growth by improving Romania's investment landscape. The FIC's members strongly believe that the path to sustainable growth lies in public policies shaped through a transparent dialogue between the business community and the policy makers. The FIC is interested in a constructive dialogue and efficient and transparent consultations with the public authorities. This dialogue should concern issues of national relevance and of importance for the Romanian public and the business community alike and should be bedrock for sustainable development.
Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiești
Founded in 1948 in Bucharest, the university initially bears the name of the Institute of Oil and Gas, having at that time two faculties: the Faculty of Drilling and Production and the Faculty of Petroleum Refining. In the academic year 2017-2018 there are about 6,200 students attending the Petroleum-Gas University lectures, out of which 320 are foreign citizens coming from 27 countries.