Engage with the Aspen Institute Romania

MEMBERSHIP

Members of the Aspen Institute Romania are individuals and companies who are committed to pursuing the Aspen values through their direct personal participation and financial support. Aspen members are bound to respect the integrity and impartiality criteria stemming from the Institute’s values and mission.

Private companies and individuals with an excellent public and professional reputation that share the Aspen ideals and goals related to an inclusive, non-partisan dialogue for a good society, are welcome to apply for membership. Prospective members must have recommendations from at least two already AIR members (inquiries on the matter can be addressed to us for further guidance), the package is afterwards sent to the Board for approval, membership being completed once received approval in the General Assembly.

Annual membership fees at Aspen Institute Romania depend on the type of membership:

  • Corporate membership (corporations and their representatives): €15,000
  • Enterprise membership: €10,000
  • Business membership (for companies with an annual turnover of up to €20 million): €5,000
  • Personal private sector: €2,500
  • Personal public sector/arts/civil society/non-profit sector (invitation only): €150

All members of Aspen Institute Romania are eligible to participate in seminars & policy programs and are associated with the activities of the Institute (Leadership, Public Policy, Public Programs, Aspen International Network). Members can recommend other members of the organization for these programs, initiate and participate in the governance structures of existing programs or of newly created ones. As far as dedication time is concerned, it depends entirely on personal preference – there are individuals and organizations interested in a single program or those who are interested in virtually everything we do (often through different individuals from the member organization). We have members who are not Romanian citizens and also members who are not residents in Romania.

If you are interested in joining the Aspen Institute Romania or contributing to our activities, please contact office@aspeninstitute.ro

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

There are several ways in which you can participate in our Leadership Programs.

Young Leaders Program:

The Program is fellowship-based and is organized entirely in English. The Call for Nominations for each edition is usually launched at the beginning of each year.

Nominations can be made by submitting the following documentation in English: Nomination Form (template provided in the Call for nominations), a Letter of Recommendation and the candidate’s CV together with a Letter of Motivation.

The Selection process includes an eliminatory screening of the nominations and an interviews phase.

Aspen Seminar for Leaders:

The Seminar is usually organized once a year, entirely in English and it is fee based, which includes the costs of moderation, seminar management, seminar materials, accommodation, meals and transportation between Bucharest and the location of the seminar.

Discounts are available for the representatives of the AIR Members (25% Corporate Members, 20% Business Members, 15% Personal Private Sector Members) and for the representatives of the non-profit sector. In addition, depending on the budget of the program, 1-2 scholarships are available for representatives of the public sector.

This is an invitation only seminar. Also, we are always glad to receive recommendations of potential participants from the Aspen community.

For more information on how to participate/fee/content, please see the dedicated section on the website or send an email to office@aspeninstitute.ro with the subject [ASL information].

Aspen Public Service Leadership Program:

The Program is fellowship-based and is dedicated to the most promising leaders of the public sector in Romania. Each edition is organized entirely in English and gathers 20-25 participants, aged between 25 and 45 years, with a high level of English fluency and a diverse background in terms of gender and political affiliation, selected through a complex selection process based on nominations.

Depending on the specific thematic focus of each edition, invitations for nominations are sent to various relevant public institutions, in the central and local public administration, universities etc. Also, we are always glad to receive recommendations of potential participants from the Aspen community.

Starting with 2021, Aspen Institute Romania organizes each year a Spring Cohort (online) and an Autumn Cohort (in person).

For more information about the program, please see the dedicated section on the website or send an email to office@aspeninstitute.ro with the subject [APSLP information].

Aspen Junior Seminar:

The Seminar is dedicated to students and young professionals aged 20-24, at a formative moment in their personal and professional development. The Seminar is organized once per year, entirely in Romanian and is fellowship based, involving minimum costs from participants. The Call for applications is usually launched in the autumn of each year.

For more information, please see the dedicated section on the website or send an email to office@aspeninstitute.ro with the subject [AJS information].

Aspen Teen Online Seminar:

The fellowship-based Aspen Teen Online Seminar is organized once per year, entirely in Romanian and is dedicated to high school students, aged 15 to 19. It aims to introduce high school students to the concept of values-based leadership, through the Aspen Method, thus proposing a non-conventional extra-curricular activity.

For more information, please see the dedicated section on the website or send an email to office@aspeninstitute.ro with the subject [ATOS information]

Custom Leadership Seminars & Socrates Seminars:

The Custom Leadership Seminars engage multiple stakeholders of the Aspen Public Policy Programs’ communities (including public decision-makers), to think more critically and deeply about the good society and to have an informal, constructive debate on topics of relevance to the respective Public Policy Programs.

Part of the broader category of the Custom Leadership Seminars, the Socrates Seminars provide a forum for leaders from various professions to convene and explore contemporary issues through expert-moderated dialogue.

The Custom Leadership Seminars and the Socrates Seminars are invitation based, depending on the areas of interest of each edition (e.g. healthcare, finance & economy, defense, resilience, technology etc.). We are always glad to receive recommendations of potential participants from the Aspen community. For more information, please see the dedicated sections on the website.

Support our Leadership Programs and Initiatives through the Aspen Leadership Trust:

Support the work of the Aspen Institute Romania and help us promote values-based leadership and the creation of the „Good Society”, through:

  • Redirection of 5% of your income tax to the Aspen Institute Romania. This option usually has its deadline for submission in May each year for the income tax of the previous year (for individual contributors to the Aspen Leadership Trust).
  • An individual donation dedicated to the Aspen Leadership Trust at the following bank account. Please state “Aspen Leadership Trust Contribution” accompanied by your name, in the transfer description.

Bank: Raiffeisen Bank
Bank Branch: Dorobanți
Bank Address: Piața Dorobanți, nr. 1, Sector 1, București
Account Name: ASOCIATIA INSTITUTUL ASPEN ROMÂNIA
IBAN: RO70 RZBR 0000 0600 0786 0304

  • A sponsorship contract: as a Romanian legal person, you can contribute to the Aspen Leadership Trust by signing a sponsorship contract until the end of each year.

For more information, please see the section dedicated to the Aspen Leadership Trust on the website or send an email to office@aspeninstitute.ro with the subject [ALT information].