Engage with the Aspen Institute Romania


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


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

Young Leaders Program:
The Program is fellowship based and the Call for Nominations for each year starts in December or January (the following year).
Nominations can be made by submitting the following documentation in English: the Nomination Form, a letter of recommendation and the candidate’s CV together with a 500 words letter of motivation.
For the 2018 edition of the program, the selection process ended in March.

Aspen Seminar for Leaders:
In 2018, the Aspen Institute Romania will organize two editions of the Aspen Seminar for Leaders: May 10-13, 2018 and November 8-11, 2018. Both editions will be moderated by Dr. Todd Breyfogle, Director of Seminars from the Aspen Institute US.
This is an invitation only event – for more information on how to participate/fee/content, please send an email to office@aspeninstitute.ro with the subject [ASL 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 one or two times per year and is fellowship based, involving minimum costs from participants. For more information, please send an email to office@aspeninstitute.ro with the subject [AJS information]

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 2% of the 2017 income tax (until May 25, 2018);
  • Support of the Aspen Institute Romania Leadership Programs with a donation for the Aspen Leadership Trust.