Values-based leadership is now more than ever needed at a global, European, regional and national level in order to overcome the global health crisis caused by COVID-19 and mitigate the pandemic’s negative economic and social effects.

In this context, Aspen Institute Romania, as a neutral, balanced, multi-stakeholder convener, seeks to engage its network of members, fellows and alumni and its wider community in a reflection process on the current critical topics confronting our society and on how to ensure that the post-pandemic world continues to reflect the ideals and ideas defining a good society. Under the Aspen Dialogues series of webinars, we invite national and European public decision-makers, representatives of political parties, private sector stakeholders, Ambassadors of key partners of Romania and representatives of the non-governmental and academic sectors to discuss these current challenges and debate with the Aspen community on possible ways forward.

The goals of the Aspen Dialogues series are both to foster resilience in the face of challenges posed by the pandemic and to discuss lessons learned and possible solutions, providing concrete policy recommendations for recovery.