We are currently accepting applications for volunteering for the largest strategic international event in Romania, Bucharest Forum 2017: Center and Periphery – Bridging the Divide, taking place on October 4-6, 2017. This is the 6th edition of Bucharest Forum, organized by the Aspen Institute Romania and the German Marshall Fund of the United States in partnership with the Government of Romania, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of National Defence.

For this year’s edition of the Forum, the agenda is structured around an overarching theme, “Center and Periphery – Bridging the Divide”, at critical times for the region and Europe, and the discussion will focus on its economic, financial and societal implications.   

Alongside the Bucharest Forum, on October 4, Aspen Institute Romania and the German Marshall Fund of the United States are organizing the Young Strategic Leaders Forum. The Young Strategic Leaders Forum aims to create a space of discussion and a work group for young professionals of the Aspen and GMF fellows and alumni community that are committed to generate innovative and up-to-date analysis, and to contribute with groundbreaking perspectives and strategies in areas like foreign affairs, international relations, global economics and international public policy.

Among confirmed speakers and moderators are:

•    H.E. Teodor Melescanu, Minister of Foreign Affairs
•    Victor Negrescu, Minister Delegate for European Affairs, Romania
•    Ilan Laufer, Minister for the Business Environment, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Romania
•    Steve Clemons, Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor in chief of AtlanticLIVE
•    Liz Claman, Anchor, FOX Business Network
•    Sam Burke, Business and Technology Correspondent, CNN
•    Harlan Ullman, Senior Advisor, Atlantic Council
•    Thibault Muzergues, Europe Program Director, International Republican Institute
•    Andrew Wrobel, Head of Editorial, Emerging Europe
•    Arkady Moshes, Programme Director, The EU’s Eastern Neighborhood and Russia research programme, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
•    Yosuke Kawakami, Director for Japan, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
•    Ali Aslan, TV Host and Journalist
•    Stefaan De Rynck, Advisor for Outreach and Think Tanks, Brexit Task Force of European Commission
•    Matti Maasikas, Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Estonia/ Representative of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Please be advised that, if selected, you will also need to attend short informative sessions on the days prior to the event.

Work during the volunteering program would involve welcoming guests, assisting with organizing materials for the event, registration of onsite attendees, providing useful information to guests, tracking session participation, logistical support.   

-          excellent command of English;   
-          ability to perform well in a multicultural environment;   
-          excellent time management skills;   
-          previous experience in event and conference organizing.   
To apply, please write in English to Ms. Raluca Stoican, at raluca.stoican@aspeninstitute.ro, outlining your motivation to participate in a 500 words paragraph. Please attach a copy of your CV. The closing date for receiving applications is September 20.