A step forward: Reforming the Romanian Educational System
Debate over the new Romanian Education Law

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Chicago, IL, May 2010 – The Romanian Cultural Exchange (ROCX) in collaboration with the Global Romanian Students and Young Professionals Society (GRSPSociety), invites you to attend a public debate regarding the new Romanian Education Law on Friday, May 7th at 6:30pm. Downtown location to be determined. 

GRSPSociety is also collaborating with the Romanian Students Union (USR) (www.uniunea.ro) to organize a series of public debates concerning the new Romanian Education Law in the main big cities of US (Boston, Washington DC, New York & Chicago) and Europe (London, Bruxelles, Amsterdam, Budapest & Paris). The purpose of these public debates is to bring together the opinions and suggestions of as many Romanian Students and Young Professionals who live abroad as possible and to send the feedback to the decision makers in the Romanian Government and Parliament.

The Romanian Students Union (USR) is also organizing debates in 29 cities of Romania. The feedback of these debates will be included in a report and handed in to the officials and decision makers during the National Students Congress, which will take place on the 13th of May in Bucharest.

Your opinion matters!
To register for the debate, please go to Registration Form.


About Romanian Students and Young Professionals (GRSPSociety)
GRSPSociety isan open network of organizations and individuals committed to advancing Romania's development and modernization through civic involvement and professionalism. GRSPSociety has members in 12 countries and is currently expanding to include more students, professionals, and relevant groups. 
www.grspsociety.org



Information regarding the Romanian Education Law
www.unpasinainte.edu.ro/
www.edu.ro/ 
www.gov.ro/upload/articles/106509/legea-educatiei-nationale.pdf


ROCX at the Boston Conference of Global Romanian Students and Young Professionals 2009

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Liana Sava and Anca Paunescu have participated in the second Global Romanian Students and Young Professionals Society (GRSPSociety) Conference.  The event took place in Boston, at the Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, between the 4th and the 6th of December, 2009. Over 75 participants from around the world shared their views about Romania's future and presented their plans on how their ideas could be implemented by partnering with GRSPSociety.

The conference hosted high-profile key-note speakers and panelists from the non-profit sector, academia, business and mass-media.

The main focus of the conference were the Working Groups (Democracy and Participation, Education and Research, Culture and Arts, Business and Finance, Administration and Public Policy, International Migration, Romania's Image Abroad, International Development and Healthcare and Medical Research) which, by the end of the conference, proposed a series of projects which will be implemented over the course of 2010.

For more details about the conference and how you can get involved, please visit  http://www.grspsociety.org/projects





ROCX on official visit to Cotroceni

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Andra Munteanu, founder of the ROCX organization has been part of a 14 member delegation invited in September 2009 to Bucharest by the Secretary of State Eugen Tomac. Mr. Tomac is the Chief Relations Officer for Romanians Abroad within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania. The main topic discussed during the four day visit, was improving the relations between the Institutions of the Romanian State and the Romanian Communities within the United States.

"In urma cu doar doua saptamani Domnia Sa Eugen Tomac a vizitat comunitati romanesti din marile metropole americane New York, Chicago si Los Angeles unde a avut intalniri cu reprezentanti ai unor organizatii social-culturale si ale mass-mediei romanesti din SUA la Consulatele Generale ale Romaniei din aceste orase. Intrucat concluzia Secretarului de Stat Tomac a fost aceea de a intensifica dialogul cu o parte din acesti lideri, Domnia Sa a invitat 14 din acesti lideri si reprezentanti romano-americani la Bucuresti pentru trei zile de sedinte de lucru cu liderii institutiilor statului roman. "Una din preocuparile majore ale politicii externe ale Romaniei si ale Departamentului pentru Relatiile cu Romanii de Pretutindeni este consolidarea relatiei acestuia cu comunitatile romanesti din afara granitelor tarii" a declarat ministrul Secretar de Stat Tomac in invitatia sa adresata acestor reprezentanti.

In scurta sa vizita in SUA, domnul Tomac a explicat reprezentantilor comunitatii romanesti ca in putinele luni pe care Domnia Sa le-a avut la dispozitie de la preluarea acestui departament si pana in prezent, prioritatea sa a constituit-o romanii ce traiesc in tarile invecinate Romaniei, insa a sosit acum timpul ca si romanii din SUA sa fie pusi pe agenda oficiala de lucru si sa identifice care ar fi necesitatile prioritare.

 

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In cursul zilei de miercuri 30 septembrie a.c. delegatia romano-americana a avut prima sedinta de lucru la sediul Ministerului Afacerilor Externe cu domnul Secretar de Stat Eugen Tomac si directori din cadrul acestui departament. Apoi cei 13 reprezentanti au fost invitate la sediul Societatii Romane de Televiziune pentru a se intalni cu presedintele acesteia si membri ai consiliului director precum si conducerea TVR International. In seara aceleasi zile, delegatia romano-americana a fost primita de presedintele Romaniei la Palatul Cotroceni unde acestia au avut un dialog deschis cu Presedintele Traian Basescu.

Pentru urmatoarele doua zile liderii romano-americani au programate intalniri cu Premierul Emil Boc, Presedintele Camerei Deputatilor Roberta Anastase, Presedintele Senatului Mircea Geoana, Ministrul Afacerilor Externe Cristian Diaconescu, precum si cu Prea Fericitul Patriarh al Bisericii Ortodoxe Romane.

[...]Departamentul pentru Relatii cu Romanii de Pretutindeni a invitat anterior acestei delegatii romano-americane, lideri ai comunitatilor romanesti din Moldova, Ucraina, Italia, Spania si Germania. Aceste intalniri avand loc in fiecare luna incepand cu luna aprilie a.c.
Steven V. Bonica - Redactor Sef, Romanian Tribune"