Academic Board

Occidental Culture&Religion Department
Mirta-Acero-Director–Expert-in-European-Affairs

Dr. Mirta R. Acero

S. A.  Occidental Identity

Mirta is Doctor in European Identity and constitutional European Framework, researcher, writer, professor of Modern and Contemporary History and also specialises in Foreign Trade and International Relations, she has acquired various experiences combining university degrees in History of Art, Modern and Contemporary History, expertise in History of Music and Art Market and also International Affairs with her experience around Europe. She has made networking as an academic and also through the business world. Also, she has been applying her expertise as a lecturer and as a consultant in North-Central, West and South of Europe. She collaborates as an academic member of IRELAC -International Relations between Europe, Latin America and The Caribbean-, a Brussels institution connected with EU and its ECLAC -Commission for Latin America and The Caribbean-; she is also a member of 3QC a Think-Tank based at Regent´s University in London.

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Dr. Mercedes Rubio

S. A Ancient & Classical Heritage

Dr. Mercedes Rubio graduated in Humanities (Philosophy Department) at the University of Navarra (Spain), obtained the Diplome Européen d’Études Médiévales (Brussels SIEPM – Rome La Sapienza) and received a PhD degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2002. Her publications cover a wide range of topics in Greek, Latin and Hebrew Philosophy and Theology, with particular attention to the fields of theory of knowledge and philosophy of language. Her Doctoral dissertation, Aquinas and Maimonides on the Possibility of the Knowledge of God, won the Shlomo Pines Prize and was later published in the Series “Amsterdam Studies in Jewish Thought.” She is a faculty member of the Polis Institute of Languages and Humanities in Jerusalem, where she also holds the positions of Director of Research and Director of Institutional Relations, and is also Assistant Editor of the Bibliographia Thomistica section of the Corpus Thomisticum international Project.

Ma. George Alexander

J. A Geostrategy of Religions

Mr. George Alexandre is a writer, orator, human resource trainer, and Pan-Orthodox Christian activist. He was instrumental in founding Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society, an organization dedicated to Pan-Orthodox Christian unity. He holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Kerala and a Masters in Research in Social Sciences from the Mahatma Gandhi University. He has written several books and numerous articles. His areas of interest include human resources and community development, church management, Orthodox Christian journalism, Christian persecution, NGO management, contemporary Orthodoxy, inter-Orthodox dialogue and Pan-Orthodox studies.

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Iván López Casanova

S.A Family and Interpersonal Relations

Iván López Casanova. General Surgeon and Gastroenterology at the University Hospi­tal of the Canary Is­lands (Santa Cruz de Tenerife). Master’s Degree in Bioethics from the Un­iversity of La Lagun­a. Master’s Degree in Family Education from the International University of Catalon­ia. Master’s Degree in Personal Anthropology from the Catholic University of Valenci­a. Writer. Spain

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Dr. Raad Salam Naaman

S. A. Comparative Cultures & Middle East Affairs

Professor, writer, international lecturer and interpreter, Doctor in Arab Philology and Islamic Studies, researcher in comparative religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, expert in Biblical Theological Studies and Middle East, Ancient History of Mesopotamia, Religious Sciences and also Economist. Member of Honor in the Chaldean Global Union, President Chaldean Union in Spain. Native from Nínive (Irak) and Spanish citizen, he has developed his studies between Basora and Madrid. An active member of debates on radio and television in different parts of the world he works sealing deeply under the roots of islamic tradition and Judeo-Christian values from Ancient heritage to our contemporary times to improve our social skills through the understanding of current conflicts-. He is the author of numerous publications, mastering Arabic -Ancient, classical and dialectal-, Aramaic, Biblical ancient Hebrew, Spanish and English.

Dr. David I. Bernstein

S. A Jewish Culture

Mr. David I. Bernstein is the Dean of the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in History and a Ph.D. in Religious Education from New York University. He also attended Yeshivat HaMivtar. In addition, David is the Educational Consultant for Heritage Seminars and has led more than 50 Jewish heritage trips to Poland, Prague, Budapest, and Berlin. He has been the Dean of Pardes since 1998. Previously, he was the director of Midreshet Lindenbaum, popularly known as Brovender’s, for 12 years. David was a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel School for Jewish Education in Jerusalem from 1996-1998. Before moving to Israel in 1984, David was the director of informal education at the Ramaz Upper School in New York City, where he created and taught a 2-year curriculum integrating world and Jewish history.

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International Business

MA. Ariane Agostini

S. A International Leadership

Mrs. Ariane Agostini is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership at Regent’s University London, where she also is responsible for teacher education on a postgraduate level. Prior to joining Regent’s, Ariane worked as an executive coach, trainer and consultant with clients such as Apple, Deutsche Bank, Ford Motor Company, Virgin, Unilever and Sandoz. She has over 15 years of management experience in corporate settings. Prior to working in the UK, she lived and worked in seven countries and speaks six languages. She has a MSc in Cross-Cultural Management from the Vrije Universiteit, a BA in Hospitality Management from the Hotelschool the Hague, a Postgraduate Diploma in Organizational Behaviour from Birkbeck College and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from University of Westminster. In addition, she has trained in leadership, coaching, facilitation, conflict resolution and other areas with organisations such as CTI (The Coaches Training Institute), Gordon Training International, CFOR, and others. She is also trained as a Dance of Awareness facilitator. Ariane firmly believes in the innate creative potential present in all human beings, and that its expression is essential for individuals and organisations to learn, change, grow and thrive. This is the approach she is bringing to her work in leadership and education.

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Roberto Agostini
Accountancy&Administration
Roberto has a wide international experience gained in various industries and cultures, both in large corporations and in start-up companies. This gives him the ability to see what needs to be set in place for a company to grow smoothly, with a proven track record of successfully implementing transformational change within Investment Management, FMCG, Retail, Distribution and Manufacturing. He will be in charge to develop the area of Accountancy and Administration at OSI Occidental Studies Institute.
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Ma. Michael Giffoni

S.A  International Diplomacy & Business Intelligence

Mr. Michael L. Giffoni, as Italian and European EU Diplomat, during his career he has covered important positions as “Antici officer” to the Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU ( 2000-2004 ), Head of the EU task force for Western Balkans ( 2005-2008 ), first Italian Ambassador to Kosovo ( 2008-2013) and Head of the Unit for Northern Africa, Mediterranean and Arab Transition at the Italian Foreign Ministry ( 2013-14).

Rav van Hoinaru
Global Economy&Finances
Graduated with an award from University of Sheffield, UK BA(Hons) International History and Politics, MA Public Administration from the National School of Political Science and Public Administration Bucharest, MSc International Business Economics and Management from KU Leuven, Belgium, still PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London. Business minded, policy consultant by vocation, economist by education, and historian by heart, all together and all separately recommends Rav as a ‘man of social sciences and society’. He work has spanned across public affairs agencies, government bodies, private companies, lobby and Parliament in-house policy development and advocacy. Holding almost 10 years of experience at the European Parliament as cabinet member for the (former) vice-chair of Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and Chairman of the IFRS Permanent Team, MEP Theodor Stolojan, Raz met with representatives from both public and private sectors to discuss how to add in ‘adding value’ and find winning combinations, especially in financial reporting standards. As an academic he has been teaching at Queen Mary University of London, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania, organised conferences on the IASB’s work, sustainability and contributed to two Financial Reporting Council (FRC) UK studies, along with co-editing his first book New Models for Financing and Financial Reporting for European SMEs: A Practitioners’ view (Palgrave Macmillan), forthcoming 2019.

Antonio Mora Guanche
Innovation&Science
PhD Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid specialized in innovation. He has done studies at the Universities of Berkeley and Harvard. General Director of Industry of the Canary Islands Government. Member of the Council of public companies of external promotion and regional industrial development. Management of European Funds. Manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers (Strategic Consulting Group), based in Madrid, where he carried out projects in public institutions and private companies in various sectors. Vice-Manager of University and Managing Director of Foundation for the university development. Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of La Laguna.

Serghei Sinchin
E-Platform
Serghei Sinchin graduated from the Modern Humanitarian Institute, Faculty of Computer Science. He is an information technology specialist, a web programmer, a developer of sites and applications. He has been working in programming for more than eight years with frameworks like CodeIgbiter, Laravel, Symphony & work in CMS – WordPress, Joomla. Specialist in the fields of HTML, Css, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, Java, C #, php, Xamarin, reactJS. He works as well with the programs Android Studio, Visual Studio, Photoshop, Adobe Egde and many others.

Andrius Adamonis
New Technologies&Blockchain
Andrius has graduated Vilnius Gedimino technical university, Technomathematics (bachelor degree in mathematics) and Open-source software (master degree in information technology engineering). Currently he is writing his PHD at Vilnius University, in the information technology engineering field, more specific Blockchain technology. Andrius got interested in to Blockchain technology more than two years ago while he was working as an IT specialist in the Central Bank of Lithuania.Currently Andrius is working as a Blockchain project manager in the Central Bank of Lithuania. He is member of EU Blockchain observatory and forum. He is active participant and speaker in various FinTech conferences around the Europe.

Global Affairs
Dr-Giorgio-Alberti-Senior Advisor of Global Policy Expert - OSI Foundation

Dr. Giorgio Alberti

S. A. Global Policy

Dr Giorgio Alberti is an expert in Democratic Processes and the rise and development of Populist Movements which threaten its stability and very existence. His early research on the organizaton of Indian Communities in the Central Sierra of Perú led him to discover particular forms of local, participatory democracy, which contrasted with oligarchic style of government at the national level. Since then, the question of democracy and the search for the determinants of its good performance and stability have been at the center of his interests, particularly in the Latin american setting, where democrcy is still unstable and fragile.He held the chair of Theory of Political Development at the University of Bologna (Italy), taught at the Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins University and was also visiting professor at Columbia and Cornell Universities (USA).

András Lénárt
Institutional Speech
Dr. András Lénárt is Senior Lecturer of University of Szeged (Hungary) and visiting professor at the University of Barcelona and Huelva (Spain). His research interests include the relation between cinema and history, Spanish and Latin American history, politics and culture, Inter-American Studies, and Propaganda Studies. His more than 70 publications, written in Spanish, English and Hungarian, have appeared in Spanish, Hungarian, Italian, German and Canadian journals, volumes of essays and books, and also on the website of the US Library of Congress, National Film Registry. He is the author of Spanish Cinema under the Franco Regime: Ideology, Propaganda and Film Policy, published in Hungarian in 2014. He is a member of the General Assembly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and of various international associations, such as EAAS (European Association for American Studies) and AHILA (Association for European Historians of Latin America). He is a founding member of the Hungarian Research Centre for Inter-American Studies and the Hungarian Research Group for Caribbean Studies.

Dr. Christian Ghymers

S. A. Global Governance & Macro Policies

Dr. Christian Ghymers is expert in International Economics. President of the «Institut Interdisciplinary pour les Relations entre l’Union Européenne et l’Amérique Latine et les Caraïbes» (IRELAC – ICHEC, Brussels), Vice-President of the Robert Triffin International Association – RTI, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, and President of the accredited Belgo-Chilean Chamber of Commerce. In policy making he is specialized in governance issues (crisis management), regional integration, international monetary issues, and coordination of macroeconomic policies. He was Adviser in the Research Department of the Central Bank of Belgium (1978-1986), in the European Commission (1986-2013, DG Economy and Finance- ECFIN) and Coordinator of macroeconomic policies (Euro-area, G-7 – G-20), Governor’s adviser to several African Central banks 1992 and 1994, as Senior Adviser to the ECLAC/UN 2000-2003, as Senior Adviser to IMF Joint Vienna Institute 2009-2011) as well as consultant to other institutions in Latin America and Africa. He published around 60 works in Economics and Political Economy and several works on the Latin American independence ideas and constitutional philosophy. He was also Visiting Fellow at Bank of England (1981), the New-York Federal Reserve Bank (1984), the Brookings Institution (1984, Washington DC), and “Maître de Conférence” at the “Université Catholique de Louvain” (UCL, Belgium) and at the “Ecole Normale d’Administration” (ENA, Strasbourg, France).

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Rav van Hoinaru
Global Economy&Finances
Graduated with an award from University of Sheffield, UK BA(Hons) International History and Politics, MA Public Administration from the National School of Political Science and Public Administration Bucharest, MSc International Business Economics and Management from KU Leuven, Belgium, still PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London. Business minded, policy consultant by vocation, economist by education, and historian by heart, all together and all separately recommends Rav as a ‘man of social sciences and society’. He work has spanned across public affairs agencies, government bodies, private companies, lobby and Parliament in-house policy development and advocacy. Holding almost 10 years of experience at the European Parliament as cabinet member for the (former) vice-chair of Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and Chairman of the IFRS Permanent Team, MEP Theodor Stolojan, Raz met with representatives from both public and private sectors to discuss how to add in ‘adding value’ and find winning combinations, especially in financial reporting standards. As an academic he has been teaching at Queen Mary University of London, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania, organised conferences on the IASB’s work, sustainability and contributed to two Financial Reporting Council (FRC) UK studies, along with co-editing his first book New Models for Financing and Financial Reporting for European SMEs: A Practitioners’ view (Palgrave Macmillan), forthcoming 2019.

Bartolomeu- Constantin Savoiu
Geostrategy
Bartolomeu Constantin SĂVOIU is a retired General of the Romanian Army, politician, international economic affairs adviser and Christian-Orthodox militant. He is also French citizen. His activity is laying on 50 years (1968-2018). He has a B.Sc. and M.B.A. in Foreign Trade and International Economy and he followed the Reserve Officers Military School of Logistics and Administration. After a short career as government employee in the Ministry of the Foreign Trade, he started in Paris a career in international commerce. He was elected 10 years as Judge of the Labour Tribunal in Paris (Conseil des Prud`hommes). He was part at Gaullist Party U.D.R. (Union pour la Défense de la République), successively becoming R.P.R. (Rassemblement pour la République) and U.M.P. (Union pour un Mouvement Populaire), leaded always by the great statesman and politician Jacques Chirac, Minister, Prime Minister, Mayor of Paris and finally President of the French Republic (1995-2007). He was activist, militant and member of the Central Committee (National Council) of R.P.R. In 2006 he returned to Romania to be promoted as a Brigadier General. Vice-President of C.I.O.R. (Confédération Interalliée des Officiers de Réserve – NATO) and President of the Romanian Reserve Officers Association. He was Vice-President of the Romanian National Party (Partidul Naţional Român – P.N.R.), Romanian National Liberal Party (Partidul Naţional Liberal – P.N.L.) that merged with the Democratic Party (Partidul Democrat – P.D.) He founded a new Romanian Party: Alliance Law and Order (Alianţa Lege şi Ordine – A.L.O.) to defending the traditional values of the Judeo-Christian society, the common European roots, the North-Atlantic Treaty, the Western World and fighting for the preservation of the European identity in front of the Islamic invasion of our countries.

David Caixal
Counterintelligence
Doctorate and Licentiate in History from the University of Barcelona,Master in Military History from the Sorbonne University and Director of the Observatory (Ocatry) against the Jihadist Threat and Islamist Radicalization of INISEG. Analyst in International Geostrategy, Counterterrorism and Military History at the US Naval Postgraduate School / United States Homeland Security University and at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security.General Director in Spain of SECINDEF (Security, Intelligence & Defense) Israel-USA International Consulting Counterterrorim, Spanish-Israeli-American consultant specializing in counterterrorism and counterintelligence and Director of the “Research Group Firts World War Centenary 1914-1918 Imperial War Museum-SECINDEF”. Member of “The Society for Army Historical Research” (Advancing the study of British military history for the next generation- University Research Grants, London). Member of the “Research Group of the International Research Group for Conflict, Borderlands and Minorities of the Rey Juan Carlos I University

Antonio Mora Guanche
Innovation&Science
PhD Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid specialized in innovation. He has done studies at the Universities of Berkeley and Harvard. General Director of Industry of the Canary Islands Government. Member of the Council of public companies of external promotion and regional industrial development. Management of European Funds. Manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers (Strategic Consulting Group), based in Madrid, where he carried out projects in public institutions and private companies in various sectors. Vice-Manager of University and Managing Director of Foundation for the university development. Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of La Laguna.
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Dr. Finn Majlergaard

S. A Cultural Conflict & Global Resolutions

Dr. Finn Majlergaard is the founder and CEO of Gugin, a global operating consulting firm specialised in helping companies and organisations leverage the cultural diversity. Gugin facilitates post-merger integration processes, corporate culture development and offers a wide range of workshops and courses. Dr. Majlergaard is also a professor at several business schools and universities around the world. He has published 2 books on leveraging cultural diversity. He holds a doctoral degree from International School of Management in Paris, New York, Tokyo and Shanghai and an MBA from Henley Management College, UK.

Dareen Daniel
Goverment & Religion Relations
Dareen has been working for many years at building interfaith and intercultural bridges and networks among diverse faith communities and their families and members. She is an expert at creating bridges between different worlds on sensitive and complicated topics. Dareen previously served for 10 years as a senior attorney in the Counsel and Legislation Department of the Israeli Ministry of Justice, where her principal area of expertise was in state-religion relations in Israel and the Middle East. Dareen created and expanded new working relationships among religious and civil authorities in Israel and became expert in building bridges and creating partnerships between religious communities, government agencies and civil society organizations, and in developing interfaith and inter-religious cooperation and coordination projects. In addition, Dareen guided and developed a number of high-profile legal and legislative reforms related to civil and religious laws, and she represented Israel at international meetings between European and Middle Eastern countries designed to increase understanding of each other’s legal systems, cultures and religious backgrounds. Her work, as a public policy lawyer and mediator, with numerous religious communities (Christians, Jews, Muslims, Druze and others), including in the complicated and challenging city of Jerusalem, helped her acquire broad and deep understanding and sensibility regarding many different faith, tradition, linguistic and cultural backgrounds and the relationships among them.

Jon Pettigrew
Uk&Common Wealth
Jon Pettigrew is an experienced international business operator with recent consultancy expertise. He is a Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at two Universities in London in Cross Cultural Communication and Perspectives. Jon has particular experience, for 10 years, with European based clients from Japan, many in the City of London, but also with industrial and government organisations. He is also experienced with clients from most EU countries and independent countries, formerly part of the USSR or its satellites. Since 2017 Jon has worked in this latter field on a continuing special project for the UK Foreign Office. Jon worked in the wine trade for 10 years, travelled widely and speaks French and German well. He has a qualification in Japanese and in Latin.He has taken courses in Spanish and is now learning Bulgarian.Jon took the post-experience Cranfield MBA and founded a pioneering internet music business in phase 1 of the web,

Julien Fouchet
EU Affairs
Julien Fouchet, Master in Public Law, is the President of AUDE, Association for the Unification of Law in Europe. He also chairs the IEFBB, European Institute and Francophonie of the Bordeaux Bar. Julien Fouchet teaches courses in European law and urban planning law for European citizens and entrepreneurs as well as real estate professionals.

Ma. Cristina Bejenaru

J. A Russian and East European Affairs

Dedicated expert with a strong background in International Relations, Ms. Cristina Bejenaru has obtained her Bachelor Degree in Political Sciences at the Institute of International Relations of Moldova and graduated with High Honors her Master degree in Political Sciences at the Academy of Public Administration by the Government of Moldova. She is a former consultant of the Moldovan Ministry of Internal Affairs with a history of working in justice and home affairs, project management, and European integration processes. Ms. Bejenaru was an intern at the Regional Anticorruption Initiative Secretariat from Bosnia and Herzegovina, an intergovernmental regional organization which deals solely with anti-corruption issues, covering the nine member states: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia. As well, Ms. Bejenaru is a keynote speaker and trainer aimed to promote the good governance principles, fair justice, and human rights with a special focus on child protection. She wrote several publications approaching the fields of justice and home affairs, geopolitics, human rights, international child abduction, globalization, integrity and democratic values. Ms. Bejenaru is committed to developing solution-oriented strategies, concepts, and development plans for public authorities, NGOs, international organizations, both at internal and regional levels. She strongly believes the right information and the right use of it lead to power and empowering. She found Occidental World as a platform to express an unbiased point of view and to contribute to spreading information alongside with other contributors, as well committed to sharing their experience and knowledge.

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Dr. Raphael Louis

S.A Canadian Affairs

Dr. Raphael Louis is a United Nations (UN) E-Government and Knowledge in Government Management Certified, Global Healthcare Reform Expert and holds two Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Community Development at Saint Peter and Saint Paul College and University for his lifetime humanitarian achievement, and Doctor of Humanitarian Services (Honoris Causa) at the World organization of Natural Medicine (WONM). He is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the ‘International Council’ founded in Solothurn (Switzerland) as a small round with the name International Council for Practice-Based Research and Sustainability and a first class network of Prime-Ministers, Ministers, Presidents, Chairmen, CEO’s and other leaders of international institutions and organizations, groups and companies. Hon. H.E. Sir. Dr. Raphael Louis track record of executive experience is quite notable within a broad cross-section of public, private, not-for-profit, academic organizations, philanthropic, chivalric and corporate entities at the local, national and global levels. His Chivalric and Executive achievement is remarkable. He has been bestowed the honors of Sir Knight (SK) by the Knights of Columbus, the Color Corps and Patriotic Degree (KoC), White Knight Prior, and Knight Commander for British Columbia Canada by the Order of Saint Paul (OSP) and is a top management and executive board member within several world renowned institutions.

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Dr. Giorgio Alberti

S. A. Global Policy

Dr Giorgio Alberti is an expert in Democratic Processes and the rise and development of Populist Movements which threaten its stability and very existence. His early research on the organizaton of Indian Communities in the Central Sierra of Perú led him to discover particular forms of local, participatory democracy, which contrasted with oligarchic style of government at the national level. Since then, the question of democracy and the search for the determinants of its good performance and stability have been at the center of his interests, particularly in the Latin american setting, where democrcy is still unstable and fragile.He held the chair of Theory of Political Development at the University of Bologna (Italy), taught at the Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins University and was also visiting professor at Columbia and Cornell Universities (USA).

Hely Moreno Zambrano
Latinoamerican Affairs
Manager and Director of Industrial and Telecommunications Companies (CATV) in Venezuela. Exiled voluntarily in the USA under the condition of Resident. Professor at the Banking and Finance School of the Metropolitan University. Public Policy Manager with presidents Carlos Andrés Pérez, Ramón J Velázquez and Rafael Caldera. He was part of the Federation of Public Accountants of Venezuela. Co-founder of the MDL Political Movement and Movement for Liberal Democracy.

Diplomacy & Human Rights

Ma.Demostene Olariu

S. A Human Rights and NGO´s.

Mr. Demostene Olariu graduated from the Faculty of Psychology and Sociology in Romania and is the president of the International Organization for Democracy and Human Rights IODHR – Norway and the Cultural Ambassador of Center for Education and Promotion Association from Bucharest – Romania .He worked in the Romanian Government as a counselor in the Ministry of Interior and Public Administration, the Prefecture of Iasi County, and with over 15 years of experience in the field of NGO, project manager, trainer and entrepreneur in the social economy. Mr. Demostene Olariu, is an expert on minority issues, by finding optimal solutions and developing disadvantaged communities, by creating practical projects, especially those relating to auto determination, personal development, social protection of refugee and minorities, projects of the rights of children and women, to slavery and similar practices, social inclusion projects for people those who are in prison. Ambassador of the United Refugee Green Council in Cyprus, President of the Romanian – Norwegian Association HOPE and executive secretary of the ALFA Romania Association, coordinator of various national projects funded by the European Union for the social integration of minoritie.

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