RAS researcher, Valentina Dimulescu, was invited to a round table discussion on policy responses to the refugee crisis and the latter’s implications in Romania. The German Marshall Fund of the United States and the GMF Alumni Team organized the round table on 24 May 24 2016 in Bucharest, Romania.
The aim of the GMF Alumni Team is to fact find, reach out and cooperate with regional NGOs so as to minimize the effects of the refugee crisis via policy proposals, but also crowdfunding and delivering humanitarian aid.
The round table discussion was lead by Adnan Kifayat, Senior Resident fellow at GMF, where he advises on strategies for engagement in the Transatlantic region, as well as GMF’s Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. The debate was designed as an informal discussion between the GMF Alumni Team and local NGOs and think tanks, but also as a brainstorming session focusing on gathering insight on future policy responses, both in Romania and in the Black Sea region.
Mrs. Dimulescu presented the findings and policy recommendations of Policy Brief 66: Immigration Policies in Romania: Policy proposals regarding the protection of immigrants’ civil rights in Romania, part of the project Discrimination against Immigrants in the Area of Civil Rights.