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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising – Great Britain’s success adapted to Romanian reality

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A fundraiser must have some special DNA to be able to steer the (financial) beast in the eye. Have learnt some best practice from Andrei Chirtoc, a gentle man with loads of practice working for the charitable sector. His story has crossed paths with the UK more than once. Here it is! Peer-to-Peer fundraising is a model that in the last years, at an international level, had a spectacular growth. … Read more »Peer-to-Peer Fundraising – Great Britain’s success adapted to Romanian reality

Sir David King visits Romania

Sir David King, the Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change visited Romania on 11 September. Together with Ambassador Paul Brummell, he met with Romanian officials, experts, and NGOs working on energy and climate change issues. Sir David and British embassy staff joined an event in Herastrau Park to celebrate the UK  German Climate Diplomacy Day. At the end of his visit, we asked him to share his impressions  on … Read more »Sir David King visits Romania

Volunteers for the summer

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On 19th July, Mark Flewitt and Tim Tofts – Trustees of The Libra Foundation – visited the embassy on to talk about the charity’s plans for the future. The charity volunteers and trustees were excited about a 5 week programme that was about to start, full of activities aimed at improving the lives of disadvantaged and disabled Romanian children. We invited them to share their impressions on our blog.  This … Read more »Volunteers for the summer

Great Britons: The best of Health

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Our Charge d’Affaires a.i. Esther Blythe has been impressed with the city and county of Arad and the work done there by Dr Graham Giles. Read her account below. ‘Last week I met some amazing people in Arad County. We were celebrating the successful first stage of their project to bring equipment and expertise from the British National Health Service to Arad hospitals, supporting swift diagnosis and effective treatment for … Read more »Great Britons: The best of Health

Good Bye and Thank you Romania

Peter Thomas served as Head of the Political Section at the British Embassy in Bucharest from June 2009 – June 2014. On leaving Bucharest, he shared some of his thoughts regarding the five years he spent in Romania. At 17:10 on 30 June, our British Airways flight took off from Otopeni, bringing to a close five GREAT years in Romania.  The decision to prolong my stay for an extra year … Read more »Good Bye and Thank you Romania

Securitate & apărare: Londra apreciază perspectiva regională a Bucureștiului

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Un blog semnat de Însărcinatul cu Afaceri Esther Blythe Astăzi (luni 23 iunie) găzduim o vizită importantă, cea a reprezentanţilor Grupului de prietenie româno-britanică din Parlamentul de la Londra. Parte dintr-o suită de evenimente devenite deja tradiţionale pentru relaţia bilaterală, activitatea grupului de prietenie parlamentară a fost sărbătorită în mod special anul trecut prin prezenţa la Bucureşti a Preşedintelui Camerei Comunelor. Lordul Quentin Davies, coordonatorul vizitei curente, care va dura două … Read more »Securitate & apărare: Londra apreciază perspectiva regională a Bucureștiului

Great Britons in Romania: Victor Watkins, Wildlife Advisor, World Society for the Prevention of Animals

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Our new post in the ‘Great Britons in Romania’ is authored by Peter Thomas,  the head of the political section in the embassy. The post is dedicated to a Briton who has made an important contribution to conserving Romania’s wildlife heritage. In May,  I had the pleasure of representing the British Embassy at the official launching of the third enclosure of the Libearty sanctuary at Zarnesti. It was there that … Read more »Great Britons in Romania: Victor Watkins, Wildlife Advisor, World Society for the Prevention of Animals

Great Britons in Romania – BRIAN DOUGLAS

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Today’s guest blogger is Kent Bolton, Hon. Secretary/Treasurer, RCHF (UK) and Hon. Treasurer for the sister foundation in the Netherlands, Stichting RCHF, who tells the story of one of the British volunteers making a difference in Romania. Here is his account: Brian Douglas first traveled to Romania in early 1994, delivering much needed aid, including medical supplies. He was so distressed by the conditions in which so many lived that … Read more »Great Britons in Romania – BRIAN DOUGLAS

What makes Great Britain GREAT – views from the kids

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In today’s guest blog, my colleague in the communications section, Catalina Neagu, talks about the embassy’s involvement in the ‘Scoala altfel’ program. Last week, we hosted the students from School 79, grade VI A, as part of the ‘Scoala altfel’ program. They had a chance to talk about what it means to be a diplomat, find out protocol tips & tricks and they impressed us with their knowledge about the … Read more »What makes Great Britain GREAT – views from the kids

Investing in Romania’s Future

We have invited our colleague in the Political Section Cora Motoc to tell us more about the educational programmes that  the OvidiuRo NGO runs in Cluj and about the embassy’s involvement in their projects.  Romania has 4.89 million school-age people (3-23 years old), out of which only 3.73 million are actually enrolled. This means that almost a quarter of the young people of Romania are not part of the education … Read more »Investing in Romania’s Future