Raluca Bragarea

Raluca Bragarea

Head of Communications, Bucharest

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28th January 2015 Bucharest, Romania

Raluca Bragarea

by Raluca Bragarea

Head of Communications, Bucharest

On Invisible Slaves and Involuntary Slave Masters

Today’s blog post is written by Cora Motoc, my colleague in the political section. It deals with a topic which is often much closer to our everyday lives than we might initially think. What would you say or do if you knew that behind your most beautiful vacations or most perfect evenings out, there are […]

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10th December 2014 Bucharest, Romania

Raluca Bragarea

by Raluca Bragarea

Head of Communications, Bucharest

The challenge of eradicating modern slavery

The Santa Marta Conference – organised jointly by the Home Office, the Metropolitan Police Service and the Bishops Conference – brought together stakeholders, civil society, national law enforcement authorities from both supply and demand countries and leaders of religious congregations, to look at practical ways to join up in the work against modern slavery and […]

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10th November 2014 Bucharest, Romania

Raluca Bragarea

by Raluca Bragarea

Head of Communications, Bucharest

Bridging the Gap: how to bring NGOs closer

The work of British NGOs operating in Romania is always a source of inspiration. John McKellar, today’s guest blogger,  shares with us the ins & outs of supporting smaller NGOs to become more visible and reach out to volunteers and local donors. If nothing else, being back in Romania 12 years after I last lived […]

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4th November 2014 Bucharest, Romania

Raluca Bragarea

by Raluca Bragarea

Head of Communications, Bucharest

25 years of Children of Distress

2014 is an anniversary year because it marks 25 years since the 1989 Revolution. It also marks a milestone in the history of  British NGOs operating in Romania. One such example is Children in Distress, whose pioneer work for HIV positive children in the 1990s paved the way for professional palliative care in Romania. We’ve […]

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21st October 2014 Bucharest, Romania

Raluca Bragarea

by Raluca Bragarea

Head of Communications, Bucharest

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

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 […]

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16th September 2014 Bucharest, Romania

Raluca Bragarea

by Raluca Bragarea

Head of Communications, Bucharest

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 […]

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14th August 2014 Bucharest, Romania

Raluca Bragarea

by Raluca Bragarea

Head of Communications, Bucharest

Volunteers for the summer

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 […]

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7th August 2014 Bucharest, Romania

Raluca Bragarea

by Raluca Bragarea

Head of Communications, Bucharest

Great Britons: The best of Health

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 […]

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9th July 2014 Bucharest, Romania

Raluca Bragarea

by Raluca Bragarea

Head of Communications, Bucharest

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 […]

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23rd June 2014 Bucharest, Romania

Raluca Bragarea

by Raluca Bragarea

Head of Communications, Bucharest

Securitate & apărare: Londra apreciază perspectiva regională a Bucureștiului

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 […]

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About Raluca Bragarea

I joined the British Embassy in 2004, and have ever since
enjoyed one of the most diverse and challenging jobs as a professional
communicator, from partnering up with MTV Romania to promote the UN
anti-poverty agenda to handling Prince Charles’ press conference on a
hill top in picturesque Transylvania. One of the highlights working for
the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been the introduction of an
internship scheme in the Embassy; we bring along students from various
backgrounds to help us deliver our objectives while they get a unique
opportunity to learn hands-on about diplomacy.
I am a former TV journalist, specialising in foreign affairs, and a
Fulbright scholar. I hold a Master of Arts in Information and
Communication Studies with California State University at Chico.
I am a major cafe latte fan and like to collect hand-painted icons.
My other hobbies include travelling and watching movies with friends,
particularly Quentin Tarantino’s. The latest memorable film I watched
was District 9, a superb science fiction with a social twist – anybody
seen it?

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