Raluca Bragarea » Head of Communications, Bucharest

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

I am volunteer

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Today’s guest blogger is one of our former embassy colleagues and a dear friend, Cosmina Grigore, who now volunteers for Little People Romania. This year, the embassy decided to support their campaign to mark the International Day Against Cancer (4 Feb) and the International Childhood Cancer Day (15 Feb). Read Cosmina’s story: I’ve always wanted to be a volunteer and work with children. It was one of my dreams that … Read more »I am volunteer

Guest blogger Charley Ottley, writer and presenter of ‘Wild Carpathia’

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I am thrilled to have Charlie Ottley as a guest blogger to share his thoughts on filming “Wild Carpathia” and on discovering the fragile beauty of Romanian landscape.  Before its European premiere tomorrow, here’s a glimpse at the second episode “From the Mountains to the Sea”.  While Wild Carpathia 2 is screening in Romania and across the world this week I will be holed up in an edit suite in Spain editing … Read more »Guest blogger Charley Ottley, writer and presenter of ‘Wild Carpathia’

Focus group on Europe: the take from Chevening alumni

This afternoon I will be conducting a focus group with a number of Chevening alumni from a variety of professional backgrounds (press, law, trade, political) to discuss how they perceive UK as a partner in the EU. I look forward to a two-hour long discussion, and hope at the end of it we come up with a list of top three objectives on how to improve local perceptions by September … Read more »Focus group on Europe: the take from Chevening alumni

Shared experience on human rights between Romania and the UK

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office launched yesterday the 2012 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report, which details our efforts to promote human rights during 2012. I’ve invited Iulian to tell us more about the rights of the disabled and the joint work that could be done between Romania and the UK on this issue: My name is Iulian Craciun and, when they see me, most people refer to me as “disabled”. … Read more »Shared experience on human rights between Romania and the UK

Restart: Chevening Alumni network

I invited our colleague Ian Saunders to tell us more about our network of Chevening alumni and scholars with whom we reconnected recently. Ian, you have the floor! Attended by nearly 60 fellows and scholars and hosted by the Ambassador at his residence the gathering was a night of pleasant mix of networking and socialising. Among our valuable scholars we can proudly mention a former Prime Minister, senior economists, state secretaries, businessmen … Read more »Restart: Chevening Alumni network

AKCEES-ing entrepreneurship is GREAT

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Entrepreneurship is one of those key words business people bring up a lot these days. And it is easy to understand why. Jobs for the ever-increasing unemployed youths, creativity, innovation, and competitive edges that can bring more dynamism to Romania’s business landscape – these are just of a few of the arguments that are put forward and that make entrepreneurship a viable and desirable solution for Romania. On Friday, I … Read more »AKCEES-ing entrepreneurship is GREAT

Christmas soup kitchen for the homeless of Bucharest

British Ambassador Martin Harris giving out soup, as part of the project organized together with Casa Ioana

The British Embassy joined forces with Bucharest’s leading homeless charity Casa Ioana on Thursday 20th December to serve food to the homeless of Bucharest. On a sub zero and snowy December morning at the main train station in Bucharest, volunteers from the Embassy worked together with the staff from Casa Ioana. The team served … Read more »Christmas soup kitchen for the homeless of Bucharest

Great Britons in Romania

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Today I would like to present the story of yet another great Briton in Romania, as told by Peter Thomas, Head of Political Team in the British Embassy in Bucharest: Fifth in our series of Great Britons in Romania is Sally Wood-Lamont, President of the Romanian National Paralympics Committee and founder of the Lamont Centre, a sports club for young disabled adults. Sally’s journey to Romania can be described as either … Read more »Great Britons in Romania