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Minister of home affairs, Carmen Dan, discussed with the Italian counterpart, Matteo Salvini, about the Presidency of the EU Council

The minister of home affairs, Carmen Dan, discussed with the Italian counterpart, Matteo Salvini, important topics for the two MS, for the Romanian community in Italy and for the Italian one in Romania. Specifically, the two officials analyzed their collaboration in the context of Romania's holding the Presidency of the EU Council and the bilateral…

Minister of home affairs, Carmen Dan, had a meeting with the European Commissioner for Security Union, Julian King

Today, October 22nd of 2018, the minister of home affairs, Carmen Dan, had a meeting with the European Commissioner for Security Union, Julian King, during which, the two officials discussed on the progress of our preparations, in view of Romania`s taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, next year. Minister Carmen…

Meeting between Lia-Olguța Vasilescu and Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility

The Minister of Labour and Social Justice, Lia-Olguța Vasilescu, had, on Tuesday, in Brussels, a bilateral meeting with Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, to whom she presented the priorities of Romania during the exercise of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Commissioner Marianne Thyssen…

The Minister of Labour and Social Justice at the Tripartite Social Summit held at the headquarter of the Council of the European Union

The Minister of Labour and Social Justice, Lia-Olguța Vasilescu, participated, on Tuesday, at the Tripartite Social Summit, held at the headquarter of the Council of the European Union, meeting which was opened by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and by the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk. The meeting was moderated…

Dăncilă: „Romania’s takeover of the presidency of the Council of the EU is favorably part of a maturity period of our European dimension“

   Address by Prime Minister Viorica Dancila at Bucharest Forum 2018, organized by Aspen Institute Romania   Thank you for the invitation to this prestigious event, already known in the international forums. We are currently in an international and European context marked by accelerated transformations. We are a state that attained its national objectives, of…

Teodorovici: "Romania’s Presidency of the EU Council will act towards a development of the Economic Monetary Union and the Banking Union"

The Minister of Public Finance, Mr. Eugen Teodorovici, met today, October 2, c.y., in Luxembourg, with Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation, and Customs. During their meeting, minister Teodorovici presented the main elements of the fiscal and budgetary policy for 2018 and 2019, including the measures taken and considered in order…

Meeting of the Minister of Labour with the Director General of DG EMPL within the European Commission

The Minister of Labour and Social Justice continues the series of meetings with European officials, in the context of taking over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, by Romania, starting with the 1st of January 2019. Thus, Lia-Olguța Vasilescu had a meeting, on Friday, at the headquarter of the Ministry of…

Eugen Teodorovici: "We must build a different model of substantiation of European Policies in the EU"

The Minister of Public Finance, Mr. Eugen Teodorovici, attended on September 8, c.y., in Vienna, the second session of the informal meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the EU (ECOFIN). The discussions focused on the development of the Economic and Monetary Union from the perspective of the InvestEU programme and of the…

Eugen Teodorovici attended the meetings of ECOFIN, of the extended Eurogroup and of Eurofi Financial Forum in Vienna

Mr. Eugen Teodorovici, Minister of Public Finance, attended on September 7, in Vienna, the informal meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the EU (ECOFIN), the meeting of the extended EUROGROUP and the EUROFI Financial Forum, organized in association with the Austrian Presidency of the EU Council. In the space of these meetings,…

The Interministerial Council for the Preparation and Exercise of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU approved the updated schedule of the meetings to be held in Romania

The Interministerial Council for the Preparation and Exercise of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU had a new working meeting today at the Victoria Palace, chaired by Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă. The updated schedule of meetings to be held in Romania during the six-month mandate to the Presidency of the EU Council,…

GET INVOLVED IN PREPARING THE ROMANIAN PRESIDENCY OF THE EU COUNCIL
Romania's future lies undoubtedly within the European Union. It is up to each of us to make sure this project is headed in a good direction. In this regard, we hope that Romania's first term as Presidency of the EU Council, guided by the need to ensure the fulfilment of a common interest, will have a impact on the entire Romanian society. Here are some ways in which you can take part in the Romanian Presidency of Council of the European Union:

The process of defining and structuring the topics of interest of Romania’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union started in September 2017, by means of three rounds of extensive consultation among key public authorities but also with the representatives in the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Committee of the Regions. The endeavour continues over the first part of 2018, through the works of the Forum for public consultation, communication and debates for the preparing and exercising Romania’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, “EU-RO 2019”.

At the same time, all interested citizens can participate in defining the priority topics of the Romanian Presidency, by filling out a questionnaire. Your feedback will help us draft as exact a picture as possible of the citizens’ expectations with regard to the presidency, but also of our country’s role within the European Union, as well as of the benefits and opportunities that Romanians enjoy as a result of our country’s participation in the European project. The conclusions will be integrated in the reflection process carried out to substantiate the topics of interest envisaged for the first half of 2019.

Please fill in the questionnaire by accessing the link below.

In order to provide adequate and quality human resources for the purpose of preparing and exercising the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Romanian public system shall organize competitions for several positions in the field of European Affairs. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has already organized two competitions in 2017, and all the information and actual conditions concerning future employment opportunities (date, bibliography, requirements) will be published at least 30 days before the competitions, on the web page of the institution.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will offer an internship program dedicated to the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, right after the entry into force of the law on internship. The initiative bears in mind the success enjoyed by the Official Internship Program organized by the Romanian Government, but also the program carried out since 1960 by European institutions, which has among its alumni, multiple personalities.

Romania’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union is the perfect setting for providing interested parties opportunities for vocational training, while giving the opportunity to learn more about the European decision-making process. Candidates are expected are expected to have a number of qualities such as: precision, calm, patience, good humour, modesty, and loyalty, plus implied qualities such as intelligence, discretion, prudence, courage, and tact. Linguistic abilities and the inclination to easily assimilate new competencies will be mandatory requirements, as the trainees will be expected to accompany foreign delegations visiting Romania during the six months of the term.

The draft law on internship was adopted by the Romanian Government on 13 September 2017, including the Presidency-related observations formulated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and concerns the activities in Romania and with Romania’s missions abroad. It was submitted, shortly thereafter, to the Romanian Parliament, with the request of having it debated and approved in an emergency procedure. According to the provisions of this draft, the trainee holds the right to a guaranteed net monthly allowance, which shall equal at least 50% of the equivalent minimum gross domestic salary. The activity of a trainee engaged under an internship agreement is of six hours a day, maximum 30 hours a week, over five days, followed by two consecutive days of rest.

Are you over 18? If you have free time, we would you to join us! The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Minister Delegate for European Affairs, challenges you to apply for the program “Volunteers of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union”, to be held between April 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

What does participation in the volunteer program offer?                                                

  • the opportunity to gain practical knowledge and experience within a project of major importance for the entire Romanian society;
  • the possibility of getting involved in public life and of better understanding the European decision-making process, including through dialogue with representatives of the Member States, on current dossiers and topics of interest to you;
  • The possibility of participating in a series of debates and events on Romania’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European democratic values;
  • The opportunity of meeting people with similar interests and of developing long-term cooperation;
  • Opportunity to get involved and see how public administration works in Romania;
  • Ability to interact with specialists from Romania and abroad;
  • Proactive work environment, where creativity and innovation are appreciated;
  • Access to public policy development at national and European level.

Those interested in pursuing a volunteering internship with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, within the context of preparing and exercising of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, can submit their application file through the online application available by selecting the button “APPLY” below.

Before starting the electronic upload of the file, by filling in the application form, please prepare the following documents:

  • a Curriculum Vitae (in Romanian);
  • a letter of motivation describing the applicants objectives for the internship;
  • Higher education diploma / certificate from the educational institution certifying the quality as a student (if applicable);
  • Two recommendations with the contact details of the issuer;

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through its European Affairs component, allows interested citizens to organize local communication activities (in the form of information seminars or debates) concerning Romania’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. These activities are aimed at stimulating the interest of other people in this project of major importance for the entire Romanian society, and also at promoting the democracy and values uniting the citizens of the European Union.

How can you get involved?

Fill in the application form and attach a proposal for at least one communication activity dedicated to Romania’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with an online and offline component, addressed to a group of at least 30 people in your community, that should take place in 2018. The registration deadline is February 23, 2018, 23:59 hrs. For further questions, contact us at contact@romania2019.eu.

What can you expect?                                                                                                                            

  • Exclusively non-financial support in conducting the communication activities, through promotion and information materials and through promotional materials (while stocks last);
  • Support in promoting such actions through the official communication channels of Romania’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union;
  • All communication activities must be not-for-profit, and access to interested parties shall be granted free of charge.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will take all steps deemed necessary to ensure that the information presented in the local communication actions are correct, but it will not be held responsible for potential errors, omissions, inaccuracies or for the opinions and points of view expressed during such actions.

Romania in pictures

Topics of interest of Romania's Presidency of the Council of the European Union

The Europe of Convergence: growth, competitiveness, connectivity

The Europe of Safety

Europe, a Global Player

The Europe of Shared Values

 

Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will organize events all over the country

Timișoara, Union Square

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Sibiu, Large Square

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Iași, The Palace of Culture

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Constanța, The Casino

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Târgoviște, Royal Court

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Suceava, Throne Fortress

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Zalău

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Vaslui, Administrative Palace

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Târgu Mureș

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Târgu Jiu, Kiss Gate

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Slobozia, Episcopal Cathedral

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Slatina, City Hall

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Sfântu Gheorghe, Art Gallery

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Satu Mare, „Károlyi“ Castle

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Vâlcea, Cozia Monastery

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Ploiești, History Museum

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Reșița, the first steam locomotive

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Pitești, City Hall

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Piatra Neamț

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Oradea, Union Square

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Miercurea Ciuc, Palace of Justice

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Galați, University of Galați

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Focșani, „Maior Gh. Pastia” Theatre

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Drobeta Turnu Severin, Municipal Theatre

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Deva, Deva Fortress

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Craiova, Prefecture of Dolj county

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Cluj, Union Square

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Călărași, Ion Heliade Rădulescu House

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Buzău, City Hall

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București, National Art Museum

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Brașov, The Council Square

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Brăila, "Mureș" vessel

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Botoșani

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Bistrița

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Baia Mare

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Bacău, Bacău Cathedral

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Arad, City Hall

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Alexandria, Children's Palace

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Alba Iulia, White Fortress Carolina

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