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The crew

Diana Popp

Diana Popp was a Counselor in the Chancellery of the Prime-Minister of Romania in 2016. She worked with EU Commission’s DG CONNECT task force for innovation hubs and technology’s impact on democracy and with the “Startup Europe” program in Brussels; she is a facilitator for debates unlocking a cross-European dialogue focused on better policies and regulations involving all industries in the Digital Single Market. She is Co-founder and Vicepresident of SEE, an organization that acts as a catalyst for Romania’s digital transformation both via grassroots and strategic/ policy oriented projects. In 2019 Diana became an IVLP Alumnus (International Visitor Leadership Program -- U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program).

Diana Popp

Co-founder & Executive Director

Tudor-Ionuț Oprea

Tudor is a former Counselor in the Prime-minister's Chancellery and part of the GovITHub and Industry 4.0 Forum teams. He graduated York University (Canada) and Umea University (Sweden).

Tudor-Ionuț Oprea

Co-founder & Executive Director

Ionuț Aionițoaei

Ionut holds a BSc in Computer Science from Al. I. Cuza in Iasi, a Masters in Project Management from SNSPA Bucharest, and a Masters in IT Management from Solvay University in Brussels. Ionut worked in the GovITHub programme within the Romanian Prime Minister's Chancellery . For the last 7 years he has been working with European Institutions in the field of IT. He is currently an IT Project Officer within DG HR, working with advanced data analytics and machine learning to answer important HR questions and enable top management decision making.

Ionuț Aionițoaei

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Alina-Maria de Roumanie

Alina studied Communication Sciences and Political Sciences at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, holds a diploma in International Business and Economics at Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and a masters in Political Sciences from SNSPA Bucharest. She worked for British Light Aviation in the UK.

Alina-Maria de Roumanie

Project Coordinator

Cosmin Raul Călin

Calin is a freelance graphic designer and photographer, with a creative spirit and extensive knowledge in the ready-to-print area.

Cosmin Raul Călin

Design Guru

Raluca Petrescu

Raluca is a Social Media and Communications Specialist working in the past ten years for press institutions, companies and NGOs. She graduated Journalism and Communication Sciences from the Bucharest University.

Raluca Petrescu

Communications Director

Eric Bartha

Eric, the founder of the Danube Youth Alliance, is currently studying Business Law at the University of Economics in Vienna. He is also developing a start-up that focuses on creating a social media for restaurants and on digitizing reservations.

Eric Bartha

Youth Director