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Type of expert: Individual
First Name Gratian
Last Name Mihailescu
Sector of Activity NGO
Primary Field of Expertise Good governance and rule of law
Years of Expertise
  • >7
Employment Availability
  • Part-time
  • Collaboration
  • Consultancy
  • Short-term
  • Medium term
Geographic Experience / Focus
  • Romania only
  • Europe
  • South East Asia
Gender Male
Second and Third Field
  • Civil society development
Good governance and rule of law
  • Public sector reform
Civil society development
  • Mass-media sector development
Countries you have worked in Romania, Belgium
Job Title Expert/Consultant (Local and Regional Development, Communication & Media, Public Policies)
Employer Freelancer
Sector of Activity Private Sector
Other Languages
  • English
  • German
  • French
English Professional Fluency
German Working Knowledge
French Limited Knowledge
Papers / Articles Published

"Public policies reports

• „The importance of regional development for Romania’s future”, Institutul de Studii Populare, Bucuresti, 2015

• “The Role of European regions 2014” - A State of play of subsidiarity and multilevel governance in Europe -Romania case, Assembly of European Regions, Brussels 2015

• „How Romania represents its interests in Brussels?” Europuls, Bucuresti 2014

• „Regionalization and EU funds: How do no harm before doing good?” (Romanian Academic Society, SAR policy report 2013)

Flagship Projects

"UrbanizeHub (sustainable development of cities) - on-line
EduCab (Education Capabilities in Rural Areas) social innovation - South East Asia
Measuring administrative costs on European Structural Funds beneficiaries (Technical Assistance for Romanian Government)
Resita City (a variety of projects regarding integrated approach on local development)

Blog / Website
Additional info about your experience and skills

-participated in a training on European Institutions and Decision-making, Effective Lobbying and EU
Funding Opportunities, organized by the Assembly of European Regions, Brussels, Belgium 2008
-participated in the seminar “Negotiation and Mediation in International Politics”, in 2007 In Bad
Urach, Germany
-participated in the work-shop “Europa 2015” on the future of EU with Horst Köhler, president of Germany and Giorgio Napolitano, president of Italy, Tübingen 2007
-participated in the Programme National Model United Nations (NMUN) 6 Months work-shop between
2006 and 2007, which ended with a conference at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters, New York,
USA. NMUN is an academic simulation of UN decision making mechanisms, such as the Security
Council or the General Assembly.
-guest-speaker at decentralization roundtable, September, 2015, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
-guest speaker at AER 30 years celebration, December 2015, Brussels
- moderator of the panel regarding subsidiarity and good governance, Viena, October 2016
- inspirational speaker for 10 years of Erasmus Mundus Program, November 2016, Lugano

-guest-speaker at International Forum organized by Romanian Magazine for Public Administration in partnership with American Society of Public Administration “Collaborative Public Management – a path to local good governance”, June 2014, Poiana Brasov,
-participant at 7th edition of the Romanian Development Camp, July 2014, Sinaia,
-participated in the work-shop organized by the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, the Institute for Popular Studies, and the Hanns Seidel Foundation “The Democracy and Leadership”, December 2014, Timisoara,
- training “Complex Analysis of Conflict”, Peace Research Institute, May 2015, Cluj Napoca
-guest-speaker at launch of Academics Stand Against Poverty, Romania branch, May 2015, Bucharest
- participated at ""Black Sea-Danube Social-Economic Innovation Forum"", May 2015, Bucharest
- guest speaker at JCI Danube Conference, October 2015, Cluj
- guest speaker at CAESAR Forum December 2015, Bucharest
- trainer at Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Leadership Program, September, 2016

- Erasmus Scholarship Vest University of Timisoara 2006-2007;
- Scholarship from Institute of European Studies, Brussels –2007;
- Erasmus Mundus Scholarship from European Commission 2010-2012;
- Fredoom House Grant for Investigative Journalism – 2012
- Europelink House of Europe- Excellence Award in European Journalism – 2014
- Freedom House & European Commission Fellowship – European Journalists in Dialogue -2014
- PhD Scholarship Vest University of Timisoara, 2015-2018
- Erasmus Placement Scholarship in Brussels, 2016

Managerial Experience Yes
Years of Managerial Experience 5
Degree Awarded Master’s
Area of Study European Affairs & International Relations, Local and Regional Development
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