Meet our colleagues!


Oana Bakos

project manager

Oana is a BA graduate in Social Work at Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work. She was a volunteer at Raţiu Democracy Center between 2005 and 2007, after which she became a team member.


Alis Costescu

project manager

Alis has a background in Political Science and Sociology and has been collaborating with the Raţiu Democracy Centre since 2009. She has previous working experience in data analysis and online research.


Dana Stoica

communication and events amanager

Dana has been working with the Rațiu foundations since 2013. She has a BA degree in Journalism (Babeş-Bolyai University), and a professional background in Public Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility, both in the business and non-profit environment. 

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Nicoleta Bucur

graphic and web designer

Nicoleta has an Art and Design background and a BA degree in Science Education. She has been working with the Rațiu foundations since 2007, starting as a Program Manager, focusing afterwards on graphic and web design. 


Meet our board members!

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Cosmin Marian

Cosmin Marian is a professor of Political Science at Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Since 2016 he serves as Chair of the Political Science Department at the same university. He is specialized in research methods and social data modelling. 

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Raluca Răducanu

Raluca Răducanu is one of the top Romanian experts on EU and Romania relations with the Republic of Moldova. After a degree in Sociology at the University of Bucharest and post-graduate studies at École Doctorale Francophone en Sciences Sociales, she worked as an adviser to members of the European and Romanian Parliament.

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Mădălina Mocan

Mădălina Mocan is a civil society professional associated with the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD Cluj). With a long experience in developing, coordinating and advising civil society organisations, she maintains an academic and civic interest in human rights issues, particularly human trafficking, inequality, and political participation.

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Cora Moţoc

Currently the Executive Director of Justice and Care Romania, Cora Moţoc was a Senior Political Officer at the British Embassy in Bucharest and an adviser to the Romanian Government (PM’s Office) with the Unit for Sustainable Development and a Coordinator of Projects with the Rule of Law Program of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

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Vlad Zigarov

Vlad Zigarov is a European Affairs Associate at LSE IDEAS and senior adviser on foreign policy at the European Union in Brussels. He holds an MSc in International History from LSE and an MA from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at UCL.

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Mihai Cazacu

Mihai Cazacu is a graduate of a Military High School, holding a degree in Law issued by the Police Academy in Bucharest. He worked for the Ministry of Administration and Interior for almost 12 years, investigating a large number of cases of trafficking in human beings (THB) related to many European countries.