Elections in Romania: Who can fulfil citizens’ expectations?Kursnummer: 19719
Europe 2019: Avoiding electoral surprises
Part 21: Elections in Romania: Who can fulfil citizens’ expectations?
When: Tuesday 5 November 2019, from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Haus der Europäischen Union, Wipplingerstrasse 35, 1010 Vienna
Seminar language: English
Registration deadline: 4 November 2019
Cooperation project: forum journalismus und medien and the European Commission Representation in Austria.
On 10 November 2019 Romania holds presidential elections, generally considered to be the major political test for the upcoming 2020 parliamentary elections. Which issues matter to the Romanian voters: corruption, health and education, social issues, employment opportunities?
Judging by the continuing emigration, Romanian citizens have scarce faith in the prompt and durable reforms in their country: according to a recent study by The Economist journalist Tim Judah, Romania is expected to lose 30% of its population between 1989 and 2050.
The 2019 OECD study Talent Abroad: A Review of Romanian Emigrants claims that the Romanian diaspora is the fifth largest in the world and is growing. This statement refers to the size of the diaspora in relation to the population. Although Austria is not the primary destination for Romanians, in 2018 the community increased by 19.000 immigrants, and became the fourth largest, with 112,000 residents.
What can the next president do to stop the exodus?
Barbu Mateescu, sociologist, political consultant, Cluj, Romania.
Presentations, Q&A, dialogue
Journalists from the Austrian and Austria-based media, foreign and national news desks.
Number of participants: Maximum 15
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