Webinar «PANDEMIC AND REVERSE MIGRATION: the Case of Romania»

Thursday, 3th of June

12:00 – 14:00 CET

With the participation of members of the Romanian Government and MEPs , medical staff from Romania and abroad, representatives of active NGOs in the health system

The agenda of the event provides three sections, with moments of Questions & Answers after each, as follows:

Pandemic and reverse migration.

  • Brain Drain VS Brain Gain. Case study: Romania and the migration of the health workforce in Europe. Patient mobility during the pandemic
  • Testimony of the medical staff returned to Romania
  • Education, training, and vocational training in the medical field

The premises for reverse migration

  • Repatriation through entrepreneurship ( whitecollar vs bluecollar / seasonal workers)



Europeans Throughout the World – ETTW (www.euromonde.eu) was established in 1984 as a non-profit international federation that promotes cooperation between European expatriate associations from or outside the EU, bringing together associations of citizens and citizens of EU, EFTA and EEA member countries. It acts with all relevant authorities as a spokesperson and defender of European expatriates to protect their rights. ETTW studies and publishes publications on issues common to European expatriate associations; establishes and implements a program for joint actions, promotes the study and knowledge of the rights and obligations of European expatriates.

RomBel – Romanians in Belgium (www.rombel.com) has been active in Belgium for 19 years, mainly through actions on the integration of Romanian citizens in Belgian society, through the relationship with the authorities of the Kingdom of Belgium and with the representatives of the Romanian state in the Kingdom of Belgium. RomBel edited two editions of the “The Guide of the Romanian settled in Belgium” and in 2016 “The Guide of the Romanian who returns to Romania”.
RomBel was a partner in the Diaspora Start-Up program through the “DIASPORA START-UP” program, implemented between 2017-2020 with three associations from Romania, including the project leader Asociatia Inceptus Romania, based in Cluj-Napoca. In 2020 RomBel was the winner of the European Civil Action Service m- ECAS award in the category “Practices aimed at improving the social and cultural inclusion of EU mobile citizens”, being the only Romanian association in Europe selected and finalist. During 2020-2024 RomBel is a member of the ETTW board.


Mr. Pierre-Yves LE BORGN`, President of the Europeans Throughout The World (www.euromonde.eu), will chair the meeting
Ms. Elina PINTO, President of the European Latvian Association
Mr. Dorin FLESERIU, Vice-President of RomBel – Romanians In Belgium (www.rombel.com)

Mrs. Alina COMANESCU, Founder of “Health for Community” NGO, Romania

Ms. Oana URSACHE, Secretary of State in charge of The Departement for Romanians abroad, Romania
Ms. Natalia-Elena INTOTERO, Chair – Committee on Education and Commission for Romanian communities abroad, Romania

TO BE CONFIRMED : Mr. Marian-Jean MARINESCU, MeP, BECA Commission, European Parliament

Mrs. Adelina TONCEAN, Founder of “Blondie”NGO, Romania

Solidarity Network / Reteaua de Solidaritate (www.reteauadesolidaritate.com), with:

  • Roxana FEDIUC, lawyer – Romania
  • Roxana SONEA, family doctor – Romania
  • George GRADINARU, specialist in cardiac surgery in Scotland

Ms. Mihaela PÂRVU, epidemiologist, USA / Sibiu, Romania

Mr. Valentin PÂRVU, statistician, co-founder and analyst of Graphs.ro, USA / Sibiu, Romania

Closing remarks: Ms. Carmen SOLOMIE, President RomBel and Daria PIRVU (RomBel)

Topic: ETTW & Rombel Webinar: Pandemic and Reverse Migration in Romania

Time: Jun 3, 2021 12:00 PM Brussels

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Meeting ID: 831 6253 2878

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