Aliona Fornea, political adviser in the Committee of the Regions in Brussels, a ULIM graduate

Aliona Fornea is one of the first graduates of ULIM, within the promotion of 2000 class of the Faculty of Letters. The option for ULIM of the teenager was based on the certainty of further successful integration into an international professional environment. "The five years at the Faculty allowed me not only to get familiar with innovative academic methodologies, but also to benefit from a modern university multimedia, the possibility of applying in practice the knowledge of interpreter and translator, with access to TV, in general, live English and French media, the opportunity to practice studied languages, in addition to foreign delegations visiting the ULI”, mentions Aliona Fornea.

Besides the ambitious feature of this university for Aliona Fornea ULIMN represents a launching platform to a wide range of professional guidelines.

In 2001-2002, she studied in Nice (France), at the European Institute of International Studies, which allowed me some collaboration with European Institutions, during the drafting of the diploma paper. After that, she obtained an internship at the European Parliament in Brussels, in the Cabinet of the European Socialist Deputy Jean-Maurice Dehousse (former Mayor of the city of Liège, Belgium).

Later, she had an internship in the Committee of the Regions (CoR), European institution representing the towns and regions of each EU Member State in the European decision-making process. There, Aliona Fornea worked in the Cabinet of the CoR President, Albert Bore, Labourist Mayor (Labour Party) of the city of Birmingham to the United Kingdom.

In 2004, she obtained the first contract of employment in Brussels, where for two years she worked as an auditor in the network of Euro Info Centres, which (under the wing of the European Commission) they were assisting the small enterprises to access European funding. In that position, she conducted over 20 audit missions in the Chambers of Commerce from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and Romania.

In February 2006, our graduate had great chance to get back into the CoR, as a political adviser, where she has been working ever since.

Angelina Olaru,  Marketing and Communication Service, ULIM