For more than a decade, Raul is researching EU’s policies in energy and climate. Currently he is working with the Brussels based Transport & Environment, European Environmental Bureau and Climate Action Network on issues related to transports, bioenergy and EU climate action. He published and researched for different entities in the EU and USA. He is also producing environmental media for different outputs in Central and Eastern Europe. Raul, educated in Law, also holds two master’s degrees in social sciences from the prestigious Central European University Budapest and University of Trento, Italy, encompassing research in environmental policies and media studies. For a few years he acted as an environmental consultant on energy and EHS (environment, health and safety) for consultancies such as ENHESA in Brussels or STC in San Francisco, CA. He recently co-authored a book on ecological connectivity in the EU that was published at Nomos, Germany.
Mihai StoicaEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mihai Stoica is co-founder and director at 2Celsius, in charge of overseeing the organization’s campaigns, liaising with partners and developing its network of supporters and alliances at national scale and EU level. For the past eight years, Mihai’s work for 2Celsius is lobbying and communicating on transport, bioenergy and climate policy both at national and EU level with specific focus on biofuels, bioenergy, air pollution, electro-mobility and cars and trucks standards. He also works as a freelance photo and video journalist and documentary filmmaker. He has studies in social and cultural anthropology at KU Leuven in Belgium and a graduate degree in communication sciences from the Ecological University in Bucharest, Romania.
Roxana BucatăPRESS OFFICER
Roxana Bucată is an environmental communication specialist, working with various organizations to promote climate change related activities. She has a 10 year experience as an environmental journalist and worked with Romanian and European media outlets on topics such as energy transition, air pollution or climate justice. Currently, she is studying Environmental Sciences and Policy at Central European University.
Céline GrommerchRESEARCH ASSISTANT
Céline graduated a Master in human rights from Maastricht University in 2019 and holds a Bachelor degree in Belgian Law. Her passion is defending the environment. Her wish is to live in a world where environmental issues would be a concern and priority for everyone in their daily life. Thus she wants to dedicate her professional life to environmental protection via advocacy, law and public awareness. She is also a volunteer in a small Belgian group named Ekhoes which aims at promoting the power of education as a tool to tackle gender discrimination in Burkina Faso, Piéla.
Otilia NutuRESEARCHER (ENERGY)
Policy analyst on energy and infrastructure, state-owned companies, energy regulators. She works as a consultant for the World Bank in Romania on energy sector reforms (electricity, gas, district heating, energy efficiency in buildings).
Otilia has been involved for more than a decade in policy analysis and advocacy in energy-related topics: gas and electricity market liberalisation, monitoring corruption in the sector, regulatory quality and governance and corporate governance of state owned companies. She often appears in media with analyses and commentaries on energy and infrastructure. As a think tanker, she coordinated good governance projects in the energy sector covering several countries in the region (Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Hungary, Georgia). She is currently EU coordinator of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, WG3 – Energy and environment and Member of the Steering Committee of the EaP CSF.
Otilia graduated Finance and Banking – BA at the Academy of Economic Sciences (Bucharest) and has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy at the Central European University (Budapest).