Iulian Stoian is Head of Public Policies Department at the National Agency for the Roma, Government of Romania. He worked as a Chief of Staff at the Office of the President of the National Agency for the Roma and was formerly a consultant for the Council of Europe’s ROMACT programme in Romania. Stoian was a Program Manager and Researcher/Expert on Roma-related issues at the Open Society Foundation. Other professional posts include Public Policies and Advocacy Senior Adviser and Executive Director with the Roma Civic Alliance of Romania. Stoian was formerly Director of Programs within National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (USA. He also served as a Public Service Coordinator and Public Information Officer within the Information Center of the European Commission in Romania. Stoian holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry, a post-university specialization in Project Management and a Masters’ degree (LL.M.) in EU Law. Stoian has been involved in various European projects including delivering training programs for Romani NGOs in Romania. A dedicated human rights activist, Stoian has volunteered for various NGOs advocating for vulnerable groups, such as LGBT and Roma minorities.