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Laura Stefan

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Since graduating as Master of Law from Cambridge University, lalance_portret_stefan has actively participated in promoting legislative and judiciary change and administrative reform in Romania. She worked as a Legal Policy Advisor with Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI) and IRIS Center, providing advice on legislative and regulatory reforms, drafting and reviewing legislation, and developing relations with various ministries, members of parliament, NGOs, and the international donor community. Her key areas of expertise are decentralization, anti-corruption measures, freedom of information, citizens’ participation, lobbying, and legal and regulatory reforms of public administration.

Romanian Academic Society

Currently, Laura Stefan is Anticorruption Coordinator for the Romanian Academic Society (www.sar.org.ro) which is pushing judicial reform and good governance practices in Romania. She has drafted and advocated for anticorruption legislation and coordinated with international and EU bodies as an anticorruption expert. in of spite many opportunities to work abroad permanently, she has chosen to remain in Romania and work against corruption for a brighter future for Romanians. As an international expert on judicial reform, anticorruption and money laundering she has consulted for, amongst others, the European Commission, the US Department of Justice and other international organizations.

EU accession of Romania

During the periode of Romania’s accession to the EU Laura Stefan was a Director in the Romanian Ministry of Justice. At the time she was responsible for the Ministry’s relations with the Public Prosecutors Office and for implementing its overall anticorruption policy. She actively participated in drafting and advocating the adoption of key anticorruption legislation, developing awareness programs and reforming the Public Prosecutors Office. She represented Romania in the fight against corruption and organized crime as representative or delegation head in international settings such as GRECO, SPAI, SPOC, OECD, UN, and UNDP.

   

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