Ioan Bucuras is the Senior Manager on EU AFFAIRS at EURACTIV. Prior to this position, he was Public Affairs, EU Policy and Business Development Manager for the biggest EU Policy media, member of the Presidium at the YOUNG EUROPEAN FEDERALISTS (JEF EUROPE) chairing the Federal Committee of a pan-European Network of over 30.000 members in 33 countries. He was also the Co-Head of the Board of Trustees at the BRINGING EUROPEANS TOGETHER ASSOCIATION. In 2016 he managed a European Youth NGO with over 30.000 members in 33 countries and was a Policy Adviser both at the STRATEGIC NETWORK ON FUNDING, EUROPEAN YOUTH FORUM (YFJ) March 2015 and theTASK FORCE SECURITY AND DEFENCE, EUROPEAN MOVEMENT INTERNATIONAL (EMI). In 2013 he led an NGO of over 300 students across Europe, organising political conferences in the European Parliament in Strasbourg primarily focusing on non-formal education methodologies about the functioning of the European Union, fostering a European identity with student led projects. In 2009-2011 he was the Founder and President of the ROMANIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION IN AUSTRIA perpetuating cooperation between Romanian and Austrian students through several cultural events organised together with the Romanian Cultural Institute in Vienna.