Bogdan Ivanel

Designation: Co-founder Code4Romania, Researcher in Public International Law & International Relations, Romania

After over a decade spent in academia, directly observing and analysing social phenomena in the field of human rights and humanitarian law, with a strong focus on challenged communities, Bogdan co-founded Code for Romania in early 2016. The aim was to put technology at work for social change in Romania. Code for Romania rapidly grew from an idea into a movement. It is now one of the largest civic tech communities in the world with over 500 volunteers of various specialisations spread over 11 time zones. The 6 live projects, as well as the 21 civic tech projects currently under development, are a showcase of the power and need for civic tech.