Florin Badita CV


PERSONAL INFORMATION Florin – Alexandru Bădiță
   Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Nationality Romanian


PERSONAL STATEMENT FORBES 30 under 30 Europe on Law & Policy 2018
2015 – present Map Analyst at Telenav – Cluj-Napoca
Main activities: Improve the OpenStreetMap data. Work with databases, Statistics, improve workflows
2015 – present Founder at Nefiresc Cluj
Main activities: Propose and organize social events in the local community of Cluj-Napoca
2010 – present

2015 – present



2013 – present

Community manager at OpenStreetMap Romania

Founder at Coruptia Ucide (Corruption Kills)

Corruption Kills it`s the biggest civic group in Romania, with over 99.000 followers.

Main activities: Promoting Critical thinking, facilitating the organization of Protests in Romania.

Data Driven Investigative Journalism

07/2016 – 08/2016 Ecological coordinator Untold Festival – Cluj-Napoca
Main activities: Designing the ecological part of the festival. Coordinating a team of 30 volunteers.

That year the festival had over 300.000 participants coming at the festival

04/2015 – 08/2015 Project Based – Statistician at the Ministry of Education in Romania (ARACIP)
Did a statistical research related about the quality of the pre-university education system in Romania, 2013-2014
04/2015 – 07/2015 Consultant for British Council
Part of a group of 16 digital creative persons from all around Europe, with the aim of making the digital strategy for British Council
12/2014 – 02/2015 Project Based – Database Optimization and automatization at TrainArt – Bucharest
12/2014 – 02/2015 Consultant for the World Bank – Using OpenStreetMap in urban slums – Upi Number 465044
The World Bank is a United Nations international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programs. The World Bank is a component of the World Bank Group
05/2008 – 07/2014 Website and Server administration
Web design and SEO/SEM. Website maintenance. Server administration. B2B and B2C experience
09/2016 – 12/2016 Student at Draper University – San Mateo, California, USA
2014 – 2015 Student at CROS – Universitatea Alternativa (Alternative University)
2007 – 2010 Psychology at Titu Maiorescu – Bucharest
Mother tongue(s) Romanian
Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production
Italian/Spanish A1 Basic User A1 Basic User
A1/A2: Basic user – B1/B2: Independent user – C1/C2 Proficient user Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Communication skills 2011 – 2012 – Forum theatre actor for A.R.T Fusion Association

April – May 2012 – Participant in Young Professional Academy 4th edition

October 2012 – ­­Mentor2B Training for EVS (European Service Volunteers) volunteers.

2014 – 2016 – Hold 6 training for journalists, activists, explaining how we can use digital tools to expose corruption

▪ Studied Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP),

▪ Good communication skills gained through my experience as a volunteer/collaborator with over 100 NGOs

Organisational / managerial skills ●       June 2010 – Co-organizer for “Sub chistoace plaja”

About the event – To find as many cigarettes mugs from the beach in Vama Veche and make a 7 by 10 meters map of Romania out of them. The objective was to raise awareness about the ecological problem created by littler in the sand.

This was a 3 days event, with over 400 Volunteers and over 70.000 cigarettes found and used for the project. It had national Press coverage, in television and newspaper

●       September 2010 – Team leader for a team of 15 people in the Romanian project “Let’s do it Romania”, part of the International project: Let’s do it world

●       August 2011 – Co-organizer for “Sub chistoace plaja – second edition”
7 days event, over 600 Volunteers, over 100.000 cigarettes found and used for the project.

●       February – July 2012 – Facilitator in the project “School of forum theatre”

●       August 2012 – International training on the topic of “Human trafficking” in Bologna,Italy

●       September 2012 – 1 week International training in Hradek, Czech Republic for multipliers in “Living Library” method.

●       September 2012 – Volunteer for Youth on the Move made by the European Union.

●       December 2012 – Training in Berlin, Germany – “Empowering education for European employability and entrepreneurship”

●       January 2013 – Include me in Employment – Training about employment in Novi-Sad, Serbia

●       February 2013 – Socio-Educative Animator course

●       March 2013 – “You care, you share” – 1 week youth exchange about LGBT issues in Romania – Member of the implementation team, and facilitator

●       July 2014 – 10 days training about conflict management in Czech Republic

●       August 2014 – School for democracy – Expert Forum

●       January 2015 – Now – Nefiresc – An informal group that I have founded where we do non-formal events, until now we have over 60 events where over 7.000 persons participated.

●       October 2015 – Now – Corruption Kills. We help facilitate the organization of the biggest protest in the history of Romania, were over 600.000 persons participated.

Artistic skills and competences  

●       2008 – 2009 – Photojournalist for “Info Bucharest” newspaper

●       September 2012 – “Animate the change” – training about street art in Ptuj, Slovenia.

We learned how to use street animation techniques to raise awareness about a social issue in our community

●       2014Held a one week European training about how we can use photography to help NGO`s better promote their work.

●       2013 – 2017 – Labyrinth Theatre constructor.

●       2014 – 2015 – Improvisation Theatre. 

●       2012 – 2016 – Held over 60 Space Painting workshops.

I organized workshops where I have taught people how to paint with graffiti spray paint.

I did workshops in different high-schools, at festivals, team-buildings for different corporations, and with children with autism, down syndrome.

Digital competence SELF-ASSESSMENT
Information processing Communication Content creation Safety Problem solving
Proficient user Proficient user Proficient user Proficient user Proficient user
Excellent command of Microsoft Office tools/ OpenOffice/ Google Docs
Good knowledge of graphic design applications (Inkscape, PhotoShop™, GIMP)
Basic knowledge of 3D design applications (Google Sketch-up)
Excellent knowledge of Linux and Windows (Ubuntu, CentOS)
Good Programming skills (PHP, HTML, CSS, Python)
Advanced GIS skills (ArcGis, Qgis, OpenStreetMap, PostGIS)Server Administration (Ubuntu, CentOS)Over 10 years’ experience as a Blogger and Social Media
Data science – Statistics, visualization of big data
Database management (SQL, Postgres, PostGIS)
Other skills February 2011 – Top 10 finalist at BCR Startup school with the project “Twitter Card”

August 2011 – 1 week Basic Training in Muncel, Romania to learn how to be a social assistant for people with disabilities.

▪  May 2014 – 1 week project about the European Union, legislation