PROGRAMMES

HEALTH CARE INSURANCE

HEALTH CARE INSURANCE


What you must know about health care insurance when you live abroad…

NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ROMANIAN MIGRATION

NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ROMANIAN MIGRATION


A system for monitoring, measuring and managing the flow of Romanian migration…

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ENTREPRENEURSHIP


Romanian migrants – successful entrepreneurs to be…

VOTING ABROAD

VOTING ABROAD


Vote wherever you are!…

FINANCIAL EDUCATION

FINANCIAL EDUCATION


Learn how to invest smartly in your future and in the future of your family…

SUCCESS STORIES FROM GERMANY

SUCCESS STORIES FROM GERMANY


Success stories of Romanian migrants…

BOOK REVIEWS

BOOK REVIEWS


Specialism books on migration…

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HELP US AND DONATE


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ABOUT DAN LUFKIN

Dan Wende Lufkin graduated from Yale University and then, in 1957, he graduated from the Master in Business Administration programme in Harvard Business School.

SUCCESS STORIES

A fresh start

My life in Germany started a long time ago, that is almost twenty years ago. I was a young translator, irremediably in love with the German language, eager to engage in conversations and practice my linguistic knowledge as much as possible. I will never forget the day I left Romania, all alone, in an embroidered coat, leaving from an airport that I liked until then, with my whole life packed in two pieces of luggage, going to meet the unknown. From the very beginning, I liked everything very, very much: my new home, located in a green oasis a couple of kilometres away from the city centre, my new job at the most famous university of Berlin – at first, as lectureship later on as a professor, my colleagues, my neighbours, even the stores.

Marcela P., 47 years old, Nürenberg

A child’s dream

For me, Germany is a beautiful story. I was raised while being taught German, by a grandmother and a mother who tried to give me the best education possible. Ever since I was a young child, I wanted to go to this country I have read so much about in my school textbooks. At the beginning, it was difficult for me, but six years have passed now since things settled well in my life; currently, I am a flight attendant and I can even say I am happy every day. I have had the opportunity to see places I only dreamt about when I was a kid, such as Tibet, India or South America. This is how I discovered my passion for yoga and the importance of balance in life. After two years of courses and research, I was granted a trainer certification and so I managed to open my own studio.

Alexandra P., 33 years old, München

Turning a hobby into a profession…..

Ever since I was a kid, I liked history very, very much. This is how a hobby decides one’s destiny! I live in Germany because I have always wanted to become an archaeologist and, in Romania, you could not make a living having this job. I don’t even know how many archaeologists Romania has currently. The idea was that I wanted to have my daily activity somehow linked to my hobby, and so I chose the construction field. Just like with archaeology, you deal with buildings, plans, rocks and much, very much dust. I like living in Germany, I make a pretty penny here, I have a couple of good friends, Romanians and Germans alike and I travel wherever I like. It is one of the reasons why I decided to live here: from my city, I can very easily go anywhere in Europe.

Daniel N., 34 years old, Karlsruhe

EVENTS

MIGRATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP – A SIGNIFICANT VALUE
MIGRATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP – A SIGNIFICANT VALUE

June 8th, 2018 The “Migration and Entrepreneurship – a Significant Value” conference, hosted by the Lufkin Foundation and the National Bank of Romania, has gathered prestigious speakers from the Romanian banking system and successful entrepreneurs with a migrant background, who have highlighted the value of the interconnection between migration and entrepreneurship, two significant factors for […]

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY

June 2-3, 2018 In honor of International Children’s Day, the Lufkin Foundation for Entrepreneurship and Migration (FLAME), along with CEC Bank – a banking institution recognized as one of the national symbols of Romania – has supported three cultural events in the Romanian migrant communities of Madrid and Coslada. The Lufkin Foundation for Entrepreneurship and […]

THE DIASPORA AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP – DECISIVE DRIVERS FOR THE ROMANIAN ECONOMY – 17 FEBRUARY 2016
THE DIASPORA AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP – DECISIVE DRIVERS FOR THE ROMANIAN ECONOMY – 17 FEBRUARY 2016

On the one hand, the event debated about the new outcomes – surprising for that matter, collected from statistic surveys conducted by the Lufkin Foundation for Entrepreneurship and Migration (“FLAME”) in 2015 and, on the other hand, about the impact of the Romanian migration phenomenon on the national economy. The guest of honour of the […]

THE ROMANIAN DIASPORA AND ROMANIA: A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT – 12 JUNE 2014
THE ROMANIAN DIASPORA AND ROMANIA: A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT – 12 JUNE 2014

The Romanian Banking Institute (RBI) in a partnership with the National School for Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA) and the Lufkin Foundation for Entrepreneurship and Migration (FLAME) organized the conference ‘The Romanian Diaspora and Romania: A long-term investment’, on 12 June, an event during which we launched the FLAME Foundation, by applying it to the […]