Nicolae has been working in the field of community development since 1998. He is a founding member of the Romanian Association for Community Development, the executive director of the Resource Centre for NGOs in Oltenia and he coordinates the team of trainers of Central Eastern European Citizens Network. Nicolae holds a Master’s degree in social management and community development from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi. He has carried out over 300 training days and 150 consultancy visits for many Romanian and international organizations, among which the World Bank Institute, Youth Leadership Institute (USA), The Romanian Fund for Social Development, Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation (Bulgaria), CEE Citizens Network (Slovakia), Human Dynamics (Austria), ALLAVIDA (Great Britain), World Vision, Vasiliada, Romanian Angel Appeal, Education 2000+ Center (SON), International Organization for Christian Charity (USA), National Administration Institute, John Snow Institute, ALTAIR Assesores, EPTISA Internacional, WIG International, the Community Development Agency “Together”, and has been a member of the ‘Learning, Participation, Trust’ program team since 2002.