Rosia Montana, a new beginning

On February 23, Romanian Cultural Centre (RCC) and Environmental and Social Change (ESC) continue to celebrate the cultural and natural heritage of Roşia Montană, following the recent victories won by civil society and local communities. That’s why we invite you to come and discover the story behind the 16 year long battle against corporate greed at Roşia … Read moreRosia Montana, a new beginning

Roşia Montană listed as UNESCO World Heritage candidate

Romania’s ministry for Culture has added Roşia Montană on the country’s tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. The public announcement was made by both the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Environment and comes 6 years after the request was initially submitted. “This is not just a huge gain for our cultural heritage; … Read moreRoşia Montană listed as UNESCO World Heritage candidate

The battle for Europe’s last virgin forests: screening and panel discussion

The Romanian Cultural Centre in London (RCC) in collaboration with Environmental and Social Change (ESC) invite you to an evening of special screenings, photography and discussions about Europe’s last virgin forests threatened by intensive logging. Come join the debate and the quest for a sustainable future. Romania is home to Europe’s largest pristine forest. In 2002, Austrian company … Read moreThe battle for Europe’s last virgin forests: screening and panel discussion

The tale of Holzindustrie and and the massive loss of virgin forests in Romania

Romania is home to Europe’s largest areas of pristine forest. For how long, we’re wondering. An old Romanian saying goes like this: “the forest is so dense, it’s falling on us”. Well, not anymore. In 2002 Holzindustrie Schweighofer, an Austrian company, opened its first wood processing factory in Romania. It was followed by another one … Read moreThe tale of Holzindustrie and and the massive loss of virgin forests in Romania

Rosia Montana Day at Romanian Cultural Centre (RCC)

This year celebrates 1884 years since the first official documented record of Roşia Montană – the oldest traditional mining village in Europe. An idyllic place in the heart of Transylvania, this community has been fighting for more than 15 years against the development of the largest and most dangerous cyanide mining project in Europe. In … Read moreRosia Montana Day at Romanian Cultural Centre (RCC)

Romania Day in London – Saturday 25 Oct

Please join us on the 25th of October for an event created by ESC to promote Romanian cultural heritage (traditions, dance, music, food, games) and to breakdown stereotypes about migrant Romanians. You are all welcome to have a taste of Romania and make new friends! Invite all your friends to join! Here’s a teaser of … Read moreRomania Day in London – Saturday 25 Oct

11 October call for action – Global Frackdown & NO-TTIP march

This Saturday is full of events. On 11th October communities around the world will be standing together against fracking in the first Global Frackdown Event. All around the world communities are affected by this environmentally destructive industry which leaves behind water contamination, air pollution and health problems. Whatever the industry want you to believe it … Read more11 October call for action – Global Frackdown & NO-TTIP march

Peoples Climate March London

On September 21st, the eve of a historic summit on climate change, people across the world will take to the streets in their hundreds and thousands to inspire the world’s most powerful leaders to take ambitious action on the climate crisis. With our future on the line and the world watching, we have the opportunity … Read morePeoples Climate March London