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)
Voting is a fundamental civil right upheld by all constitutions all around the world. When thousands of Romanians in the Diaspora tried to exercise their basic right to political representation in the first round of presidential elections this past Sunday, November 2nd, they were obstructed by the very same institutions which were supposed to enable … Read moreOperation ESC – claiming back the vote
Mihai Gotiu, journalist for “Clean Romania” and author of the “Rosia Montana Affair” interviews an ESC member, Oana Cotiușca, regarding the experience of voting in London on Sunday for the Romanian presidential election: “It was like a revolution. We chanted, we sang and I regained confidence in people.” English translation of the article in the … Read more“It was like a revolution. We chanted, we sang and I regained confidence in people.” by Mihai Gotiu
Winter is coming. During extremely cold winters, temperatures in Romania can go as low as -38 degrees. Every year, the number of those freezing to death across Eastern and Central Europe increases, with Romania being one of the most affected countries. To prevent unnecessary deaths, we launched a campaign to collect winter clothes from volunteers … Read moreCharitable event – winter clothes for Samusocial Romania
Yesterday, on the 25th October 2014, Environmental and Social Change, supported by Youth With A Global Vision, and with the financial help of the European Commission, organised Romania Day in London. Part of a broader campaign of breaking down stereotypes against migrant communities in London (the Romanian in this case), the event had a huge … Read moreRomania Day was a success!
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
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
On the 30th of August 2014, one man, Alexandru Popescu, set off on a 3000km journey on foot, in order to give Europe a message on behalf of tens of thousands of Romanians. The message is loud and clear: ”NO to cyanide mining and NO to fracking. The following was declared by Alexandru before starting … Read moreOne man, one message, one common future
On the 27th of July, we took to the streets of the capital with a performance aimed to raise awareness about air quality in London. We moved from Oxford Circus to Piccadily Circus, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Stratford Station. These parts of London are some of the most polluted in the city. We talked to … Read moreWe need clean air in London!
On the 10th of December 2013 we celebrated Human Rights Day with an event about the happenings in Pungesti, Romania. Just days before, on the night of 2nd of December, riot police officers broke into villagers houses in Pungesti village. They beat up and arrested people at 2 o’clock in the morning, breaking laws … Read moreHuman Rights Day