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

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)

Rosia Montana Day

Background information Rosia Montana, the oldest documented mining village in Europe turns 1883. The small village is inhabited since pre-Roman times and has the continent’s largest gold deposit. It is also one of the seven ‘most endangered’ European cultural sites meeting 4 UNESCO criteria of highly significant importance for our World Heritage. But most important … Read moreRosia Montana Day

International anti-mining protest

On 10th November 2013 we organised an international anti-mining protest outside the UK Houses of Parliament in solidarity with all communities affected by mining worldwide.  The protest was organised by the Save Rosia Montana UK support group with the participation and support of communities from South America, Europe and south-east Asia. The joint statement stipulates: … Read moreInternational anti-mining protest

Echo Rosia Montana: collective artwork in the middle of a revolution

Romanians launch global collective artwork in the middle of a revolution in response to Yoko Ono’s ‘Instructional Paintings’ What’s worth more than gold? People? Water? Mountains? Our heritage? Marking the 10th week of international protests to stop Europe’s biggest gold mine poisoning Romania, campaigners launch global collective artistic project in London. ‘Echo for Rosia Montana’ … Read moreEcho Rosia Montana: collective artwork in the middle of a revolution

Rosia Montana – London first large scale protest

On the 15th of September we held our usual protest against Rosia Montana cyanide mining project. We had an unexpected turn out of almost 300 people coming in support of the environment and community of Rosia Montana. As far as we are aware it was the largest protest held outside Romanian borders, and we felt … Read moreRosia Montana – London first large scale protest