During April 14-15 of 2016, the Movement for European Action and Initiative Association in partnership with the Bucharest City Hall and ARCUB – the Bucharest Cultural Centre organizes the Cultural Diversity Forum, an event that brings forward the issue of cultural diversity and its influence in the development of society. The event, organized at ARCUB…

According to the 1930 census, the ethnic groups represented 22.39% of the population of Bucharest: in 2011, they represented only 2.36%. In a way, one can say that present-day Bucharest is ten times less multi-ethnic than the interwar one. On the other hand, the massive Romanian emigration prevented us from observing the first waves of…

This aspect is so naturally outlined that it can easily be overlooked during a simple stroll in Bucharest. Here, it is not out of the ordinary to watch a movie at a French cinema, to have dinner at a Chinese restaurant, to buy Shakespeare from an English bookstore, to have an Italian expresso, to enjoy…

Christian Sørhaug is a norwegian anthropologist, part of the Telemarksforking team in Olso, partner of New minorities in Bucharest. You can read, below, his views about cultural diversity from Romania to Norway and back. Migration provides challenges and opportunities: As fortress Europa seeks to solidify its borders further as migrants are pressing on, understanding how these…

Hsu Chin-huan is the Buddhist priestess who promotes the Great Way of Maitreya, a modern, simplified form of Zen Buddhism. She has been living in Bucharest for 10 years and, although she hasn’t succeeded so far, she wishes she had more Romanian friends in her community. She invited us to attend the religious ceremony that…

Elie Haddad originates from Beirut, Lebanon, and now lives in Bucharest. He came here for his Romanian wife, but even after their divorce, Bucharest remained his home. He learned Romanian from subtitles, and most of his friends are Romanian. He works as an Art Director, but he would love to fill up his entire time…

Mrs. Ramnani receives everybody in her family restaurant with true Romanian hospitality. Originating in Mumbai, Anita Ramnani arrived in Bucharest in 1994, one year after her husband opened an electronics shop here. The couple has two daughters, 24 and 18 respectively, and they have all recently received Romanian citizenship. Their first years here were difficult…

Moldovan citizens are the third most numerous community in Bucharest coming from third party states. According to General Immigrations Office data, in 2012, 2,098 foreign citizens were Moldovans, the most numerous foreign communities being the Chinese (4,121) and the Turks (3,425). In total, in 2012, 30,941 persons were registered by the General Immigrations Office. Among…

“The Travel-People” crowns the efforts of our participants to the cultural diversity workshop, which is part of the “New Minorities of Bucharest” project. The high school students, working under the helpful guidance of trainers Amalia, Cristina and Andrei, took monologues based on their own experiences and interactions with persons from different cultures. But how did…

The “Sounds of Bucharest” documentary, directed by Mihai Grecea, takes a musical approach to presenting life in Bucharest, as seen through the eyes of eight characters coming from different worlds, and who have chosen Bucharest as their home. Among them, Fanny Chartres, a French translator, and Fan Shuang, baritone at the Children’s Comedy Opera, Chineze…

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