maie mare

The Movement for European Action and Initiative Association (M.A.I.E) is a non-governmental organization established in 2012 with the purpose of contributing to the harmonious development of Romania in a society based on knowledge, creativity, innovation and respect for diversity.

Implementing sustainable programs and projects in cultural, educational, social and civic participation fields, M.A.I.E team creates frameworks that support the manifestation of European principles and values and promotes active participation to the development of civil society. Increasing awareness and promoting diversity, as well as strengthening intercultural dialogue represent the association’s objectives that gave birth to the project “The new minorities in Bucharest country”.

To date, M.A.I.E association carried out cultural projects that aim to support cultural education, to promote and protect cultural heritage and to support modern creation. In 2015 the association is implementing projects from all its activity fields, each initiative contributing in a specific way to reaching its objectives: One hour for DemocracyLive Houses. The cultural diversity of living spaces from Bucharest and surrounding areas, Creative Campus.

telemark mare

Telemark is a regional independent research institute from Norway, with clients and projects both in the country and at international level. Its competence areas include conducting studies and research in five academic fields: (1) cultural policies, rural and economic development, (2) regional attractiveness, (3) organization and local public finances, (4) health and (5) social policies. A part of this research has significant relevance at international level. The institution reunites approximately 30 employed researchers. Its clients are ministries, regional structures, municipalities, regional councils, companies and organizations from Norway. The institute also participates in research projects at European level. The research provided has applied character by combining practical knowledge with high scientific quality. The results are disseminated and used in society with the purpose to make a difference in the community because knowledge facilitates progress.

Telemark institute is partner in the project “The new minorities in Bucharest county” where a research will be carried out to examine the experience of migration and living in Bucharest of eight selected minorities: French, British, Turkish, Lebanese, Italian, Moldavian, Chinese, Indian. The research design and implementation are carried out with the support of Christian Sørhaug, researcher from Telemark institute, who will coordinate this activity together with the team of Romanian researchers.