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Active members

The group of active citizens is finally formed.  Here are the volunteers who make our project a tangible space for active citizenship:

1. Ghitoiu Daniela
2. Dinca Iulia
3. Panait Ana-Maria
4. Popa Alexandra Monica
5. Stoleru Iulia Manuela
6. Matu Cristina
7. Cojocaru Mihaela
8. Puscasu Stefan
9. Udrea Rafael
10. Udrea Andra
11. Liviu Martinescu
12. Carmen Spiridon
13. Diana Cioban
14. Cristiana Sava
15. Florin Prunaru
16. Mihaela Carutasu

We’ve got volunteers @Democracy Nest in Brasov

Here are the results of the volunteer selection for Brasov:

Selected volunteers:

  1. Raluca Baco/NGO Representative/Volunteer Center „Feed-Back”
  2. Diana Armanu/Citizen
  3. Branescu Flavia/Citizen
  4. Muraru Petrica-Daniel/Citizen
  5. Irimiea Stefania/Citizen
  6. Istrate Laura/Citizen
  7. Cazac Manuel-Iulian/Citizen
  8. Boto Calin/Citizen
  9. Iordache Elena/NGO Representative/Colors Association
  10. Dragoiu Rares/Citizen/
  11. Baciu Cristina/Public Servant/”George Baritiu” Brasov County Library
  12. Lupsa Dana/NGO Representative/Happy Moms Association
  13. Ioana Bejan/NGO Representative/ProPark Association
  14. Cloca Alina Catalina/Citizen
  15. Baciu Cristina/Citizen
  16. Nazare Ruxandra/Citizen
  17. Mihai Tatu/NGO Representative/Visum Association

We’ve got volunteers @Democracy Nest in Bucharest

Here are the results of the volunteer selection for Bucharest:

Selected volunteers:

  1. Mihnea Florea /NGO Representative/Lindenfeld Association
  2. Simona Apostol/NGO Representative/Chamber of Commerce Romania Congo Brazaville
  3. Claudia Dragan/NGO Representative/Local Development Group
  4. Mihai Dumbrava/Citizen, NGO Representative/Craiasa Dunarii/ freelancer
  5. Andreea Gurau/Citizen/
  6. Ene Mirela/Citizen
  7. Damian Alexandru/Citizen
  8. Ionita Doinita/Citizen
  9. Vaneata Elena/Citizen
  10. Alexandru Magdalena/Citizen
  11. Marcovici Cristian/Citizen
  12. Ciurea Maria Madalina/Citizen
  13. Neacsu Angelica Gabriela/Citizen/Secondary School Nr 206
  14. Adriana Macsut/Citizen, Journalist/Cronica de Falticeni; Pravalia culturala
  15. Daniela Buciu/Citizen
  16. Alexandra Timofte/Citizen
  17. Gaitanaru Raluca-Maria/Citizen

We’ve got volunteers @Democracy Nest in Cluj-Napoca

Here are the results of the volunteer selection for Cluj-Napoca:

Selected volunteers:

    1. Perde Beatrix /NGO Representative/Asociatia Philo-Historiss
    2. Cristina Grigore/NGO Representative/Romanian Parents Foundation
    3. Bitlan Simona/Public servant/Ministry of Justice
    4. Burdea Andra-Ariana/Citizen
    5. Kerekes Iren/Citizen
    6. Aanei Ioana/Citizen
    7. Burdea Andra-Ariana/Citizen
    8. Zadic Diana/Citizen
    9. Golban Paul Daniel/Citizen
    10. Pecican Senya/Citizen
    11. Serb Alexandru/Citizen

We’ve got volunteers @Democracy Nest in Constanta

Here are the results of the volunteer selection for Constanta:

Selected volunteers:

  1. Ghitoiu Daniela/NGO Representative/Asociatia T.E.A.M (Together Everyone Achieves More)
  2. Dinca Iulia/NGO Representative/T.E.A.M
  3. Popa Alexandra Monica/NGO Representative/T.E.A.M
  4. Stoleru Iulia Manuela/NGO Representative/T.E.A.M
  5. Udrea Rafael – Marian/Citizen, Public servant, NGO Representative/T.E.A.M
  6. Udrea Andra – Maria/Citizen, Public servant, NGO Representative/Association of Local Youth Groups
  7. Puscasu Stefan/NGO Representative/T.E.A.M
  8. Cristina Mâtu/Citizen
  9. Grosariu Georgiana/Citizen
  10. Nicarel Anca/Citizen
  11. Cojocaru Mihaela/Citizen
  12. Liviu Martinescu/Citizen
  13. Lascu Gabriel Bogdan/Citizen
  14. Nicusor Toader/Citizen
  15. Anisoara Dascalu/Citizen

Reserve list:  

  1. Luciana Capraru/Citizen
  2. Marioara Popa/Citizen
  3. Ioana Binder/Citizen
  4. Liviu Martinescu/Citizen
  5. Panait Ana-Maria/NGO Representative/T.E.A.M
  6. Cristina Munteanu/Citizen


We’ve got volunteers @Democracy Nest in Suceava

Here are the results of the volunteer selection for Suceava:

Selected volunteers:

  1. Stefan Gales/NGO Representative/Association Ecological Group of Collaboration GEC Bucovina
  2. Munteanu Cristina/NGO Representative/Association Ecological Group of Collaboration GEC Bucovina
  3. Tudosa Vlad-Florin/NGO Representative/YOUNG GENERATION BOTOSANI
  4. Ionela-Maria Nasaudean/NGO Representative
  5. Pavelescu Maria/NGO Representative/Roots and Wings Association Suceava
  6. Matner Otilia/NGO Representative/School Parents Association “Petru Musat”
  7. Lupaescu Alexandru/NGO Representative/Project ProEurope Association
  8. Daneliuc Niculina Doina/NGO Representative/Multicare Suceava Association
  9. Ceredeev Anastasia/NGO Representative/Project ProEurope Association
  10. Tudor- Alexandru Chibici/NGO Representative/”Save the Children” – Suceava branch
  11. Monica Constantinescu/Citizen
  12. Maxim Alina-Nicoleta/Citizen
  13. Tanase Sorin-Iulian/Citizen/College “Alexandru the Good”, Gura Humorului
  14. Raluca Arhire/Citizen
  15. Clucrerescu Lacramioara-Tatiana/Citizen/Professor School Coordinator
  16. Virvara Daniela/Citizen
  17. Mocrei Ecaterina Liliana/NGO Representative/School Parents Association “Petru Musat”

Reserve list:

  1. Doroftei Maria Felicia/NGO Representative/Multicare Suceava Association
  2. Samson Iulia/Citizen
  3. Tudor Gaitan/Citizen/National Council of Pupils
  4. Diana-Maria Chiriac/Citizen/Volunteer Red Cross
  5. Bucurel Adriana Daniela/Citizen/Volunteer Red Cross
  6. Macovei Anca/Citizen
  7. Luana Craciun/Citizen
  8. Anca Vieriu/NGO Representative/AR Vocational and Investment Solutions – ARVIS
  9. Naiman Anamaria/Citizen
  10. Matei Alexandra Stefana/Functionar public/General Direction for Social Assistance and Child Protection – Suceava
  11. Aicha-Svetlana Daneliuc/Citizen
  12. Ceredeev Emilian/NGO Representative/Project ProEurope Association
  13. Adamovici Simona Teodora/Citizen
  14. Chindris Adriana/Citizen
  15. Pintilei Elena/Citizen
  16. Maidan Roxana/Citizen
  17. Fadur Mihaela/NGO Representative/There is Life after Mourning Association
  18. Naiman Anamaria/Citizen
  19. Calinescu Corina/College “Alexandru the Good”, Gura Humorului

We’ve got volunteers @Democracy Nest of Deva

Here are the results of the volunteer selection for Deva:

Selected volunteers:

  1. Mara Hasa/NGO Representative/Pro Thalia – Pro Dacia Association
  2. Dorin Craciun/NGO Representative/Sport Club Ulpianum Oradea
  3. Mihaela Jecherean/NGO Representative/Association Sportiva MAV GIM Deva
  4. Raican Dan/NGO Representative/Antiparkinson Association
  5. Jeflea Loredana-Codruta/NGO Representative/Friends of Library Association
  6. Dacian Muntean/NGO Representative/S.E.N.S. HD – Society for Non formal and Social Education Hunedoara
  7. Tripa Louise-Gabriel/Citizen/C.T.E. DRAGOMIR HURMUZESCU Deva
  8. Geltner David Lucian/Citizen
  9. Paula Danescu/Public servant
  10. Vinau Danut/Citizen
  11. Covaciu Adriana Nicoleta/Public servant
  12. Opruta Monica Ioana/Citizen
  13. Dan Terteci/Citizen, Journalist, Public servant, NGO Representative/Hunedoara Prefecture
  14. Morar Elena/Citizen/Civitas Deva
  15. Florescu Ovidiu/Citizen
  16. Zmau Ionel/NGO Representative/Cultural Association LES AMIS DE LA FRANCE – Petrila

We’ve got volunteers @Democracy Nest of Targu-Jiu

Here are the results of the volunteer selection for Targu-Jiu:

Selected volunteers:

  1. Ionescu Gabriela/NGO Representative/EFP Tg. Jiu Association
  2. Bucalae Ioan/NGO Representative/Solidarity – Association of Support and Mutual Help
  3. Hulea Maria/NGO Representative/Association for Community Development Initiatives in Northern Oltenia
  4. Torop Sorin Stelian/NGO Representative/Association for Inclusion and Social Development Gorj
  5. Viorel Munteanu/Public Worker/County Center for the Promotion and Preservation of Traditional Culture Gorj
  6. Ciurea Diana Ileana/NGO Representative/PhiloLibris Friends of the Library Association
  7. Popescu Motomancea Elena/Citizen
  8. Martoiu Mihail/Citizen
  9. Panoiu Maria/Citizen
  10. Temereanca Victoria/Citizen
  11. Partenie Florina Alina/Citizen
  12. Draghici Paulina/Citizen
  13. Corina Lebedinscaia/Citizen
  14. Oana Roxana Lupu/Journalist/Gorjeanul
  15. Modoran Romulus/Citizen

Third place for active citizenship

Why a project for active citizenship?

Romania is a closed society. According to the final report of the project “Initiative for Civil Society” (Multimedia Foundation, 2013), 6 out of 10 Romanians consider the state to be the main responsible for the citizens’ welfare, but only 10% of them participated in activities related to the practice of active citizenship and even less than 5% of them ever signed a petition. Yet, regarding the declared intent, 97% of Romanians believe that their peers should be more involved in the local community.

Therefore, although desirable and necessary, active citizenship is… nowhere to be found. People expect institutions to solve their problems, but rarely enter into dialogue with them to get what they want. Thus, the “active citizenship” remains just a concept whose implementation raises a lot of questions.

In fact, what does it mean to be an active citizen? How to connect with other members of the community? How to interact with the local authorities? Where to find a neutral space that will encourage nonviolent discussions over local issues? How to identify solutions and how to contribute to their application?

Our proposal:

By implementing the “Third place for active citizenship” project (in short, “The Third Place”) we want to answer all the above questions and, even more than that, we aim to “nest” the active citizenship in our everyday life by establishing a national network of resources (facilities, trainers, groups of action) that is open to anyone who wants to be or to become an active citizen. Click here to learn more.

Another kind of project, not “just another project”

“The Third Place” is a different type of project which starts from the premise that civil society and public administration are not opponents but two responsible stakeholders who must work together for the common good through genuine dialogue. Already for far too long the Romanian society has been divided, polarized, apathetic and marked by the blame of what should have been done. We believe that the other side of the coin – what we can do together, our joint project for welfare – is at least as important, if not more important. We are all citizens of the same community, rowing in the same boat – whether we work in public administration, in NGOs or in the private sector. It is important to acknowledge the need for a joint project of development, to harmonize interests through dialogue, to encourage the exchange of ideas and to respect each other. Our project will help build such a “third place”, the kind that allows citizens to interact and to discuss the values ​​that a common project can be based on, because there is no individual welfare, there’s only the common good we create together.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead


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