The Connected Diaspora
In March 2018, the Diaspora Civică Berlin celebrated 1 year since the protests that put Romania on the civic map of Europe and 1 year since the beginning of the activity.
We discussed what we have done in the meantime, how much the situation has changed in Romania, and where we are now.
Together with friends and partners from Rezist Zurich we started connecting and coordinating our efforts in order to answer the question: what does the diaspora want for Romania and what role should the diaspora have in realizing these plans in the years to come?
This question is especially important because there is one year until the 2019 European Parliament and presidential elections and two more years until the 2020 parliamentary elections.
The diaspora has had, has, and will always have the power to change the course of Romania when it wants to. Whether we are talking about the influence of the Pasoptists in the union of the principalities from 1859 or about the huge contribution it had in the election of Klaus Iohannis to the detriment of Victor Ponta in the 2014 presidential elections, one thing is clear: the more than 3 million Romanians from around the world are a real political, economic and social force.
This event was based on the idea that we can only move things a little on our own, but by working together towards a common goal we can have a real influence on the political process in 2019 and 2020.
This is what DCB members want for Romania. What do you want and what do you do for it?
For the event follow-up, click here.