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Integration practices A future together - A society ready to
accept and benefit from the presence of
foreign citizens with legal residence
in Romania  (Unofficial translation)
Project begin 03/06/2011

Target audience

  • AGE
    • 65+
    • 40-65
    • 25-40
    • 18-25
    • <18
    • Female
    • Male


    • Media
    • Awareness-raising
Project end 03/06/2012
Country of residence Romania
City / Region
City Bucharest
Abstract (EN)

In the period June 2011 - July 2012, ARPS and JRS Romania implemented the project A future together - A society ready to accept and benefit from the presence of foreign citizens with legal residence in Romania. The general objective of this project was to raise the awareness of the Romanian population regarding the necessity and advantages of social integration of foreign citizens in view of maintaining a favourable climate within the Romanian population regarding the approach on immigration and acknowledging the benefits brought by social integration of TCNs.

Issue/challenge and

The specific objectives of the project were:

  1. To increase the awareness of Romania's general population regarding the benefits of integration of foreign citizens with legal stay in Romania.
  2. To increase the level of knowledge of the Romanian population regarding the various cultures of foreign citizens with legal stay in Romania in order to consolidate a diverse society.
  3. To raise awareness in the Romanian population regarding the needs, integration modalities, rights and obligations of foreign citizens in Romania. 
  4. To increase the capacity to implement the legal attributions of local representatives with a role in the integration of foreign citizens.

How does it work?

In order to reach the objectives of the project ARPS and JRS carried out an awareness raising and information campaign regarding the necessity and advantages of legal immigration. The main activities within this campaign consisted of a media campaign (press campaign, carrying out and broadcasting a TV video and a radio commercial, online campaign) and seven local information seminars. The activities were carried out in 12 counties in Romania with the largest number of TCNs according to the data centralised by the Romanian General Inspectorate for Immigration, namely București, Iași, Ilfov, Cluj, Constanța, Timiș, Galați, Prahova, Suceava, Bacău, Brașov și Bihor. During the events there were presented official statistics regarding immigration, legal migrants in Romania, their countries of origin, their needs for integration, opportunities and difficulties in the process of integration, aspects of social integration of immigrants, as well as intervention models of NGOs, services given by public institutions. Updated information regarding the mechanisms for the implementation of policies and strategies in force was given. The seminars were attended by administrative decision-makers, potential employers, representatives of local NGOs and journalists. The need for continuous training of representatives of local authorities regarding the rights of TCNs was emphasised, as well as an enhancement of the information exchange with other NGOs active in the field, as well as the wider information of TCNs regarding projects with integration activities.


  • The public awareness and information campaign materials regarding the benefits of immigration and social integration of TCNs targeted for the Romanian population were elaborated and broadcast on radio, tv and written press: video materials, audio materials and press form. 
  • The 12 information seminars organised in 12 different counties of Romania were attended by representatives of local authorities, NGOs and media who benefited from accurate and complete information regarding the integration needs of TCNs as well as regarding the implementation mechanisms of policies and strategies in force.
  • the impact study carried out at the end of the campaign showed the positive impact of the project activities on the general Romanian population and TCN communities at large


In order to assess the impact of the campaign, an impact study was carried out. Following the impact study carried out at the end of the campaign, for most participants to the research, the main message of the campaign was of co-existence, of acceptance of foreigners, of rapid integration of the persons who chose to study and work in Romania, irrespective of the particularities related to race, nationality or culture. The purpose of this campaign was to educate and inform Romanian citizens in order to be more open to accepting other nationalities. Out of the three tested materials (video, audio and press form), the biggest impact was achieved by the video broadcast on TV, especially due to the fact that it was possible to easily identify the characters in the video as foreigners, given their physiognomy. In the case of the other two materials, the respondents broadly perceived the purpose of the campaign.

Who will benefit?

The project's target group consisted of the general population of the 12 counties included in the coverage area of the project. Thus, the general population was exposed to the messages of the media campaign which promoted the benefits of the integration of foreign citizens and the advantages of their participation in the development of Romanian society. On the other hand, through the information seminars, the local representatives of institutions with a stake in the implementation of integration measures of foreign citizens, NGOs and local media journalists benefited from accurate and complete information regarding the integration needs of TCNs as well as regarding the implementation mechanisms of policies and strategies in force. The main beneficiaries of the project were the TCNs with legal stay in Romania. According to official statistics, at the end of 2010 over 55.000 TCNs with legal stay were present in Romania. Most of them have a temporary legal stay in Romania, on grounds such as employment, studies or family relations, the main origin countries being Moldova, Turkey and China.

Source of funding
and resources used

The total value of the project amounted to 897.742,56 lei, out of which: 75% of the funding was ensured by the European Integration Fund (673.306,92 lei); 19,47% of the funding was ensured by the national budget (174.757,44 lei); 5,53 % constituted the beneficiary's contribution (49.678,20 lei)

Organisation Asociatia Romana pentru Promovarea Sanatatii and JRS Romania
Contact person Carmen Munteanu (Send email)


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