Born December 1970. Romanian Roma. Worked in US, Canada, Malta, Brussels, Strassbourg. Favorite things to do – moderating Aspen Institute’s seminars, playing basketball (most of the times is possible to do both) free diving. Obsessions – ghettoes, good society, anti-Gypsyism, reading.Most out of comfort zone thing I did – worked on the production of a movie(as a producer).Best thing I did – the club in the ghetto of Ferentari visit https://www.facebook.com/ClubulDeEducatieAlternativa

Humour -essential to keep my sanity.

I did this as I saw many people check this part of the blog. Used to worked as a manager, a programer, human rights activist.

14 Responses to “About”

  1. Tudor March 27, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    nu merge link-ul

  2. Cata April 3, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    Frumos, mi-a placut si onestitatea si curajul dar si lectia. Munca cu prejudecatile noastre nu se termina niciodata!

  3. afrodita April 12, 2013 at 5:32 am #

    I admire your work

  4. Mai Al-Khraisha October 13, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    I read your article “Why I quit my NGO” and I just wanted to say; it really struck a cord! I am currently working in an NGO with several offices around the world (I’m from, as well as based in Amman, Jordan). I was wondering whether there is a way for us to discuss these matters further, as I really am at a cross-roads at the moment! A *huge* part of me wants to quit; for several reasons (many of which were listed in your article); but a small, quiet voice is trying to convince me otherwise. While I realize this is an obscenely selfish request; would it be possible for us to chat?

    Either way; I admire your work, and your courage! May there be more people as hard-working and honest as you!

  5. Adeline November 19, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

    I can`t, I can`t belive that you are a roma guy. I just I can`t do it. 🙂 I kidding. Nice to meet such a high educated roma guy and a very smart one. I like you
    Kisses from Maramures

  6. Codrina April 21, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    Sunteți un om deosebit și mi-e extrem de greu sa înțeleg ce căutați, mai ales pentru atât de puțin timp, în administratie. Sa va gândiți, va rog, că nu va salvați doar pe dumneavoastră prin umor, ci îi ajutați și pe cei ce au realizat târziu ca și-au irosit viața în sistem (nu mi a picat bine ceea ce ați scris). Și sa mai știți ca lumea vrea sa lucreze cu dumneavoastră. ..Doar ca abordarea dumneavoastră ridica oarecum dificultăți întrucât sunteți un personaj extrem de rar (în sistem) cum am mai spus :)) seara buna!

  7. Carlotta Pervilli June 12, 2017 at 8:26 am #

    Dear Mr. Nicolae,
    my name is Carlotta Pervilli, I’m an italian student of journalism at the University of Parma (Italy). I’m working on a docu-film about Roma and Sinti with two other colleagues. We will partecipate at Morrione’s Prize, an important journalist prize in Italy. Would it be possible to have an interview with you about this issue? Thank you four attention.
    Best regards,
    Carlotta Pervilli
    Contacts: c.pervilli@outlook.it

  8. florialbastredemareblog March 4, 2018 at 10:51 am #

    Sigur sunteti unul din oamenii fericiti la finalul zilei.

  9. valeriucnicolae May 27, 2013 at 5:27 am #

    Nu am spus nicicand ca nu sunt oameni dedicati care lucreaza in ONG-urile rome. Ceea ce spun este ca societatea civila roma ( si nu numai) are probleme serioase care trebuiesc discutate.

  10. doru November 16, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

    Poate va treziti la realitate: http://teoria001.blogspot.ro/2015/11/baza-teoretica.html


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