Established in December 2017, the European Centre for Romanian Unity brings the reunification project to the heart of EU policy making.
A politically independent non-profit organisation, ECRU campaigns for:
the peaceful and democratic reunification of Romania and the Republic of Moldova, based on a shared history, language and culture, strongly anchored in EU values, democratic principles and the rule of law;
the promotion and protection of the rights and freedoms of the almost 10 million Romanians living abroad, in historical communities or in Diaspora;
the consolidation of national unity and social cohesion among Romanians everywhere.
ECRU is open to cooperation with all democratic political and civic forces who support the reunification of the two states through their actions and initiatives and who are committed to our core values:
respect for human dignity and human rights, freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law;
commitment to an ever-closer union among the peoples of Europe.
The Republic of Moldova is an artificial state which came into existence following the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.
The majority of the population in Moldova speaks Romanian.
No referendum has been organised in Moldova or Romania regarding reunification.
Mihai Eminescu is considered one of the most important poets of the Romanian language, and is cherished as a national poet in both Romania and Moldova.
From 1947 to 1989, what is today the Republic of Moldova found itself under the illegal occupation of the Soviet Union.
The history of Moldova between 1947 and 1989 is one of famine, deportations, russification, human rights breaches and communist oppression.
In Moldova, the collapse of the communist regime in 1989 started with citizens asking the authorities to acknowledge their Romanian identity.
The growing trend of reunification in Romania and Moldova is peaceful in nature and democratic in spirit and method.
ECRU is committed to reflecting this trend and raising awareness at EU level, while promoting and supporting the EU integration of Moldova.
ECRU does not associate itself with any extremist, revisionist or ultra-nationalist views.
The civic movement in Romania, the Republic of Moldova and the Diaspora, the thousands of people who work relentlessly every day to raise awareness and promote the reunification of the two states...