Romania celebrates 30 Years of Relationship with Germany

An event with ambassador Adriana Stănescu and the Germano-Romanian Society of Berlin

September 14th, 2022
Leonardo Vegli, News from Berlin
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On September 10, the Germano-Romanian Society of Berlin (Deutsch-Rumänischen Gessel Berlin e.V. - DERUGE) organized an event dedicated to celebrating 30 years of activity.

The meeting was opened by Dr. Gerhard Köpernik, president of DERUGE, who thanked for the generous involvement of members and friends of the German-Romanian society in Berlin, which made it possible to resume the projects that have become traditional of this association: meetings dedicated to intercultural dialogue under the generic Jour Fixe, tours and documentary visits in various points of interest in Romania, but also the Republic of Moldova, the editing of the association's biennial magazine, scholarships for students from Romania and support for the Romanian Speran âniaa Association from Timisoara.

In the opening speech, Adriana Stănescu, the Ambassador of Romania in Germany, expressed his gratitude for the continued activity of DERUGE, emphasizing that throughout this period the association has been an active builder of bridges between cultures and shock the qualities of the two countries By promoting intercultural dialogue, communication and mutual knowledge, information gaps have been reduced and stereotypes of public perception have been overcome, thus making an important contribution to the discovery of an authentic relationship and at the proximity between the two countries.

Mrs. Hermine Sofia Untch, Vice President of the association, presented a panorama of the most interesting and impactful events organized by DERUGE in the last decade of activity, and Mrs. Janka Vogel, researcher and secretary of the association moderated a panel discussion under the generic Join and Settle: new perspectives from the framework of the Romanian diaspora in Berlin.

The debate enjoyed the presence of Mrs. Ana - Maria Trăsnea, Plenipotentiary of the State of Berlin, alongside the Federal Government and Secretary of State for Civic Engagement, Promotion of Democracy and International Affairs in the Senate Office from Berlin, together with a group of young specialists from Romania: Anca Florian, political scientist and researcher in the field of migration, Alexandru Bulucz, poet, translator and editor, recent Deutschlandfunk Prize winner and Dr. Christian Christmas, historian and Egyptologist.

The discussions revealed the different career paths of the guests at this debate, tracking personality fulfillment through professional performance in the context of the transition from one country to another, with all the nuances of changing societal context.

The evening was complemented by a series of musical moments supported by Julian Bădăru cătreă (clarinet and voice), together with Javier Tucat Moreno (piano), which were especially appreciated by the guests.


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