52 interviews, published weekly for a year.

After living for so many years in the Netherlands, we started to appreciate the idea of a community of Romanians, we started to understand that it would be very good to find out about one another, who we are, why we are here, why we feel good in this country.

And so the project Noi Rădăcini – New Roots – was born: a format based on short interviews, which will be published every week for a year. 52 interviews in total.

Who is it for? First, to say that Romanians feel good when living in the Netherlands. We can collect their stories, some different from the culture and traditions they left behind, and we can learn from them. We, Romanians, want to learn about other Romanians, to understand the different facets of living and being successful in the Netherlands.

Second, Noi Rădăcini wants to be a credible source of information for the Dutch people, focusing on the good things Romanians actually do in the Netherlands, from things that are tangible and easy to appreciate, to less tangible things that nevertheless make the Dutch society work.

There is also a third reason for Noi Rădăcini to exist, a reason perhaps only meaningful to the authors: we were and remain curious about Romanians living in the Netherlands. Who are these beautiful and courageous people? 



Alex Simu

“There is always someone better than you. If you don’t take this into consideration, you risk losing the opportunity to improve, because it is only that someone who is better who can help you improve, push you to see the next step, the next door you need to open. “

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Radu Manoliu

“ … you must have some dreams, you must want something. You don’t want anything, you don’t get anything.”

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Vlad Niculescu-Dincă

“… Everyone should ask themselves why they want to leave. Even if they don’t have all the answers, they should at least do this philosophical, introspective quest. From my experience, I can say that it’s very nice to live in the Netherlands and, at the same time, it’s very nice to bring the Netherlands to Romania and vice versa.”

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Oana Cipcă

“To me, success means seeing every day that a human life is being supported. … seeing happy people around me.”

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