If many Romanians who have gone abroad came back home, they would naturally become the change agents Romania needs so much, Executive Director of Repatriot project Ramona Chirila told a press conference on Tuesday. Repatriot project is an initiative designed to support members of the Romanian Diaspora who want to return their home land.
‘Over the past five years, I have lived on two continents – Africa and America. I enjoyed success and the best opportunities; despite that, however, I have always wanted to come back home and I have always missed Romania. For that reason, I am here today as proof that Romanians truly want to come home regardless of the place they reach. (…) If many Romanians who have gone abroad came back home, they would naturally become the change agents Romania needs so much. We strongly believe that only a top-to-bottom approach isn’t efficient enough, unless accompanied by a bottom-to-top approach, namely from the people who are truly at the core of things and who can come and contribute new mentalities, new information,’ Chirila said.
Repatriot, a repatriation project through entrepreneurship launched by the Romanian Business Leaders (RBL) one year ago, opens the first communication channel between the local administrations and the Romanians who want to return to Romania. The platform will provide fast access to the opportunities provided by Romania and facilitate contacts with the local authorities.
The Romanian Business Leaders Foundation is an apolitical, non-governmental and non-profit organisation. Its goal is to develop a platform for action and social involvement for the leaders in the private sector. Its objective is Romania’s becoming a better country for responsible business and, this way, for all Romanians.