Hellenic Union of Romania has been founded in Bucharest on December 28, 1989, acquiring legal personality on February 26, 1990. Since then, the organization has actively involved in actions promoting the Hellenic ethnic identity: the language, the culture, the Christian-Orthodox religion, the cultural and religious Christian-Orthodox heritage, the traditions, the traditional and historical connections, the historical monuments and the historical continuity.
The first Congress of the Hellenic Union of Romania was held on April 18, 1990, in Bucharest.
The works have been attended by delegates of 9 communities: Bucharest, Constanta, Braila, Galati, Tulcea, Iasi, Piatra Neamt, Calarasi and Prahova. The agenda included the information on how the Union and the communities were going to be formed, the debate on the Statute, on the Program, the election of the leading bodies. The first UER (Hellenic Union of Romania – e.n.) Board of Directors was formed, including also the presidents of the local communities.
In September 1993, the first magazine of the Hellenic Union of Romania has been published in Bucharest.
Since its first publication, the bilingual newspaper “Elpis”/“Speranta”, published with the financial support of the Council for National Minorities, aimed to present everything that is “useful, interesting and pleasant related to Hellenism: history and civilization, culture, arts and sports, myth and legend, as well as the present with the major events of the life marking the motherland and the Greek Diaspora, especially those providing personality to the Greek communities of our second motherland, Romania”. The Hellenic Union of Romania has been represented in the Parliament beginning with the legislature of the period 1990-1992.
Hellenic Union of Romania had the pleasure to promote the beauty and the unique charm of Greece at the first day of the Spring Edition of the Romanian Tourism Fair held between February 16 and 19, 2017. The dance ensemble “Kymata” of the Prahova Hellenic Community performed a show of Greek traditional dances from Macedonia in front of an audience who loves the holidays and the adventure.