Ex-Premier Dacian Ciolos is inviting those who want to get involved in a project that seeks to change Romania to join the ‘Romania 100’ Platform. “We’re doing things… the Transylvanian way, we’re doing things thoroughly and especially as a team. Today, we take another step: we invite you to join the ‘Romania 100’ Platform – a civic movement, dynamic, open, a long-term project that will gather together and stress the country’s positive energies,” Ciolos wrote on his Facebook page.
“Dear friends, to change Romania there is the need for active, massive civic involvement, for the involvement, with resources and willpower, of as many people as possible, people who share the same principles and who jointly contribute to the community’s values and welfare. My belief is that change starts with each of us. It starts with the strength, the cohesion and the energy of teams. As society, I’m certain we’ve surpassed the stage of lining behind a leader that would be followed unconditionally,” Dacian Ciolos wrote.
He pointed out that in recent months he received thousands of messages asking him for active involvement in public and political life.
“I told you we’re doing things… the Transylvanian way, we’re doing things thoroughly and especially as a team. Today, we take another step: we invite you to join the ‘Romania 100’ Platform – a civic movement, dynamic, open, a long-term project that will gather together and stress the country’s positive energies. I invite you to come by our side, to join the ‘Romania 100’ Platform. I invite you to change Romania. Together!” reads the ex-premier’s encouragement.
The initiators of the ‘Romania 100’ Platform – including nine ministers, secretaries of state and state advisers from the former technocratic Government, as well as businessmen and public policy specialists – are launching today enlistments within the ‘Romania 100’ Platform – an open, active civic movement whose objectives are to transform the Romanian civic and political environment and to attain Romania’s true development potential, one of the Platform’s communiques points out.
“Change is possible and must start with the way Romania is governed – transparently, openly, honestly, in dialogue with people. Last year we started doing this with a team of people who are extraordinary, dedicated and confident that Romania can do more and deserves more. We are convinced that those who believe the same thing are many, very many. As a people, we can do more than we have sown so far. Changing Romania can come only from active and massive civic involvement. We invite you to come by our side, to join the ‘Romania 100’ Platform’s team. We invite you to change Romania. Together!” Dacian Ciolos states alongside Vlad Voiculescu, Dragos Pislaru, Dragos Tudorache and Alin Mituta, the Platform’s founding members. They were joined by many other colleagues from last year’s governmental team.
According to the aforementioned source, those who want to take part in transforming Romania, to get involved in a project that would change Romanian society and the way public policies are made in Romania are invited to become members of the Platform or to support the movement on www.ro100.ro.
The ‘Romania 100’ Platform is a movement connected to society, which started from the desire of each of us to assume a higher degree of civic consciousness and activity; promotes development ideas and strategies in key domains for Romania’s growth, the necessary legislative proposals, with pertinent assessments of the resources needed to implement them; proposes citizens a different manner of politicking – responsible, honest, professional, with people involved in building the country’s political future; acts in favour of a transparent and upright political environment, censures populist and demagogic backsliding and promotes a dynamic, prosperous, European Romania, the communique adds.
In the first stage, the movement will function as an online platform at www.ro100.ro and will be organised in communities for social and civic participation and for the improvement of public policies. In the following period, the movement will publicly present the strategic topics and the campaigns it plans to promote in the following years.