Oana Romocea

Oana Romocea is the Communications Manager at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.

Originally from Romania where she grew up and trained as a journalist, Oana has also spent three years in Croatia as a volunteer with ex-Yugoslav war refugees where she first encountered the horrifying outcomes of unchecked nationalism and ethnic discrimination.

"There is a saying which goes: ‘Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.’ For me this encapsulates the European project which doesn’t just bring together two nations but twenty eight. In a globalised world where communities are eroded by divisiveness, Europe needs to establish itself as a model of strategic cooperation among member states whose aspirations are not merely economical but seek the strengthening of their communities. This can only be achieved if we all strive to make the most of our common European identity born from the embrace of twenty eight distinctive national heritages. Only then a strong sense of ‘Europeaness’, a truly European identity is far more likely to arise.”

Afterwards she moved to the UK for post graduate studies, and is currently completing her PhD in migration studies at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Since 2005, her role with the Communications Department of the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, has exposed her to extensive media experience and cultural communications. Oana is responsible for the weekly New Europeans online newspaper which can be accessed by clicking here.

Follow her on Twitter: @OanaRomocea

Latest Articles

Why is racism the biggest debate in the European elections? - Huffington Post, 22 May 2014

Oana Romocea continues her series in the Huffington Post with an article about how racism came to dominate the European

The New European

Many thanks to Oana Romocea who has today published our first online paper:

Voter Registration Campaign - News Release

News Release  

What makes a "European"?

Europe is a dynamic continent having reinvented itself numerous times throughout history.  This remarkable capacity for renewal is amply evident in the 20th century.

East European migrants vs. West European expats - British Influence, 19 Nov. 2013

The four fundamental economic freedoms (of people, of capital, of services and of goods) which lay at the foundation of the European Union have one main goal - to unite a once-divided continent.

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