From the moment it was established, in February 2016, ROMPRO has gathered a strong, dynamic group that, over time, has expanded both in number and social impact.
Mission and values
ROMPRO Foundation, short for Români Pentru Români Olanda (Romanians for Romanians in the Netherlands), has emerged to inspire Romanians to be more involved in the Dutch society. Our aim is to encourage their engagement in social and personal development projects to help them boost their success.
We’ve set off on this journey because the power of together resides not only in the limitless possibilities, but also in the satisfaction of having contributed to the success of the community, thus reaping the benefits for us and our children.
We want to create together a strong community, to support Romanian talents, and to uphold the Romanian identity. Our aim is to inspire the drive to succeed in the modern Dutch society, just as well as anywhere else in the world.
Our focus points
Organizing and endorsing events linked to Romanian traditions.
Promoting Romanian art and cultural values.
Setting up schools, offering Romanian language and culture courses, including online.
Developing a professional and business network.
Setting up an online lab, offering webinars aimed at development, integration, and success.
Creating mentorship programs for youth and newcomers in the Netherlands.
Organizing a nation-wide community network.
Providing information and practical support in emergency situations.
Encouraging and promote Romanian talents via scholarships and masterclasses.
Supporting, through our partnerships, those organizations that promote Romanian culture and sports.
ROMPRO Foundation was officially registered on February 16, 2016, by Cătălina Negru, Dana Popa, and Ana-Maria Murariu.
Prior to the registration, the three founders had created and coordinated several groups and events on social media.
A part of our current team had set up, in February-March, 2015, the professional group Net-Pro, started by ING employees in Amsterdam who organized events for the Romanian community living in the Randstad area. They also looked into the possibility of creating a Romanian school and a church.
In 2015, when the Colectiv tragedy happened and the victims arrived in the Netherlands, the group spontaneously organized a network of approximately 180 volunteers who assisted the patients and those accompanying them in Beverwijk, Groningen, and Rotterdam.
The Foundation comprises the board of directors, the executive team, a support group, and an extended network of volunteers and supporters.
The board of directors consists of the three founders, while the executive team is made up of the team or project coordinators. The support group includes the following teams:
- marketing and communication;
- partnerships and PR.