Our mission is to promote Romania’s ethnic diversity by consolidating and widening support for our multicultural society. To this end, we initiate and develop programs designed to improve the protection system for national minorities, work out strategies to combat racism and xenophobia, and give support to organizations active in the field. Last but not least, our activity focuses on the legislative and institutional building process for the protection of ethnic minorities in Romania as a candidate country to the European Union.
since 29 September 2004
For your information, the Department for Interethnic Relations has moved to a new location. the new address is Str. Paris Nr. 65, Sector 1 Bucharest, 011815. For the new phone and fax numbers, please check the "Structure" and "Contact Us" sections of this site.
Seminar „History of National Minorities in Romania - second edition" Sibiu, April 28 – 30, 2011
The Department for Interethnic Relations has organized in Sibiu the seminar entitled "History and traditions of National Minorities in Romania". The main objective of this program was to elaborate a textbook for high school students, who desire to learn more about the culture and traditions of minority groups.
Monitoring the implementation of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
The first report related to the monitoring of the implementation of the "European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages", juridical instrument of the Council of Europe, was elaborated and sent to Strasbourg by the Romanian authorities.