10 IMPORTANT CONCLUSIONS – from our previous researches about civic participation in Romania (2013)


  1. Romanian society is still a traditional one, even 5 years after EU integration.
  2. Romanian values focus more on survival, rather than on self-accomplishment and status.
  3. The civic profile in Romania is characterised by passivity and patriarchy, distancing itself from Western societies.
  4. Engagement in the community is not developed enough.
  5. Citizen have the opportunity to engage in public life and information is available for them, but they do not effectively get involved and are not sufficiently well informed.
  6. In Romania, there is a significant gap between social and political life.
  7. Romania is a true `electoral republic`. A country where election engagement is high. Community, civic and political engagement is displayed at much lower levels.
  8. There is just one Romania. There are no differences between regions in what civic engagement is concerned. In spite of having are `two Romanias`, from an economic and social point of view, from the perspective of civic engagement, Romania is homogenous.
  9. Regions are homogenous – major differences arise as a result of socio-demographic characteristics. Elements which stimulate engagement: being part of the middle class, education, age, gender.
  10. Romania’s youth are confused: they want engagement, but they do not get involved.

More about this study, here snspa-infopolitic-project-2013