Nicolae Gheorghe

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Nicolae Gheorghe
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Born(1946-11-12)12 November 1946
Died8 August 2013(2013-08-08) (aged 66)
OccupationRomani people activist
Known forCentre for Social Intervention and Studies

Nicolae Gheorghe (12 November 1946 – 8 August 2013) was a Romanian human rights activist.


The founder of the Roma modern movement, starting in Romania during the communist regime and continued it to his last moment. He attended military academy. In 1972, he graduated in philosophy and sociology. In 1974, he studied minorities for the government.[1] After 1989, he was appointed an expert on minorities, for the Romanian government.[2]

He was an activist for Roma rights. In 1993, he founded the Centre for Social Intervention and Studies.[3] In 1998 to 1999, he helped establish the Working Group of Roma Associations.[4]


  • Nicolae Gheorghe; Andrzej Mirga (12 March 2001). "The Roma in the Twenty-First Century: A Policy Paper". Eurozine. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  • "Romania is shirking its Roma responsibilities". The Guardian. 3 November 2010.


  1. ^ "Nicolae Gheorghe [Rombase]". Archived from the original on 2013-08-17. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  2. ^ "Roma activist and intellectual Nicolae Gheorghe: in memoriam | European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights". Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  3. ^ "Nicolae Gheorghe". The Economist. August 17, 2013.
  4. ^ "Nicolae Gheorghe 1946-2013". European Roma Rights Centre. 9 August 2013.

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