Name

Ciprian Necula

Country of residence

Romania

Ethnicity

Roma

BIO

Ciprian Necula started his career as a human rights activist under the supervision and mentorship of
Nicolae Gheorghe, using innovative tools to address the stereotypes and prejudices against Roma. He
has been a journalist, a leader of public campaigns, a promoter of social-economic projects, a political
analyst, co-founder of a social enterprise, the leader of a Roma NGO, a consultant for international
organizations, a debater in public media, the initiator of the Roma Culture Museum in Bucharest, and a
member of the Scientific Council of the European Academic Network on Romani Studies. The single
purpose behind all these pursuits is to change the perceptions and narratives about Roma. His dream is
to see Roma respected for what they are: a European model of a translational and non-territorial
nation. Necula holds a PhD in social anthropology.