Cercetător ştiinţific III dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” din Craiova, al Academiei Române;
The poor knowledge of the Romanian communities in the countries of northern Europe, respectively Sweden and Denmark, must be replaced by sociological research of excellence, which will ensure recognition of these communities along with others in Europe and the world, to ensure the preservation of the Romanian identity, preserving the Romanian language and culture in the Romanian communities.
The importance of studying the phenomenon of Romanian migration in Sweden and Denmark arises from the rights of Romanian communities to keep in touch with the country of origin, with the Romanian language and culture. Researching the level of well-being, the level of social and professional integration, the quality of life of Romanians in the existing diaspora in Sweden and Denmark is a task of
Romanian sociology, in the context of a united and coherent Europe, in which the rights of minorities must be recognized. The principle of affirming unity through diversity, of preserving the original identity of migrants in the new context of the countries of adoption must be taken into account.
Some researches point out that most remittances are spent on consumption and only perpetuate the migration and depopulation of entire regions, perpetuating the dependence of developing countries on developed countries. Other perspectives emphasize: the role of migrants’ investments in education and health with effects in increasing the human potential of migrant households; brain circulation – the fact that highly skilled migrants often have the opportunity to build bridges between societies of origin and destination; the development of migrant entrepreneurship – even in cases where remittances are spent mainly on consumption, depending on the context, some of these remittances play an active role in the development of new economic activities.
Romanian communities, migration in Sweden and Denmark, quality of life, triangulation