Working languages:
English to Romanian
Romanian to English
French to Romanian

Ioana Radu
Passion for languages

Paris, France
Local time: 16:58 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: Romanian Native in Romanian
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Account type Freelancer
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Subtitling, Transcription, Copywriting
Specializes in:
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.Psychology
Medical: Health Care

Preferred currency EUR
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Experience Years of translation experience: 8. Registered at Oct 2017. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to Romanian (Berliner Volkshochschule)
English to Romanian (Cambridge English Advanced Certificate)
Memberships N/A
Software DejaVu, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint

Anthropologist, translator, social psychologist, social worker, non-formal educator, amateur photographer


  • Freelancer – January 2016 – to present
Where : Armenia, Iran, Kosovo, Romania, France, Georgia, Russia, Albania, Ukraine, Greece.
Translation, Research, Volunteering, Erasmus Plus Youth work training courses, Workshops, Photography, Traveling

  • Language and cultural mediator - November 2014 – December 2015
Nachbarschaftsheim Neukoelln – Berlin, Allemagne
Assisting and facilitating the process of social inclusion for marginalized communities of Roma families, who recently moved from Romania to Berlin, as well as for refugees. My tasks range from translating and advocating to counseling and social support for children and young people.

  • Au Pair in a host family in Berlin - April 2013 - June 2014
Berlin, Germany
Children Care &Learning German

  • Volunteer within the mobility programme ‘European Voluntary Service’ - October 2011-September 2012
Rota Jovem – youth Association, Cascais and Lisbon –Portugal
Working for the project ‘Social Bond’, teaching English in kindergardens and primary schools, developing and organizing various workshops related to the importance of artistic expression, in order to promote literature and literacy among socially disadvantaged children and youth. 

  • Mediator-translator - April-June 2011
 The festival 'Music Meeting', Nijmegen, Holland
Mediating the communication between Romanian and Dutch musicians, in a workshop on traditional Romanian music, starting from the developing phase of the workshop until the public performance within the music festival

  • Survey interviewer – November 2006 – December 2007
The Research Center on interethnic relations, "Babes-Bolyai"University, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Collecting data about people’s political opinions and affiliationsby applying questionnaires at their domiciles


Master’s degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology – August 2010-July 201
VU Amsterdam, Faculty of Social Sciences, Amsterdam, Holland
Human Security and Insecurity, Constructing Identities and Notions of Belonging, Migration, Community construction, Identity Politics, Sociolinguistics, Sustainable Development

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology – October 2007-June 2010
"Babes Bolyai"University, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, Cluj Napoca, Romania
 Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Work Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Statistics

Bachelor’s degree in Sociology – October 2006-June 2009
"Babes Bolyai"University, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Cluj Napoca, Romania
Sociology, Anthropology, Social Linguistics, Social Work, Urban Studies, Human Resources, Project Management, Statistics


Conference Participations and Paper Presentations

  • Translator for the first transnational conference within an european project on 'Inclusive Education for children with special needs and migrants', gathering four partners: Poland, Macedonia,Romania,and France, November-December, Paris

  • Participant in the international conference “Interkult” about about peace building, conflict resolution and religious tolerance, organized by the Forum for Progressive Initiatives, Pristina, Republic of Kosovo, May-June 2016

  • Participant in the Alpbach Summer School on European Integration, Belgrade, Serbia, September 2014

  • Participant in the 9thInternational Summer School in Anthropology, Ethnography and Comparative Folklore of the Balkans, Konitsa, Greece, 2014

  • Participant in the professional workshop on street and portrait photography, organized by the socio-cultural association ‘Casa da Achada’ in Lisbon, 2012

  • Participant in the scientific communication congress at the Faculty of Sociology and Social work, “Babes Bolyai"University, where I presented my BA thesis,  2009

  • Participant with the group research paper ‘European and social identity’ in the International Seminar entitled ”German-Romanian relations, political culture and society in Romania”, organized by Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat of Erlangen Nurnberg in Bad Kissingen, Germany,  2008

  • Field interviewer in a social research project on the subject “The new urban residential areas in Cluj-Napoca”, within Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Cluj-Napoca, Romania,  2008


  • Scholarship for the intensive summer course in Modern Greek language, offered by the School of Modern Greek Language, Aristotle University , Thessaloniki, Greece, August-September 2017

  • Participant in the Erasmus+ Training course  «Youth can help»; a project on the integration of young refugees and migrants; organized by the Center for Euroinitiatives, in Sumy, Ukraine, july 2017

  • Participant in the regional restoration camp «Historical crafts and entrepreneurship», organized by the Cultural Heritage without Borders, in Kruja, Albania, june 2017

  • Participant in the Erasmus+ Training course «GO VISUAL»; a project on the creative visual competences, first part in Rostov Velikiy, Russia, may-june 2017 and second part in Yerevan, Armenia, july 2017, both organized by Academy of Innovation

  • Participant in the Erasmus+ Training course «Bringing Social Rights to our Local Agendas»; a project on the acces of young people to social rights; organized by the Youth Social Rights Network, in Surami, Georgia, april-may 2017

  • Participant in the Erasmus+ Training Course ' Visual Methods to explore local communities - Participatory Photography project' in Băile Tușnad, Romania, October 2016

  • Participant in the Erasmus+ training course “Coaching for Change”, aimed at building competences in youth empowerment through coaching techniques, in Yerevan, Armenia, January-February 2016

Social and organizational skills and competences
  • communicative, creative, analytical, responsible, perfectionist, open-minded, team-spirited, enthusiastic, empathetic

Volunteer for the association ARSIS, in the welcome center for refugees as an animator for children and teenagers, Thessaloniki, Greece, October-November 2017

Volunteer for the association UTOPIA56 in the refugee shelter as an animator for children and teenagers, Paris, 2017

Volunteer for refugee shelters as an Animator for children, Berlin and Paris,  2015 

Participant and organizer in the Festival of Romanian Culture in Cracow, an annual Polish-Romanian collaboration, where cultural exchange through social and intercultural activities is the main aim, 2010

Volunteer for the non-governmental organization ‚Habitat for Humanity’, whose goal is to diminish poverty housing and homelessness from the world and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action worldwide. Cluj Napoca, Romania, 2010

Volunteer for the independent theater „Sala Mica”(The Little Room) within  „The Paintbrush Factory”,a collective space  of production and distribution of contemporary art as an independent cultural center, Cluj Napoca, Romania, 2009

Participant and Organizer in the Summer School of the International Students Week in Timisoara, with the theme  "Revolution: real vocation meets virtual education”, July 2008

Volunteer for various art festivals in Europe in the last ten years

Computer skills and competences
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, Power Point

Personal interests  

  • Passion for languages, photography, cinema, music, theater, literature, traveling

Keywords: English, Portuguese, French, German, Romanian, sociology, psychology, anthropology, art, photography, research, traveling

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Mar 11

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