Biopolitics, Political Regimes, and Carceral Systems

Online (Zoom), August 11, 2021, 18.00-20.30 (Romanian time, in English) The round table aims to provide a space for reflection on the role and practice of carceral systems in different types of political regimes, aiming to generate interdisciplinary perspectives on the way prisons are instrumentalized for political aims. INSTRUCTORS Bhakti...

Continue reading

Quo Vadis Civil Society in Europe’s Neighbourhoods?

25.05.2021 Our colleague Stefan Cibian authored a chapter entitled “The SDGs and Cities from the Black Sea Region: Exploring Macro-challenges Limiting a More Sustained Engagement.” The chapter is a part of the report “Quo Vadis Civil Society in Europe’s Neighbourhoods?” edited by Nadiia Bureiko and Dimitrios Triantaphyllou and explores macro-challenges...

Continue reading

Effects of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – article

25.03.2021 “Global crises caused by the pandemic of COVID-19, since early 2020, can compromise the world commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Authors: Kalterina Shulla · Bernd‑Friedrich Voigt · Stefan Cibian · Giuseppe Scandone · Edna Martinez · Filip Nelkovski · Pourya Salehi The article discusses critical aspects...

Continue reading

Effects of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – article

18.03.2021 Our colleague Stefan Cibian, co-authored an article on COVID-19 impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  “Global crises caused by the pandemic of COVID-19, since early 2020, can compromise the world commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” The article discusses critical aspects of the global pandemic for...

Continue reading

Monday on the Couch: COVID-19 and Impact Management – Tools for enhancing impact

Online (Zoom), February 15, 2021, 18.00-19.30, (EET/Romanian time, English) On Monday, February 15, we are inviting you to a Monday on the couch conversation on How to measure and prove the impact of small organizations, special in Covid-19 times when we cannot be face-to-face with people we work with and...

Continue reading

Transformative leadership for successful crisis management and effective multilateralism – Workshop

“Together for Europe’s Recovery” – is not only the motto of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union but also the overall motto of the first module of the 21st European Diplomatic Programme 2020/21, a training programme organised annually by the European External Action Service and the European...

Continue reading

Sustainability of civil society organizations: the importance of social impact management

Online (Zoom), January 28, 2021, 16.00-18.00, (Romanian time, Romanian) The Research Institute, together with Ashoka Romania, will facilitate a conversation about the importance of managing the social impact and the various methods that can be used to measure impact. The online session takes place on January 28 from 16:00 to...

Continue reading

Book Launch – The Demographic Dividend and the Power of Youth

27.01.2021 Edited by Global Diplomacy Lab (GDL) Members Eirliani Abdul Rahman, Elsa Marie D’Silva and Sonja Peteranderl, and including essays by several other GDL members, including Elizabeth Maloba, FRI Associate Fellow and Stefan Cibian, Ph.D, FRI Research Fellow. The compendium puts forward good practices of how governments can effectively manage...

Continue reading

Mapping Civil Society response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Cluj

The research project aims to analyze the experiences of Cluj civil society during the COVID-19 pandemic, its mobilization, and the type of support received and offered to third parties.  The research is implemented in partnership with the Association for Community Relations (ARC) and is commissioned by the Urban Innovation Division...

Continue reading

COVID-19 and Impact Management: Tools for enhancing civil society impact

We are confronted with a pandemic that is about to change the world in fundamental ways - including the activity of civil society organizations (CSOs), small and large. The ability of CSOs to understand current transformations and at the same time demonstrate impact is central to their sustainability prospects, given...

Continue reading