Study on the Development of Civil Society in Făgăraș Country

29.06.2023 / Publications Authors: Stefan Cibian Ph.D, Magdalena Drăgan Ph.D., Silvia Fierăscu Ph.D., Edi Dragoș Beserman Ph.D. Candidate, Levente Fejes Zoltan Ph.D., Ianis Rușitoru, Adriana Cârnu. Download publication Făgăraș Country stands out with its anti-communist resistance, which generated communities aware of the importance of civil liberties. The post-1989 transition meant...

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Romania’s civil society contribution and the Ukrainian humanitarian crisis: contributions and challenges

21.11.2022 Authors: Stefan Cibian Ph.D., Dr. Zoltân Levente Fejes Download publication Shortly after the mobilization for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, the Romanian civil society showed surprising mobilization in the context of the Ukraine-related humanitarian crisis. Russia’s war against Ukraine generated a powerful empathy towards those affected by the war.  This...

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REPORT – European Community Foundations and the Sustainable Development Goals: An emerging global infrastructure for sustainable communities

26.06.2023 / Publications Authors: Stefan Cibian, Edi Dragoș Beserman, Georgi Georgiev, Lev Fejes, Silvia Fierăscu, Ianis Rușitoru, Lutz Drieling, Andra-Octavia Drăghiciu Download publication Image designed by Vectorarte Executive Summary Globally, over two thousand community foundations (CFs) enhance local communities’ sustainability. However, their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is...

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Mapping the mobilization of the Industry for Good® in countering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, at the level of the Cluj-Napoca Metropolitan Area

01.11.2022 Our colleagues Silvia Fierăscu Ph.D., Levente Fejes Ph.D., and Stefan Cibian Ph.D. published a chapter in the book “Dezvoltare comunitară în România. Concepte, procese, modele de analiză / Community Development in Romania: Concepts, processes, and models of analysis” which appeared at Tritonic in September 2022. The chapter signed by...

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Designing better survey questions that deliver the data that you need

Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10.00-12.00 (Romanian time, hybrid, English/Romanian – depending on the audience) The workshop is meant to help participants understand the attributes of a well-designed questionnaire, discuss considerations to be taken into account when designing questionnaires as a whole and individual questions, present a framework for questionnaire development...

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Safecity App

Safe City aims to create safer spaces in cities, especially for women, and be a crowd-sourced alternative to sexual violence data. The application works in pilot mode for Romania, and is already adopted in other parts of the world, such as India, Brazil, but also in Europe, in Croatia. We...

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Urban Practitioners Network

The Urban Practitioners Network is a space for common support and sharing innovative practices between motivated urban professionals. The Network is now being established and aims to bring together professionals from various countries.             TEAM Departments/units: Policy Analysis and Outreach Department, Center on Global Affairs...

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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...

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