Civil Society TOOLBOX

A ToolBox for practices of collective action and organizational development that will soon be available also in Romanian due to our collaboration with the Gutenberg Association and MitOst. APPROACH The toolkit and framework of activities are made for actors facilitating organizational development from within organizations, initiatives, and teams and in...

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SPACE: Sustainable Partnerships for Arts and Culture in Europe

Like many rural European regions, communities in Transylvania, East Germany, and Albania are challenged by migration and an accelerating decline of local cultural offerings. Although most villages in Albania and Romania have designated cultural centers, such spaces are still to become more connected to local communities. Meanwhile, new community spaces...

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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...

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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...

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Community spaces and their role during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

COVID-19 has disrupted the way we carry out our activities to an unprecedented level. States of emergency and lockdown impact directly the activity of community spaces that exist to empower local communities. These community spaces are the kind of physical infrastructure that is central for any network as it provides...

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Brain Drain, Brain Gain and Social Innovation

The Brain Drain, Brain Gain and Social Innovation workshop took place in Thessaloniki, Geece, between February 6-9, 2020. The event was organized by YouthNest and was funded by Bosch Alumni Network – International Alumni Center Berlin. The Workshop focused on the issue of migration and particularly the impact of brain...

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Făgăraș Summer School 2019 – second part

15.08.2019 The second part of th 2019 Făgăraș Summer School was held between August 5-14 in Făgăraș. The Summer School included courses, workshops and a lab in the following fields: social science research – social network analysis, economy, investigative journalism, technology, migration, international relations, literature, physics, history, art history, entrepreneurship...

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