European Community Foundation Initiative: Publication of the Peer-evaluation Report

22.07.2022 The Făgăraș Research Institute led a field-driven evaluation of the European Community Foundations Initiative (ECFI). The analysis and insights will play an important role in shaping ECFI beyond 2022 and has opened an interesting opportunity for community foundations (CF) practitioners to further connect to and reflect on ECFI’s work....

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Launching conference of the project “Developing the capacity of NGOs in Țara Făgărașului”

11.02.2022 We work together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. We ended last year with news about a project that we have been thinking about for a long time and which aims at developing the capacity of NGOs in Țara Făgărașului. We want to contribute together to the development...

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Launch of the Project “Capacity Development of NGOs from Făgăraș County

Civil society drives development in any community. Therefore we are happy to support through research a capacity building project of the Țara Făgărașului Community Foundations in the upcoming three years.  Our contribution includes, among others, the mapping of civil society in Țara Făgărașului and developing a study about NGOs active...

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FRI at the 14th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum

12.10.2021 The Black Sea NGO Forum 2021 edition, held in an online format, focused on raising awareness about civil society challenges during the pandemic and on identifying opportunities for further cooperation among civil society organizations at the Black Sea (please see the agenda here). FRI Executive Director, Stefan Cibian, Ph.D.,...

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Urbanism and architecture workshop focusing on the Făgăraș Synagogue and its surroundings

01.08.2021 While the Synagogue roof restoration workshop is taking place, between August 5-8 we organized a workshop for exploring different ways for the design of the Cultural Center. The workshop brought together 12 architects and students in architecture and experts on other relevant topics. During the workshop, the participants made...

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We launched the registration for this year’s edition of the Făgăraș Summer School. Join us! Am lansat înscrierile pentru Școala de Vară de la Făgăraș. Vă așteptăm!

19.07.2021 2021 brings the third edition of the Făgăraș Summer School. This year we are exploring the hybrid version of the school, we will offer a series of webinars and on-site courses at the Institute’s location. The courses will take place between July and August. Find more about this year’s...

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MOCI Balkans: Building resilient communities and civil society organizations in the Balkans

09.06.2021 FRI joined a newly-established civil society network in the Balkans that brings together various types of innovation-focused organizations from the region: MOCI – Mobile Open Culture and Innovation Hub. MOCI Hub sees value in strengthening the communities from the Balkans through supporting increased capacity among civic leaders and civil...

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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...

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Migration, media, and the pandemic

09.03.2021 In her article, Migrations, media, and the pandemic, Majlinda Aliu from Ekonomiks focuses on how the media impacted the perception of the pandemic and its influence on migration and migration policies. The article is published by  Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropea. In Majlinda’s words “In recent years, migrations have...

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