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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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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Turkey – European Union relations: Insights for the Future

Turkey – European Union (EU) relations are at an all times low. The transformation of the Turkish political regime in the aftermath of the failed coup against President Erdogan puts significant pressure on the vision for a common future. Essentially, Turkey’s EU integration process is stalled. The importance of trade...

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Bridging the Knowledge Gap for Development

Access to knowledge and to creating knowledge represent a basic ingredient for enabling locally owned development to take place. While development literature emphasizes alleviation of poverty and reduction of inequalities and bridging the digital divide, few accounts insist on the importance of knowledge gaps for protracted underdevelopment. Bridging the Knowledge...

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