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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Community Philanthropy Organizations and Power Structures in Local Communities

Duration: 2019-2020 We explore the interconnections between local power structures and community philanthropy organizations. In doing so we uncover social norms related to generosity and power in cultural spaces from Central and Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. Funder: Fondul Global pentru Fundații Comunitare Team: Stefan Cibian Departments: Centrul Internațional pentru...

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Evaluation of the Program School after School of Vodafone Romania Foundation

Duration: April-August 2019 Partners: Association for Community Relation ARC FRI together with ARC have concluded an evaluation of the School after School Program of Vodafone Romania Foundation. The School after School Program supports a network of 12 afterschool centers in Romania. Team: Stefan Cibian (ICF) și Roxana Sofică (ARC) Funders:...

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Responsibility. Freedom of Expression

Parteners: The World of NGOs, Vienna, Austria – consortium coordinator, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Association Sustainability of Progressive and Open Communication, Sofia, Bulgaria, B.a.B.e. – “Be Active, Be Emancipated” Zagreb, Croatia, and the Făgăraș Research Institute, Făgăraș, Romania The project aimed at identifying and promoting strategic approaches for civil society to...

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Țara Făgărașului Diaspora

Duration: Aprilie 2018 – 2020 Partners: Fundația Comunitară Țara Făgărașului, MKBT: Make Better The project includes a research component and a partnership with FCTF and MKBT on the topic of diaspora engagement in Țara Făgărașului. The research projects analyzed the migration experience of people leaving from Țara Făgărașului area with...

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