Romania’s Relations with African countries: Input for a renewed Strategy

01.12.2023 / Publications Authors: Stefan Cibian, Andrei Vereștiuc, Remus Ionuț Stîngaciu Download publication   2023 finds Romania and African countries in a complicated world undergoing multiple waves of transformation. Climate change, digitalization, hybrid security threats, and increasing violence affect Romania alongside its African, European Union (EU), and transatlantic partners. In...

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Global Leadership and the SDGs: What role for local communities? – DELIVERABLES

DELIVERABLES for the Făgăraș Municipality and Țara Făgărașului Community Foundation 18.11.2023 / Publications Authors: GDL Members Coordinator: Stefan Cibian Ph.D Research Assistant: Lutz Drieling M.A. Download publication DELIVERABLES  Global Trends and Local Community Insights for Assessing the External Environment Affecting Communities in Țara Făgărașului  In a world turned upside-down by...

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Global Leadership and the SDGs: What Role for Local Communities?

29.06.2023 / Publications Authors: Stefan Cibian Ph.D, Banu Pekol, Cristina Gallegos, Theresa Carrington, Gaurav Sharma Download publication The Global Diplomacy Lab, organised in Făgăraș, Cincșor, and Sibiu, Romania was entitled Global Leadership and the SDGs: What Role for Local Communities?  Three main challenges were selected by the Lab participants –...

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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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European Governments, the SDGs, and Community Foundations: Pathways towards sustainable local communities

26.06.2023 / Publications Authors: Stefan Cibian Ph.D. and Lutz Drieling M.A. Candidate Download publication Image designed by Vectorarte Key recommendations:  – Community foundations are local mechanisms that continuously contribute to achieving the SDGs in their communities. European governments and the United Nations (UN) should acknowledge, document, and enhance the relevance and...

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Strengthening support for community sustainability: Community foundations driving partnerships for the SDGs

26.06.2023 / Publications Authors: Stefan Cibian Ph.D. and Andrei Verestiuc M.A. Download publication Image designed by Freepik Key recommendations: –  A growing number of SDG-related NGO networks focus on topics affecting local communities. Therefore, community foundations should engage with SDG networks nationally and at a European level to harvest support...

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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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Guide for the Development of Resilient and Democratic Communities and Civic Engagement

28.02.2023 Our colleague Dr. Stefan Cibian contributed with a chapter entitled Building and strengthening democratic ecosystems in local communities (available in Romanian) to the publication Guide for the Development of Resilient and Democratic Communities and Civic Engagement (available in Romanian). Authors: Stefan Cibian Ph.D. Gutenberg Association developed the guide as...

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