Mapping the mobilization of the Industry for Good® in countering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, at the level of the Cluj-Napoca Metropolitan Area

01.11.2022 Our colleagues Silvia Fierăscu Ph.D., Levente Fejes Ph.D., and Stefan Cibian Ph.D. published a chapter in the book “Dezvoltare comunitară în România. Concepte, procese, modele de analiză / Community Development in Romania: Concepts, processes, and models of analysis” which appeared at Tritonic in September 2022. The chapter signed by...

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Questionnaire: The contribution of Community Foundations to community sustainability

14.12.2022 While we know community foundations are powerful mechanisms for enhancing the sustainability of local communities, we have little data to prove it. We, therefore, invite community foundations (CFs) and community foundations support organizations (CFSOs) in Europe to join the effort of generating data and analysis about their thinking and...

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Toolkit – Advancing a Welcoming Infrastructure for Humanitarian Relief

08.12.2022 We have wonderful news from our colleagues from Welcoming America! The “Advancing a Welcoming Infrastructure for Humanitarian Relief” toolkit is now available on the Welcoming International website in English, Polish, and Romanian. “In this new guide, Welcoming America and the Welcoming International Alliance outline five ways for local leaders...

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The digital divide in Romania – presentation at the 8th Central European Conference in Regional Science International Symposium

21.11.2022 Our colleague Magdalena Drăgan Ph.D. presented at the 8th Central European Conference in Regional Science International Symposium the results of the study on digital inclusion and exclusion in Romania carried out by the Făgăraș Research Institute for the EOS Foundation. The digital divide in Romania is analyzed from different...

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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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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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