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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The world after COVID-19: Migration and Mobility

The unprecedented lockdown of the entire world is causing damage to the global economy and is also transforming migration and mobility patterns. The project focuses on COVID-19’s impact on migration and mobility and builds on the experience of three previous BAN events that had a migration-related subject. The previous events...

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Impact Management. Do it yourself toolkit for average NGOs

Partners: 4Change, Portugal; TVA, Turkey; Cromo Foundation, Hungary Civil society organizations’ (CSOs) action have real impact on societies. However, their accountability and the sustainability of their actions is feeding much discussion. Social impact management, from diagnosis and design, to assessment, strategy or communication is one of the ways that can...

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Migration in the Balkans: Before and After Joining the EU

Duration: May 2019 – December 2019 Partners: EKNOMICS – The Kosovo Institute for Development Economics. The project opened a discussion and tackled the problem of “brawn and brain drain” from a regional perspective. Through this project, the team organized a lab in Făgăraș and a workshop in Tirana. Team: Stefan...

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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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