On Tosca’s Trail – A History of the Three Real-life Architectural Monuments in Rome Featured in Puccini’s Opera

August 12, 2022, 14.00-17.00, (Romanian time, hybrid, English/Romanian – depending on the audience) One of the most frequently performed and most popular among opera fans, Puccini’s “Tosca” is set in Rome in the year 1800.  Not only the plot unfolds against a backdrop of real historical events, but also its...

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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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European Community Foundation Initiative: Publication of the Peer-evaluation Report

26.07.2022 Authors: · Dr. Stefan Cibian · Dr. R. Alejandro Hernández Renner – Ansis Bērziņš – Rachel McGrath   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...

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Urban Practitioners Network

The Urban Practitioners Network is a space for common support and sharing innovative practices between motivated urban professionals. The Network is now being established and aims to bring together professionals from various countries.             TEAM Departments/units: Policy Analysis and Outreach Department, Center on Global Affairs...

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Civil Society TOOLBOX

A ToolBox for practices of collective action and organizational development that will soon be available also in Romanian due to our collaboration with the Gutenberg Association and MitOst. APPROACH The toolkit and framework of activities are made for actors facilitating organizational development from within organizations, initiatives, and teams and in...

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SPACE: Sustainable Partnerships for Arts and Culture in Europe

Like many rural European regions, communities in Transylvania, East Germany, and Albania are challenged by migration and an accelerating decline of local cultural offerings. Although most villages in Albania and Romania have designated cultural centers, such spaces are still to become more connected to local communities. Meanwhile, new community spaces...

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Community foundations driving change on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Increasing the contribution of European community foundations on the SDGs

How can Community Foundations (CFs) contribute to Agenda 2030? More specifically, what can be the role of CFs in advancing the SDGs, at global, national, and local levels?  Through this project, we aim to explore how could CFs accelerate progress towards the SDGs by both mobilizing local resources, strengthening local...

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