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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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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Făgăraș Country Community Foundation, Youthbank, and Agenda 2030: Steps toward a more strategic engagement with the SDGs

26.06.2023 / Case studies Author: Edi Dragoș Beserman Ph.D. Candidate Download publication Image designed by rawpixel.com In Făgăraș, Romania, the SDGs empower youth to think about their future. The Făgăraș Country  Community Foundation¹ (FCCF) approached the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by  connecting them with their youth program, YouthBank Făgăraș,² before...

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Summer Camp on Research, Conservation, and Restoration of Stone Monuments

15.08.2022 Graveyards, irrespective of their religious belonging, represent important research sources for studying various phenomena unfolding in the community where respective graveyards are located. Also, a funeral monument is in itself a historical source and can be often considered artistic and cultural heritage. Therefore, by researching such monuments we can...

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The Last(ing) Signs Project

The Last(ing) Signs Archival Collection is creating the context for collecting deteriorating artefacts in public spaces which keep stories and symbolical meanings from XX century Romania. All images show objects that were once useful or carried certain meanings, but today they are rather useless and remain present in the urban...

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We launched the FRI Community Archive!

22.03.2022 The FRI Community Archive is an independent community-based archive located in Calbor and Făgăraș, Romania. The archive works on the principles of participation, research, open access, and debate. Participation  The archive collaborates with the local community that participates actively in the process of collecting archival records and collections. Our...

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