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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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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Migration, media, and the pandemic

09.03.2021 In her article, Migrations, media, and the pandemic, Majlinda Aliu from Ekonomiks focuses on how the media impacted the perception of the pandemic and its influence on migration and migration policies. The article is published by  Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropea. In Majlinda’s words “In recent years, migrations have...

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The Impact of COVID-19 on asylum and migration in Europe

05.02.2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact across most aspects of EU asylum and migration policies. Among others, it has impacted remittances from Europe, seasonal workers, access to asylum and resettlement, and highlighted the disproportionate barriers migrants face in accessing healthcare and basic rights. Author: Olivia Sundberg Diez...

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