Book Launch – The Demographic Dividend and the Power of Youth

27.01.2021 Edited by Global Diplomacy Lab (GDL) Members Eirliani Abdul Rahman, Elsa Marie D’Silva and Sonja Peteranderl, and including essays by several other GDL members, including Elizabeth Maloba, FRI Associate Fellow and Stefan Cibian, Ph.D, FRI Research Fellow. The compendium puts forward good practices of how governments can effectively manage...

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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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Presentation of Effendi Villa, Mineralito & @HomeinFagaras

19.12.2020 On the 19th of December, we concluded the series of presentations as part of the project “Community spaces and their role during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.” Three community spaces presented the way they work in these pandemic times – Effendi Villa from Georgia, Mineralito from Mexico, and @HomeinFagaras...

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Presentation of StechlIn-Institut – The former Prussian mansion of Neuroofen

18.12.2020 The Stechlin-Institut is a resonance chamber for informed and enlightened people who are conscious of the political, social, and ecological transformations of society to come and for those who create artistically eco-sufficient and resilient environments. On the 18th of November 2020, Romy and Stef Richter, initiators of the Stechlin-Institut,...

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GDL@Făgăraș Lab – Kick-off meeting – a project that explores the role of local communities in diplomacy, global security, and in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

The kick-off meeting of the Global Diplomacy Lab @ Făgăraș will take place on the 15th of December 2021. It is meant to provide the opportunity for the participating members to meet and connect with the challenge holders and engage in a first discussion about the challenges. The GLD Lab...

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Collaborative workshop on The world after COVID-19: Migration and Mobility

15.12.2020 After a series of three online sessions exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Migration and Mobility, we engaged in a discussion on generating initiatives on this topic. The two-day collaborative workshop took place on December 15 and 22 and brought together several Bosch Alumni Network (BAN) members....

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EU Migration and Mobility Policies: (Im)migrants Before and After COVID-19

11.12.2020 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. On the 11th of...

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Daring New Spaces – Summit on the European Public Sphere

10.12.2020 FRI Executive Director Stefan Cibian took part together with over 100 participants at the Daring New Spaces Summit on the European public sphere on December 10, 2020. In keynotes and debates, and listening to pitches and poetry, the participants envisioned what Europe and its public sphere could and should...

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Interview – Daring New Spaces – Summit on the European Public Sphere

10.12.2020 How will the EU Council Presidency continue to work on a European public sphere, as Portugal takes over from Germany? Michael Roth, State Minister for Europe from Germany, and Tiago Antunes, Secretary of State Assistant to the Portugese Prime-Minister were interviewed on this and other European matters. Watch the...

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