Romania’s civil society contribution and the Ukrainian humanitarian crisis: contributions and challenges

21.11.2022 Authors: Stefan Cibian Ph.D., Dr. Zoltân Levente Fejes Download publication Shortly after the mobilization for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, the Romanian civil society showed surprising mobilization in the context of the Ukraine-related humanitarian crisis. Russia’s war against Ukraine generated a powerful empathy towards those affected by the war.  This...

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European Governments, the SDGs, and Community Foundations: Pathways towards sustainable local communities

26.06.2023 / Publications Authors: Stefan Cibian Ph.D. and Lutz Drieling M.A. Candidate Download publication Image designed by Vectorarte Key recommendations:  – Community foundations are local mechanisms that continuously contribute to achieving the SDGs in their communities. European governments and the United Nations (UN) should acknowledge, document, and enhance the relevance and...

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Strengthening support for community sustainability: Community foundations driving partnerships for the SDGs

26.06.2023 / Publications Authors: Stefan Cibian Ph.D. and Andrei Verestiuc M.A. Download publication Image designed by Freepik Key recommendations: –  A growing number of SDG-related NGO networks focus on topics affecting local communities. Therefore, community foundations should engage with SDG networks nationally and at a European level to harvest support...

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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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Guide for the Development of Resilient and Democratic Communities and Civic Engagement

28.02.2023 Our colleague Dr. Stefan Cibian contributed with a chapter entitled Building and strengthening democratic ecosystems in local communities (available in Romanian) to the publication Guide for the Development of Resilient and Democratic Communities and Civic Engagement (available in Romanian). Authors: Stefan Cibian Ph.D. Gutenberg Association developed the guide as...

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Building and strengthening democratic ecosystems in local communities – A small guide

28.02.2023 Our colleague Dr. Stefan Cibian contributed with a chapter entitled Building and strengthening democratic ecosystems in local communities (available in Romanian) to the publication Guide for the Development of Resilient and Democratic Communities and Civic Engagement (available in Romanian). Gutenberg Association developed the guide as part of the project...

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Mapping the mobilization of the Industry for Good® in countering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, at the level of the Cluj-Napoca Metropolitan Area

01.11.2022 Our colleagues Silvia Fierăscu Ph.D., Levente Fejes Ph.D., and Stefan Cibian Ph.D. published a chapter in the book “Dezvoltare comunitară în România. Concepte, procese, modele de analiză / Community Development in Romania: Concepts, processes, and models of analysis” which appeared at Tritonic in September 2022. The chapter signed by...

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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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Questionnaire: The contribution of Community Foundations to community sustainability

14.12.2022 While we know community foundations are powerful mechanisms for enhancing the sustainability of local communities, we have little data to prove it. We, therefore, invite community foundations (CFs) and community foundations support organizations (CFSOs) in Europe to join the effort of generating data and analysis about their thinking and...

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