A Growing (Re-)Engagement between Central and Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa​

Author: Dr. Stefan Cibian The ACP-EU Inter-Parliamentary Assembly takes place in Bucharest this month. A rare occasion where a significant Africa-EU event takes place in a New EU Member State. CEE-Africa relations are one of the recent nuances of the EU and global politics that is likely become more relevant...

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România (Ne)Educată: Cauze Ale Unui Sistem Disfuncțional

România Educată – un raport bine-venit, dar extrem de timid în raport cu disfuncționalitatea sistemului educațional Author: Dr. Ștefan Cibian Sistemul educațional din România distruge continuu o parte semnificativă a capitalului uman al acestei țări, în loc să îl dezvolte. Rata de analfabetism funcțional, de abandon școlar și mulți alți...

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Hollowing Democracy: Lessons Learnt From Central And Eastern Europe For Building Stronger Democracies Globally

Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is leaving democracy behind, once again. Three decades of ‘endeavored’ democracy generated an institutional setup that is instrumentalized for its destruction. The Governments and leading parties of most New Member States of the European Union (EU) are following the Russian model of playing democracy while...

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Pathways to Power Symposium: Reflections on #ShiftThePower

Powerful life stories and transformative ideas made the Pathways to Power Symposium a highlight in understanding and transforming the dysfunctional global aid and economic systems. Development assistance and community philanthropy are rarely brought together, although they are both practices aimed at improving the well-being of communities around the world. The Symposium succeeded...

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Youth Empowerment, Social Change and Philanthropy: Obama Foundation’s Europe Town Hall 2019

Author: Dr. Stefan Cibian The event, chaired by former US-President Barack Obama, showed that the potential for leadership among youth is great, but that key ingredients for unlocking it are missing. Former US-President Barack Obama is showing his commitment towards addressing global and local challenges by establishing and developing the...

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