Romania’s Relations with African countries: Input for a renewed Strategy

01.12.2023 / Publications Authors: Stefan Cibian, Andrei Vereștiuc, Remus Ionuț Stîngaciu Download publication   2023 finds Romania and African countries in a complicated world undergoing multiple waves of transformation. Climate change, digitalization, hybrid security threats, and increasing violence affect Romania alongside its African, European Union (EU), and transatlantic partners. In...

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Global Leadership and the SDGs: What role for local communities? – DELIVERABLES

DELIVERABLES for the Făgăraș Municipality and Țara Făgărașului Community Foundation 18.11.2023 / Publications Authors: GDL Members Coordinator: Stefan Cibian Ph.D Research Assistant: Lutz Drieling M.A. Download publication DELIVERABLES  Global Trends and Local Community Insights for Assessing the External Environment Affecting Communities in Țara Făgărașului  In a world turned upside-down by...

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Cluj-Napoca Urban Safety Lab 2023: Addressing Gender Violence in the Urban Landscape

25.11.2023 / Publications Editors:  Lev Fejes, Silvia Chakarova, Stefan Cibian The urban landscape is the backdrop against which the everyday lives of most of citizens unfold. However, it is not a neutral space in which citizens go about their business, but rather an influential factor, as both the built and...

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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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FRI Analysis: The COVID-19 urgent sanitary measures in a historical perspective: early measures are often not optimal

14.08.2020 Parallel with the spread of SARS-CoV-2, national governments are trying to limit the pandemic’s consequences. Measures are taken under pressure. Probable devastating scenarios such as raising death tolls, health care system collapse, and a financial crisis cast a shadow over political decision-making. As an immediate reaction to COVID-19 threats,...

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Romania Country Brief 2018-2019: Freedom of expression, its challenges and limitations

20.04.2020 At this point in time (2018-2019), in Romania there is a perceived deterioration of the freedom of speech for journalists and civil society organizations. The political climate is perceived extremely polarized and increasingly deteriorating. Pressures and limitations of free speech is particularly strong in media outlets owned by politicians...

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Social Impact Management Toolkit

Civil society organizations have an important impact on societies. However, their accountability and the sustainability of their actions is generating much discussion in a global context where the space for civil society is shrinking. Social impact management, from diagnosis and design, to assessment, to strategy, to communication is one of...

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Counter-strategies towards hate and disinformation

A practical guide for NGOs, activists and volunteers about democratic limits of freedom of expression, countering hate speech, fake news and intimidation. Author(s): Stefan Cibian, Silvia Fierascu, Svjetlana Knezevic, Karin Liebhart, Hannes Meissner, Anca Molnos, Laura Ranca, Mariya Yurukova, Christiana Weidel. Download the Brochure here. Freedom of expression is under threat, in...

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