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EDITION 4

A doctor, a phone call and an ambulance. How a village awakens to life

At the initiative of a son of the village, with the work of volunteers, the centuries-old church in the cemetery of Brusturi is saved. 

EDITION 4

I entered through a broken window in Neptun Baths and I did not go out

Through the Herculane Project, architect Oana Chirila and her colleagues are trying to save one of the most beautiful spa resorts in Romania.

More ways to do Galati well

by Bogdan Dinca Galațiul has gone through two major crises in the last two years – the pandemic and the flight of the Ukrainian citizens from the war. Galați Community Foundation managed to mobilize resources
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Old age does not come with fiddlers

Two women eat fruit fry in a bright apartment on the ninth floor. They are encircled by a time-peeled furniture, on which a bunch of pots of
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The ingredients of the altruists network in Iasi: a foundation, hundreds of gifted students and enough donors willing to give wings

by Alexandra Filip Denisa has finally taken "some things for high school", Andreea managed to pay almost entirely for her hostel and canteen, and Andrei has already had four personal exhibitions
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How do we help the remaining Ukrainians? "War is war, but children need education"

by Cătălin Hopulele The Bethany Foundation was to open in July in Iasi the first "Community Center for Children and Families in Ukraine". But refugee families began to come, with
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Do we really want the villages to disappear?

by Patricia Cîrtog 16 years ago, the Slimnic Commune Hall, Sibiu County, allocated 35,000 lei to replace the latrines in the courtyard of the Russian village school with modern toilets. Everything
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Why we need to take care of heritage

By George Gurescu Every city has its histories. Every time I get home, in Botosani, I rediscover the ones that marked my childhood and made me care about
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20%, the summer edition

Is it still worth doing a campaign for 20% sponsorship? There are two questions that inevitably arise every year in organizations: Do we still have room to campaign for
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Architecture and the built environment cannot be understood if you do not see them, do not go through them, do not listen to them, do not touch them, do not smell them, do not feel the dynamics of the place

Where do we start when we want to build a better city? The members of the Architecture Association answer us: from the education of the built environment done in school. It's hard to get them
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Happenings on Mrs. Zamfirescu's street

As in many other cities in Romania, in the Ploieşti neighborhood of Bereasca there are problems with asphalting, garbage or snow removal. Lenuța Zamfirescu does not accept these problems as a given,
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A doctor, a phone call and an ambulance. How a village awakens to life

At the initiative of a son of the village, with the work of volunteers, the centuries-old church in the cemetery of Brusturi is saved.   By Ruxandra Hurezean It was in March when Bogdan Pintea climbed
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When the past is another country

By Ruxandra Hurezean The case of the church in Țapu, brought back to life with the help of the Ambulance for Monuments. Transylvania is studded with abandoned churches. Many of them are historical monuments, some fortified churches,
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More than just donors

Some tips to bring donors closer to the organization and our mission.  by George Gurescu At the beginning of June we had the National Fundraising Conference. For 18 years,
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Degraded heritage is a huge resource for reuse

The right to heritage and cultural landscape is a universal right of the human being, but education and work in the community is needed to become aware of this right, believes Mirela Duculescu,
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I entered through a broken window in Neptun Baths and I did not go out

Through the Herculane Project, architect Oana Chirila and her colleagues are trying to save one of the most beautiful spa resorts in Romania. In its 5 years of existence, the Herculane Project initiative
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I think that's the biggest victory: victory despite the state

The relationship with the community becomes a carousel when you start an action to protect the heritage, says Luiza Zamora, from Association 37.   In a world where the word "heritage" remains alien
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The project is carried out by the Association for Community Relations in partnership with the Federation of Non-Governmental Organizations for Social Services, Opportunity Associates Romania and Daruieste Viata and benefits from a financing amounting to 244,647.00 euros, through the Active Citizens Fund Romania program, funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants 2014-2021. The content of this website does not necessarily represent the official position of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021; for more information go to www.eeagrants.org. Information about the Active Citizens Fund Romania is available at www.activecitizensfund.ro.

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