With the Benefit of Hindsight: Lessons from Five Pooled Funds to Support Civil Society

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By Barry Gaberman, Merrill Sovner, and William Moody| New York

The 1990s ushered in an era of widespread governmental support for liberal democracy and an opportunity to build civil society in countries where there had long been a dearth of public space separate from government control. There was optimism bordering on euphoria, and a general belief that liberal democracy was the model of the future. This was an environment in which outside funders saw an opportunity to have an impact and were willing to seize that opportunity, even though their expertise in the region might have been modest in the beginning.

Connecting with Europe

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June 13th, 2014 – October 31st, 2014| International

Location: Kosovo

In order to promote economic cooperation and business opportunities – in a nation-building with a post-conflict reconstruction context – we organized the visit of Romanian business delegation in Kosovo on 21st – 24th July. The event was financed by Kosovo Foundation for Open Society.

Report: Link/pdf

Publication (Ro.): http://dilemaveche.ro/sectiune/ce-lume-traim/articol/exista-viata-kosovo

Poland Transformed

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May 28th, 2014 | International

Location: Warsaw

Participation in conference “Poland Transformed” who’s focused was on the role of business in Poland transformation. The event hosted business leaders, opinion formers and jounalists.

Volume 7 fundamental themes for România

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May 2014 | National

Location: RAO Books, Bucharest

A collection of articles were launched under the name of 7 fundamental themes for Romania, a volum that contains strategic directions for Romania. Our contribution consisted in publishing the paperwork named The anonymous revolutions around the world. The event was held by Romania Club.

Think Romania Network

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October 2013 | International

Location: Washington DC

Our participation in Think Romania Network aimed to identify accomplishments and lessons learnt from building the rule of law in Romania. The event was organized by CEPA (Center for European Policy Analysis).