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EduCaB story until now

  -          Beginning of 2013: the concept behind EduCaB is drafted; it’s not an NGO, it’s a platform, it’s intended to be a model of local development, by building capacity at the level of established / existing structures. -          Spring of 2013: the concept is started to be tested as the Volunteering/CSR program of Ipsos Romania (the .. read more

On April 7th, 2016, posted in: Blog posts, News by

The fifth stage of the Earthquake Emergency Intervention in Dhading District / Nepal

  Our main focus for this stage is to securing funds and starting the reconstruction works for the first school campus in the area, organizing a second medical camp in Dhading (hiring both GPs and dentists), making a plan and finding the right partners for starting a permanent medical point in the area, while also .. read more

On January 8th, 2016, posted in: Blog posts, Nepal EduCaB, News by

Nepal EduCaB – Stage II of the emergency intervention in Dhading District / Nepal

Mid June, we have closed stage two of the intervention in Dhading, following to the Earthquake on April 25th and the subsequent aftershocks. What we did so far: 1. Securing safe school space for Mahendrodaya Kalika Secondary School In the first instance, we have build a temporary school space that, along with the existing school, will .. read more

On June 26th, 2015, posted in: Blog posts, Ne-categorisit, Nepal EduCaB, News by

Earthquake Emergency Intervention Campaign in Dhading District / Nepal

As a response to the critical situation in Dhading district, 64 km. West of Kathmandu, following the Earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th, The Romanian Centre for Innovation in Local Development urgently initiated an intervention in the area, consisting of 8 villages, 300 households, with around 1250 persons. The strategic partners for the intervention .. read more

On May 22nd, 2015, posted in: Blog posts, Nepal EduCaB, News by

Horizon 2020 opportunities for local innovations

Horizon 2020, the EU program for funding research & development and innovation (RDI) was launched last year and entered the implementation period in January 2014. It already offers interesting opportunities for local development projects. What is some of the reasoning behind Horizon 2020? Unlike FP7, the new Horizon 2020 program  has a stronger focus on .. read more

On February 1st, 2014, posted in: Blog posts by Tags: , , , ,

Reading suggestion: “Where Good Ideas Come From”

Steven Johnson’s 2012 book “Where good ideas come from” is definitely an eye-opening introduction to the history of innovation and to how we can design our environments so that they allow innovation to happen. Steven Johnson illustrated about 200 examples of innovation processes and the features they have in common. We can draw several lessons .. read more

Innovative resources for reviving local communities

I’ve been following OpenIDEO for some time now and I am constantly amazed at the sheer amount of ideas that people from all over the world generate for each topic challenged. OpenIDEO is an “open innovation platform” that strives to “support people to design together for social good” and it places communities (be they online .. read more

Opinions from the Urban Forum 2012 in Bruxelles

Săptămâna trecută Comisia Europeană a organizat  Forumul Urban la Bruxelles,  unde au fost prezentate câteva din propunerile privind modul în care vor putea beneficia orașele europene de fonduri structurale după anul 2014. Am participat și eu la un seminar din cadrul forumului și pot spune că sunt câteva  lucruri foarte interesante în pachetul legislativ propus de Comisie .. read more

On March 22nd, 2012, posted in: Blog posts by Tags: , , , ,