7 January 2014, Background: on the Competitive Advantage of Nations (What About Cluj?)

Michael Porter’s book The Competitive Advantage of Nations is considered by many to be one of the most ambitious books of our times. The book re-examines the nation-state, suggesting that its basic role today is an economic one, and that, even in a global economy, it has a key role to play by ensuring the success of […]


19 December 2013, Youth Worker’s Academy – Experience Exchange Between Moldova and Romania

We are almost at the end of a very interesting and in many ways defining year for the preparations concerning the Youth@Cluj-Napoca 2015 – European Youth Capital programme. Amongst a huge number of activities and initiatives which were only visible at the local level, this year we were also focused on understanding our role in […]


24 November 2013, One Year on for Cluj: European Youth Capitals and the Power of Networking

Today we marked exactly one year since winning the European Youth Capital title. We had an opportunity to reflect on what we got access to with this historic moment for Cluj. Much have been said and written lately about the power and importance of network-building and networking activities. Although we always try to avoid being […]


12 November 2013, Building the Youth Network of the Black Sea Region

415 days left, and at the beginning of this month the Romanian National Youth Council (CTR) published an open call for the participation of youth workers from Romania to take part at an event called Black Sea Youth Forum in Russia, which would take place between the 6th and 12th of November, with two different locations: Moscow […]