Nonprofit initiatives

V. V. V. - Volunteering, Green, Life

In September 2014, Rațiu Democracy Center (CRD) launched the "VVV – Voluntariat. Verde. Viață” (Volunteering, Green, Life) program, which promotes community volunteering activities and encourages the initiative spirit. The project team aims to facilitate, through a series of workshops, personal development and the acquisition of specific skills in ecology, landscape architecture and sustainable development for 25 youth and adults in Turda. It also seeks to support their own initiatives and to enhance the CRD ability to promote local volunteering programs by developing the "Free Time Factory" Community Center.

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Contact

Florin Stan

Phone: 0728 989 087

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Free Time Factory

The Free Time Factory aims to develop a youth dedicated space in Turda and to increase the sense of pride amongst community members by restoring and reopening one of the community’s landmarks: the former brewery. It is a hub for the local community, it develops resources and tools to increase the abilities, as well as the argumentative and creative skills of local citizens, especially youth, to empower them to voice their opinion and to become concerned, active and responsible citizens.

An initiative of the Raţiu Center for Democracy, dedicated to the local community, the Free Time Factory promotes the values of community engagement and volunteering. It also aims to connect local youth with with various organisations in the world and thus gain the opportunity of personal and and professional development. Through such international exchange programs, they will be encouraged to work and to develop solutions together, enjoying also an in depth cross-cultural experience.

Read more about Free Time Factory here.

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Contact

Cornel Miron

Phone: +40728 989 082

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Florin Stan

Phone: 0728 989 087

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Transilvania Fest

Transilvania Fest is a travelling food and culture festival supporting community development in the Transilvanian region through tourism and trade. The festival focuses on local communities, as well as on all those interested in the championing of locally sourced products. Its strategy entails promoting traditions and customs from Transilvania by connecting and actively supporting the small-scale producers. Furthermore, a large importance is placed on increasing the footfall not only from the Romanian community but also those from abroad. This can be achieved by offering a program that combines support for popular tradition and ways of life, with the more contemporary forms of community involvement.

Having begun in 2005 under the name of ‘Turda Fest’, organized in the Ariesului Valley (Turda, Campia Turzii and Cluj-Napoca), it became ‘Transilvania Fest’ with its sixth edition in 2010, when it moved to Biertan and then to Blaj, in 2011. In 2013, Transilvania Fest returned to Cluj-Napoca.

 

Read more about Transilvania Fest here.

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Contact

Pop Doiniţa

Phone: +40 728 989 091

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Slow Food

The Slow Food Cluj Transilvania convivium was established in 2009 and is one of the 11 convivia existing in Romania. On an international scale, there are over 1.000 convivia in approximately 160 countries.

Slow Food is an international non-profit and eco-gastronomic organisation, established by Carlo Petrini in 1986, as a reaction against fast-foods. Its aim is to protect, promote and support small regional producers and to educate consumers to purchase products directly from producers and thus become coproducers.

The organisation coordoinates the Ark of Taste project, which aims to reenact old recipes, traditional vegetable and fruit, animal breeds that were spread in the past and almost lost nowadays.

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Contact

Claudia Roşca

Phone: 0728 989 090

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