The book, “100 Faces of Innovation,” has been launched!

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The book, “100 Faces of Innovation,” has been launched recently. It is the result of enormous work made by its 100 authors and coordinators. So, congratulations Mihaela Nicola and Marius Stoian! I write an article about participative democracy serving as foundation for …

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SolveNet Conference in Moieciu, Romania

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As SolveNet Project is coming to an end, it was time to share some results with our international partners. Participants from Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, and Armenia gathered together for two days in Moieciu, to discuss about SMART Method of Public …

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SMART Method of Public Policy has been launched in Republic of Moldova

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SMART Method of Public Policy has been officially launched in Republic of Moldova, under the framework of SolveNet Project, financed by the European Commission’s Joint Operational Program for Cross Border Cooperation 2007 – 2013. Our Moldovan partner Institute for Public …

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SMART Method of Public Policy has been launched in Armenia

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Under the title “SolveNet Armenia,” SMART Method of Public Policy can now be used in Armenia. This important step in our development was possible with the project “Citizen Engagement in the prioritization, design and implementation of local development policies” which …

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Important activities scheduled in SolveNet project

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SolveNet project enters its most dynamic phase as key activities are scheduled for the coming months. These are aimed at elaborating public policy proposals in the four partner countries: Romania, Republic of Moldova, Armenia, and Ukraine. First, we are going …

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Great talkshow with Pepperdine students about local policy making

SMART Development Center is hosting two interns from Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy for their summer internship. They are helping us with policy analysis and the activities of our latest project, “Citizen engagement in the prioritization, design and implementation …

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I’m looking for proposals to develop the City of Galati, Romania

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Galati, a city that lies in the South – East region of Romania by the river Danube and close to the border with Moldova and Ukraine, is one of the biggest cities in the country, having about 230,000 residents. It …

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Interesting solutions to the problem of road safety in Romania

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Road safety is an issue affecting everybody: drivers, pedestrians, byciclists, and public transportation users alike. However, many of us are not fully aware of its importance, although it has claimed over 70,000 lives in Romania within the last 20 years. …

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