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Transylvania History Day

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The Center for European Dialogue and Cultural Diplomacy together with the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca will recreate in the city laying on the Someş River the spirit of the ancient, medieval and modern Cluj.

The first edition of “Transylvania History Day” cultural-educational program will take place on October 1, 2013. Partners in the organization of this event are Cluj-Napoca City Hall, the Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania, the Craftsmen Association of Cluj, Visit Cluj, the Tailors’ Tower, the National Archives of Cluj, the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and Transylvania.Youth.Culture Association.

The event is part of the program aimed at supporting the nomination of the city of Cluj-Napoca for the title of “European Capital of Culture. It has a cultural-educational profile and will take place on the day of the official opening of the 2013-2014 university year by recreating an old times atmosphere in one of the oldest streets of the city (M. Kogălniceanu Street) and on the premises of one of the well preserved medieval towers of the city (the Tailors’ Tower).

Details of the program can be found in Programs section on the Center’s webpage and on the event’s Facebook page.

We are grateful to the sponsors for their support throughout the entire event:

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Do you speak Europe?


On May 9, 2013, the Center for European Dialogue and Cultural Diplomacy, in partnership with the Center for Public Policies, proposes a debate-workshop with non-governmental organizations concerning European dialogue issues.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Tailors’ Tower in Cluj-Napoca with a workshop that will address the following topics: a) Mechanisms of communication between civic organizations and public institutions and b) Networking. After lunch the program will continue in the main public squares of the city where citizens are invited to share their views on the dialogue with the European Union. The day will end with conclusions over dinner.

The organizing team kindly asks the participants to fill in a short quiz beforehand, as the results will lay the grounds for the discussions taking place throughout the day.

In order to confirm participation, please send us an e-mail (by May 7, 2013) to: sau

In need of a temperate judge


The Center for European Dialogue and Cultural Diplomacy (DEDiC) condemns the inappropriate intervention of Daniel Barbu, the Romanian Minister of Culture, who expressed in anticipation his opinion concerning the Romanian city which deserves to be nominated as the European Capital of Culture in 2021.

Through the statement made on March 16, 2013 in which he showed support for the nomination of the city of Timisoara as European Capital of Culture, Mr. Daniel Barbu changed the position of the Romanian Government from a moderator into a lobbyist, thus creating an unacceptable situation knowing that the government is organizing the national competition.

DEDiC Center believes that both the Minister of Culture and the Prime Minister should come out with official statements in which they restore the rules of competition, leaving equal and actual chances to all the cities which submitted their applications for nomination as the European Capital of Culture. Any other intervention is immoral, illegal and abusive.

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