AnA Society for Feminist Analyses is an independent nongovernmental, academic and civic organization, founded in 1993. Since its establishment, until now, AnA has contributed – as an organization and individually, through its members – to the understanding and improvement of the condition of women in Romania, to promote research on the social position of women in contemporary Romanian society, as well as to introduce women’s studies and feminism in university programs and in national academic research. Since 1998, AnA has published the first academic journal of gender studies and feminism, AnALize (http://www.analize-journal.ro/), which aims to popularize feminist concepts and gender sensitive knowledge, as well as to contribute to professionalizing public discourse on gender equality and equity.
AnA Society for Feminist Analyses is the recipient of the “US / EU Prize for civil society and democracy” in 1998, as well as of the prize: “The best specialized periodical publication”, for the magazine ANALize at the Gala of the civil society awards 1st Edition, Bucharest , December 2002.
Some of AnA achievements are:
- Analize – journal of gender and feminist studies, the first academic journal that publishes gender and feminist studies in Romania: www.analize-journal.ro
- “Urban Discriminations. A Gender-sensitive Active Citizenship Program ”, 2009-2014
- Sofia socio-political and gender studies library, in partnership with CeSIP Center for Studies in Political Ideas and Nicolae Titulescu University, 2012;
- “The Black Book of Equal Opportunities between Women and Men in Romania”, 2006;
- “Women and Disabilities: Towards Gender Sensitive Policies in Romania”, 2005 – 2006;
- Study on how local authorities use the media, 2005;
- Monitoring gender stereotypes, 2004 – 2005;
- S.O.S. – Situations Opinions Solutions, 2004;
- FrancoNet: development of information activities in French and of the technical equipment of the AnA Center, 2000-2004;
- “Gender and the International Criminal Court”, 2002 – 2003;
- Women and the civil society: the guide of non-governmental organizations (publication produced by the AnA Center and the database accessible through the AnA Web Site), 2002
- Gender and European integration, 2001 – 2002;
- Virtual tour in the sociology of gender (partnership with SNSPA, Faculty of Political Sciences), 2001 – 2002;
- Participation of SAF “AnA” as a project partner within the symposium: “The gender dimension of education reforms. European contexts, regional realities”, 2002;
- AnA Center – institutional development, 2001;
- Women’s rights in Romania: guide to the activities of non-governmental organizations, 2000;
- Monitoring discrimination against women in the family and on the labor market (in partnership with the Foundation “Equal Opportunities for Women”, Iași and the “Pro Europa” League, Târgu Mureș), 1999 – 2000;
- Studies on “The institution of motherhood: myth and reality”, 1999;
- Report on reproductive health in Romania. Collaboration in the regional project “Women of the World” coordinated by the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (CRLP), New York with UNFPA funding, 1999 – 2000;
- “Hosting Moldova Fellows” – a 30-day training internship at AnA Society by two university staff from the State University of Moldova, 1999;
- Organization of the subregional conference of the Karat Coalition “Beijing + 5”, Bucharest, May 15-16, 1999.
– creating, editing and publishing the “Regional Report on National Mechanisms for Promoting Women” under the coordination of the Karat Coalition, 1998 – 1999;
– “Together at Foisor”. Community Development Project, 1998 – 1999;
– Editing and publishing, in collaboration with the UNDP Office in Bucharest, the volume “Gender and politics”, 1998 – 1999;
– National report on national mechanisms for the promotion of women, 1998;
– Development program of the documentary collection of the AnA Library, 1998;
– Launching of the first magazine of feminist studies in Romania: “AnALize”, 1998;
– CEU / Gender Studies Grant Program / Open Society Institute; Budapest, Hungary, 1997;
– Co-partnership with the “Women – Action for Democracy” Program, coordinated by the European Women Foundation – Luxembourg, 1997;
– “Equality through difference: non-existent education program”. Microproject PHARE, 1996;
– “Training of competences on gender issues”, program financed by UNDP, 1996 – 1997;
– The “OnLine” program, 1996 – 1997;
– CEU / Gender Studies Grant Program / OSI, Budapest, Hungary, 1996.
GlobalFocus Center is an independent international studies think tank which produces in-depth research and high quality analysis on foreign policy, security, European affairs, good governance and development.
Our purpose is to advance expertise by functioning as a platform for cooperation and dialogue among individual experts, NGOs, think-tanks and public institutions from Romania and foreign partners.
Our current flagship projects focus on the transfer of reform and transformation experience; strategic communications and countering hybrid threats; fostering regional security and contributing to the reflection process of EU reform and preparations for Romania’s 2019 EU Council Presidency.
The Center for Studies in Political Ideas (CeSIP) is a non-profit organization, initiated by master’s and doctoral students in connection with SNSPA.
CeSIP encourages and coordinates the capacity to design research – individual or collective – in the field of social policy sciences, yet provides and can provide public results in the journal. Over time, focusing on critical thinking also reflects a better preparation of a CeSIP, which can recalibrate the student-knowledge relationship, in terms of students and teachers.
The transition from communism to democracy failed in Romania, at least from the perspective of establishing a society made up of responsible citizens and able to make a substantial contribution to public life. Our democratic deficit reflects the existence of a pronounced non-participatory culture and civic consciousness, which is later reflected in the quality of governance and accountability of the elected. What the Center aims is to make a contribution in this regard, giving an impetus to the participation of the university environment in the life of Romanian society. In other words, CeSIP is intended to be a link between academia and Romanian society.
Therefore, the Center for Studies in Political Ideas has the following objectives:
– Civil society development – through the projects and civic initiatives that CeSIP organizes, aims to contribute to the development of civil and political society in Romania: providing advice in the field of activity of the association, organizing training courses, seminars, conferences, debates as well as public awareness activities.
– Development of an alternative form of education and critical thinking – through all the activities organized by CeSIP, it is always a meta-objective, a present goal due to the importance we give both critical thinking and especially the fact that any experience must be considered as a relevant educational input for any participant. As developed activities there are also study circles on various topics, screenings, debates and workshops, all to cover the syncopes of the current educational system.
– Development of scientific research – the association encourages the formation and coordination of interdisciplinary teams in order to develop scientific research projects. CeSIP has as main areas of expertise the following fields of research: Eastern European Studies, Oriental and Post-Colonial Studies, Political Ideologies in Eastern Europe, Minorities, Communism / Post-Communism, Problems of Democratization in Romania and Eastern Europe, Political Parties, Political Communication, Public Policies, Political Participation, Epistemology of Social-Political Sciences, etc.
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