This is a pilot course which tries to offer you an innovative perspective on one topic which is extremely relevant for community development, namely collaborative governance at local level. Increasingly, local governments are no longer the sole actors involved in shaping the future of their communities. The paradigm of governance has implied a transition to multi-actor networks which function based on collaboration/partnership. These networks are constantly reshaped through the action of their members as well as under the influence of contextual factors. Success or failure of such networks often depends on complex issues such as building trust among partners and developing a culture for shared visions.    

The course will comprise a series of lectures and presentations by practitioners from the three relevant sectors which currently at the level of Cluj-Napoca shape the processes of urban redevelopment, community empowerment, and trans-sectorial partnerships. These sectors are – businesses, with a focus on IT and knowledge-based sector, city government with a focus on urban development and urban innovation, NGOs, and public-private partnerships already established as formal organizational structures. Besides the individual lectures from practitioners, the course will be coordinated by three FSPAC instructors who will communicate with the students and the practitioners and will facilitate a cohesive and unitary approach to the class. The instructors are Tudor Ticlau, Bogdan Moldovan and Bogdana Neamtu.


- 10 % of your grade comes from the intermediary report which needs to be submitted  on Moodle by May 1st.

- 60 % of your grade comes from the final paper, which needs to be uploaded on Moodle until the 20th of June

- 30% of the grade comes from submitting short reflective paper. In order to be graded you need to submit a minimum of 3 reflective papers.  Deadline 15th of May