2019

Life hangs by a thread of hair

One of the most affected patients in Romania are children suffering of cancer due to a poor health sector with no appropriate conditions for the little ones and with no involvement from authorities. The unfortunate consequence of this reality is that, in Romania, one of two children suffering of cancer is dying, while in Europe, 80% of those affected will eventually survive the disease.

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Vocational Students League

Since 2015, Vocational Romania became the national platform used by OMV Petrom to advocate for a better vocational education (VET) in Romania. While advocating for change, we came to realize that VET PUPILS, the most significant recipients of the change, are a silent mass of youngsters that is neither consulted nor accounted. Lacking representativity, is hard for pupils to address decision makers and ask them to initiate VET improvement. Vocational Students League was born to act as a representative group for VET pupils, that will produce a systemic and relevant change for vocational education but also improve craftsmen reputation. We choose Buzau, as a pilot county, to test the approach but also to prove #itcanbedone.

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Gillette SkinGuard – Confessions and irritations

With more than 100 years legacy in continuously innovating and developing new razors for a comfortable shave, Gillette was about to introduce in Romania a totally new product that targeted men with highly sensitive skin during shaving. This time, the product came with only two blades and a unique innovation – SkinGuard technology. In order to avoid confusion among consumers who have already been used with innovations around the precision blades, we set the main product benefit at the core of our launch campaign.

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We put a price on plastic

The latest research discovered that there’s more microplastic 1000 feet down in the Pacific Ocean than there is in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Let’s zoom in – Romania, 2019. Only 14% of waste is recycled. Authorities are constantly changing the laws and passing on the responsibility, making it almost impossible for collectors to operate. Not recycled waste ends up in landfill, affecting clean waters, kid’s playgrounds, clean landfills for agriculture, beaches, even tap water.

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Internet’s Residency Exam

Self-diagnose often leads to self-medication, perpetuating a self-destructive behavior, so we wanted to educate and encourage a preventive health behavior by launching a challenge, with only one possible answer: a doctor’s education and experience cannot, under no circumstance, be replaced by online search.

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Black Monday

Telekom Romania has experienced in 2018 probably the worst crisis a telco could encounter, and for sure, the hardest until that moment on the local telecommunication market.

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The Crisis of the (Un)Happy Chicken

On March 21st a woman uploaded a picture on Facebook showing a discolored chicken from Agricola after putting it in saline marinade, accusing the brand that it uses artificial colorants to make the chicken look better. The Facebook post had been shared 27,000 times in 12 hours, sparking negative comments as many angry people said we are poisoning them with artificial chemicals. The crisis was over after 48 hours after it began by communicating to our Facebook fan base the official reports from authorities that didn’t find anything wrong with the chicken meat. It was perfectly fine!

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Life hangs by a thread of hair

One of the most affected patients in Romania are children suffering of cancer due to a poor health sector with no appropriate conditions for the little ones and with no involvement from authorities. The unfortunate consequence of this reality is that, in Romania, one of two children suffering of cancer is dying, while in Europe, 80% of those affected will eventually survive the disease.

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Mastercard Vibes

Earlier this year, Mastercard debuted its sonic brand identity, a comprehensive sound architecture that is aiming to reshape the paying experience. To introduce their new MOGO – musical logo to the public, the brand chose Electric Castle, Romania’s most famous music festival. But Mastercard’s DNA is priceless for everybody, and not everybody is at a music festival. We’re talking about the deaf community. In Romania, they are usually overlooked and have a hard time finding public events they can attend.

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H&M Summer Villa

In the midst of summer collection launches, the campaign had one purpose: to promote both regular and swimwear collections, and invite consumers to join H&M on a grand experience. The campaign had to tell a summer-long story that would strengthen H&M as a brand, drive traffic, conversion and purchase in online and physical stores. The right influencers had to be chosen in order to create engaging content and be relevant for both women and men.

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Gillette SkinGuard – Confessions and irritations

With more than 100 years legacy in continuously innovating and developing new razors for a comfortable shave, Gillette was about to introduce in Romania a totally new product that targeted men with highly sensitive skin during shaving. This time, the product came with only two blades and a unique innovation – SkinGuard technology. In order to avoid confusion among consumers who have already been used with innovations around the precision blades, we set the main product benefit at the core of our launch campaign.

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Absolut Romania Limited Edition

The kind of universal mega brand like ABSOLUT Vodka doesn’t need to develop local content or major brand acts in smaller markets like Romania, but for the first time in brand’s history, we had the opportunity to locally design the bottle wrapping for the iconic bottle, dedicated to the Romanian Centenary.

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Green power of Neversea

Encouraged by the international trend in lifestyle, the young and adult generation of Romanians declares its determination to adopt an environmentally friendly lifestyle, and the partnership between CEZ Group in Romania and Neversea does nothing more than to support its plan.

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We put a price on plastic

The latest research discovered that there’s more microplastic 1000 feet down in the Pacific Ocean than there is in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Let’s zoom in – Romania, 2019. Only 14% of waste is recycled. Authorities are constantly changing the laws and passing on the responsibility, making it almost impossible for collectors to operate. Not recycled waste ends up in landfill, affecting clean waters, kid’s playgrounds, clean landfills for agriculture, beaches, even tap water.

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A classroom like home

The latest research discovered that there’s more microplastic 1000 feet down in the Pacific Ocean than there is in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Let’s zoom in – Romania, 2019. Only 14% of waste is recycled. Authorities are constantly changing the laws and passing on the responsibility, making it almost impossible for collectors to operate. Not recycled waste ends up in landfill, affecting clean waters, kid’s playgrounds, clean landfills for agriculture, beaches, even tap water.

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Cashless Block

As a leading technology company, Mastercard is dedicated to consistent efforts to facilitate digitalization in Romania and inclusion via wide access to modern payments for everyone. While card payments are gaining ground year to year, some aspects of everyday life still seem to be cash-bound forever. However, this is not the case for monthly payment of building utilities anymore, because earlier this year, Mastercard launched Cashless Block – I want to pay my monthly building utilities by card!, the first platform in Romania that relieves people of the chore of always having to carry cash when visiting the administrator.

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Mastercard Vibes

Earlier this year, Mastercard debuted its sonic brand identity, a comprehensive sound architecture that is aiming to reshape the paying experience. To introduce their new MOGO – musical logo to the public, the brand chose Electric Castle, Romania’s most famous music festival. But Mastercard’s DNA is priceless for everybody, and not everybody is at a music festival. We’re talking about the deaf community. In Romania, they are usually overlooked and have a hard time finding public events they can attend.

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We put a price on plastic

The latest research discovered that there’s more microplastic 1000 feet down in the Pacific Ocean than there is in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Let’s zoom in – Romania, 2019. Only 14% of waste is recycled. Authorities are constantly changing the laws and passing on the responsibility, making it almost impossible for collectors to operate. Not recycled waste ends up in landfill, affecting clean waters, kid’s playgrounds, clean landfills for agriculture, beaches, even tap water.

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factory by Raiffeisen Bank

In 2018, Raiffeisen Bank launched the pilot edition of “factory by Raiffeisen Bank”, the company`s first online financing competition, dedicated to start-ups. In 2019, Raiffeisen Bank wanted to develop the program in order to make it more attractive to the entrepreneurial community, thus positioning the brand as one that supports the start-up community. However, communicating this program came with several challenges, such as low awareness among Romanian entrepreneurs, the fact that Romania was going through a period of political turmoil and fiscal changes, plus the general perception that it would be difficult to obtain financing for one`s business idea.

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Drive-Thru League

In an industry with high employee turnover, McDonald’s wanted to give its crew a confidence boost. Teamwork and good spirit are business drivers in hospitality business, so we sat down with the Operational and HR teams to design a program that would drive employee collaboration and also help increase sales.

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Money Bistro, Season 1

Romanians love, dream, spend a lot on food… but they never „digest” money lessons. Rogalski Damaschin PR decided to put on their tables financial appetizers for a healthy life, and opened Money Bistro. The first video series about financial education was created for Raiffeisen Bank at the end of 2018, and reached up to 10,000,000 Romanians.

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The most extensive financial education program in Romania

In 2016, BCR launched ‘Școala de Bani’ (The School of Money) and from 2018 transformed it into the largest and most consistent financial education program in Romania, through courses for adults and young people in either companies, headquarters or schools, a mobile exhibition of financial education for children and a dedicated digital platform, all involving more than 1.000 financial education teachers, all BCR experts.

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Cool Telekom

Telekom Romania was officially established in the year 2014 following a huge merge and rebranding process. Thousands of employees from different professional and cultural backgrounds were reunited under the DT brand. As expected, this was bound to create internal struggle. Employees were visibly affected by the recent developments on the market and simply found it difficult to understand why being part of Telekom is a great thing for their career and prospects.

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#NextSTep@Michelin

#NextStep@Michelin is an internal Employer Branding campaign meant to promote career mobility within Michelin; it derives from our employer brand promise (“Moving forward together”) of giving employees the opportunity to build a career inside Michelin, and not just to find a job.

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The Welcome Home Whopper

How do you stand out as a new player on a market that is already over-saturated? Especially if you have a history as a brand who left the same market a few years ago? How do you create a memorable experience with your new entrance, and convince people that your brand is worth the effort? You do what other brands do not do. You create content for those who are happy you’re here, not for yourself. You adapt to their needs and desires. By speaking their language and putting consumers first, what might have been just another brand launch managed to reach over 19M people, got over 200k online interactions, and gathered thousands of people in line at the Burger King restaurant every day, for more than a week after the opening. Here is how we managed to have a memorable launch and hit a sales record on the first day after the opening.

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The first “Thank You”

In Romania there are a lot of disabled people that cannot use their hands. We do not have any statistics on this specific disability, but, for example, there are more than 30.000 wheelchair users at this moment and part of them cannot use their hands either.

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The first LIVE heart intervention with a hologram from Romania

How do you transform something you cannot see, hardly understand even by specialists, in a relevant communication topic for your brand? Even more, follow-up on a successful campaign, which clearly showed what technology could do in a surgery room? You go further and experience some more with technology. More precisely, create the most detailed 3D model of a heart from Romania, then a human size reproduction of a heart intervention by using an advanced automatic virtual environment system, and get the most detailed & fully digital representation of how a heart intervention is actually done.

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The first LIVE heart intervention with a hologram from Romania

How do you transform something you cannot see, hardly understand even by specialists, in a relevant communication topic for your brand? Even more, follow-up on a successful campaign, which clearly showed what technology could do in a surgery room? You go further and experience some more with technology. More precisely, create the most detailed 3D model of a heart from Romania, then a human size reproduction of a heart intervention by using an advanced automatic virtual environment system, and get the most detailed & fully digital representation of how a heart intervention is actually done.

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The first LIVE heart intervention with a hologram from Romania

How do you transform something you cannot see, hardly understand even by specialists, in a relevant communication topic for your brand? Even more, follow-up on a successful campaign, which clearly showed what technology could do in a surgery room? You go further and experience some more with technology. More precisely, create the most detailed 3D model of a heart from Romania, then a human size reproduction of a heart intervention by using an advanced automatic virtual environment system, and get the most detailed & fully digital representation of how a heart intervention is actually done.

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Internet’s Residency Exam

Self-diagnose often leads to self-medication, perpetuating a self-destructive behavior, so we wanted to educate and encourage a preventive health behavior by launching a challenge, with only one possible answer: a doctor’s education and experience cannot, under no circumstance, be replaced by online search.

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Internet’s Residency Exam

Self-diagnose often leads to self-medication, perpetuating a self-destructive behavior, so we wanted to educate and encourage a preventive health behavior by launching a challenge, with only one possible answer: a doctor’s education and experience cannot, under no circumstance, be replaced by online search.

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Grivita53 Eggs Festival

In 2016, Chris Simion-Mercurian, one of the most appreciated Romanian theatre directors, sold her grandmother’s home to pursue the dream of building the first Romanian private theatre from the ground up, after 72 years since in 1946, the engineer Liviu Ciulei has built for his son, the director Liviu Ciulei, the Nottara Theater. Since then, no such initiative has been replicated in Romania.

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The Giving Tree

UniCredit Bank continues a decade old tradition and supports the largest cultural event in Romania – The Sibiu International Theatre Festival (FITS) – a major celebration of arts: 540 events and lots of sponsors, including 5 other banks. How could UniCredit brand activation stand out?

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The Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time

At the end of 2017 a sequel to one of the most popular Romanian films (Moromeții – 1987) was announced to be launched in November 2018 under the title Moromeții 2 /The Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time. Screen adaptation of one of the most famous Romanian novels, the movie follows the life of Moromete family after World War II, with Romania being overpowered by Communism.

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Get your YOU on!

Romania is a patriarchal country where men are anything but encouraged to be themselves. “You’re the tough sex, don’t cry, don’t share your feelings, get a “man” job, be tough, suck it up!” is a conversation in almost every family. The campaign idea: challenge these stereotypes and inspire Romanian men to be themselves through relatable stories.

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Looks like freedom

In 2019, AVON wanted to launch its biggest campaign of the year: Looks like freedom – an international platform with a speech about importance of authenticity, redefining the concept of beauty and breaking beauty standards.
Looks like freedom platform showed a whole new point of view on beauty for AVON: we wanted to be known as the aspirational attainable beauty brand for all.

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The Bearded Men Calendar

NIVEA MEN, Romanian market leaders on most male care categories, were launching a brand-new product in late 2017: the first NIVEA MEN beard oil.
According to studies, most women find men’s facial hair attractive and feel it projects a masculine vibe. Men with beards are perceived to be more confident, generous and sincere. The beard trend seemed to be here to stay – so instead of convincing men to shave, NIVEA MEN came with an alternative.

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Happy Ending Stories

In 2018, domestic consumers disposed of 1800 cubic meters of non-permitted waste in the sewage system.
Apa Nova took the responsibility to educate consumers into responsible sewage use.
The campaign launched in June 2019 with a series of three TVCs centered around three types of waste which are frequently thrown in the sewer: hair, oil and condoms.

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New Life for Old Clothes

NGO Act for Tomorrow is constantly preoccupied to promote social responsibility and educate people on bettering their life quality in a way that preserves resources. A 2019 study on consumer behavior showed that we frequently wear on average only 20 of our clothes. Sounds wasteful, right? At the same time, textile waste is the 2nd biggest pollution source on the planet, while in Romania textile recycling infrastructure is a highly debated topic in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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DHL Carpathian Marathon at its 10th edition

The story of Oltenia’s Marathon (OM) began seven years ago, as a social responsibility initiative of CEZ Group in Romania. After noticing that the event is an opportunity for the participants to reunite with old friends and competitors, we set the concept for the 2019 edition in 2019 to strengthen the connection with the entire community formed around it – employees, participants, partners.

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Education for Performance

Education for Performance (Educație pentru Performanță) is a campaign carried out together with Juventus Academy București – a football academy for 5-13 years old children. The Academy’s vision is to prepare future champions which also educated people – There’s no place for champions where’s no education.

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The Marathon Land

The story of Oltenia’s Marathon (OM) began seven years ago, as a social responsibility initiative of CEZ Group in Romania. After noticing that the event is an opportunity for the participants to reunite with old friends and competitors, we set the concept for the 2019 edition in 2019 to strengthen the connection with the entire community formed around it – employees, participants, partners.

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Mobil Nelimitat

Telekom Romania, one of the main players in the national telecommunication market, has adopted a courageous approach to its core business, constantly bringing new commercial offers that not only match those of the competition, but also disrupt the market. An example in this way was the campaign that Telekom launched in 2019, Mobil Nelimitat which introduced on the market for the first digital pre-to-postpaid card. It allows clients to activate their prepaid services or become subscribers in average in less than 5 minutes, through a completely digital experience.

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1 Minute Challenge

With over 26 years of healthcare expertise, Philips Sonicare strives to give consumers the confidence that their oral health is improved when using products designed and approved by dental professionals. On a market where the number of electric toothbrush users is on an ascending trend, there are still manual users who don’t trust them, but if they were to be convinced of their effectiveness, they would be inclined to switch to electric products.

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1 Minute Challenge

With over 26 years of healthcare expertise, Philips Sonicare strives to give consumers the confidence that their oral health is improved when using products designed and approved by dental professionals. On a market where the number of electric toothbrush users is on an ascending trend, there are still manual users who don’t trust them, but if they were to be convinced of their effectiveness, they would be inclined to switch to electric products.

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Scandinavian style jobs

At the beginning of 2018, JYSK, the Scandinavian furniture retailer was planning to open about 150 new positions in Romania the following year. The company needed an employer branding campaign, aiming to position it on the labor market and to attract candidates for the positions soon to be opened.

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LIDL Roman. Chose a job at home

The opening of the fifth Lidl logistics center in Romania (a key point in the company’s long-term business and expansion strategy) represented a real challenge: our client needed to hire, in just three months, approximately 150 new colleagues both in the warehouse and in the administrative teams. Taking into consideration that 1 in 5 Romanians works abroad, and Romania is on the second place, after Syria, at annual emigration, it seemed at first an impossible mission.

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The future jobs were not invented yet

Avenor College is one the few top schools in Romania that have an international recognition, British Schools Overseas. In the first half or 2019, Avenor looked for a way to increase awareness, upon the fact that it is the school that aims to educate future leaders; therefore, it looks forward to finding smart and enthusiastic kids. In this context, our challenge was to creatively introduce parents (aged 30-40) to the teaching alternative Avenor College offers its students, one that focuses on the child`s emotional and psychological development, enhancing his passions.

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Romania has rocker blood

Romania holds the last place in Europe by the number of blood donors: only 1.7% of Romanians donate blood, almost 10 times less than the Danes. The first half of 2019 was marked by an acute lack of blood: in the first quarter of this year, at the Blood Transfusion Center in Bucharest, the largest blood transfusion center in the country, registered 1,100 fewer donors than in the same period of 2018, while the need for current blood remains double. In this context, the morning show of ROCK FM – Morning Glory with Răzvan Exarhu initiated a campaign encouraging people to donate blood, constant and voluntary, in partnership with the blood Transfusion center of Bucharest and Donorium, an application that makes blood donation We started the campaign from the insight that people donate blood when they are triggered by an inner resort. That resort would be, in our case, the music. Music that can change the world, because music can change people, as artist Bono said.

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Romania has rocker blood

Romania holds the last place in Europe by the number of blood donors: only 1.7% of Romanians donate blood, almost 10 times less than the Danes. The first half of 2019 was marked by an acute lack of blood: in the first quarter of this year, at the Blood Transfusion Center in Bucharest, the largest blood transfusion center in the country, registered 1,100 fewer donors than in the same period of 2018, while the need for current blood remains double. In this context, the morning show of ROCK FM – Morning Glory with Răzvan Exarhu initiated a campaign encouraging people to donate blood, constant and voluntary, in partnership with the blood Transfusion center of Bucharest and Donorium, an application that makes blood donation We started the campaign from the insight that people donate blood when they are triggered by an inner resort. That resort would be, in our case, the music. Music that can change the world, because music can change people, as artist Bono said.

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Romania has rocker blood

Romania holds the last place in Europe by the number of blood donors: only 1.7% of Romanians donate blood, almost 10 times less than the Danes. The first half of 2019 was marked by an acute lack of blood: in the first quarter of this year, at the Blood Transfusion Center in Bucharest, the largest blood transfusion center in the country, registered 1,100 fewer donors than in the same period of 2018, while the need for current blood remains double. In this context, the morning show of ROCK FM – Morning Glory with Răzvan Exarhu initiated a campaign encouraging people to donate blood, constant and voluntary, in partnership with the blood Transfusion center of Bucharest and Donorium, an application that makes blood donation We started the campaign from the insight that people donate blood when they are triggered by an inner resort. That resort would be, in our case, the music. Music that can change the world, because music can change people, as artist Bono said.

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The Romania-France Season – “Forget about clichés!”

Born from a common political will, the Romania-France Season 2019 overlapped three important milestones for Romania: the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, Romanian Centenary and 100 years since the end of the First World War. Seasons, or Cultural Years, are cultural diplomacy projects organized by France for more than 30 years, but Romania is the first European country to participate in this kind of bilateral partnership.

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The Romania-France Season – “Forget about clichés!”

Born from a common political will, the Romania-France Season 2019 overlapped three important milestones for Romania: the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, Romanian Centenary and 100 years since the end of the First World War. Seasons, or Cultural Years, are cultural diplomacy projects organized by France for more than 30 years, but Romania is the first European country to participate in this kind of bilateral partnership.

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You are not obliged to. But it would be good if you did it

The Jazz in the Park Fund is a project that works through and in the support of the local community. Through the “Nu ești obligat. Dar e bine să o faci. / You are not obliged to. But it would be good if you did it.” campaign, Fapte Association wanted to focus on the idea that, in order to make a change in the world, people need to start thinking in small circles: oneself, families and groups of friends, local communities and so on.

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