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A place called Normality


Nowadays in Romania, when politicians are like hunting dogs (because we have the presidential elections), I found a special place. I found normality in a small province town called Turda. Today I visited Ratiu Foundation and I spoke to Indrei Ratiu (son of the memorable Romanian politician Ion Ratiu) about their activity. I found the same sane working atmosphere as in Soros Foundation fifteen years ago. I heard about some not-for profit things, values almost forgotten by our society in this hunger for survival or money: democracy, services for community and so on… I found there an inner space, peacefull and kept away from the noise of the town, a place where one can find culture, civilization and education. And what’s the most important, there are young people, students and volunteers who learn behaviours associated to the practice of democracy… Glad to see this in our own area! Good work and keep walking!

Ratiu Family Charitable Foundation
Ratiu Center for Democracy

Another special place nearby: Cheile Turzii (Turda Gorge)




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Vineri, 15 mai, orele 12.00 – 21.00

Sâmbătă, 16 mai, orele 12.00 – 04.00 (Noaptea muzeelor)

Duminică, 17 mai, orele 12.00 – 21.00

Mai multe detalii despre eveniment sunt disponibile pe www.artsafari.ro.

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