The members of CCRIT have been involved
in numerous research activities and civic actions on topics
related to ethnic and national (cultural) identity, auto-
and hetero- perception and behaviour of the major ethnic
groups in Romania (Romanians, Hungarians, Roma people),
interethnic relations, relations with the political sphere,
electoral behaviour, cohabitation, the evolution of ethnically-mixed
marriages, decision-taking process in ethnically-mixed localities,
conflict management in villages populated by Roma people,
the use of minority languages in local administration, etc.
CCRIT has conducted research and implemented programs in
other domains as well, such as cultural heritage, living
conditions, local elections analysis, etc.
Among the organizations supporting CCRIT
there are: the United States Agency for International Development
(USAID), the Council of Europe, Roi Baudoin Foundation (Belgium),
the Flemish Community in Belgium, the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of the French Republic, the Democrat Union of the
Hungarians in Romania (DUHR), the Ethnocultural Diversity
Resource Center (EDRC), Open Society Foundation (OSF), the
Project on Ethnic Relations (PER), ELTE-UNESCO - Ethnic
and Minority Studies, OSCE - the High Commissioner for National
Minorities, CIVITAS Foundation, the Open Society Institute
Budapest (OSI), the World Bank CERGE-EI, etc.
CCRIT has developed a publishing program
in order to present the results of the research work under
the form of data collections and selections of studies.
CCRIT has often organized and supervised the sociology undergraduate
students' fieldwork and coordinated the editing and publishing
of Web, the journal of the "Max Weber" Sociological College.
In collaboration with the Faculty of Sociology
and Social Work of the "Babes-Bolyai" University, CCRIT
organizes the three-year international program ReSET Teaching
Anthropology: Means and Meanings (2003-2006), financed by
the Open Society Institute Budapest. The program aims at
facilitating the development of social and cultural anthropology
as academic disciplines in Eastern Europe and in is carried
out within the framework of the Regional Seminars for Excellence
in Teaching (ReSET).
CCRIT maintains the "Ion Aluas" Resource
Centre for Multiculturalism which offers a great variety
of reference books as well as bibliographical resources
in sociology, political science, methods of social research,
etc. The books and periodicals were acquired by means of
various grants for institutional development and donations.