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"Social cohesion and interethnic climate in Romania" (2008) - Project funded by The Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities.
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"Disparities in the Use of Health Care Services in the North-West Region of Romania. Patterns and socio-economic determinants." (2006-2008) – Project Partner. The research project was carried out in collaboration with the „Babes-Bolyai” University Cluj-Napoca (project director: prof. dr. Livia Popescu) and the „Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine, financed by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research through the CEEX 157/2006 research grant. CCRIT implemented a sociological survey on three representative samples of Romanians, Hungarians and Roma living in the North-West region and provided case-studies in multiethnic communities on the problems in the access to and use of health care services.

"Community Force" (2005-2007)– Project Partner - A European program initiated by CJD Eutin, carried out in collaboration with Instituto Psicoanalitico per le Ricerche Sociali (IPRS), Ec-Pec Foundation Budapest, and the Technic University of Dortmund, with the financing of the European Commision. CCRIT evaluated the implementation of the measures of social inclusion targeting the Roma minority in Romania.

"Interethnic Climate in Romania on the verge of EU Integration" (2006) - Sociological survey carried out on a national representation sample, focused on the interethnic relations and the attitude of the majority population towards ethnic minorities. The project was carried out in collaboration with the “Max Weber” Professional Association and funded by the Department for Interethnic Relations of the Romanian Government.

"The Application of the Legislation on Minority Rights in Romania" (2006) - The study was based on a national-scale sociological survey investigating the application of the laws on ethnic minority rights at the level of local authorities. CCRIT provided expertise for the improvement of the implementation of the legislation. The project was funded by the Department for Interethnic Relations of the Romanian Government.

"The Educational Measures for the Roma Minority in Romania. The Effectiveness of Integrated and Segregated Education."
A project financed by CERGE-EI and Global Development Network. The aim of the research is to describe the educational situation of the Roma in Romania and identify the main problems from the perspective of those directly involved: young Roma, parents, and professors. (2004-2005)
Project director: Toma Stefania

"Survival Strategies, Economic Integration and Changing Lifestyles of the Roma Population in Romania" - anthropological research financed by the Open Society institute, Roma Culture Initiative.
The focus of the investigation lays on the ways in which macro-economic changes influence the everyday life of Roma communities from Romania. (2003-2004)
Project director: Toma Stefania

Four opinion surveys had been carried out between 2003-2004 on representative samples of Hungarians from Romania at the request of UDMR (RMDSZ).

"Local Development and Natural Environment" (2002-2003), in cooperation with the Institute of Conflict Research of the Hungarian Science Academy.

"Survival Strategies, Economic Integration and Change of Life Style of Roma People in Romania" (2002-2003), a project financed by the Open Society Institute

"Cultural Heritage and Cultural Dialogue - the Cluj Case" (2001-2002), a sociological survey carried out by IRRC in cooperation with the Anthropology Department of Université Lumière Lyon II, the Ethnography Departments of the Universities of Cluj and Debrecin, and the Ethnography and Folklore Institute of the Romanian Academy, the Cluj branch.

”The Interethnic Relations Barometer" (2000), a national survey carried out as part of the ETHNOBAROMETER program implemented by RCED, with the support of USAID.

"HAR-COV – The Deconstruction of an Image" (2000), research on the particular relations between Romanians and Hungarians in Harghita and Covasna counties, and on the dynamics of the minority-majority relations. It consisted of a sociological survey (July 2000) and the publishing of a fiction collection signed by writers Alexandru Vlad, Daniel Vighi and Visky Andras.

A series of three surveys (1999-2000), at the request of DUHR, on the attitudes of the Hungarian population towards the political strategy of DUHR.

"Bilingualism in the Public Administration" (1999-2000), on the impact of the public administration law concerning the use of the minority languages in public administration in ethnically-mixed communities.

"Ethnobarometer" (1999), the working out of research tools in view of a national survey focused on interethnic relations, the comparative analysis of the representations, attitudes and behavior patterns of different ethnic groups in Romania. The research was financed by RCED.

"The Sociological Project 'The Carpathian Basin' “(1997-8). "Romanians and Hungarians in the post communist transition. Mental representations and interethnic relations in Transylvania". The research was carried out in cooperation with UNESCO Ethnic and Minority Studies program from "Eotvos Lorand" (ELTE) University in Budapest on a sample of Romanian, Hungarian, Slovakian, Croatian and Serbian citizens.

"Ethnic Identities and Relations in Central and Eastern Europe" - together with UNESCO Ethnic and Minority Studies and ELTE University of Budapest. Survey covering Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia.

"The evolution of ethnically-mixed marriages in Transylvania" (1995-6) - a reconstruction of the dynamics of the period between the two World Wars (conducted by Stefan Lantos) The sociological survey on the 1990-1995 time interval reflects interethnic patterns in marriage and everyday-life of mixed couples. This research - conducted by Horvath Istvan - was intended to offer an alternative view of the politically biased image of these relations during the above mentioned time interval.

"Collective Decision and Ethnic Divergences/ Conflict in Local Communities with mixed population" (1995-6) - an analysis of the types of conflict and negotiation patterns in the rural and small local councils in Transylvania.

[Based on interviews and focus groups with representatives in rural areas and small towns in different counties from Transylvania.]

The research, coordinated by Horvath Istvan and Marius Lazar, provided data and information for training the local representatives in a program developed between November 1995 - June 1996, in co-operation with CIVITAS foundation, aiming to support local governments and conflict prevention.

"The Ethnical Vote. An analysis of 1996 Local and General Elections in Romania." (1996-7) Marius Lazar and Magyari Nandor performed the research on surveys and data related to political opinion and voting patterns with emphasis on Cluj county and Transylvania.

"An Early-Warning System for Local Conflict Management in Villages with Roma Population" (1997). Financed by the SOROS Foundation and Roi Baudouin Foundation (Belgium). The program was intended to develop conflict prevention and management patterns at micro-and local community level, by associating the local notabilities and elite. (Project-coordinator: Nandor Laszlo Magyari).

"Reinventing the Community. Social Change and Ethnical Relations in the Cristian, a Village in Sibiu County" (1996), focuses on the changes in daily life and re-socialization patterns as a consequence of Saxon migration. The survey was carried out in cooperation with the Bucharest University (prof. Vintila Mihailescu)

"The evolution of Ethno-Demographical Structures of the Settlements in Transylvania"(1994-5), based on former censuses performed in Transylvania. This research work was interconnected with a similar one, conducted by the Research Laboratory of the Sociology Department of "Babes-Bolyai" University: its main goal was to create a database on the evolution of ethnic structures in Transylvania according to present administrative divisions.

The research was carried out by professor Traian Rotariu and wanted to provide a strong basis for historical and political debates on demographic problems of the region.

"The Jewish Community in Transylvania during the 19th Century. Statistical Preliminaries" (1994-5)
Selected bibliography on the history of the Jewish community in Transylvania - A historical-statistical research conducted by Professor Ladislau Gyemant (also Director of the Center for Judaic Studies in Cluj) in the Transylvanian Archives in Budapest.

"Repopulating the Saxon Villages in Transylvania. Consequences of the Saxon Migration on the Ethno-Demographical Composition of the Localities." (1994-5) In cooperation with the Munster Institute of Social Pedagogy (professor Georg Weber), with the participation of prof. Ion Aluas, prof. Traian Rotariu, lecturer Rudolf Poledna, lecturer Marius Lazar.

The Transylvanian territory was dwelt by a significant (almost half a million) German population which, mainly after 1970, started to leave the country. This migration produced also internal population movements towards the villages left by the Saxons. The research, conducted by Rudolf Poledna and Marius Lazar identified local internal social changes due to this double - external / internal - migration.

Among occasional activities of CCRIT mention must be made of the following:

"Achievements in the Research of Interethnic Relations in Romania", international conference organized by CCRIT, co-financed by the Romanian Government-the Ministry of Public Information-The Interethnic Relations Department, "Babes-Bolyai" University in Cluj, the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Cluj-Napoca, June 2003

"The Alternative History Textbook", a series of focus-group interviews with secondary and high school teachers, carried out for the Project of Ethnic Relations in November and December 2000, supported by IRRC.

The Integration of Diversity in Higher Education: the Case of Romania", a conference organized in cooperation with OSCE-The High Commissioner for National Minorities and "Babes-Bolyai" University (October 2000). The papers presented were published.

"The History Textbook - a Source of Knowledge or a Stereotype Generator?", a seminar organized by the Project for Ethnic Relations, October 16-18, 1998, at Poiana Brasov, with the support of IRRC.

"Inter-cultural learning. Instruction program for primary school teachers", financed by the Roi Baudoin Foundation and the Open Society Foundation.

IRRC participated as national coordinator in the project "A Civic Network for Pluralism and Multiculturalism in South-Eastern Europe" (June 1997-May 1999), a project realized with the support of the PHARE-Democracy program, in cooperation with ACCESS (Bulgaria), IPIS (Belgium) and the Europeanists' Society (Romania).

CCRIT contributed to the organization of the International Conference "Religion, Civilization, Modernity. 130 years since Max Weber's Birth" (September, 1994)

The International Conference "Nationalism as Politics and Ideology in 20th Century Central and Eastern Europe" (May 1993)