Cluj/Kolozsvár/Klausenburg is big enough to be interesting and small enough to be intimate, said somebody more intelligent than me. True. Plus, the nationalist era is long gone, we now can focus on the present and the future. Get your friends together, come up with ideas and you might get money for a project that is linked – for example – to one of your hobbies. Com’on, get to it. NOW!
People often ask me, why I turn down every (job)offer to go abroad, and I always say the same thing: because this is the perfect city. I've been called to move to Oslo, Amsterdam, Budapest, Frankfurt, Lyon, Bangkok and I turned them all down, because I'm convinced, this is the best place for me: not too big, not too small, colorful events, places and people, there is always something happening on a wide range from extreme through alternative to classical no matter what we're talking about - music, theater, exhibitions, workshops etc. The thing I love the most: when I cross the streets of the city center, I can hear at least eight languages in twenty minutes - and this is a linguist's paradise. Oh and I was born here, but that just makes it all even more magical: seeing how the city vibrates, changes and grows. :)
In my opinion the potentiality of the project is:
- the aim of building a net of young informal groups supported by experts
- giving life to a real project made by young informal groups
- create awareness among youth in Cluj
- activate a new mechanism of cooperation
- build a link between young informal groups and institutions through the facilitators