Luciana-Marioara JINGA

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NEC Odobleja

The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile



Research project: The Impact of Transnational Humanitarian Aid on Post-Communist Societal Transformations in Eastern and Central Europe

The main objective of this project is to examine the extent to which the Transnational Humanitarian assistance for the Central and eastern Europe in the 1990`s shaped the post-communist transformations of the social sector, using as case study the humanitarian aid for children and the government politics towards institutionalized children in Romania (1990-2007). The subject will be developed around 3 major axes: 1) to identify all the stakeholders involved in the humanitarian aid for children (local and European institutions, humanitarian organizations, support networks, the different categories of children that beneficiated from it) and the targeted problems; 2) to identify the grassroots activity of the humanitarian organizations involved in aiding the children, especially the correct proportion between medical help, basic necessities (food. shelter, clothing) and political intervention; 3) to analyze the response of the Romanian government to the actions of western humanitarians.