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Monday, 15.11.2016, students at the Faculty of History and Philosophy, International Relations profile, Cluj, are having as case study in the International Economy seminary the NGOs’ role in international economy development. Among the examples layed out by the professor, stands Club of Rotaract Baia Mare T.E.A.M. Active in a city of an approximate of 150.000 residents, in the north-west of the country, it wouldn’t, at first sight, frame in the sphere of associations dealing a great impact internationally. Nevertheless, it is given as an example.
First of all, how can NGOs affect the international economy? ”The ground on which the NGOs can influence international economy is their flexibility, greater than that of other economic agents. This flexibility is in the public eye as visibility, reaction time span, interplay with target audience, themes to be discussed. In the last decades, Non-Governamental Organisations have started to be more and more visible, trying to raise awareness in diversified subjects. NGOs have begun activating in areas considered national authorities’ competence. (Peter Uvin, “The Role of NGOs in International Relations”, in Kendall Stiles and Peter Uvin (eds.), Global Institutions and Local Empowerment (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000), p. 16.). Thus, by virtue of varying activities, functions and responsibilities of economic agents, NGOs are getting more in the spotlight and listened to.” declares Horia Botoș, associated teacher of International Economy in Department of International Studies and Contemporary History from Faculty of History and Philosophy, Cluj-Napoca.
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