Logo Alianţa CivicăThe Civic Academy Foundation came into being as a result of the Council of Europe’s suggestion to set up a foundation to create and administer the Sighet Memorial project, which was adopted by the international forum.

The Civic Academy Foundation was established on 21 April 1994 by Ana Blandiana, together with another one hundred and seventy-five founding members. Among its goals are civic education, youth education, a good knowledge of Romania’s past, and, to this end, the restoration of the contemporary Romanian history that was falsified during the period of the communist dictatorship.

The main project is the Memorial to the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance in Sighet.