The Tourism Board

The members of the Tourism Council are local organizations and actors who actively support the development of ecotourism and the destination of Transylvania Hills. Some of them have over 15 years experience in protecting and enhancing the local heritage. Let's meet them:

Mioritics Association

Mioritics Association, founded in 2004 that aims to protect the national cultural and natural heritage, through projects and activities for promotion, support for local producers and suppliers of services, tourism consulting services and for developing thematic itineraries to enhance the heritage, organizing educational events and activities for small local communities (especially for children and young people). The directions of action of the association are directed both directly to the areas and regions of interest, and indirectly, through lobbying and advocacy activities to finalize and adapt the legal framework in order to support and stimulate a healthy and organic development of these regions. The actions are carried out in partnerships with active local actors, but also with local communities, which highlight the resources, history and culture of each community they work with, through interactive and participatory methods and tools.

Sibiu County Tourism Association (AJTS)

AJTS was born in 2005, at the initiative of the Sibiu County Council, following models of good European practices (French and German) for the management and marketing of the tourist destination Sibiu County. AJTS represents a collaboration platform between public administrations, institutions, cultural and private tourism operators, local communities, national and international partners, in order to promote responsible and sustainable development, as well as the efficient promotion of the tourist destination of Sibiu County. The projects of the association have a county impact: establishing and implementing strategic directions, developing the signaling system and cultural routes; structuring, developing and diversifying the service offer; marketing; creation of internal and external promotion tools; providing support for the development and implementation of local, regional, national and European tourism development strategies, taking into account the principles of sustainable tourism.

ADEPT Transilvania Foundation

The ADEPT Transilvania Foundation is dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and rural development, since 2004 giving priority to the protection of High Natural Value agricultural landscapes in Transylvania. It supports communities of small farmers, who have modeled over the centuries and preserve these landscapes. Based on the experience in the field, ADEPT participates actively in the working groups for the elaboration of the environmental and agro-environmental policies. It works with farmers, local communities, universities, NGOs and with the Ministries of the Government of Romania to find solutions to the problems that threaten their survival. Remarkable landscapes and local communities of farmers. ADEPT carries out programs that combine economic and social benefits with biodiversity conservation and increasing local capacity for good management in the future. An example is the most popular annual sports event in the area: Transylvania Bike Trails Race, held on the first cycle path in the region.

Mihai Eminescu Trust Foundation

Since 1998, the Mihai Eminescu Trust (MET) foundation has been involved in preserving the local heritage and has been actively contributing to the resettlement of the villages and communes of Transylvania and Maramureș, two of the most authentic areas in Europe. MET believes that all projects built through the use of heritage must have people living in their immediate vicinity, who benefit from and care for them in the center. To date, MET has succeeded in moving people from local Transylvanian communities through more than 1,500 projects developed in 26 villages and 5 cities. Specifically, MET trains the locals in traditional construction techniques and practices for agrotourism. Organizes English courses, promotes entrepreneurship and involvement locally. It offers support for the development of small tourism-related businesses, revitalizing village orchards and planting local varieties in areas where the forest is in full swing.

WWF Romania

WWF has been working since 2006 to protect the wild environment of the Carpathian Mountains and along the Danube: protected areas, forests, brown bears, Danube Delta, sturgeons. In partnership with local and national authorities, NGOs and companies, WWF supports the transition to the green economy and an environmental education program for young people through innovative field approaches. Between 2011 and 2016, in partnership with the ADEPT Foundation, the Mihai Eminescu Trust Foundation, the Regional Agency for Environmental Protection Sibiu Region 7 Center and the Ecotur Association Sibiu, WWF has developed an integrated management plan for the Hârtibaciului - Târnava Mare - Olt area, approved by Ordin. by the Minister in June 2016. Purpose: to provide the framework for proper management of land and activities in protected areas for the conservation of species and habitats, but also for the implementation of plans and projects for sustainable development of local communities.

Association Local Action Group (LAG) Târnavelor Hills

The mission of LAG Dealurile Târnavelor is "sustainable rural area development by preserving and capitalizing on the main competitive territorial advantages: natural heritage (including traditional rural landscape) and cultural heritage, proof of the partnership capacity to preserve and promote the local identity." The LAGs Association Târnavelor Association was established as a public-private partnership in 2007, according to the LEADER program, at the initiative of the local actors from eight communes: Albesti, Apold, Daneș, Nadeș, Saschiz and Vânaturi (MS), Biertan and Laslea (SB). The "bottom-up" approach, the cooperation, the integrated local development, the support of the "green" economic branches and the innovation are principles that define the vision of the development of the territory: a reference model for the sustainable development of the traditional rural space. The partnership includes today 47 members and partners who have expressed the desire and interest to support the socio-economic and cultural development of the area.

Monumentum Association

The MONUMENTUM association was established in 2012 to give a decisive impetus to the salvation of the heritage built in rural Romania. In addition to the informative panels, related to the local architecture, which you see in each village, the Monumentum Association has the shoulder to perform a traditional carving in Apos, but also to restore some traditional buildings in the village Daia. The Monumentum Association is the initiator of the project "Ambulance of monuments", which aims to act efficiently in the field of safeguarding the immovable heritage, by putting in place important heritage objectives, which are in an advanced state of degradation or precolapse. Also, Monumentum coordinated, together with the Rural Group of the Order of Architects of Romania, the documentation and editing of the Architectural Guide for the framing in the local specific of the rural environment, for the area with Saxon influence.

Association Local Action Group (LAG) Podisul Mediaşului

Founded in November 2007, the association has the mission of developing the Plateau Mediașului territory, composed of 13 communes and 1 city: Dumbrăveni, Alma, Aţel, Axente Sever, Bazna, Blăjel, Brateiu, Dîrlos, Hoghilag, Micăsasa, Moşna, Sheica Mică, Târnava, Valea Viilor (SB), Viişoara and Zagăr (MS). The partnership consists of 72 actors today: 17 local public authorities, 38 representatives of the private sector and 17 representatives of civil society. The main goal is to write and implement local development strategies for the territory (through the LEADER program), facilitating the implementation of over 94 projects, starting in 2012. The association has the role of resource center for the development of the territory, encourages the partnerships between the local actors from the rural area. , represents the LAG territory in various activities / projects / initiatives in the field of rural development. LAG The Mediaş Plateau is a founding member of the National Federation of LAGs in Romania (FNGAL).

Fortified Churches Foundation

The Fortified Churches Foundation

The Fortified Churches Foundation was established in autumn of 2015 on the basis of Romanian foundation law. As an expert institution we have the long-term objective of preserving and maintaining the religious and cultural heritage of the Evangelic Church of Augustan Confession in Romania (ECR). To do so, a large number of activities that go beyond the fields of construction and preservation are intended.

The Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis and the German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier have taken over the double patronage of the Foundation.

The Foundation is financed through donations, funds and sub-foundations which are used for projects and practical work as well as for building up the capital stock. The initial capital was provided by the Evangelic Church of Augustan Confession in Romania.

Find out more about us and our activities as well as about our Support Association in Berlin, Germany which assists us in reaching our goals.

Hârtibaciu Microregion Local Action Group

LAG Hârtibaciu Microregion was born in 2006 in order to protect the special but sensitive nature, to keep the local traditions alive and to provide a better perspective to its inhabitants. The association is an instrument, financed by the LEADER program, for the realization and concretization of the common principles of the 15 administrative units in the territory of the LAG. A public-private partnership, which implements the priorities of action set out in the Local Development Plan, by highlighting the human, natural, socio-cultural and economic potential existing in the micro-region. Improving the capacities and competences of the population, diversifying the economic activities, as well as developing the ecological tourism and the ecotourism are basic values for the members of the association.

Local Action Group Transilvanian Association Brasov North

The partnership formed in 2009 for the establishment of the Transylvanian North Braşov Association, was established starting from a common purpose - the sustainable development of the communities from the north of Braşov county. Obtaining the legal personality of the Association was not one of the first steps. This happened after the elaboration of the development strategy ("Local Development Plan - North Zone of Brasov County"), process in which actors from all 13 localities from the targeted territory were involved.

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