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Biodiversity conservation and community development in Transylvania
Conservarea biodiversităţii şi dezvoltare comunitară în Transilvania


ADEPT won the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) Award 2017

Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism
1st Prize, Transylvania Mountain bike trails to revitalise the Târnava Mare cultural landscape, Romania

Fundatia ADEPT Transilvania was awarded 1st Prize as Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism, at the 2017 ECTN Award Ceremony, during the 10th international conference “Cultural Values, Diversity and Heritage: Pillars of Sustainable Tourism for Development’, held on 20 – 21 September 2017 in Sibiu, Romania, for the project “Transylvania Mountain Bike Trail to revitalize the Târnava Mare cultural landscape”.

2017 was designated as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by The United Nations 70th General Assembly. This is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the contribution of sustainable tourism to development among all stakeholders (public and private sector, decision-makers) stimulating all parties to collaborate and generate a positive change in policies, business practices and consumer behaviour towards a mores sustainable tourism.

European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) joined the celebrations of the International Year by promoting tourism`s role in the key area of ‘Cultural Values, Diversity and Heritage’.

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On 4 June HRH The Prince of Wales visited Saschiz commune

On 4 June HRH The Prince of Wales visited Saschiz commune on his way to Targu Mures airport, from where he departed back to England after a one week stay in Romania.

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HNVF Conference - Press release


Fundatia ADEPT Transilvania, WWF-Romania and Fundatia ProPark organized on 15 March 2016 an international conference presenting the HNV concept, how it can offer a viable economic future for rural communities, provide healthy food and landscapes, and maintain the vital core of Romania’s cultural identity.

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Sixth Annual Meeting of Family Farmers and Small-scale Producers

On 21 February 2016, at Sighişoara, Fundaţia ADEPT repeated for the 6th consecutive year, its popular annual event dedicated to Family Farmers and Small-scale Producers from the Târnava Mare area, bringing together around 200 local farmers with the specialists who have contributed to the survival and prosperity of their landscapes.

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Transylvania Bike Trails Race, Viscri

Fundatia ADEPT celebrated the completion of 47 kilometres of bike-trails with a competition: Transylvania Bike Trails Race. The event was very successful in attracting hundreds of young enthusiasts to the area. See facebook page here.

This is all part of diversifying to build sustainability. Perhaps a shock for nature conservation purists – but these kind of events and facilities lead to vitality and viability of landscapes.

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2014: Top EU DG Environment prize for bringing benefits to small-scale farmers

ADEPT wins top EU prize three years in succession for bringing benefits to small-scale farmers
In May 2014, ADEPT won top prize for the socio-economic benefits category of the newly-launched Natura 2000 prize from DG Environment. This follows EU top prizes in 2012 and 2013 from DG Agriculture for best communcation with farmers. This shows how ADEPT is crossing policy boundaries, delivering top-quality integrated programmes for the benefit of small-scale farmers in Romania. ADEPT hopes to replicate this successful, innovative model more widely in Europe. more

2013: top EU prize for communications won again in Brussels by Fundatia ADEPT 

9 December 2013, Brussels. For the second year in succession, Fundația ADEPT won a top EU prize for innovative communication with small-scale farmers, with its SMS Family Farms project. The project was developed with communication specialists KAMA System Ltd, and supported by Fundatia Orange and by the Swiss Romanian Cooperation Fund.

Visit SMSFF project. [RO | EN]
Read News Report [EN]
Get ADEPT Press Release CAPCA.pdf [RO]
Watch Video[YouTube - EN]

2012: top EU prize for communication CAP Communication Awards

EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos presenting Ben Mehedin with first prize for communicating with farmers under the Best CAP Communication Awards competition.

Sponsorul Oficial - Fundația Orange România