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


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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A feast of flowers, food and fun

“Flori de Camp Europene”: Flower Festival in Viscri, Saturday 30 May and Sunday 1 June 2014             

John Akeroyd describes a weekend of events celebrating the wildflowers of Transylvania.

By the end of May the wildflowers of the Saxon Villages are beginning to look their best. So it was appropriate that ADEPT should host its Flower Festival as May slipped into June. The venue was 125 Viscri, two adjacent village farmhouses that Mihai and Raluca Grigore have sensitively converted into a well-appointed modern guesthouse, spilling across the road into a large grassy courtyard. Flower Festivals, originally instigated by Turizem Bohinj in Slovenia, and supported by Salisbury-based Plantlife International, take place each year in several European countries. ADEPT held one in Saschiz in 2013. Plantlife has linked a number of these countries with the Patchwork Meadow project. They celebrate “Wild Flower Europe”, the natural history, culture and vital importance of wildflowers to human society, and are designed to be fun and attract children and younger people. In Viscri well over 100 people attended, a happy mix of locals, visitors from other parts of Romania and even some British tourists, with many children taking an active part.

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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