The Tourism Board
The members of the Tourism Board are local organizations and actors who actively support the development of ecotourism and the destination of Transylvania Highlands. Some of them have over 15 years experience in protecting and enhancing the local heritage. Let's meet them:
The mission of Mioritics Association is to protect the national cultural and natural heritage, through projects and promotional activities, support for local producers and service providers, tourism consultancy services and for the development of thematic itineraries to highlight the heritage, events planning and activities. as well as education for small local communities (especially for children and young people).
Sibiu County Tourism Association (AJTS)
AJTS is a collaboration platform between public administrations, institutions, cultural and private tourism operators, local communities, national and international partners, to promote responsible and sustainable development, as well as efficient promotion of the tourist destination Sibiu County.
ADEPT Transylvania Foundation
The ADEPT Transylvania Foundation is dedicated to biodiversity conservation and rural development, offering since 2004 priority to protect agricultural landscapes with High Natural Value in Transylvania. It supports communities of small farmers, who have shaped over the centuries and preserve these landscapes.
Mihai Eminescu Trust Foundation
Since 1998, the Mihai Eminescu Trust (MET) foundation has been involved in preserving the local heritage and actively contributes to the revitalization of the villages and communes in Transylvania and Maramureș, two of the most authentic areas in Europe. MET believes that all projects built by capitalizing on heritage must focus on people who live in their immediate vicinity, who continue to benefit and take care of them.
WWF has been working since 2006 to protect the wild environment in the Carpathian Mountains and along the Danube: protected areas, forests, brown bears, the 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 approaches in the field.
Fortified Churches Foundation
The Saxon fortified churches are administered by the Evangelical Church of CA in Romania. Due to the emigration of the Transylvanian Saxons, the number of parishioners decreased drastically, so that many of the churches are no longer used at all or only very rarely. At the same time, the very population that erected and maintained the monuments disappeared from the villages. This is the reason that led to the establishment of the Fortified Church Foundation, which is an institution specialized in preserving the church's cultural heritage.