Romania: STEM Course 2020 biodiversity, traditional skills & rural development

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Linking rich biodiversity with traditional skills and rural development in Transylvania.

Update 13th January 2021: We are working with hosts to determine possible dates for NET courses in 2021 as soon as COVID conditions allow for travel. The decision of the UK government to leave the Erasmus+ programme will not affect those projects with a signed contract. We will update participants on any new travel insurance and visa regulations.

Participants from the postponed course in 2020 will be offered first choice on any rescheduled courses in 2021.

As soon as we have confirmed dates and details we will post them here and share through our consortium. The proposed course for 2020 is provided below for information. 2021 course content may change slightly due to COVID regulations.

Hosts: Fundatia ADEPT

Course Dates: 12 -19 June 2020

Application Deadline: 2 March 2020

Preparation Meeting Date: 22 May 2020

Aims & Themes: exploring traditional skills as part of rural development and heritage engagement in a biodiversity rich area of small scale sustainable farming.

Draft Itinerary:

Airports: Either Sibiu, Targu Mures, Cluj-Napoca, or Bucharest

Proposed accommodations: Hotel Central Park, Dracula Danes, Viscri guesthouses

Day 1:

Arrival and transfers to Sighisoara. Dinner with the hosts.

Day 2:

Saschiz- visiting the ADEPT office, short presentation of each partner and discussion of food regulation barriers to small producers

Lunch at the office

Fruit and vegetable processing unit

Ceramic workshop

Dinner in Sighisoara (or in Saschiz- local association of women+ discussions)

Day 3:

Angofa project- visit and discussions (educational center, cattle farm)

Lunch at the ANGOFA SCHOOL

Bio-Mosna visit (milk processing model)

Dinner at the farm

Day 4:

Medias- visiting the glass recycling workshop

Medias- town visit and lunch

Brateiu- craft village visit

Return to Sighisoara – dinner

Day 5:

Visiting Torcatoria de lana- wool processing unit in Mihai Viteazu Commune Cluj-Napoca

Lunch in Luncani, Cluj

Visiting oil pressing unit in Luncani, Luna Solai- brand

Return to Sighisoara

Day 6:


Meeting the Woman’s association representatives- rural business model

Lunch at mama Gerda

Cooking demo+ workshop and dinner at Gerda/ Viscri 125

Day 7:

Visiting the Catean’s farmhouse in Rotbav: discussions and lunch

Click here to download the full STEM course list for 2020

Click here to download the STEM application form for 2020

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