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Nature and Traditions in Support of Sustainable Development
The Nature and Traditions in Support of Sustainable Development project proposes the economic sustainable development of local communities by improving the organisational capacity of the administrators of protected areas and of the local entrepreneurs in view of promoting traditional products from protected areas.
The change proposed by the project refers to increasing the organisational capacity of five protected areas from Romania in order to become facilitators in the process of economic development of the communities surrounding protected areas. To this end, within the initiative, training and mentoring sessions will be organised in the relevant fields (relation with the communities, sustainable economic development, promotion of traditional products), this activity being carried out over a 6 month period.
The cooperation with five protected areas in Romania will have as a result the creation of a participatory framework for the promotion and increase of visibility of the protected area at national level, as well as of the products made in those communities.
In the five protected areas, five promotion plans of the traditional products from the area will be drafted and a group of minimum 15 entrepreneurs will be created, which, during the own product promotion process, will refer to the values of a protected area.
The increase of the visibility of protected areas, as well as of the products manufactured in the communities from protected areas, will be performed by organising a Fair of Products from Protected Areas in Brașov county, which will provide a specific sales market.
The target group of the project is represented by the administrators of protected areas in Romania and by the entrepreneurs from these protected areas that use resources from the protected area to make the products and services they provide. Environmental organisations that support and promote the sustainable consumption and economic sustainable development in Romania are also part of the target group.
The cost of the project is of 74,816 CHF out of which 7,500 CHF represents a co-financing from ProPark Foundation.
The project is co-financed by a grant from Switzerland through Switzerland’s Contribution to the Enlarged European Union, being carried out between 1st April 2016 and 30th September 2017 in partnership with NGO Federation Coalition Natura 2000.
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This material does not necessarily reflect the official position of the Swiss government. The responsibility for its content is fully undertaken by ProPark Foundation for Protected Areas.
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