Project partners from Romania

More information about the Romanian INTESE partners

REC Romania

Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) – Country Office Romania

The REC is a non-partisan, non-advocacy, not-for-profit international organisation established in 1990 with a mission to assist in solving environmental problems in Central and Eastern Europe. Through the REC country and field offices in each of its 17 beneficiary countries, it promotes cooperation among non-governmental organisations, governments, businesses, media and other environmental stakeholders, and supports the free exchange of information and public participation in environmental decision-making.

Not at least importance, the technical assistance provided to local authorities in the form of LEAP (Local Environmental Action Plans), as cooperative planning mechanisms to promote sustainability and the know-how transferred to the business sector in areas of Energy Efficiency and Environmental Management Systems have increased the profile of REC Romania among these stakeholders, while in the same time, enabled REC to better understand the challenges and needs on the ground.

Tusnad, Romania

Băile Tuşnad (Romania)

Băile Tuşnad or Tusnádfürdő (in Hungarian), is a town in Harghita County in Central Romania. The municipality has just over 1,700 inhabitants and its administration employs 37 people.

Major projects at local level are focused on water and waste management, facilitating local sustainable development processes (management of shared natural resources; Local Agenda 21), as well as business planning for energy efficiency and cleaner production projects in industry and public sector. Furthermore, to carry out educational programmes on ecology for wider public; to deliver educational ecology programs among the members of local communities; to organize thematic workshops, seminars and panel talks on urgent environment problems addressed to the civil society and resort organizations.

The municipality has recently gained experience in the field of energy efficient construction by building an apartment house of the National Housing Agency and taking into consideration EU requirements for energy efficiency.

Băile Tuşnad is the sample municipality for Romania and in close co-operation with the country co-ordinator, the REC Country office Romania, will participate in the project activities and will perform the foreseen tasks.