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Restoration of the historical centre of Agnita

Organisation: Focus Eco Center Website: Added: May 03, 2023
Project start date: June 30, 2014
Project end date: December 31, 2015


The project aims the restoration of the historical centre and sustainable valorization of the cultural heritage in order to increase the tourist attractiveness of Agnita. The historical centre of Agnita, which was included in rehabilitation, includes 17 cultural heritage buildings, a museum and a fortified evangelical church. Agnita is the only urban locality within a radius of 40 km, thus being a pole of development for the surrounding localities.

The restoration of the old buildings was realized in the way to increase the energy efficiency of those buildings and reduce the need of the energy for heating of the buildings and reduce the emissions of the greenhouse gases. As a result of this project the number of tourists which will be involved in sustainable tourism will increase, as a new destination for sustainable tourism has been realized, very popular in the area.  

Financial data

24.130.000 RON (aprox. 5.362.000 EURO), funded from ROP (75% EU Funds)


It is a good example of rehabilitation of a small town, in decline (as many of the small towns from rural areas of Transylvania). It is recommended to support the restauration in sustainable way of the historical heritage from these small towns from the UNESCO heritage area in order to stop the decline of these rural areas. In the rural areas from Transylvania the support of the sustainable food production and the use of the local food for tourism can have an impact in the future. These kind of investments it is recommended to be included in the general sustainable development strategy of the area.

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European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.