Towards a climate neutral EU:
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The new park, an oasis of peace and relaxation in Topoloveni

Organisation: Focus Eco Center Website: Added: June 30, 2023
Project start date: April 01, 2017
Project end date: March 31, 2019


The project`s main objective was urban development through the redevelopment of degraded, vacant or unused area in the city of Topoloveni and the development of green spaces on a surface of more than 24,000 sqm. In the first phase works were carried out for the installation of the land, and then equipments were purchased to equip the recreation and leisure areas. For all works, recyclable materials were used for finishing, such as street furniture with wooden surfaces. Most of the equipment used are efficient in terms of energy efficiency: energy consumers are class A consumption energy efficiency class, the washbasins have batteries with timers to limit water waste, lighting systems are LED, and lamp posts have photovoltaic panels. By implementing the project, Topoloveni Town Hall came up with a solution to people's need for peace and relaxation, by creating a suitable place to provide the population with conditions for sport in the open air, in safety, and in which landscaped areas offer a relaxing view for all age groups, thus contributing to the improvement of the health of residents. By this project financed from EU funds the quality of the life of the population from Topoloveni has significantly increased.

Financial data

3.928.438 RON (aprox 854.008 EURO), Regional Operational Programme 2014 - 2020, 80 % from EU


The situation of the green areas in many municipalities in Romania is unsatisfactory, many former green spaces were transformed in parking places for cars. Our recommendation is to invest in the future in the development of the green spaces in the municipalities, and pay attention to several criteria: offer space for sport and socialisation, use recyclable materials, plant native trees. In this way the municipalities can be developed in a sustainable way.

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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.