The project Heritage Initiative – the Museum of Transylvanian Life will take place between January 2015 and April 2016, with the support of the EEA Grants and the Government of Romania, in the framework of the Conservation and Revitalisation of Cultural and Natural Heritage Programme.
The project leader is the Kálnoky Foundation, in partnership with INTBAU Scandinavia. Its main objective lies in the sustainable development of the “Centru” region, by protecting, restoring and highlighting the multi-ethnical cultural heritage. Specific results of the project are related to the restoration of the Kálnoky manor in Micloșoara (Covasna), and the establishment of the Museum of Transylvanian Life. Another component of the project is related to the improvement in the quality of life for the communities from Baraolt micro-region, through specific measures for the strengthening and diversification of the professional abilities of the inhabitants, but also through the development of local economy and the improvement of the situation of the Roma community. The project also offers a great opportunity for increased bilateral relations with organisations from Norway in the field of best practice promotion and transfer of knowledge, at European level.
Target groups consist of local communities, professionals and specialists in built and immaterial heritage, tourists, NGOs and business operators. Through its activities, the project shall provide a consistent alternative for local cultural and touristic offerings, and with direct benefits towards the sustainable development of the region, both socially and economically.
More information is available on the Kálnoky Foundation website