• ROMANIA:

    Covasna

Covasna County is located in Transylvania in the eastern Carpathian mountains, which is in central Romania and is part of the country’s Centru Region. The capital of Covasna county is Saint George.

Covasna is the land of mineral waters (Valcele, Perla Covasnei, Bodoc, Biborteni, Sugas, Malnas etc). In 1882 and 1887 the Covasna mineral water won the golden medal at the Trieste Mineral Water Exhibition. Carbon dioxide deposits are used in the spa resorts of Covasna county in the treatment of digestive diseases, nutritional diseases and cardiovascular diseases.

Covasna is also the county of woods. Located in the Carpathians, more than half of the county’s surface is covered in forest. With the PRO WOOD regional cluster, the region has an own cluster in the wood processing and furniture sector.

Another opportunity lies in the use of wood waste for green energy. Building on existing partnerships and clusters, there is still a large potential to further develop the industry and use regional resources sustainably and more efficiently.

The BE-Rural team will focus on addressing fragmented value chains and how to implement the circular economy concept within the county’s industrial sectors (i.e. wood and furniture, textiles, agro-food, mechanical engineering, green energy). Another focus point: the development of underused biomass, such as plant matter, wood waste and its implication on societal challenges (e.g., rural unemployment or marginalized communities).

National and regional bioeconomy strategies

Romania does not have a national bioeconomy strategy, but bioeconomy development is mentioned in the “Smart Specialization Strategy of Region Centru for the period 2014-2020.

Bioeconomy potential – Main feedstock in the region

  • Abundance of mineral water
  • Wood
  • Rapeseed, grains
  • Livestock
  • Resource for textiles

Important sectors

  • All primary production sectors (agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture)
  • Livestock farming
  • Machinery and agricultural machinery industry
  • Woodworking and furniture industry, textiles, clothing and knitwear
  • The food industry by processing meat and milk
  • Tourism

Where is it?


Events

Capacity Building Activities

“BIO-BASED STRATEGIES AND ROADMAPS FOR ENHANCED RURAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE EU AND COVASNA COUNTY – CENTRAL REGION OF ROMANIA”
– 06.09.19, Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania
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“CLUSTER MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP ON STRATEGIC PLANNING”
– 15.11.19, Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania
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“CURRENT STATUS ON DEVELOPING A BIO-BASED STRATEGY IN COVASNA REGION, SYNERGIES WITH THE BE-RURAL PROJECT”
– 17.12.19, Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania
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“FIRST KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE AND CAPACITY BUILDING WEBINAR FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS”
– 19.05.20, Online
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“FIRST STAKEHOLDER WORKING GROUP MEETING”
– 17.06.20, Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania
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“2ND KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE AND CAPACITY BUILDING WEBINAR FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS”
– 24.07.20, Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania
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“3RD KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE AND CAPACITY BUILDING WEBINAR FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS”
– 10.09.20, Online
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“1st KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE AND CAPACITY BUILDING THEMATIC WEBINAR”
– 19.03.21, Online
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“2nd KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE AND CAPACITY BUILDING THEMATIC WEBINAR”
– 24.03.21, Online
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“3rd KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE AND CAPACITY BUILDING THEMATIC WEBINAR”
– 29.03.21, Online
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“SECOND STAKEHOLDER WORKING GROUP MEETING”
– 11.11.20, online and onsite Ghelința , Romania
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“THIRD STAKEHOLDER WORKING GROUP MEETING”
– 09.12.20, online
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“FOURTH STAKEHOLDER WORKING GROUP MEETING”
– 12.02.21, online
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Bio-based Pop-up Store

Contact Details: Regional BE-Rural Partner

Dr. Carmen Beatrice Pauna
Institute for Economic Forecasting
Romanian Academy,
Calea 13 Septembrie nr.13,
050711 Bucharest,
Romania
Phone number: +40722248866
E-Mail: carmenbpauna@gmail.com

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