Challenge owner, Facilitator
The HERITAS Foundation was established in May 2007 as a successor organization of the Romanian-German Cooperation Project “Rehabilitation of the Historic Center of Sibiu“. The latter was implemented between 2000 and 2007 by the City Hall of Sibiu and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation GTZ (in the meantime GIZ), with the financial support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ.
The Foundation has an overall experience of more than 10 years in the field of rehabilitation of historic cities and areas, urban and rural development as well as of later times in tourism. A competent core team together with well experienced international and Romanian consultants and experts bring in their complex know how and thus cover a broad spectrum of activities within the foundation.
The experience gained so far geographically focuses on Transylvania but can as well be used and adapted to other regions of Romania. On the one hand the foundation sets the preservation and development of the Transylvanian potential in the field of rehabilitation, urban and rural planning as well as tourism as its major targets and is likewise interested on the other in disseminating and implementing the acquired experience in the whole country.
The complexity of the fields of action turns the close cooperation with local, municipal, regional and national institutions and administrations (communes, cities, county councils, ministries) into an essential prerequisite. This impressive cooperation history as well as other partnerships established in different projects together with several NGOs set the pre-condition for successful and efficient activities of the HERITAS Foundation also in the future.