Sinca Noua, Romania

When a sustainable business moves into a rural area, all sorts of possibilities open up. Sinca Noua is a small Romanian village in southern Transylvania and the location for implementing a jointly-led community and business approach towards a green future for its people and landscapes. The ecologically-appropriate “Equus Silvania” horse-riding and eco-tourist venture now employs more than eight full-time people, but its impact has been wider.

Facilitated by the local municipality and the Foundation for Sinca Noua, the village has embarked on a bold path towards transforming its economy into one based upon – and safeguarding - natural resources. As the first “ecological village” in Romania, OEMN has supported the initiative since 2004 because of the lessons – and the successes – which the village can offer.

Read the full details about the pilot project in the new "Fact Sheet: Sinca Noua" in the "Downloads" section.
 / ©: C and B Promberger
The mosaic landscape of the commune of Sinca Noua, with the Tagla Mountains in the background.
© C and B Promberger

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required