Erasmus Intensive Programmes

A few words about Sibiu

"The city of Sibiu is one of the most important cities in Transylvania with a remarkable economic development potential, being also advantaged by its positioning on a traffic knot on the fourth Pan European Corridor and enjoying the benefits of an International Airport.

The city is situated at 45°47' Nordic latitude and 24°05' eastern longitude. The altitude compared to the level of the sea varies between 415 meters in the Lower Town and 431 meters in the Upper Town. The city is situated in the temperate continental area, with temperature influences from the nearby mountains.

The climate is thus temperate continental with no excesses. The annual average of precipitations is of 662 mm with the lowest values in the month of February (26.7 mm) and the maximum values in June (113 mm). The average annual temperature is of 8.9 Celsius degrees.

With 155000 permanent inhabitants and 25000 temporary inhabitants, mainly students, Sibiu is the largest city in the county and one of the most important ones in Transylvania.

The local community includes various ethnic groups. The great majority of the population is represented by Romanians (94%) who coexist with Germans, descendants of the Saxon colonists who emigrated in the 17th century from the region where Luxemburg is situated today. Hungarians, Roma and a very small Jewish community also coexist here, all of them contributing to the city life with their specific cultural influences.

The same diversity also characterizes the religious life. Together with the Orthodox community, Reformed, Roman-Catholics and Greek Catholics live and practice their faith in Sibiu.

The social structure of the city is based on the historical existence and multicultural life experience, the diversity of its inhabitants belonging to various ethnic groups, generations and life styles rendering the city a special aura..” (©

School Goals

To provide students with methodological skills and in-depth knowledge for the above mentioned topics.

Support the quality improvement of the courses in this field provided by the partner universities.

To convey intercultural dialogue by involving teachers and students from across Europe.

To increase student and teacher mobility, facilitating the further development of the European educational area.

Our Profile

Our summer school - “The Knowledge-based Green Economy: challenges, constraints and opportunities” - aims to discuss different approaches and concepts of dealing with frameworks and models of the Green Economy from a management, economic, application domain – tourism and banking – and...

from a communication and skills point of view. Special focus will be given to the European situation, which needs to integrate economies on different development levels, additionally to dealing with the effects. Institutional and regulatory approached will be looked into in depth focussing especially on the application domain of banks and tourism. The theoretical approaches will be then applied in ‘practice’ by students through the elaboration of several case studies.

Our Vision

As this is an innovative topic the multi-disciplinary approach chosen will help to provide students and teachers with a holistic view of the opportunities, challenges and limitations of the Green Economy. The following multiplying effects/possible spin-offs are expected for the project:

- two follow-up years of the Intensive Programme aiming to continually grow the number of participants

- in terms of students and teachers

- as well as of participating institutions, striving to generate as many multiplying effects as possible.

- it is aimed to include the results of the IP into further research work, which will be applied to either through projects funded by the European Regional Development Fund by the means of Structural Projects, or in FP7 or similar research projects. Results and findings of these projects will be brought back to the next years of the IP.

- if the first IP is successful and there is interest from the partner universities the consortium plans to apply for a curriculum development program.



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“The Green Economy is one of the chances the European economy has to generate sustainable growth, as it requires a lot of knowledge-based services and products, which are highly-technologized and innovative, thus favouring the highly developed EU area. As services are expected to continue to gain importance in all economies being innovative in this area will allow Europe to have a competitive advantage in the long term.” 

Cristina Roxana Tanasescu, 
Associate professor at Faculty of Economic Sciences, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu