Transilvania Creative Camp – creatively promote Romanian destinations and patrimony


The 2nd edition of Transylvania Creative Camp, summer school aiming to creatively promote Romanian destinations and the interpretation of the Romanian patrimony, takes place between August 29th – September 5th and is organized by Transylvania University Brasov, Sociology and Communication Faculty, in partnership with Meisei University (Japan), The Alternative School for Creative Thinking Bucharest, Universita Politecnica di Marche (Italy), Salzburg University of Applied Science (Austria), Universidad de Extremadura (Spain) and Instituto Politecnico di Leiria (Portugal).


With the first edition taking place 2 years ago in selected places from Brasov country, the current edition will explore Lapus Country from Maramures county. The 25 students from Romania, Japan and Italy will explore the area and will be accompanied by teachers from partner universities and professionals active in the communication industry. During the 6 days of the camp, the participants will combine participation to presentations and seminaries like Creative communication of destinations, Digital Media or Visual Anthropology with actively experiencing the daily life in the villages in Lapus Country.

The selection of Lapus as the destination place for the project is justified both by sentimental reasons and practival ones. I am born in Târgu Lăpuş and I spent there the first six years of my life and all the holidays as pupil and student. The rational arguments determined me to choose the “migration” towards North of this year’s edition of the school was the support offered by Targu Lapus’ town-hall and the challenge represented by the promotion of an authentic destination, not enough visited by tourists, directly to the potential tourists from Asia

Florin Nechita,

Dr. Lecturer and Pro-Dean Sociology and Communication Faculty,

coordinator Transylvania Creative Camp


We are happy with the interest manifested by representatives of prestigious universities for realizing together a project to benefit all partners. Tara Lapusului holds a rich and authentic historical, natural and traditions and habits patrimony, it is full of diligent and welcoming people and I think tourism is one of the areas that can contribute to the sustainable development of the communities in this area

Mitru Leşe,

Mayor Târgu Lăpuş

Since my first visit in Brasov, over 5 years ago, the relation between Meisei University and Transilvania University developed constantly. Besides supporting the participation of a student from Brasov to the last 4 editions of our summer school, the presence of teachers and Japanese students at the conferences and projects organized by our partners increased from one year to another. This way, Mesei University will be represented to this project by 14 students and 2 teachers. The results of the project will be presented during a series of conferences in Japan and I hope the presentation movie that will be made by the students will convince many tourists from Asia to choose Romania and this area, about which I heard only extraordinary things

Hiromasa Tanaka,

Project coordinator from Meisei University

The project from Brasov’s Transylvania University has all the ingredients of an elite educational initiative: a generous thematic, will happen in a place with a special magnetism, has speakers with a remarkable professional pedigree and cultural diversity when it comes of participants. The students that had the chance to qualify for it are privileged. I have the certainty that this experience will make the difference for their further development

Teodora Migdalovici,

Founder The Alternative School for Creative Thinking, co-organizing partner

The participants and lecturers from Transilvania Creative Camp 2016 will have the opportunity to participate to intercultural and inter-generations exchanges and to discover the rich natural, historic and non-material patrimony from Lapus Country. The data collected during the project will be used for scientific research purposes and the results will be published in academical magazines in Romania and abroad.

The material filmed during the project will be used to make a presentation movie of the region, in Japanese, and this movie will be made available to Targu Lapus’ town-hall and other town-halls in the area.

The first edition of the summer school that took place in Brasov county in August 2014, was attended by 30 students, graduates or specialists, from which 17 students from Transylvania University, 10 from Italy, Japan and Austria and 3 from other universities in Romania. They were joined by university teachers from Transylvania University, teachers and researchers from Japan, Croatia and austria and an advertising specialist from Netherlands.