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Partner Official Legal Name:    Unitatea Administrativ-Teritoriala Baia Sprie (City of Baia Sprie)
City, Country:    Baia Sprie, Romania
Internet address:   http://www.baiasprie.com/

 

Partner description
Area: 96 km2 (37.1 sq. mi), Population (2002): 16,609. Baia Sprie Town (UAT Baia Sprie) is localized in the North-West Romanian Development Region, 10 km East distance from Baia Mare Town, the residence of the Maramureş county, at the Southern base of the Oaş Gutâi Ţibles mountainous plateau, at a 380 m height. Baia Sprie locality, extended on a 9602 ha administrative territorial surface, contains: Baia Sprie Town and the villages: Chiuzbaia; Satu Nou de Sus and Tauţii de Sus. Neighbouring communities are the city of Baia Mare and the villages of Groşi, Dumbrăviţa, Şiseşti and Deseşti. Of the county’s total population, about 11.500 live in the town of Baia Sprie, with a Romanian majority and a Hungarian minority of about 28%.
The town was one of the most important mining centres in north-western Romania, exploitation of gold and silver being mentioned in documents written around 1411, the time when the Saxons colonized the region. However, recent administrative changes and restructuring of the Romanian mining industry brought this activity to an almost complete halt. Baia Sprie Town is a founding member of the Inter-community Association of Development “Baia Mare Urban System” and of the Micro region of Gutai Mountains Development. Association since 2006.
Experience in related projects
Brief description of the role within the project
The city of Baia Sprie will have the responsibility for one of the pilots located at Elder Nursing Homes, which is owned and managed by the city administration, as of the Pilot at Elder Nursing Homes in Baia Sprie, Romania. In relation to this pilot they will also participate to the activities of WP1 - Preparation and planning of the pilot and WP2 – Pilot data harmonisation and deployment of indoor/outdoor virtual hub (geoportal) with particular regard to data surveying. Furthermore their involvement is also planned in WP4 ensuring participation to training activities and supporting the pilot deployment and preparation. Lastly, the City of Baia Sprie will take active part in the openness and awareness activities planned in the context of WP6, in particular targeting citizens.