Climate Services for a Sustainable Agriculture

The workshop is organized under the framework of the research project Redefining agro-climatic suitability zones for maize and winter wheat crops towards a smart climate change-oriented agriculture in Romania (AGROCLIMRO) financed by the Executive Unit for the Financing of Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI) in Romania.

It is organized by the Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, Research Centre for Sustainable Development in partnership with the University of Agriculture Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Cluj-Napoca and the PannEx consortium network.

It presents the main achievements of the project and aims to an important feed-back from the participants in terms of improving the capability of the platform developed. As the AGROCLIMRO project was developed under the framework of the PannEx Hydroclimate Network, the workshop is organized in cooperation with the PannEx Network and participants from the region are invited.


Adina-Eliza CROITORU: AGROCLIMRO project 

Sorin POP: Climate for service: crop suitability platform – novelty and challenges 

Sorin Daniel VÂTCĂ, Valentina Ancuța STOIAN, Adina CROITORU, Titus Cristian MAN, Csaba HORVATH, Roxana VIDICAN, Vlad STOIAN: Agrometeorological requirements of maize crop phenology for sustainable cropping—a historical review for Romania 

Titus-Cristian MAN, Valentina-Ancuţa STOIAN: Soil map of Romania

Adina-Eliza CROITORU, Valentina STOIAN, Csaba HORVATH, Sorin Daniel VÂTCĂ, Bela KOBULNICZKY, Adrian TELCIAN, Vlad STOIAN, Titus-Cristian MAN: AGROCLIMRO suitability model


The working language during the workshop will be English


Scientific Committee Local Organizing Committee
Mónika Lakatos – OMSZ, Hungary
Danijel Jug – University of J.J.Strossmayer in Osijek, Croatia
Branka Ivančan-Picek – DHMZ, Croatia
Adina-Eliza Croitoru – Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Ivan Güttler – DHMZ, Croatia
Vladimir Djurdjevic – University of Belgrade, Serbia
Tamás Weidinger – Eötvös Loránd University at Budapest, Hungary
Andrej Ceglar
Joan Cuxart – University of the Balearic Islands, Palma, Mallorca, Spain
Csaba Horvath – Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Adina-Eliza Croitoru
Csaba Horvath
Titus-Cristian Man
Sorin Vâtcă
Blanka Bartok
Valentina Stoian
Bela Kobulniczky
Cosmina Ursu

Institutional partners

Babeş-Bolyai University (BBU) is a World Class public institution of higher education whose mission is to promote and sustain within the local, regional, national and international community the development of specific components. It is one of the top Romanian education and research institutions. BBU considers high quality education, scientific research and supporting the socio-economic sector with science-based information and serviced as its main missions. The BBU strives to be a pole of sustainable growth, a center of knowledge and technological innovation. The Faculty of Geography is one of the most important pillars in terms of research of the BBU. Through the Research Centre for Sustainable Development, it supports sustainable development through integrated applied research, innovative and experimental education and through beneficial partnerships with a large variety of actors in the socio-economic environment. The centre explores the concepts of sustainable development, corporate social responsibility and enterprise (social) development and aims to provide support to individuals, communities, businesses and other organizations to create a more sustainable culture that encourages the evolution and large-scale adoption of economically competitive, good practices from an eco-oriented and social responsibility perspective. The Centre became one of the national leaders on climate research, and especially on climate changes and their impacts on different sectors.

Indeco Soft is a leading software development company in Romania, providing e-government solutions for over 1000 public institutions (cities, county councils, schools, universities and private businesses). 

Over 20 years of experience in the management of complex integrated business process management projects in government and private institutions is the guarantee of the added value, quality and performance growth that Indeco Soft products and services bring to managerial and operational activities.

The digital transformation of the Romanian administration and companies is facilitated by the knowledge, creativity and experience of Indeco Soft specialists involved in Research-Development-Innovation projects arising from the specific needs of optimization, efficiency and legal compliance specific to economic, social, governance, mobility and quality. life in Romanian communities.

The company’s software solutions include software specifically designed for the public administration, in an integrated solution organized in 5 packages: Social Care Management and eHealth, managing social care (social benefits, proceedings and workflows); Electronic Payment of local taxes, parking tickets and fines, utilities, donations; Citizen Interaction – Documents management, online petitioning, urban planning, online interaction and issue reporting; Agricultural Register including land use; Financial Management – budgeting, HR management, accounting, bills, investment and acquisition management; Administrative Income – local taxation regimes, public leases, business authorizations, building permits, transport management.  .

The University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca is the successor of the prestigious Higher School of Agriculture of Cluj, founded 145 years ago, in October 1869, under the name of Institute of Agronomic Studies, Cluj-Manastur. In 1906, the Institute reached the Academy level, becoming the Academy of Agriculture of Cluj.

The goal of the university is to promote the excellence in the field of education, research and innovation by primary academic initial and postgraduate instruction, by life long learning and integration within the universal value system according to the requirements of a knowledge based society.

PannEx (Pannonian Basin Experiment) is a Regional Hydroclimate Network of the Global Energy and Water Exchanges project (GEWEX) which aims to achieve a better understanding of the Earth system components and their interactions in the Pannonian Basin. The international efforts involve the international research community in an integrated approach towards identifying and increasing adaptation capacity in the face of climate change in the Pannonian Basin.

When and where?

The workshop will be held between 20-21 May 2022 in Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, Research Centre for Sustainable Development Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Location: 5-7, Clinicilor Street, Faculty of Geography building (46°45’52.2″N 23°34’46.3″E).

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How to get there?

From Cluj Napoca ”Avram Iancu” International Airport

From Cluj Napoca Railway Station


The coffee breaks, official dinner on June 20th and lunch on June 21st will be covered by the organizers.

Workshop program

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