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Networking for natural heritage and resources eMS 34

Networking for sustainable use of natural heritage and resources in the cross-border region

What’s the goal?                                              

Strengthen the sustainable use of natural heritage and promotion of a complex tourist services in the tourist branch in the cross-border region.

What’s the budget?

601,996.28 euro, out of which 511,696.84 ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 119,725 euro for Lead Beneficiary, 66,933 euro for Beneficiary 2 and 58,812 euro for Beneficiary 3.

Who is doing it?

Lead beneficiary (LB): “Regional Development Agency and Business Center 2000” (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary (B2): Romanian Association for Technology Transfer and Innovation (ARoTT) (Romania)

Beneficiary (B3): Agency for Regional Development and Business Center – Vidin (ARDBC Vidin) (Bulgaria)

When is it happening?

Start date: 26.06.2017    

End date: 26.06.2019

Duration: 24 months

Where is it happening?

Montana,Vidin,Montana, Vidin,Vratsa and Pleven Districts, Bulgaria

Craiova, Dolj County, Olt County and Mehedinti County, Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • Development of Surveys “Natural heritage”, conducted in 7 districts – 4 in Bulgaria /Montana, Vidin, Vratsa, Pleven/ and 3 in Romania /Dolj, Olt, Mehedinti/;
  • Development of application for mobile devices to present tourist /natural/ sites and destinations in the regions of Montana, Vidin, Vratza, and Pleven in Bulgaria and Dolj, Olt, and Mehedinti in Romania through GPS navigation, including content management system;
  • Development of Tourism promotion package (tourist routs and packages, promotional album, Guide-book and map, development and multiplying of digital presentation);
  • Info boards - production, installation and rent of space;
  • Trainings “With responsible attitude to the environment”;
  • Demo Tours;
  • Organization of two exhibitions for sustainable use of resources of natural heritage;
  • Information and publicity - 9 press conferences–to promote the project launch, tourist exhibitions, the achieved results of the project; development of advertising radio spots; promotional materials: brochures for project presentation and achieved project results; banners for the each project Beneficiary; note pads; branded pens, folders, advertising paper bags, backpacks, thermoses, water bottles, T-shirts and hats;

What will be the results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs:

- 5% increase the expected number of visits – 100 visits targeted 2018 and 500 targeted 2023

- 2integrated tourism products/services: application for mobile devices /smart phones and tablets/ and Tourism promotion package up to 2018;

Programme results: 1067 tourists overnights in the CBC region.

Project status:

2 Surveys “Natural heritage” for the districts of Montana and Pleven were produced by the LB. LB published tender procedures and signed contracts for the design, elaboration and supply of promotional materials and the development of tourism promotional package. The promotional materials and tourism routs and packages were delivered.

Also, during the period LB was developed the tender procedure for mobile application and signed the contract. The mobile application was accepted by LB and is available in AppStore and Google Play with the name NATURE IN HAND.

The Surveys “Natural heritage” in Dolj, Olt, Mehedinti districts have been developed by B2. B 2 concluded the contract for 3 press conferences, elaboration radio spots and broadcasting of radio spots and promotional movie. The first press conference was organized in Craiova. Also, B2 developed the open procedure for production, installation of info boards and promotional materials. The contract was signed and the promotional materials were delivered.
B3 developed the surveys for natural heritage in Districts-Vidinand Vratsa and  prepared the documents for launching of public open procedure with subject "Design, produce and delivery of promotional materials within the project”. The contract was signed and the promotional materials were delivered.


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