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ROBG 436

ROBG-436

“Friendly destinations for seniors +55”

What’s the goal?

Project overall objective is to initiate development of tourism product designed for tourists aged 55+ in low season and set basis for promotion of such tourism product.

What’s the budget?

453 259.45 euro, out of which 385 270.52 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 25,000 euro for LB, 25,000 euro for B2 and 25,000 euro for B3

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Foundation “Phoenix – 21 century” (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Romanian Association for Technology Transfer and Innovation (Romania)

Beneficiary 3 (B3):Association “Regional partnerships for sustainable development – Vidin” (Bulgaria)

When is it happening?

Start date: 01.09.2018

End date: 29.02.2020

Duration: 18 months

Where is it happening?

Dolj in Romania

Vidin and Montana in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?

  • Elaboration of needs assessment analysis on senior tourists preferences in BG and RO
  • Elaboration of Study on senior tourism development in Vidin, Montana and Dolj regions in BG and RO
  • Development of Strategy for development of senior tourism for business, public and civil sector
  • Organization of one Workshop in Vidin district for stakeholders in order to introduce them the benefits of development of senior tourism product in low season
  • Pilot testing of new product
  • Development of senior friendly web portal
  • Organization of info&publicity activities

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

Programme outputs: 1 integrated tourism products created,1 common strategy for valorising the cultural and natural heritage through its restoration and promotion for sustainable economic uses.

Programme results: 480 tourist overnights in the CBC region.

Project status

The project is in the 8th month of implementation out of 18 months. The project is facing a slight delay in terms of completing 2 activities due to the fact that Beneficiary 2 has not yet signed the contract for needs assessment analysis, related to Activity T1 “Elaboration of Needs assessment analysis on senior tourists preferences”. Also, activity T2 “Elaboration of Study on senior tourism development in BG and RO” is facing delays due to the fact that B2 and B3 have not yet signed the contracts for elaboration of the study. Still, not all the contracts within the project have been signed. 3 contracts on behalf of the Lead Beneficiary have to be signed, being in process of contracting, namely for elaboration of smart points, hiring of lecturers and provision for transport service.

Beneficiary 2 has signed only the contract for supply of equipment and Beneficiary 3 has signed the contract for organization of events. All the other contracts, for both Beneficiary 2 and 3 will be signed in the next reporting period.

No progress on indicators was reported within the reporting period.

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