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ROBG 436

Tourism +55 (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

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

So far, the main achieved results include:

-The Needs assessment analysis on senior, was elaborated;

- The Study on senior tourism development, was elaborated;

-The Strategy for development of senior tourism for business, public and civil sector, was elaborated.

All these documents are available at

- The 2-days workshop in Falkovets, Vidin district was organized during the period 28 - 29 of august 2019.

Additional information may be found at

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