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ROBG 471


New destinations in cross-border tourism

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to promote cooperation among institutions and people by using the cultural and natural resources in a sustainable touristic way.

What’s the budget?

1,364,438.31 euro, out of which 1,159,772.56 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 36,469 euro for LB and 2,875 euro for B2

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Varshets Municipality (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Oltenia Museum (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 30.08.2018

End date: 29.08.2021

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Dolj in Romania

Montana in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?

  • Cultural tourism;
  • Balneal-climatic services;
  • Scientific/academic tourism;
  • Promotion and information platform;
  • Awareness campaign.

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

Programme outputs: 4 integrated tourism products created, 1 common strategy for valorising the cultural and natural heritage through its restoration and promotion for sustainable economic uses, 11,663 visits to supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction.

Programme results: 16,100 tourist overnights in the CBC region

Project status

The project implementation team of both beneficiaries was set-up and the Lead Beneficiary purchased the office equipment necessary for the project implementation.

The LB launched in August 2019 the core procurement procedure in 4 lots, including construction and related works supervision for the main project investment of Paleo Park, Fence and Information Center with Exposure Area in Varshets, supply of furniture and multimedia equipment for the Paleo Park and information center and design and production of sculptural restorations.

Beneficiary 2, for its part, organized the launching conference on 22.04.2019 in Craiova, attended by 30 participants, and for this purpose, had part of the envisaged promotional materials produced.

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