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ROBG 511

“Tradition and Dance – Bridge over the Danube”-eMS 511

What’s the goal?

Tourism and cultural heritage will be addressed within the project through developing traditions existed in Contesti and Tsarevets (traditional dance) and also identifying new traditions that define the 2 areas.

What’s the budget?

1 499 556.90 euro, out of which 1,274,623.36 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 100,000 euro for LB and 260,947 euro for B2

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): CONTESTI VILLAGE

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Tsarevets City Hall, Svishtov Municipality

When is it happening?

Start date: 24.08.2018

End date: 23.08.2021

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Velikovo Tarnovo


How is it going to happen?                      

  • Elaboration of the Study "Exploring other common traditions "
  • Organization of workshops for identifying joint tourism products
  • Organization of dance festivals
  • Creation of the Centre ”Dance School” Contesti
  • Creation of Centre for Culture and Education in Tsarevets
  • Organization of info&publicity activities

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

Programme outputs: Increase in expected number of visits to supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction with 1,804

Programme results: increase of the number of overnights in the cbc area with 1,800

Project status

Up to July, 2019 both partners have set up the project management teams. The preparing of the procurement procedures for the elaboration of the technical designs and the works have been started on Behalf of LB and on behalf of B2 the renovation works of the Centre for Culture and Education in Tsarevets had been finalized and Centre have been working since 01.07.2019.

Several project team meetings have been held and a press conference was held on 22.02.2019 at the Cultural Centre in Contesti Village;

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