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ROBG 397

Memory Route- “Sustainable cross-border tourism products for Memorial Park “Grivitsa” and “Turnu” “Fortres” -eMS 397

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to transform and integrate two historical landmarks into a joint military history remembrance route by investing in tourist infrastructure and developing integrated thematic tourism products and services.

What’s the budget?

1,499,799.44 euro, out of which 1,274,829.52 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 78,264 euro for LB and 30,900 euro for B2.

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Pleven Municipality

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit Turnu Măgurele

When is it happening?

Start date: 06.09.2018

End date: 05.09.2021

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Pleven in Bulgaria

Turnu Măgurele in Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • teambuilding events and seminars;
  • fitness boot camps, paintball;
  • restoration of historical military events with educational or entertainment purposes;
  • festival “Memory Route”;
  • military history touristic fair;
  • trilingual tourist online platform and smartphone application;
  • permanent exhibition;
  • mapping of natural and cultural heritage objects and sites;
  • construction and supervision works;
  • joint marketing strategy;
  • joint club for military historical restorations;
  • information and promotional activities;

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

Programme outputs:

- 9 integrated tourism products/services created;

- 8.000 expected number of visits to supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction;

- 1 strategy for valorizing the cultural and natural heritage;

Programme results: increase of the number of overnights in the cbc area with 200.

Project status

The project is currently at the beginning of the 10th month of implementation out of 35 months and 29 days. The project is being implemented according to the activities’ work plan. The construction works on behalf of LB – “Reconstruction the Grivitsa Memorial Park, which is situated in the village of Grivitsa, Pleven Municipality and construction works on behalf of B2 “Reconstruction of the Turnu Fortress”, which is situated in Turnu Magurele Town, have not yet begun.

The joint internal project management team on behalf of both Beneficiaries (LB – Municipality of Pleven and B2 – Turnu Magurele Town) was set up within the first reporting period. Both beneficiaries have also foreseen expenditures for external Project Management Services, having already contracts signed.

In addition, for the WP “Communication”, B2 - Turnu Magurele Town signed the contract for information and publicity measures and elaboration of promotional materials, under which the first press – conference for the project is planned to be organized.


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