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ROBG 452

ROBG-452 “Welcome to the middle ages”

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of project “Welcome to the middle ages” is to improve the sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage of Mezdra and Dobrosloveni municipalities by establishing two important festivals – roman and medieval, reconstructing the life and traditions of the time, bringing together stakeholders able to contribute from all cross-border region and promoting the culture and history of the region.

What’s the budget?

495,103.46 euro, out of which 420,837.93 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 140,000 euro for LB and 143,000 euro for B2

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB):Mezdra Municipality (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Dobrosloveni Municipality (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 28.09.2018

End date: 27.03.2020

Duration: 18 months

Where is it happening?

Vratsa in Bulgaria

Olt in Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • Research of festivals, events and groups, presenting middle ages and roman traditions of RO and BG
  • Conference for adoption of common strategy for promotion of ancient and medieval traditions
  • Purchase of equipment necessary for the organization of the festivals
  • Organization of medieval festival in Mezdra at the “Kaleto” archeological complex and of a roman festival in Dobrosloveni
  • Promotion of both integrated tourism products at tourism fair in Sofia and in Bucharest

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

Programme outputs: 1100 more visits to supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction, 2 integrated tourism products/services created, 1 common strategy, policy or management plan for valorising (including raising awareness) the cultural and natural heritage through its restoration and promotion for sustainable economic uses

Programme results: 1000 tourist overnights in the CBC region

Project status

The project passed its first six months of its implementation. LB completed its part of the research of festivals, events and groups, presenting middle ages and Roman traditions of RO and BG.B2 contracted some of the equipment necessary for the organization of the festivals. Both beneficiaries participated at the tourism fair in Sofia and LB reported 240 increase of visits to its supported site of cultural heritage.

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