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ROBG 476


Danube – A River with lot of common history

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to improve the sustainable development, protection, preservation and promotion of cultural heritage and to improve the socio-economic situation in the region.

What’s the budget?

499,514.72 euro, out of which 424,587.50 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): "Open hand" foundation (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Teleorman County Museum.

When is it happening?

Start date: 07.09.2018

End date: 06.03.2020

Duration: 18 months

Where is it happening?

Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, Silistra, Dobrich in Bulgaria

Constanta, Calarasi, Giurgiu, Teleorman, Dolj, Mehedinti, Olt in Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • Joint Study and Research of the cultural sites with common history;
  • Elaboration of common strategy;
  • Digitization of the studied and researched sites and elaboration of their 360° digital images;
  • Elaboration of 3D cross border models.

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

Programme outputs:

- 11,000 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: 80 tourist overnights in the CBC region.

Project status

After the partnership reorganization following B2 official withdrawal, the project implementation is ongoing and the following results were achieved so far:

The second part from the information for the elaboration of the “Joint Study and Research of the cultural sites with common history” was collected.

The following Romanian cultural and historical objects with common history were visited, scanned and captured:

- The church of Dervent Monastery, village of Galitsa, Constanta county, Romania; Church "St. Nicola", Constanta, Romania; The Royal palace, Constanta, Romania;

- Voditsa Monastery, Orsova, Romania;

- St. Nicholas Church, Istria, Romania;

- Monument of Independence, Turnu Magurele, Romania;

- Stella Maris Chapel from Vitanesti, Alexandria, Romania;

- Constantine Bridge, Corabia, Olt County, Romania;

- Museum of Art and Ethnography, Calafat, Dolj County, Romania.

In addition, LB purchased nine 3D cross border models of the historical objects identified in BG cross- border region so far, namely:

1. 3D cross border model of Catholic Temple, St. Joseph, village Bardarski Geran;

2. 3D cross border model of the house of Dina Babis, former Romanian consulate, Ruse;

3. 3D cross border model of the State Commercial High School, Svishtov;

4. 3D cross border model of the Former Romanian School/ Art gallery, Tutrakan;

5. 3D cross border model of the Rock Monastery St. Dimitar Bаsarabovski, village Basarbovo;

6. 3D cross border model of the Former Romanian court/ Art gallery, Dobrich;

7. 3D cross border model of the Panorama “Epopeya” Pleven;

8. 3D cross border model of the Regional History Museum Pleven;

9. 3D cross border model of the History Museum Vidin.

9 more 3D Models of Romanian objects are expected to be delivered until December 2019.

All 18 3D cross border models are foreseen to be exposed during the organization of 8 exhibitions, which will be performed at different places within the cross – border region.

For the WP “Communication”, the LB is in the final stages of signing a contract for the creation and elaboration of 1 official website, 1 mobile application for iOS platform and 1 mobile app for Android platform.

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