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Written treasures (ROBG-290)

The Wrriten Treasures of Lower Danube

What’s the goal?

Overall project objective is encouraging joint conservation, protection, promotion and development of the written intangible cultural heritage of the RO–BG CBC region through diversification of tourist services and literary tourism development, as a major factor for using and exploiting common advantages and potentials, and overcoming discrepancies.

What’s the budget?

486 028.75euro, out of which 413 124.43 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 9,000 euro for LB, 23,855 euro for B2 and 27,400 for B3.

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Global Libraries Bulgaria Foundation

Beneficiary 2: Alexandru & Aristia Aman Dolj County Library

Beneficiary 3: „Lyuben Karavelov“ Regional Library

When is it happening?

Start date: 10.10.2018

End date: 08.04.2020

Duration: 17 Months and 30 Days

Where is it happening?

Craiova (Dolj) – in Romania

Sofia, Ruse – in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?

  • A new integrated tourist product Lower Danube Cross-border Destination for Literary Tourism (Lower Danube CBDLT)
  • Two pilot modern and innovative for the whole region literary tourist attractions will be created in the libraries in Ruse and Craiova, based on the newest digital technologies,
  • At least 5 literature tourist packages and 5 tourist routes will be created in the cross-border region
  • Two international literary festivals.
  • An Integrated Development Strategy of Lower Danube CBDLT worked out with the active participation of all kind of stakeholders in the CBC region;
  • A Three Year Action Plan for Management of the New Lower Danube CBDLT;
  • A Strategic plan for Cross-border network of stakeholders development will be prepared
  • An Innovative Marketing strategy for internationally promoting the new image of Lower Danube CBDLT.


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, 2 integrated tourism products/services created, 4 common strategies, policies or management plans for valorising (including raising awareness) the cultural and natural heritage through its restoration and promotion for sustainable economic uses.

Programme results: increase of the number of overnights in the cbc area with 4.320.

Project status

The project implementation has started with a kick-off meeting in Sofia. The appointed Project Team has been properly equipped with the necessary equipment. The Project Managing Board has also been appointed and started to steer the Project development. The lines of communication have been established and used in day-to-day work on project activities. The Project Web site development is in progress and the domain name and hosting arranged. The contracts for 15 field-reseaches has been signed and the result are used in the preparation of the Integrated Sustainable Development Strategy of the Written Treasures of Lower Danube Cross-Border Destination for Literature Tourism.  The result of the work of the team has been discussed in a special meeting in Craiova. The two tourism experts developed the tourism routes and sites.   

 The first opening press-conference for the project has taken place in Craiova and has received the respective media coverage.

The Communication Strategy of the project has been developed and adopted by the Project Partners.


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