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ROBG 511


Tradition and Dance – Bridge over the Danube

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;

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: 23.05.2023;

Duration: 57 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 the Centre for Culture and Education in Tsarevets;
  • Organization of information and 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 1.800;

6c.1 - Number of integrated tourism products/services created – 4 number;

Programme results: Increase of the number of overnights in the CBC area with 1.800;

Project status

The project implementation proposed to extend the project implementation period with 6 months and 23 days through MR no. 5/Addendum no.3: from 50 month and 7 day to 57 month, the new proposed end date of the project is 23.05.2023.

Lead Beneficiary – TAU Contesti Commune:

- The contract for the technical project and for the execution of related works for the "Dance School" Center in Conțești was awarded, the technical project was delivered and approved, and the works are finilized;

- The study "Exploring other common traditions" was developed in 3 languages ​​(Romanian, Bulgarian and English);

- The buildings have been completed and will be functional only after purchasing the interior and exterior fittings.

- The reception of the works was not carried out, due to the need for small changes related to the sanitation and retouching of the works, remaining to be done in October 2022.

- The public procurement for the endowments will also be relanched in October 2022.

- The two festivals will be held after the “Dance School” Center will be equipped, one in March 2023 and one in April 2023.

Beneficiary 2 - Tsarevets City Hall, Svishtov Municipality

- B2 completed the renovation works and set up the Center for Culture and Education in Tsarevets, on 01.07.2019;

- On 01.08.2019, 1 workshop was organized to identify traditional activities, at the Center for Culture and Education in Tsarevets;

- On 01.08.2019, 1 workshop was organized for the identification of tourist products, at the Center for Culture and Education in Tsarevets;

- The "Tradition and dances - bridge over the Danube" festival was organized in the period of 01.08.2019 - 04.08.2019 in Tsarevets.

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