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ROBG 272

RowAdventure (ROBG-272)

What’s the goal?

The main objective of the project is to create 1 new integrated tourism product designed for adventurous tourists in order to facilitate better utilization of joint tourism potentials.

The specific objectives of the project are:

To develop 2 common strategies to improve the sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage;

To increase the number of overnights in the programme region, up to 6033, due to the new integrated tourism products created through this project and the functionality of both tourism centers during the project implementation and sustainability stage.

What’s the budget?

499,851.65 euro, out of which 424,873.89 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Association AISSER Calarasi

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Sport for you and me - sports club canoeing, Bulgaria

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Association Sport Club ACTIS, Romania

When is it happening?

Start date: 05.09.2018

End date: 04.09.2020

Duration: 24 Months

Where is it happening?

Calarasi – in Romania

Vidin – in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?

  • Creating 1 new integrated tourism product designed for adventurous tourists. The new tourism products will support a sustainable development of the region from economic, cultural and social point of view;
  • Creating 2 operational tourism centers, one of each side of the border, fully equipped with safety equipment, sportswear and water sport equipment (10 kayaks for 1 person, 10 kayaks for 2 person, 5 canoes for 2 persons, 5 canoes for 4 persons and 5 boats for people with disabilities 1 trailer, 1 motor vehicle 4x4 for carrying the equipment/trailer/boats and motor vehicle for carrying the tourist with minimum 7 seats;
  • Organizing 14 pilot actions in the eligible area of the programme; 4 Adventure trips with kayaks (3 days each), 4 expeditions with canoes (1 day each), 4 trips with special boats (1 day each), 2 Regatta (7 days each) using the equipment purchased to promote the new tourism products;
  • Development of promotional webpage of the newly created thematic art & culture tourist product and undertaking a wide promotional online and media campaign.

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

Programme outputs: 1 new integrated tourism product created; 1 Common strategy to identify the routes to ride and explore the natural and cultural heritage and 1 Common strategy to promote the integrated tourism products

Programme results: The project is proposing a contribution to the achievement of programme result indicator quantifying 6033 overnights in the CBC region generated by the creation of the new integrated tourism products in the region.

Project status (reflected in progress reports)

Physical status:

The project is finalized. The main objective of the project was to create 1 new integrated tourism product designed for adventurous tourists – adventure trip. All the 14 pilot actions were organized.

The project beneficiaries has purchased all equipment necessary for the project implementation (kayaks, canoes, boats, motor vehicle 4x4).The common study for identify the routs for health tourism along the Danube was elaborated both in RO and BG. One new integrated tourism product designed for adventurous tourists was namely, adventure trips with kayaks and canoes for beginners, advanced, families and people with disabilities along the Danube.

2 Operational Tourism Centers, fully equipped with water sport equipment, were established in Calarasi (RO) and in Vidin (BG).

The web portal and interactive tourism map were elaborated and are available at in BG, RO and EN languages. The mobile application is available on Magazine Play (Android), App Store with name “RowadventureDanube”.

Financial Status:

According to the information available in the eMS the financial execution for the project per partner is as follows:

1. From LB’s total partner budget of € 214,541.20, the total amount declared is € 208,171.87, out of which the total amount certified by FLC is € 202,049.38, representing 94.17%;

2. From B2’s total partner budget of € 144,040.44, the total amount declared is € 138,976.80, out of which the total amount certified by FLC is € 137,950.13, representing 95.77%;

3. From B3’s total partner budget of € 141,270.01, the total amount declared is € 131,954.35, out of which the total amount certified by FLC is € 128,531.48, representing 90.98%.

Considering the amounts certified by FLC, the financial progress at project level is 93.73 % from the total budget. (€ 468,530.99 out of € 499,851.65).

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