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“Culture Green”

What’s the goal?

To develop and promote the cultural heritage of Vratsa – Piatra Olt region.

What’s the budget?

1,478,322.87 euro, out of which 1,256,574.43 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Cultural House “Razvitie-1869”- Vratsa (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit – Piatra Olt Town (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 07.08.2018

End date: 06.11.2022

Duration: 51 months

Where is it happening?

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

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

How is it going to happen?                                

  • Modernizing of cultural infrastructure (the concert hall with a stage in Cultural House Razvitie 1869 – Vratsa and the city culture house in Piatra Olt) and supply of equipment
  • Revealing of the forgotten crafts in the region by organization of workshops;
  • Organization of a cultural event, aiming at reveling the rich cultural and natural heritage and revealing the forgotten crafts;
  • Creation of culture related integrated tourist routes;
  • Development of a web-based platform and a mobile application for presentation of the cultural heritage and the created tourist routes, with specific accent to the crafts;
  • Popularization of the project and its results;

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

Programme outputs:4 integrated tourism products created; increase in expected number of visits to supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction

Programme results: 23.850 tourist overnights in the CBC area

Project status

The Project implementation was finalized.

 The following were achieved:

- 3 tourist routes have been developed and can be found on the project web site : and viewed in the Tour Vratsa Piatra application, available in Google Play;

- During 22-24.10.2019, the first workshop (of the 2 provided) of old crafts - POTTERY and WOODEN SCULPTURE was organized in Vratsa;

- Between 12-14.05.2022, a second workshop for the following crafts took place in Vratsa: fabrics and glass. Participants from Romania arrived at this workshop;

- Was organized the Festival of Culture in Vratsa on 7-9 May 2022;

- The modernization of the Cultural House Razvitie 1869 – Vratsa have been completed;

- The modernization of the House of Culture of the city of Piatra Olt have been completed.


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