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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: 06.08.2021

Duration: 36 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?                      

  • The modernization 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 to reveal the rich cultural and natural heritage and to, also reveal the forgotten crafts;
  • Creation of culture related integrated tourist routes;
  • The develop of a web-based platform and a mobile application for the presentation of cultural heritage and created tourist routes, with specific accent on 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: 600 tourist overnights in the CBC area

Project status

The project implementation is ongoing and the reported achievements were reported:

- An opening press conference has been held on 14.11.2018, in Vratsa;

- 3 tourist routes have been developed and can be found on the project web site: ;

- The contract for Organization of 2 Workshops in Vratsa has been awarded and the first Workshop, presenting the forgiven crafts - POTTERY and WOOD CARVING, have been organised in the period 22-24.10.2019;

- The web-based platform and a mobile application for presentation of the cultural heritage and the created tourist routes, have been development and can be found on, also in the mobile app stores;

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

- The technical design for the modernisation of the city Culture house in Piatra Olt, has been elaborated and approved; The contract for the execution of works has been awarded on 03.09.2020;


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