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"Developing common tourism products and rehabilitation of cultural heritage",

What’s the goal?

To promote the cross-border region of Silistra and Călărași as a tourist and cultural destination by developing the cultural infrastructure and creating attractive tourist packages.

What’s the budget?

1,499,992.54 euro, out of which 1,274,993.65 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 12,882 euro for LB and 11,826 euro for B2. Both partners avoided decommitment at the decommitment deadline (LB executed 99.23% from the target, B2 executed 75.31% from decommitment target).

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Silistra Municipality

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit – Călărași County

When is it happening?

Start date: 08.08.2018

End date: 31.12.2023

Duration: 64 months and 24 days;

Where is it happening?

Calarasi (Romania)

Silistra (Bulgaria)

How is it going to happen?

v  Rehabilitation of the building of the Art Gallery owned by Silistra municipality;

v  Rehabilitation of the old building known as “Demetriade House” in Călărași;

v  Joint strategy for tourism development;

v  Tourism products and services;

v  Touristic route “The cultural heritage of Old buildings in Silistra-Călărași;

v  Website;

v  Information and publicity activities.

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

Programme outputs: 3 integrated tourism products/services created, 1 strategy for valorizing the cultural and natural heritage

Programme results: increase of the number of overnights in the CBC area with 2.000.

Project status

The implementation period of the project ends on 31.12.2023, but due to the delays recorded in the rehabilitation of the "Art Gallery" in Silistra, the project was included in the list of un-finalized projects, according to the provisions of Romanian Government Decision no. 36/2023, following the decision of the Interreg V-A Ro-Bg Program Monitoring Committee no. 313/14.11.2023. The new project completion date is 31.12.2024.

LB - Municipality of Silistra - the works for the rehabilitation of the "Art Gallery" in Silistra started on 11.05.2022. As a result of the work supervisor's declaration regarding the non-conformity of the artistic elements made on the roof of the Art Gallery, BL decided to initiate legal action on the basis of the poor execution of the construction works and the delay in the execution of contract no. 2022-C-004 of May 11, 2022 and carry out a negotiation procedure with a company to complete the standard construction and installation works on the roof of the Silistra Art Gallery. According to the LB statement, between January and May 2024, the artistic elements on the roof will be completed.

B2 - Călărași County Council - the execution of the investment objective “Rehabilitation of the old building known as“ Casa Demetriade” from Călărași” has been finalized. The reception of the works has been done on 05.04.2022.

The strategy for valuing the cultural and natural heritage has been finalized, being available on the website of both beneficiaries:


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Within the project, a web portal was developed through which all cultural events, natural beauty and tourist products will be promoted. It can be accessed at the following address:


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