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A joint opened window to the universe mysteries

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to capitalize on the touristic potential of the region (both natural and cultural), by diversifying the touristic offer of the cross-border region, focusing on scientific tourism.

What’s the budget?

1,473,253.99 euro, out of which 1,252,265.87 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 55,000 euro for LB, 18,000 euro for B2, 12,900 euro for B3 and 4,000 euro for B4.

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Natural Science Museum Complex Constanta

Beneficiary 2 (B2): History Museum Kavarna

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Naval Academy Mircea cel Batran

Beneficiary 4 (B4): National College Mircea cel Batran

When is it happening?

Start date: 04.10.2018

End date: 03.10.2021

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Kavarna, Dobrich District in Bulgaria

Constanta in Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • Development of 3 tourism products: Astronomy camps, Navigation by stars and Origins;
  • Development of the strategy for valorizing the natural and cultural heritage through its restoration (where applicable) and promotion;
  • Setting-up of a center of excellence that will offer a common image of the region Constanta-Dobrich in order to attract tourists;
  • Organization of communication events.

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

Programme outputs:

- 3 integrated tourism products/services created;

- 1 common strategy, policy or management plan for valorising (including raising awareness) the cultural and natural heritage through its restoration and promotion for sustainable economic uses;

Programme results: increase of the number of overnights in the CBC area with 47,000.

Project status

The project is currently under implementation, with the following results:

Regarding the LB, there are already signed contracts for project management services, for public procurement services and for purchase of office and video equipment.

The procurement of the 4K Hybrid Planetarium is ongoing, the open tender being launched on 07.11.2019 with the number CN1016664.

Concerning implementation of activity T1. Creation of tourism products, 4 outdoor observations were organized with 80 participants for each event in the periods 29 - 30.08.2020, 05 - 06.09.2020, 12 - 13.09.2020, 19 - 20.09.2020. The mobile telescope package, the tents, sleeping bags and inflatable mattresses, purchased within the project have been used for outdoor astronomy observations.

B2 signed a contract with Ithaca-Albena International Tourism Academy for developing of Joint strategy. The strategy was elaborated and uploaded in e-MS.

B3 organized the first offshore sail in the Black Sea on 10.10.2019 within the second touristic product, Navigation by stars. With the crewmembers of the Bric Mircea, the participants learned how to navigate on a ship with the help of the celestial objects and the navigation instruments. Accommodation, catering and interpretation services were necessary for the participants.

B4: the beneficiary signed a contract with SC Sky Professionals SRL for the package for Astronomy camp touristic product. The equipment was delivered.

LB signed with SC Init-Link Net-Cluster SRL for the creation of the website. The address of the website is


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