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“Memory and Future. Stories about the Danube Civilization”, eMS 420

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to improve the sustainable use of resources along the Danube banks by valorizing the cross-border fishermen cultural heritage as an example of conservation of a healthy aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem

What’s the budget?

498,731.40 euro, out of which 423,921.68 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 141,471 euro for LB, 41,339 euro for B2, 35,589 euro for B3, 24,298 euro for B4 and 15,086 euro for B5

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Bulgarian-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): NGO ‘Paralel-Silistra’ (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 3 (B3): ROUSSE REGIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 4 (B4): ACCES ASSOCIATION – CALARASI (Romania)

Beneficiary 5 (B5): “Dunarea Calaraseana” Fishing Local Action Group Association (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 01.08.2018

End date: 31.01.2020

Duration: 18 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?                      

  • Elaboration of Field Research and Audiovisual study
  • Elaboration of Joint policy document “Cultural matters – CBC for heritage management”
  • Elaboration of a Common policy
  • Elaboration of CBC local strategies for joint valorization of the fishermen communities’ legacy
  • Development of Integrated Tourist Products
  • Development of a Common management plan for the joint commercialization of the tourist products
  • Organization of promotional tours
  • Publications
  • Public events
  • Promotional materials
  • Digital activities

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

Programme outputs: 15 integrated tourism products created, 9 common strategies, policies or management plans for valorising (including raising awareness) the cultural and natural heritage through its restoration and promotion for sustainable economic uses

Programme results: 500 tourist overnights in the CBC area

Project status

The project is currently in the 14th month of implementation, out of 18. The main progress registered so far, includes:
  • 3 partner meetings and 2 meetings of Steering Committee, were organized.
  • Most of the procurement contracts were signed by the project partners.
  • The elaboration of the Field Research and Audiovisual Study for the fishermen communities Silistra–Calarasi; Vetren-Mostistea/Galatui; Tutrakan–Oltenitsa; Ruse–Giurgiu; Vidin–Calafat, was completed. The products are collected in digital database which can be found for free at .
  • The awareness raising policy document Culture matters! - Cross-border cooperation on cultural heritage management, was elaborated. Public hearing events were held. Local Strategy of the Fishery Community in Silistra-Calarasi was elaborated.
  • Other 4 local strategies are in the final phase of elaboration. The partners held public forum sessions (Oltenita 16-17.04.2019, Ciocanesti 19-20.04.2019, Giurgiu 20-21.05.2019 and Calafat 22-23.05.2019).
  • Common Policy for preservation, development and utilization of fishermen communities' legacy, was elaborated.
  • 15 integrated tourist products were elaborated and 3 of them will be tested this autumn through promotional tours.
  • A boat was purchased and it will be used for the aqua attractions which shall be a central element of the some of the tourist routes, which were developed during the project.
  • 2 press conferences were held on 01.02.2019 in Ruse (28 participants) and on 22.04.2019 in Calarasi (25 participants).
  • PR materials for the project were elaborated and will be widely distributed among the CBC zone.
  • Social media pages were elaborated:
  • EN YouTube channel: EN, Instagram account:, BG Facebook page: and RO Facebook page: 

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