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Remember the war, appreciate your liberty (RO-BG 449)

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to create and promote a representative tourist product by bringing to life the atmosphere of the battle Calafat-Vidin during the 1877-1878 Independence War

What’s the budget?

499,921.16 euro, out of which 424,932.97 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 25,000 euro for LB and 35,000 euro for B2

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Agency for Regional Development and Business Center – Vidin (ARDBC Vidin)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Local Employers Association for Small and Middle Enterprises (LEASME)

When is it happening?

Start date: 01.08.2018

End date: 31.05.2020

Duration: 23 months

Where is it happening?



How is it going to happen?                       

  • promotional movie
  • 6 workshops for high school pupils
  • 2 workshops for local authorities
  • 6 military trainings
  • event “Calafat and Vidin in 1877-1878 period”

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

Programme outputs: 1 integrated tourism products/services created, 540 expected number of visits to supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction

Programme results: increase of the number of overnights in the cbc area with 500

Project status

The project is under implementation, with the following progress reported so far:

The project was launched in opening press conferences in Vidin on 14 January, 2019 and Calafat on 25 September 2018.

All 6 workshops for raising the awareness among young people in Vidin and Dolj and Mehedinti were organised and as a result, 180 students from Bg and RO were acquainted with the concept of historical re-enactments and the common RO-BG history during the 1877-1878 Independence war.

Military outfits and related equipment (rifles, sabers) were purchased and the beneficiaries proceeded with the organisation of 6 ‘military training’ sessions organised in the May-December 2019 period, aimed to prepare the 180 students previously selected in the workshops to actively participate in the forthcoming re-enactment of the 1877-1878 Independence War and to promote the historical identity of the Calafat-Vidin area.

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