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Cross-Border Religious Heritage


What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to promote the cross-border region as a destination for religious tourism

What’s the budget?

362,610.29 euro, out of which 308,218.74 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Regional Development Foundation (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): University of Craiova (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 09.08.2018

End date: 08.02.2020

Duration: 18 months

Where is it happening?

Dolj, Olt, Mehedinți

Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, Rusea

How is it going to happen?                      

  •    2 studies
  •    workshops
  •    1 joint strategy
  •    e-platform
  •    mobile application for smart devices
  •    publicity and information activities

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

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

Programme results: increase of the number of overnights in the cbc area with 300

Project status

- 2 field studies have been elaborated in order to analyse the religious sites and the intangible Christian heritage;

- 2 workshops have been organised, on 08.04-10.04.2019 in Drobeta Turnu Severin and 04.04-06.04.2019 in Veliko Tarnovo, where the outcome of the studies have been presented and discussed with the target groups;

- The e-platform, elaborated within the project, along with the on-line guides, video tours and the gathered Bulgarian and Romanian Feasts and Traditions can be found on ;

- The mobile application for smart devices can be found on ;

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