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Discover Rroma Treasures!

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to improve the sustainable use of cultural heritage through valorization of the traditional Rroma culture in touristic products.

What’s the budget?

421,236.74 euro, out of which 358,051.22 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Cross Border Association E(quilibrum) Environment (C.B.A.E.E)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Association „Regional partnerships for sustainable development - Vidin (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Regional Development Agency and Business Center 2000 (Bulgaria)

When is it happening?

Start date: 01.09.2018

End date: 29.02.2020

Duration: 18 months

Where is it happening?

Vidin and Montana in Bulgaria

Dolj and Mehedinti in Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • Study regarding the branches of traditional Rroma culture;
  • The common strategy “Valorisation of Rroma culture from cross border area in touristic products” will be elaborated on base of studies;
  • 4 Corners for the promotion Rroma culture created;
  • Organization of 2 Cross border Caravans “Discover Rroma treasures!”;
  • Organization of 4 workshops “Learn about the Rroma culture” for children;
  • Organization of 4 Rroma Culture Festivals “Enjoy the Rroma culture”;
  • Participation at 2 tourism fairs;
  • Promotional campaign.

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

Programme outputs:

- 2 integrated tourism products created;

- 1 common strategy for valorising the cultural and natural heritage through its restoration and promotion for sustainable economic uses;

- 280 visits to supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction;

Programme results: 1,000 tourist overnights in the CBC region.

Project status

Studies regarding the branches of traditional Rroma culture, for districts Dolj and Mehedinti in RO and Montana and Vidin in BG. were developed and are available at the following link: .

LB developed a Strategy which identified common routes in cross border project area for Rroma culture and  methods for valorisation of these traditional treasures in touristic products. The Strategy is accessible on the project web site on the following link: .

B2 established and equipped the first Corner for the promotion Rroma culture in Vidin.

In addition, the project beneficiaries have organized 3 Project Launch Press conferences, respectively in Craiova, Montana and Vidin,having a large mass media interest accorded.

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