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DARILOCHI (ROBG-476)

Danube – A River with lot of common history

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to improve the sustainable development, protection, preservation and promotion of cultural heritage and to improve the socio-economic situation in the region.

What’s the budget?

499,514.72 euro, out of which 424,587.50 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): "Open hand" foundation (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Teleorman County Museum.

When is it happening?

Start date: 07.09.2018

End date: 06.12.2020 (suspension of the project implementation period between 17.03.2020 – 17.06.2020)

Duration: 24 months

Where is it happening?

Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, Silistra, Dobrich in Bulgaria

Constanta, Calarasi, Giurgiu, Teleorman, Dolj, Mehedinti, Olt in Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • Joint Study and Research of the cultural sites with common history;
  • Elaboration of common strategy;
  • Digitization of the studied and researched sites and elaboration of their 360° digital images;
  • Elaboration of 3D cross border models.

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

Programme outputs:

- 11,000 more visits to supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction;

- 2 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: 80 tourist overnights in the CBC region.

Project status

   After the partnership reorganization following B2 official withdrawal from the project, the main project results achieved so far are:

A part regarding the elaraboration of the “Joint Study and Research of the cultural sites with common history” was collected and the following Romanian cultural and historical objects with common history were visited, scanned and captured:

- The church of Dervent Monastery, village of Galitsa, Constanta county, Romania; Church "St. Nicola", Constanta, Romania; The Royal palace, Constanta, Romania;

- Voditsa Monastery, Orsova, Romania;

- St. Nicholas Church, Istria, Romania;

- Monument of Independence, Turnu Magurele, Romania;

- Stella Maris Chapel from Vitanesti, Alexandria, Romania;

- Constantine Bridge, Corabia, Olt County, Romania;

- Museum of Art and Ethnography, Calafat, Dolj County, Romania.

The Joint study was elaborated in RO and BG language and it is available on the project website: https://robgcommonsites.eu/ , Section - “General Information”.

In addition, to the LB were delivered 18 3D cross border models of the historical objects identified in BG cross- border region so far, namely:

From BG:

1. 3D cross border model of Catholic Temple, St. Joseph, village Bardarski Geran;

2. 3D cross border model of the house of Dina Babis, former Romanian consulate, Ruse;

3. 3D cross border model of the State Commercial High School, Svishtov;

4. 3D cross border model of the Former Romanian School/ Art gallery, Tutrakan;

5. 3D cross border model of the Rock Monastery St. Dimitar Bаsarabovski, village Basarbovo;

6. 3D cross border model of the Former Romanian court/ Art gallery, Dobrich;

7. 3D cross border model of the Panorama “Epopeya” Pleven;

8. 3D cross border model of the Regional History Museum Pleven;

9. 3D cross border model of the History Museum Vidin.

From RO:

1. The church of Dervent Monastery, village of Galitsa, Constanta county, Romania;

2. Church "St. Nicola", Constanta, Romania;

3. The Royal palace, Constanta, Romania;

4. Voditsa Monastery, Orsova, Romania;

5. St. Nicholas Church, Istria, Romania;

6. Monument of Independence, Turnu Magurele, Romania;

7. Stella Maris Chapel from Vitanesti, Alexandria, Romania;

8. Constantine Bridge, Corabia, Olt county, Romania;

9. Museum of Art and Ethnography, Calafat, Dolj County, Romania.

All 18 3D cross border models were exposed during the organization of 5 out of total 8 exhibitions foreseen, in Pleven, BG and Alexandria, Calarasi, Constanta and Craiova, RO.

A pre exhibition business trip from the project teams was made for establishing the conditions of the organizing of the exhibitions (place, room, visiting hours). The first exhibition performed in Pleven at the beginning of March 2020, having 6050 visitors.

Regarding the organization of the exhibitions, the LB signed a contract for loading and unloading, installation, dismantling and arranging of 18 pcs. models of sites for each of the planned 8 pcs. exhibitions in Bulgaria and Romania. Respectively, the total number of visitors for the 4 exhibitions in Romania is 578. In addition, parallel with the performing of the exhibitions, B2 proceeded further also with the elaboration and broadcasting of a documentary movie. The documentary movie was elaborated in both languages, Romanian and Bulgarian. The broadcasting of documentary started at the end of August 2020 (prime time), replayed parallel at RTS Severin, Drobeta Turnu-Severin, Mehedinti County.

For the WP “Communication”, the LB signed a contract for elaboration of the project web site, which was finalized and is available on the following link: https://robgcommonsites.eu/ . The elaboration of iOS and Android applications is forthcoming.

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