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ChristHaritage (ROBG-302)

“The Christian heritage along the cultural corridor Russe-Giurgiu”

What’s the goal?

To promote the integrated development of the cross-border area Russe-Giurgiu through the development of cultural/religious tourism, based on sustainable use of the cultural, religious and historical heritage of the region. 

What’s the budget?

1,499,991.21 euro, out of which 1,274,992.51 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): “Sveta Petka” Church

Beneficiary 2: Vedea Commune

Beneficiary 3: “Sveti Georgi” Church

When is it happening?

Start date: 12.01.2019

End date: 11.01.2023

Duration: 48 Months

Where is it happening?

Giurgiu – in Romania

Ruse – in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?

  • Restoration of three churches which are cultural monuments;
  • Three integrated tourist products;
  • Elaboration of a Joint Strategy for common preservation and use of the cultural, religious and historical heritage as a base of sustainable development of cultural and religious tourism in the cross-border area Russe-Giurgiu;
  • Establishment of network from stakeholders for development of cultural and religiius tourism in the crossborder region Russe – Giurgiu;
  • Conservation-restoration activities and exhibiting the cultural-historical heritage in 3 churches.

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

Programme outputs: Increase in the expected number of visits to supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction, 3 integrated tourism products/services created, 1 common strategy, policies or management plans for valorizing (including raising awareness) the cultural and natural heritage through its restoration and promotion for sustainable economic uses.

Programme results: increase of the number of overnights in the CBC area with 35,000.

Project status

The project implementation period ended on 11.01.2023.

Lead Beneficiary:

LB ("Sveta Petka Church") completed the works for the "Major overhaul and restoration of “Sveta Petka” Church and construction of a new building, a visitor center with a chapel” on 27.06.2022.

A thematic and specialized strategy was developed in the field of cultural and religious tourism. The final version of the joint strategy is available here Strategy-Christ-Heritage-ROBG-302-eng.pdf (

The digitized church literature and documentation are also available to visitors in the Tourist Exhibition Center with church artifacts, built according to the project in the courtyard of the church "Sveta Petka" in the city of Ruse.

Beneficiary 2:

B2 (TAU Vedea Commune) - completed the construction works for the "Saint Pantelimon" Church on 12.01.2023.

Beneficiary 3 :

B3 (“Sveti Georgi” Church) completed the construction works of the "Sveti Georgi" church on 14.10.2020.

More information is available on the project website:, and on media links: //">>, and


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