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RAP (ROBG – 27) 

Renaissance of architectural past of Vidin and Dolj Districts”

What’s the goal?

To attract tourists in the cross-border region, by promoting the cultural and historical heritage of Vidin and Dolj regions.

What’s the budget?

363,565.70 euro, out of which 309,030.85 euro ERDF

Who?

Lead beneficiary: Association of Tourism Promotion - Vidin (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary (B2): Romanian Association for Electronic and Software Industry – Oltenia Subsidiary(Romania)

When?

Start date: 20.06.2017

End date: 19.06.2019

Duration: 24 months

Where?

Dolj, Romania

Vidin, Bulgaria

How?

  •    Project management;
  •    Gathering of databases for old architectural buildings from Vidin district and Dolj district;
  •    ART Workshops for elaboration of models of architectural buildings and souvenirs in Vidin district;
  •    ART Workshops for elaboration of models of architectural buildings in Dolj district;
  •    Preparation of promotional materials ;
  •    Design and elaboration of catalog of architectural buildings in Vidin and Dolj districts;
  •    Development of film for promotion of local cultural heritage of both regions;
  •    Organization of workshops in Vidin and Craiova;
  •    Development of a strategy for the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage of both regions and for attraction of tourists;
  •    Organization of Info tour in Vidin;
  •    Organization of Info Tour in Craiova;
  •    Traveling exhibition of old architectural buildings in Vidin and Dolj districts;
  •    Organization of cultural events in Vidin and Craiova aiming the promotion and attracting attention of the local communities to the old architectural buildings from both regions;
  •    Organization of exchange visits of participants of art workshop from Craiova to Vidin and from Vidin to Craiova;
  •    Media campaign.

The results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs: 1 common strategy for preservation and promotion of cultural heritage of Vidin and Dolj regions and for attraction of tourists

Programme results: 180 overnights in the CBC region.

Project status

The project has been finalized, with the following results:

2 databases for old architectural buildings of Vidin district and Dolj County have been realised, featuring historical facts, description of architectural features, photos, schemes and sketches on 48 architectural buildings in Vidin district and 100 architectural buildings in Dolj County, which were also presented in a catalogue of architectural buildings from Vidin and Dolj regions, disseminated during the series of promotional events organized within the project. A strategy for preservation and promotion of cultural heritage of both regions and for attraction of tourists, was developed at B2 level, translated in BG and EN language and presented to the local authorities and other stakeholders for implementation.

Having purchased the necessary equipment, both LB and B2 set up each, three Art Workshops for elaboration of models of architectural buildings and souvenirs, at the House of Culture “Tsvyat”, Secondary School of Arts and Secondary School of Tourism in Vidin and House of Culture from Craiova, National Economic College "Gheorghe Chitu" and Art High School "Marin Sorescu” in Craiova.

3-day “Train the trainers” session was organized to instruct the teachers/employees of each hosting organisation, to work with the 3D printing equipment; 20 participants of each work-shop took part in the 2-day exchange visits organized to familiarize them with the cultural and historical heritage with the other country.

A travelling exhibition campaign was organized in 16 locations in Vidin and Dolj district to promote the architectural heritage of the cross-border region.

A movie for the promotion of local cultural heritage of both regions was elaborate and broadcasted on Travel TV and it is also available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWFmlYmuGEg&feature=youtu.be.

A cultural event designed to attract the interest of the local communities in the old architectural buildings of the two regions was also organized in Vidin and Craiova.

2-day info tour was organized for the representatives of the local tour operators and media from the other country in view of in including the main architectural and historical attractions of the Vidin District and Dolj County in their tourist offer. As a result, the project contributed with a total of 298 tourist overnights in the cross-border region, 29 of which were realized within an excursion to Craiova, newly included in the tourist offer by a local tour operator from Vidin.

Further information on the project is featured on the project Facebook page (Проект “Възраждане на архитектурното наследство в областите Видин и Долж”):

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/%D0%9F%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%82-%D0%92%D1%8A%D0%B7%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B6%D0%B4%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B5-%D0%BD%D0%B0-%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%85%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%82%D1%83%D1%80%D0%BD%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%BE-%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%B4%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B2%D0%BE-%D0%B2-%D0%BE%D0%B1%D0%BB%D0%B0%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B5-%D0%92%D0%B8%D0%B4%D0%B8%D0%BD-%D0%B8-%D0%94%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B6--1563922420343127/

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