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Reconstruction and display of iconic cultural sites high tourism potential in the Euroregion Ruse-Giurgiu

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to increase tourism attractiveness of Ruse-Giurgiu CBC region represented by 2 of the region’s iconic cultural and historic sites the Pantheon in Ruse and the Fortress in Giurgiu.

What’s the budget?

1,426,760.12 euro, out of which 1,212,746.09 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Ruse Municipality

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit – Giurgiu Town

When is it happening?

Start date: 31.07.2018

End date: 30.07.2021

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Giurgiu (Romania)

Ruse (Bulgaria)

How is it going to happen?

  • reconstruction of the Pantheon of National Revival Heroes in Ruse;
  • multimedia presentation;
  • developing and equipping of Giurgiu fortress with modern fittings;
  • joint management plan;
  • joint marketing strategy;
  • catalogue and website presenting iconic cultural heritage in Ruse-Giurgiu region;
  • integrated tourism route;
  • information and publicity activities;

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

Programme outputs:

- 1 integrated tourism products/services created;

- 2 strategies and management plans for valorizing the cultural and natural       heritage;

Programme results: increase of the number of overnights in the cbc area with 8000.

Project status

The project is under implementation and important results have accomplished for the main activities of the project:

LB awarded the contract for execution of works related to its investment objective “Reconstruction of the Pantheon of National Revival Heroes in Ruse”. Subsequently, the construction works were started on 22.05.2019 and there were marked through a dedicated event organized at the investment place. Following the execution schedule of the construction, the works related to the Renovation of the Pantheon of National Revival Heroes in Ruse are fully completed.

As for B2, it was elaborated the technical design related to its investment objective “Giurgiu Fortress” and it is expected to be signed an execution contract for the foreseen rehabilitation works.

In addition, within the frame of activity T1, the elaborated integrated tourism route and Research and analysis trilingual map and catalogue in Bulgarian, Romanian and English was received from the service provider. Тhe tourism route is aiming to present the historical past of the communities living in the Ruse-Guirgiu region in a systematic, organised and tourist-friendly way and it is highlighting the renovated Pantheon and valorised Fortress. The integrated tourism route is foreseen to be uploaded further on the project web site.

Furthermore, B2 - Giurgiu Municipality developed a trilingual Joint Management Plan for common preservation, development and utilization of cultural heritage, which will be further uploaded on the project web site, when ready (contract for development of project website presenting iconic cultural heritage in Ruse-Giurgiu CB region is not yet signed).


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