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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: 30.01.2023

Duration: 54 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 cultural and natural heritage;

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

Project status

The project is currently under implementation and the following results were reported:

The construction works for “Reconstruction of the Pantheon of National Revival Heroes in Ruse” started on 22.05.2019. An event was organized at the investment place to mark it. The works related to the Renovation of the Pantheon of National Revival Heroes in Ruse are fully completed with the last paper works being finished with signing of an official Statement of findings for establishing the sustainability for acceptance of construction Act no. 16.

B2 – TAU Giurgiu Municipality, elaborated the technical design related to “Giurgiu Fortress”. The execution was started in the end of May 2021 and currently, the construction works are ongoing, in stage of terrain preparation works. In addition, considering that the restauration works foreseen within the Giurgiu Fortress are represent an archaeological supervision, B2 also signed a contract in March 2021 for archaeological assistance service during the works execution, which is also currently ongoing.

Regarding the frame of activity T1 “Implementation of joint tourism mechanisms and elaboration of tender dossiers”, the elaborated integrated tourism route and research and analysis trilingual map and catalogue in Bulgarian, Romanian and English, were provided. Тhe tourism route shall present the historical past of the communities living in the Ruse-Giurgiu region in a systematic, organised and tourist-friendly way. The renovated Pantheon and valorised Fortress will represent two tourist attractions!

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. The plan will be uploaded on the project website.


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