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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: 30.12.2023

Duration: 64 months and 1 day, project implementation period suspended between the period 28.11.2023 – 28.12.2023 in accordance with Managing Authority Decision no. 216003/29.11.2023.

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

Project implementation period suspended between the period 28.11.2023 – 28.12.2023 in accordance with Managing Authority Decision no. 216003/29.11.2023, due to the delays registered within the works execution on behalf of Beneficiary 2.The project was included on the list of non-finalized projects, according to the provisions of the Romanian Government Decision no. 36/2023, following the decision of the Monitoring Committee of the Interreg V-A Ro-Bg Programme no. 313/14.11.2023. The new completion date of the project is 31.04.2024.

The LB – Ruse Municipality finalized the works in relation to the Renovation of the Pantheon of National Revival Heroes in Ruse. The Pantheon is functioning and opened for visitors.

B2 – TAU Giurgiu Municipality started the works execution in the Investment objective “Giurgiu Fortress” in the end of May 2021. The works execution has reached 100%, expecting to be performed the final reception of the works executed.

During the project implementation, the construction works within the Giurgiu Fortress were temporary suspended, due to identified need for additional electrical resistivity measurements and electrical tomography measurements, part from the archaeological research authorization.

Within the frame of activity T1 “Implementation of joint tourism mechanisms and elaboration of tender dossiers”, the Lead Beneficiary has receipt from the service provider the elaborated integrated tourism route, trilingual map, containing the identified tourist sites and catalogue in Bulgarian, Romanian and English. Тhe tourism route is aiming to present the historical past of the communities living in the Ruse-Giurgiu region in a systematic, organised and tourist-friendly way and is highlighting the renovated Pantheon and valorised Fortress.

Furthermore, B2 - Giurgiu Municipality developed a trilingual Joint Management Plan for common preservation, development and utilization of cultural heritage, which was further uploaded on the project web site for presenting iconic cultural heritage in Ruse-Giurgiu CB region, which could be accessed on the link: .


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