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“Culture Green”

What’s the goal?

To develop and promote the cultural heritage of Vratsa – Piatra Olt region.

What’s the budget?

1,478,322.87 euro, out of which 1,256,574.43 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Cultural House “Razvitie-1869”- Vratsa (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit – Piatra Olt Town (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 07.08.2018

End date: 06.08.2022

Duration: 48 months

Where is it happening?

Calarasi, Constanta, Giurgiu, Teleorman, Dolj, Mehedinti, Olt in Romania

Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Ruse, Silistra, Veliko Tarnovo, Dobrich in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?                      

  • Modernizing of cultural infrastructure (the concert hall with a stage in Cultural House Razvitie 1869 – Vratsa and the city culture house in Piatra Olt) and supply of equipment;
  • Revealing of the forgotten crafts in the region by organization of workshops;
  • Organization of a cultural event, aiming at reveling the rich cultural and natural heritage and revealing the forgotten crafts;
  • Creation of culture related integrated tourist routes;
  • Development of a web-based platform and a mobile application for presentation of the cultural heritage and the created tourist routes, with specific accent to the crafts;
  • Popularization of the project and its results.

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

Programme outputs:4 integrated tourism products created; increase in expected number of visits to supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction

Programme results: 600 tourist overnights in the CBC area

Project status

The Project implementation is ongoing and the reported achievements so far are as follows:

- An opening press conference was held on 14.11.2018 in Vratsa;

- 3 tourist routes have been developed: ;

- The contract for Organization of 2 Workshops in Vratsa have been awarded and the first Workshop, presenting the forgiven crafts - POTTERY and WOOD CARVING, have been organised in the period 22-24.10.2019;

- The web-based platform and a mobile application for presentation of the cultural heritage and the created tourist routes have been development and can be found on in the mobile app stores;

- The modernization of the Cultural House Razvitie 1869 – Vratsa have been completed;

- The technical design for the modernisation of the city Culture house in Piatra Olt, have been elaborated and approved, the contract for the execution of works have been awarded and the works are ongoing;


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