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CULGREEN (ROBG–337)

“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: 06.11.2022

Duration: 51 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

- Increase number of visits to supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction with 23850 visits

Programme results: 600 tourist overnights in the CBC area

Project status

The Project implementation. The following results were reported:

- An opening press conference took place on 14.11.2018 in Vratsa;

- 3 tourist routes were developed and can be found on the project web site : https://tour-vratsa-piatra.com/ ;

- During 22-24.10.2019, the first workshop (from a total of 2 provided) was held in Vratsa. During the workshop, forgiven crafts – pottery and wood craving were presented;

- The contract for Organization of 2 Workshops in Vratsa have been awarded. The first workshop, presenting the forgiven crafts – NON-WOVEN FABRIC AND GLASS, was organised in the period 12-14.05.2022. In the period 07-09.05.2022, the cultural festival was organised;

- During 14-16.04.2022, at Piatra Olt was organized the first workshop where was presented the forgiven crafts, and the second was organized in period 29-30.06.2022. Also at the Piatra Olt was held the cultural festival in 28-31.07.2022;

- 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 https://tour-vratsa-piatra.com/ and in the mobile app stores;

- The modernization of the Cultural House Razvitie 1869 – Vratsa have been completed in date of 02.12.2019;

- The construction works for modernization of the Cultural House of Piatra Olt have been completed on 14.10.2022.

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