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"Developing common tourism products and rehabilitation of cultural heritage"

What’s the goal?

To promote the cross-border region of Silistra and Călărași as a tourist and cultural destination by developing the cultural infrastructure and creating attractive tourist packages.

What’s the budget?

1,499,992.54 euro, out of which 1,274,993.65 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Silistra Municipality

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit – Călărași County

When is it happening?

Start date: 08.08.2018

End date: 31.12.2023

Duration: 64 months and 24 days

Where is it happening?

Calarasi (Romania)

Silistra (Bulgaria)

How is it going to happen?                        

  • Rehabilitation of the building of the Art Gallery owned by Silistra municipality;
  • Rehabilitation of the old building known as “Demetriade House” in Călărași;
  • Joint strategy for tourism development;
  • Tourism products and services;
  • Touristic route “The cultural heritage of Old buildings in Silistra-Călărași;
  • Website;
Information and publicity activities.

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

Programme outputs: 3 integrated tourism products/services created, 1 strategy for valorizing the cultural and natural heritage

Programme results: increase of the number of overnights in the CBC area with 2.000.

Project status

The project is currently in the 60th month of implementation out of 64 months and 24 days and the situation of the implementation is as follow:

LB - Silistra Municipality - It was concluded the contract for the rehabilitation of the Art Gallery from Silistra.

A creative camp in Srebarna for paintings of the unique natural sights of the Srebarna Reserve took place between 26.08.2019 – 01.09.2019.

B2 - Călărași County Council - the execution of the investment objective "Rehabilitation of the old building known as "Casa Demetriade" in Călărași" has been completed. The reception of the works have been done on 05.04.2022.

The strategy for valuing the cultural and natural heritage has been finalized, being available on the website of both beneficiaries: project-of-the-county-council-calarasi-in-partnership-with-the-municipality-of-silistra-according-to-the-financing-contract-no-87284-30-07-2018 .

Within the project, a web portal was developed through which all cultural events, natural beauty and tourist products will be promoted. It can be accessed at the following address:


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