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HERCULT – ROBG 491 "Developing common tourism products and rehabilitation of cultural heritage",                                            

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is 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

Target at the half of the implementation period: 12,882 euro for LB and 11,826 euro for B2. Both partners avoided decommitment at the decommitment deadline ( LB executed 99.23% from the target, B2 executed 75.31% from decommitment target

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: 31.12.2021

Duration: 40 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 (reflected in progress reports)

The main activities are in the early stages, as the beneficiaries encountered problems in performing their actions regarding the works public procurements.

LB: Silistra Municipality

On the 17.09.2019 was signed a contract for the work execution with a period of 120 days, but after a long series of correspondence between the beneficiary and the contractor and no action from the contractor to start the real actions on the site, the contract for execution works was unilaterally terminated at 30.07.2020. A new procurement procedure for selection of a new contractor will be launched by LB.

B2: Calarasi County Council

The construction works execution of the main investment objective “Rehabilitation of the old building known as “Demetriade House” in Calarasi are ongoing and shall be finalized until 23.04.2021.

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