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TOUR-DEST (ROBG-471)

New destinations in cross-border tourism

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to promote cooperation among institutions and people by using the cultural and natural resources in a sustainable touristic way.

What’s the budget?

1,364,438.31 euro, out of which 1,159,772.56 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 36,469 euro for LB and 2,875 euro for B2

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Varshets Municipality (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Oltenia Museum (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 30.08.2018

End date: 29.08.2021

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Dolj in Romania

Montana in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?

  • Cultural tourism;
  • Balneal-climatic services;
  • Scientific/academic tourism;
  • Promotion and information platform;
  • Awareness campaign.

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

Programme outputs: 4 integrated tourism products created, 1 common strategy for valorising the cultural and natural heritage through its restoration and promotion for sustainable economic uses, 11,663 visits to supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction.

Programme results: 16,100 tourist overnights in the CBC region

Project status

The project is under implementation and the following results were achieved so far:

On the 22.04.2019, the Launching Conference of the project, in Craiova was organized. The conference was held with broad participation in order to present the project objectives and its envisaged results to the mass media and to the public - 30 participants.

Starting with June 2019, B2 - The Oltenia Museum Craiova management team began to draft the tender documentation necessary for the procurement of the equipment needed for the implementation of the Activity A.T1.1 - Promotion and information platform in Oltenia Museum sections, namely virtual assistants, hologram, interactive totems.

On 28.07.2020 LB- Varshets Municipality started the activities "Performing construction works on site implementation: Paleopark, Fence and Information Center with Exposure Area” and on 18.08.2020 the construction and installation works were started, with a total implementation period of 180 calendar days. The execution works are on going. Through this investment, the project will establish a new touristic resource in Varshets, respectively a museum complex: Paleo Park and Information Centre with an Exhibition Area using the advanced innovative instruments abovementioned, targeting national and cross-border tourists. This will contribute to the touristic product created within the project: Cross-Border Museums Tour.

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