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Tradition and Dance – Bridge over the Danube

What’s the goal?

Tourism and cultural heritage will be addressed within the project through developing traditions existed in Contesti and Tsarevets (traditional dance) and also identifying new traditions that define the 2 areas.

What’s the budget?

1.499.556,90 euro, out of which 1.274.623,36 euro ERDF;

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB):CONTESTI VILLAGE;

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Tsarevets City Hall, Svishtov Municipality;

When is it happening?

Start date: 24.08.2018;

End date: 23.05.2023;

Duration: 57 months;

Where is it happening?

Velikovo Tarnovo;


How is it going to happen?

  • Elaboration of the Study "Exploring other common traditions ";
  • Organization of workshops for identifying joint tourism products;
  • Organization of dance festivals;
  • Creation of the Centre ”Dance School” Contesti;
  • Creation of the Centre for Culture and Education in Tsarevets;
  • Organization of information and publicity activities;

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

Programme outputs: Increase in expected number of visits to supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction with 1.800;

6c.1 - Number of integrated tourism products/services created – 4 number;

Programme results: Increase of the number of overnights in the CBC area with 1.800;

Project status

The project implementation period ended on 23.05.2023.

Lead Beneficiary – TAU Contesti Commune:

- The construction works for "Dance School" Center in Conțești are finilized;

- The study "Exploring other common traditions" was developed in 3 languages ​​(Romanian, Bulgarian and English);

- Two festivals "Tradition and dances - bridge over the Danube" were organized, one from 24.03.2023 to 26.03.2023 and the second one from 07.04.2023 to 09.04.2023.

Beneficiary 2 - Tsarevets City Hall, Svishtov Municipality

- B2 completed the renovation works and set up the Center for Culture and Education in Tsarevets, on 01.07.2019;

- On 01.08.2019 and 05.07.2022 two workshops to identify traditional activities were organized, at the Center for Culture and Education in Tsarevets;

- On 01.08.2019 and 06.08.2022 2 tourism product identification workshops were organized at the Center for Culture and Education in Tsarevets;

- Two festivals "Tradition and dances - bridge over the Danube" were organized. The first one took place on the 1st of 08 2019 until 04.08.2019 in Tsarevets, and the second starting 03.08.2022 until 06.08.2022, in Tsaravets.

More information about the project and the organized festivals can be found on the project's Facebook page:


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