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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 extended with 6 months and 23 days through MR no. 5/Addendum no.3: from 50 month and 7 day to 57 month, the new end date of the project is 23.05.2023.

Lead Beneficiary – TAU Contesti Commune:

- The contract for the technical project and for the execution of related works for the "Dance School" Center in Conțești was awarded. The technical project was delivered and approved, and the works are finilized;

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

- The buildings have been completed and by now are functional and equipped.

- The reception of the works was done on 24.10.2022.

- The two festivals will be held one in the period 24-26 March 2023 and the other one in the perid 7-9 in April 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;

- Two workshops to identify traditional activities were organized, one on 01.08.2019, and the second on 05.07.2022, at the Center for Culture and Education in Tsarevets;

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

- Two festivals "Tradition and dances - bridge over the Danube" were organized, one from 01.08.2019 to 04.08.2019 in Tsarevets, and the second from 03.08.2022 to 06.08.2022, in Tsaravets.


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