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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: 30.10.2022;

Duration: 50 months and 7 days;

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

Beneficiary 2 - Tsarevets City Hall

B2 finalized the works on 01.07.2019 according to the Certificate № 27 for commissioning of the Center for Culture and Education in Tsarevets.

On 01.08.2019 was held a workshop for identifying traditional activities at the Center for Culture and Education in the village of Tsarevets;

On 02.08.2019 was held a workshop for identifying tourist products at the Center for Culture and Education in the village of Tsarevets;

On 01.08.2019-04.08.2019, the festival “Bridge over the Danube” was organised in Tsarevets.

Lead Beneficiary – TAU Contesti Commune

Regarding the I1 - Creation of the Centre ” Dance School ” Contesti, was signed on 17.07.2019 the contract for the elaboration of the technical project and works execution, the technical project was submitted, the works are in progress.

On 28.10.2019, was signed the contract for the technical verification of the technical Project and the contract for site supervision services.

The study, „Exploring other common traditions” was elaborated in 3 languages (Romanian, Bulgarian and English);

In the next months of the implementation period, the works for the Centre ”Dance School” in Contesti will be finalized, the workshops for identifying tourist products and for identifying traditional activities and also the festival “Bridge over the Danube”, will be organized in Contesti.


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