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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 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;

Target at the half of the implementation period: 100,000 euro for LB and 260,947 euro for B2;

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: 30.04.2022;

Duration: 44 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 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 1,804;

Programme results: increase of the number of overnights in the CBC area with 1,800;

Project status

The following progress has been reported so far:

- The Contract for elaboration of the technical design and execution of works for the Centre ”Dance School” in Contesti has been awarded, the technical design has been delivered and approved and the works are on-going;

- B2 have finalized the renovation works and have furnished the Centre for Culture and Education in Tsarevets and it is working since 01.07.2019;

- The Study „Exploring other common traditions” has been elaborated in 3 languages (Romanian, Bulgarian and English);

- B2 have organised 2 workshops at the Center for Culture and Education in the village of Tsarevets, 1 on 01.08.2019 for identifying traditional activities and 1 on 02.08.2019 for identifying tourist products;

- The Festival ‘Tradition and Dances – bridge over the Danube’ has been organised by B2 during the period 01.08.2019 - 04.08.2019 in the village of Tsarevets;

- Several project team meetings have been held and a press conference was held on 22.02.2019 at the Cultural Centre in Contesti Village;


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