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Tales of Culture, History and Nature

What’s the goal?

The project objective is to encourage the preservation of natural resources and cultural traditions through the development of integrated tourist products as models for sustainable use of natural, historical and cultural heritage of the cross-border area.

What’s the budget?

1,097,962.10 euro, out of which 933,267.78 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Videle Municipality

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Lyaskovets Municipality

When is it happening?

Start date: 12.09.2018

End date: 11.09.2021

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria

Teleorman in Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • Preserving, promoting and developing the historical, natural and cultural heritage;
  • Preparing and development of a joint strategy and management plan for tourist attraction;
  • Supporting the joint marketing and promotion of the cross border tourist product “Tales";
  • Development of a cross-border tourism network.

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

Programme outputs:

- 1000 more visits to supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction;

- 1 integrated tourism product/service created;

- 1 common strategy, policy or management plan for valorizing (including raising awareness) the cultural and natural heritage through its restoration and promotion for sustainable economic uses;

Programme results: 1000 tourist overnights in the CBC region.

Project status

The project is currently under implementation, with the reported results so far:

     Each partner signed contracts for project management and public procurement services.

The strategy for Touris strategy development was finalised and is foreseen to be uploaded on the beneficiaries’ web site of both municipalities.

The foreseen IT application was developed and could be found on the following link: and on Google play (name: VideleTour). The respective application will be further promoted to tourism operators and during the main project festivals, foreseen to be organized.

     In reference to the main investment objectives of the project, namely on behalf of LB – Reconstruction of town park in Videle and on behalf of B2 - two project sites, namely Lyaskovets Town Park – “Eco-zone for recreation, arts and sports in the town of Lyaskovets” and “Reconstruction of the open space and green park around the Community centre in the village of Kozarevets into a zone for creative attractions”, the status is presented below:

LB works contract was signed on 09.06.2020 with term for execution of the works of 4 months, but still the start order for the construction works is not issued yet, due to eventual necessity for modification of the General Estimate.

B2, the construction works for the renovation of the Town Park Lyaskovets and recreation area Kozarevets, have started since November 2019 and were finalised in the end of September 2020.


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