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Tales of Culture, History and Nature


What’s the goal?

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: 31.12.2022

Duration: 51 months and 20 days.

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 under implementation:

Within the frame of Activity T1 “Development of a cross border tourist product based on local traditions, history, natural and cultural heritage”, the Tourist strategy development was finalised.

The foreseen IT application was developed: and it can be also found on Google play (by the name: VideleTour). The application will be further promoted to tourism operators and during the main project festivals.

The main investment objectives within the project are represented by the Reconstruction of town park in Videle and two project sites in Bulgaria, 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”. Thus, the two investment sites in Lyaskovets were finalized in December 2020 and the Reconstruction in the Town Park Videle in August 2022.

Following the complete finalization of the sites from both sides of the border, B2 – Lyakovets Municipality succeed to organise 3 of the main project events:

1. the Festival "The magic of Bulgarian Traditions" in June 2022;

2. the Culinary fest in Lyaskovets, in August 2022;

3. the "Festival of the chicken soup in the village of Kozarevets", in September 2022.

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