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Culture in Eternity

What’s the goal?

The CULET project aims to preserve, promote and develop the culture of the partnering municipalities and successfully pass it to future generations.

What’s the budget?

1,411,373.15 euro, out of which 1,199,667.16 euro ERDF


Lead Beneficiary (LB): Municipality of Elena (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Municipality of Medgidia (Romania)


Start date: 13.09.2018

End date: 12.09.2021

Duration: 36 months


Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria

Constanta in Romania


  • Organization of painting camps in Elena and Medgidia
  • Organization of workshops in Medgidia
  • Development a common strategy for valorising and promoting the cultural heritage and boosting of cultural tourism
  • Organization of Culture Festival in Medgidia
  • Development of joint tourist packages

Results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs: 5 integrated tourism products/services created, 1 common strategy, policy or management plan for valorising (including raising awareness) the cultural and natural heritage through its restoration and promotion for sustainable economic uses

Programme results: 500 tourist overnights in the CBC region.

Project status (reflected in progress reports)

The project is under implementation.

In terms of physical progress, the following results were achieved:

- The construction works for rehabilitation of the old burned school which will be turned into new Picture Gallery were finalized, act no. 15 was signed on 19.03.2021. According to the LB statement, all of the documentation was sent for approval to the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria, after their approval is acquired the whole package of documents is going to be provided to the Chief Architect of the Municipality of Elena for the issue of Protocol (Akt 16) with which the building will be officially put in to operation and will be opened for the public;

- The Common strategy for valorizing and promoting the cultural heritage and boosting of cultural tourism was elaborated in Bulgarian language and translated in Romanian and English languages;

- 4 joint tourist packages for the destination Elena, Bulgaria - Medgidia, Romania: “Art”, “Cultural historical heritage”, “Festivals” and “Religious tourism” were prepared and the summaries of the tourist packages were translated in Romanian and English language;

- The 1st edition of the Painting Camp was held in Elena, between 20-23.08.2019;

- The 1st edition of the Culture Festival was held in Medgidia, between 02-05.05.2019;

- Beneficiary 2 signed the contract for organizing of art workshops on the following themes: painting on water; cutting and painting on wood; cutting and painting on ceramics; cutting and painting on cardboard. 8 workshops (out of 12 workshops) were already held in Medigidia. Also, the contract for elaboration of the promotional materials was signed and a part of promotional materials were delivered.


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