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DTP (ROBG-453)

Development of tourism potential, protection and promotion of the common heritage                                            

What’s the goal?

To support the sustainable socio-economic development of the cross-border region by enhancing the tourism potential related to the development and marketing of competitive tourist products.

What’s the budget?

1,219,951.26 euro, out of which 1,036,958.56 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): General Toshevo Municipality

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit – Murfatlar Town

When is it happening?

Start date: 12.09.2018

End date: 30.04.2022

Duration: 43 Months 19 Days

Where is it happening?

Dobrich in Bulgaria

Constanta in Romania

How is it going to happen?
  • Training and enhancing the capacity of local communities. Conducting of thematic camps;
  • Creation of common tourist products. Conducting of tourist forums and exhibitions;
  • Realization of studies, research, information system, tourism development strategy.

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

Programme outputs: 4 integrated tourism products/services created, 5,000 expected number of visits to supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction, common strategies, policies or management plans for valorizing (including raising awareness) the cultural and natural heritage through its restoration and promotion for sustainable economic uses - 1.

Programme results: 3,500 tourist overnights in the CBC region.

Project status (reflected in progress reports)

The project was finalized on 30.04.2022. The Final project report should be submitted to JS until 30.09.2022.

The main reported actions achieved are the following:

Two round tables of representatives of youth councils and young volunteers were held in 2019 in General Toshevo and Murfatlar. Both events were addressed to the young people and their needs to better understand the cross-border cultural features of Dobrudja area and their relevance for cooperation and tourism promotion.

Two summer thematic camps were organized - one in General Toshevo and Balchik, and the second one in Murfaltar and Mamaia/Constanta. Both camps included cultural-related visits to museums and historical sites, tourist tours, workshops related to traditional and popular art and crafts, exhibitions, sport and leisure activities, networking.

2 studies of tourism potential and opportunities for tourism development for both municipality and a strategic plan were developed.

Seminar “Intangible cultural heritage - conservation, promotion, development and opportunities for organizing festival and event tourism” was held in General Toshevo and Balchik in the period 23-24.10.2020.

Seminar “Possibilities for development of thematic tourism connected to the cultural-historic heritage, wine, traditional cuisine and traditional music and crafts” was held in Murfatlar in the period 18-19.07.2021.

Tourism forum “Cultural and historical heritage and tourist attractions in Municipality of General Toshevo” was organized by the Lead Beneficiary in General Toshevo in the period 10-11.09.2021.

Tourism forum “Cultural and historical heritage and tourist attractions in Municipality of Muratlar” was organized by Beneficiary 2 in Murfatlar in the period 24-25.09.2021.

The Lead Beneficiary completed the editing and printing of a common strategy for tourism development and a multilingual tourist guide for General Toshevo. The two printed documents were delivered to the Lead Beneficiary, following to be disseminated during the forthcoming project events.

Two websites were developed: and, available in three languages (Bulgarian, Romanian and English).

The status of the investment activities is described, as follows:

Lead Beneficiary – General Toshevo Municipality

Three works contracts have been signed by the Lead Beneficiary for modernization of the following objects:

1. Contract for the investment object - Historical Museum of General Toshevo. The works were finalized and accepted according to the delivery receipt protocol signed on 6th of November 2019.

2. Contract for the investment object - Cultural Center “Probuda”, Kardam village. The construction works were finalized.Certificate for entering of the investment object into use was issued with no. 021/25.08.2020.

3. Contract for the investment object - Cultural Center “Otets Paisii”, Spasovo village. The construction works were finalized. Certificate for entering of the investment object into use was issued with no. 010A/26.05.2020.

Three temporary billboards were elaborated and installed at the investment objects. The park equipment was purchased by the LB. The delivery of benches, tables, folding plastic chairs, tents is completed. The delivery of furniture and furnishings for the community centers was also completed.

Beneficiary 2 – Territorial Administrative Unit Murfatlar Town

The construction and installation works related to the expansion and rehabilitation of the House of Culture -Murfatlar, the theme park and the rehabilitation of the Monument to the Heroes have been completed. The deliveries of equipment for the House of Culture and the theme park, as well as the deliveries of furniture and furnishings - set have been finalized.

On 08.12.2021, the executor announced the completion of the works related to Component A- House of Culture and Component C - Heroes' Monument and on 18.01.2022 the executor announced the completion of the works related to Component B - Theme Park. The procedures regarding the Receptions for the end of the works for the three investment objects have been started, currently in progress.

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