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Harsova-Dobrichka, Together on the Beautiful Road of Sustainable Development through Cross Border Culture

What’s the goal?

To animate and modernize the cross border area by stimulating tourism and at the same time to contribute to preserving the cultural heritage of a historical region in which two nations coexist (Romania and Bulgaria).

What’s the budget?

1 410 770.00 euro, out of which 1 199 154.49 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Administrative Territorial Unit Harsova town

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Municipality of Dobrichka

When is it happening?

Start date: 12.09.2018

End date: 11.09.2022

Duration: 48months

Where is it happening?

Constanta (Romania)

Dobrich (Bulgaria)


How is it going to happen?

  • Development of a joint strategy for valorization of the cultural heritage;
  • Organization of the cross border festival: “Dobrogea cu bundita si prestelca”;
  • Organization of a training in the field of cultural tourism;
  • Promoting and ensuring the visibility of the Folk Festival “Songs and Dances from Sunny Dobrudja”;
  • Modernization of the House of Culture Harsova through endowments specific to cultural activities;
  • Modernization and endowment of Community Center "New life 1941" in Cherna and Community Center "Light - 1940" in Lovchantsi.

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

Programme outputs: 1 common strategy for valorizing the cultural and natural heritage through its restoration and promotion for sustainable economic uses; 1 integrated tourism products created

Programme results: 46,676 tourist overnights in the CBC region

Project status

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

LB has awarded the contract for the elaboration of the technical project for Modernization and endowment of House of Culture of Harsova, and already received the elaborated technical project from the contractor. Concerning this, LB received the building permit and signed the works contract for the modernization of House of Culture of HARSOVA.

B2 finished the implementation of the works activities for Modernisation and endowment of House of Culture of Hirsova and the Community center "New life 1941" Cherna and Community Center "Light - 1940" Lovchantsi.

Both partners finalized the elaboration of strategies for the valorising of the cultural heritage at the level of each part of the border, and will be consolidated in a common strategy available in Romanian, English and Bulgarian.

Both partners signed the contracts for the strategies of each side of the border and in the next period the consolidated common strategy will be released.

On 26 of June 2021, it was held the Folk Festival “Songs and Dances from Sunny Dobrudja” on 4 stages in the villages of Paskalevo, Donchevo, Lovchantsi and Pobeda.


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