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

What’s the goal?

The project aim is to animate and revitalize 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?

1 477 350.17 euro, out of which 1 255 747.64 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: 11.09.2021

Duration: 36 months

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 - Territorial Administrative Unit HARSOVA TOWN has awarded the contract for the elaboration of the technical project for Modernization and endowment of House of Culture of Hirsova, and already received the elaborated technical project from the contractor. LB received the building permit and soon it will launch the procurement procedure for awarding the works contract, according to the national legislation in force, in order to start the works as soon as possible.

During the current reporting period the national costumes together with all equipment that will enter the endowment of the house of culture were received by Lead Beneficiary.

B2 finished the implementation regarding 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 signed the contracts for the strategies of each side of the border and in the next period the consolidate common strategy will be released.


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