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Joint Resources and Initiatives Dedicated to the Environment

What’s the goal?

The project’s overall objective is sustainable tourism development through optimal use of environmental resources, maintaining essential ecological processes and helping to conserve natural resources, biodiversity becoming by itself the foundation for economic development and social welfare of the local communities.

What’s the budget?

506,313.73 euro, out of which 430,366.65 euro ERDF


Lead Beneficiary (LB): TAU - Baneasa Commune (Romania)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): TAU - Agigea Commune (Romania)

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Shabla Municipality (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 4 (B4): Berkovitsa Municipality


Start date: 14.09.2018

End date: 13.03.2020

Duration: 18 months


Constanta in Romania

Montana and Dobrich in Bulgaria


  • Organization of Study visits in each partner location
  • Development of the JOYRIDE Strategy for sustainable tourism
  • Completion of Marketing Plans targeting the tourism field of each partner location
  • Establishment in TIN JOYRIDE NETWORK – Tourist Information Centers Network
  • Natural and cultural heritage regeneration (JOYRIDE tourist trails)
  • Organization of 2 ECO-Ranger Camps and of an ECO-RANGER Forum in Shabla
  • Development of the instructive workshop regarding the certification in eco-tourism

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

Programme outputs:2 integrated tourism products/services created, 2 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

Programme results: 1.500 tourist overnights in the CBC region

Project status

The project has been finalized on 13.03.2020.

The following results have been achieved:

1. 8 press conferences organized:

- on 12.03.2019 in Baneasa (20 participants);

- on 20.09.2019 in Baneasa (20 participants);

- on 07.02.2020 in Shabla (21 participants);

- on 14.02.2020 in Agigea (20 participants);

- on 21.02.2020 in Berkovitsa (30 participants);

- on 25.02.2020 in Baneasa (21 participants);

- on 27.02.2020 in Shabla (15 participants);

- on 09.03.2020 in Berkovitsa (28 participants).

2. Common Assessment of the sustainable tourism potential completed on 28.06.2019 and translated in Bulgarian and English language.

3. Strategy for sustainable tourism completed on 10.12.2019, as well as the Marketing Plans completed on 23.01.2020. Both documents were translated in Bulgarian and English language.

4. 3 study visits were organized:

- in the period 17-21.12.2018 in Agigea&Baneasa, 17 participants;

- in the period 22-24.01.2019 in Berkovitsa, 21 participants;

- in the period 29-31.01.2019 in Shabla, 19 participants.

5. JOYRIDE Network created. The Cooperation Agreement was signed by the legal representatives of all PP and the coordinators of Tourist Information Centers on 12.03.2019. Also, in the same day it was signed the Cooperation Agreement of the Technical Secretariat of the JOYRIDE Network Project.

6. 13 Tourist Trails completed and accepted by the project beneficiaries:

- 3 tourist trails - LB: Touristic trail from Baneasa area and Canaraua Fetii forest and natural reservation landscapes to St. Apostol Andrei cave and Monastery and Tropaeum Traiani monument and fortress; touristic trail from Baneasa natural reservation area, towards lake Oltina and Bratca forest mixt reservations areas and leading to lake Bugeac and Esechioi mixt natural reservations; Enogastronomic tourist trails connecting the vineyards from Baneasa, Ostrov, Oltina, Aliman areas;

- 3 tourist trails - B2: natural landscapes in the Marine dunes with their protected botanical areas; tourist trail connecting Agigea and Cumpana communes and the marble Roman Sundial in an ancient Roman rural area; tourist trails around the Agigea lake zoological reservation;

- 4 tourist trails - B3: natural areas around protected “Durankulak lake” and archaeological sites on the big island; natural areas around protected “Shabla lake” with historical data and legends; natural areas, historical data and legends around Shabla tuzla, history of the lighthouse and fortress Karia; natural areas, underwater archaeology and the legend of pirates around the village of Tyulenovo;

- 3 tourist trails - B4: Mountain route – touristic trail starting from Tourist Info Center, leading to peak “Kom”, passing through a deviation for “Blue pool”; mountain route – touristic trail, starting from Tourist Info Center, leading to “Haidushki waterfalls”; touristic trail, starting from Tourist Info Center, passing through house-museum “Ivan Vazov”, leading to “Kale fortress”.

7. 2 Eco-Ranger Camps organized: in Agigea&Baneasa in the period 17-20.11.2019 and in Berkovitsa in the period 26-29.11.2019. Eco-Ranger Forum in Shabla organized in the period 09-11.12.2019.

8. Instructive workshop regarding certification ISO14001–environment management organized by all project beneficiaries:

- LB: 13-14.02.2020 in Baneasa, 20 participants;

- B2 – 07.02.2020 and 10.02.2020 in Agigea, 20 participants;

- B3 – 06.02.2020 in Shabla, 12 participants;

- B4 – 27.02.2020 in Berkovitsa, 9 participants.

9. Instructive workshop regarding certification in eco-tourism organized by all project beneficiaries:

- LB: 11-12.02.2020 in Baneasa, 20 participants;

- B2 – 05-06.02.2020 in Agigea, 20 participants;

- B3 – 07.02.2020 in Shabla, 12 participants;

- B4 – 27.02.2020 in Berkovitsa, 9 participants. 

10. JOYRIDE Tourist Guidebook completed by LB, being developed and translated in English and Bulgarian language and distributed among project beneficiaries.

11. Tourist Map completed by the LB and translated in English and Bulgarian language and distributed among project beneficiaries (including electronic map on CD).

12. Web page created, as well as social media accounts:  


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