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A joint opened window to the universe mysteries

What’s the goal?

To capitalize on the touristic potential of the region (both natural and cultural), by diversifying the touristic offer of the cross-border region, focusing on scientific tourism.

What’s the budget?

1,473,253.99 euro, out of which 1,252,265.87 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 55,000 euro for LB, 18,000 euro for B2, 12,900 euro for B3 and 4,000 euro for B4.

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Natural Science Museum Complex Constanta

Beneficiary 2 (B2): History Museum Kavarna

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Naval Academy Mircea cel Batran

Beneficiary 4 (B4): National College Mircea cel Batran

When is it happening?

Start date: 04.10.2018

End date: 03.10.2022

Duration: 48 months

Where is it happening?

Kavarna, Dobrich District in Bulgaria

Constanta in Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • Development of 3 tourism products: Astronomy camps, Navigation by stars and Origins;
  • Development of the strategy for valorising the natural and cultural heritage through its restoration (where applicable) and promotion;
  • Setting-up of a center of excellence that will offer a common image of the region Constanta-Dobrich in order to attract tourists;
  • Organization of communication events.

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

Programme outputs:

- 3 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: increase of the number of overnights in the CBC area with 47,000.

Project status

The project is currently under implementation, with the following results:

The procurement of the 4K Hybrid Planetarium was finalized and the contract was signed on 09.08.2021, with the deadline for delivering, installation, testing the equipment and training of the beneficiary staff 9 months.

Kick-off press conference was organized in Constanta on 23.06.2021 with 38 participants.

In regard to implementation of activity T1. Creation of tourism products, 11 outdoor observations were organized with the participation of 80 persons for each event in the periods 29-30.08.2020, 05-06.09.2020, 12-13.09.2020, 19-20.09.2020, 08–09.07.2021, 15-16.07.2021, 28-29.07.2021, 31.07-01.08.2021, 07-08.08.2021, 20-21.08.2021, 27-28.08.2021. The mobile telescope package, the tents, sleeping bags and inflatable mattresses, purchased within the project were used for outdoor astronomy observations.

The astronomy classes have started and the first 8 lessons were held in February 2021 at the Lead Beneficiary headquarters with lecturers provided by the Lead Beneficiary. The lessons continued in March 2021 (20 lessons) and in June – August 2021 (117 lessons) at the headquarters of the Beneficiary 3 and Beneficiary 4 with lecturers provided by the two partners and with participation of the Bulgarian students. All lessons were recorded and uploaded on the project website, in section Courses.Workshop for the launching of the touristic product Astronomy camps was organized in Constanta on 23.06.2021 with 32 participants.

B2 signed a contract with Ithaca-Albena International Tourism Academy for developing of Joint strategy for valorising of natural and cultural heritage. The Bulgarian part of the strategy was elaborated. The text of the strategy was translated in English and uploaded in e-MS. The Romanian part of the strategy was also developed being externalized by the Lead Beneficiary to an external company.

In addition, B3 – Naval Academy “Mircea cel Batran” organized the first offshore sail in the Black Sea on 10.10.2019 within the second touristic product, Navigation by stars and three offshore sails with yola-type sailing boats on 02.08.2021, 03.08.2021, 04.08.2021. Workshop for the launching of the touristic product Navigation by stars was organized in Constanta on 02.08.2021 with 52 participants.

Open Days activities were organized by “Mircea cel Batran” Naval Academy in the periods 05-06.08.2021 with participation of 46 persons and 27.09-01.10.2021 with participation of 226 persons.

B4: the beneficiary signed a contract with SC Sky Professionals SRL for the package for Astronomy camp touristic product. The equipment was delivered.

LB signed with SC Init-Link Net-Cluster SRL for the creation of the website. The address of the website is


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