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ChristHaritage (ROBG-302)

“The Christian heritage along the cultural corridor Russe-Giurgiu”

What’s the goal?

The overall project objective is to promote the integrated development of the cross-border area Russe-Giurgiu through the development of cultural/religious tourism, based on sustainable use of the cultural, religious and historical heritage of the region. 

What’s the budget?

1,499,991.21 euro, out of which 1,274,992.51 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): “Sveta Petka” Church

Beneficiary 2: Vedea Commune

Beneficiary 3: “Sveti Georgi” Church

When is it happening?

Start date: 12.01.2019

End date: 11.01.2023

Duration: 48 Months

Where is it happening?

Giurgiu – in Romania

Ruse – in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?

  • Restoration of three churches which are cultural monuments;
  • Three integrated tourist products;
  • Elaboration of a Joint Strategy for common preservation and use of the cultural, religious and historical heritage as a base of sustainable development of cultural and religious tourism in the cross-border area Russe-Giurgiu;
  • Establishment of network from stakeholders for development of cultural and religiius tourism in the crossborder region Russe – Giurgiu;
  • Conservation-restoration activities and exhibiting the cultural-historical heritage in 3 churches.

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

Programme outputs: an increase regarding the expected number of visits to the supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction, 3 integrated tourism products/services created, 1 common strategy, 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: Increase of the number of overnights in the CBC area with 35,000.

Project status

Currently, the project is under implementation. The following results have been reported:

-        A starting press conference was organized on 12 December 2019 in the building of the Sveta Petka Church in Rousse.

-        The project has developed the draft of the Joint Strategy for common preservation and use of the cultural, religious and historical heritage as a base of sustainable development of cultural and religious tourism in the cross-border area Russe-Giurgiu. It can be found in ro,bg and eng: http://christ-ro-bg.eu/en.

-        LB started the main activity related to the restoration of “Sveta Petka” Church in the city of Russe on 16.10.2020. The execution of works is ongoing.

-        B2 started the modernization of “Saint Pantelimon” Church on 12.10.2020 by opening the worksite. The execution of works is ongoing.

-        B2 signed the service contract Elaboration of joint integrated cross border products on 13.07.2021.

-        B3 started therestoration of “Sveti Georgi” Church on 02.06.2021 and has already finalized the construction works.

More information is available on the project website: http://christ-ro-bg.eu/en

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