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Dragon boats


What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to create a news joint tourism product- Dragon Boats” along the Danube in the cbc area

What’s the budget?

497,763.43 euro, out of which 423,098.90 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Agency for Regional Development and Business Center – Vidin (ARDBC Vidin) - Bulgaria

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Local Employers’ Association for Small and Middle Enterprises (LEASME) - Romania

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Association Consult-Group - Bulgaria

When is it happening?

Start date: 01.08.2018

End date: 30.06.2020

Duration: 23 months

Where is it happening?

7 counties in Romania

8 districtsin Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?                      

  • procurement of equipment necessary for the creation of the new joint tourism product
  • 10 alternative tourism seminars
  • 10 Dragon boat festivals in Danube towns
  • cross-border dragon triathlon 2 cross-border Dragon boat mini marathons in Bulgaria and Romania
  • 6 one-day rowing simulation events in bigger cities in the cbc area
  • Promotion of the developed tourism products and project events

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

Programme outputs: 735 expected number of visits to supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction, 1 integrated tourism product, 1 management plan for valorizing the cultural and natural heritage

Programme results: increase of the number of overnights in the cbc area with 2000

Project status

The following main achievements have been reported so far:

- 2 press conferences have been held, in Calafat on 25.09.2018 and in Vidin on 11.10.2018;

- The project website has been elaborated and it can be found on


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