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“Memory and Future. Stories about the Danube Civilization”

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to improve the sustainable use of resources, along the Danube banks by valorizing the cross-border fishermen cultural heritage as an example of conservation of a healthy aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem

What’s the budget?

498,731.40 euro, out of which 423,921.68 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 141,471 euro for LB, 41,339 euro for B2, 35,589 euro for B3, 24,298 euro for B4 and 15,086 euro for B5

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Bulgarian-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): NGO ‘Paralel-Silistra’ (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 3 (B3): ROUSSE REGIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 4 (B4): ACCES ASSOCIATION – CALARASI (Romania)

Beneficiary 5 (B5): “Dunarea Calaraseana” Fishing Local Action Group Association (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 01.08.2018

End date: 31.01.2020

Duration: 18 months

Where is it happening?

Calarasi, Constanta, Giurgiu, Teleorman, Dolj, Mehedinti, Olt in Romania

Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Ruse, Silistra, Veliko Tarnovo, Dobrich in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?                      

  • Elaboration of Field Research and Audiovisual study
  • Elaboration of Joint policy document “Cultural matters – CBC for heritage management”
  • Elaboration of a Common policy
  • Elaboration of CBC local strategies for joint valorization of the fishermen communities’ legacy
  • Development of Integrated Tourist Products
  • Development of a Common management plan for the joint commercialization of the tourist products
  • Organization of promotional tours
  • Publications
  • Public events
  • Promotional materials
  • Digital activities

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

Programme outputs: 15 integrated tourism products created, 9 common strategies, policies or management plans for valorising (including raising awareness) the cultural and natural heritage through its restoration and promotion for sustainable economic uses

Programme results: 500 tourist overnights in the CBC area

Project status

The project has been finalized. The main achievements are the following:

  • The elaboration of the Field Research and Audiovisual Study for the fishermen communities Silistra–Calarasi; Vetren-Mostistea/Galatui; Tutrakan–Oltenitsa; Ruse–Giurgiu; Vidin–Calafat, was completed. The products are collected in digital database which can be found for free at .
  • The awareness raising policy document Culture matters! - Cross-border cooperation on cultural heritage management, was elaborated. Public hearing events were held. The local Strategy of the Fishery Community in Silistra-Calarasi was elaborated.
  • 5 "CBC local strategies for joint valorization of the fishermen communities’ legacy" have been elaborated.
  • Common Policy for preservation, development and utilization of fishermen communities' legacy, was elaborated.
  • 15 products/services have been elaborated, divided into 3 products for each pair of 5 pre-selected BG-RO fishermen localities, identified, namely Silistra (Tataritsa) – Calarasi, Vetren (Srebarna) - Mostistea Galatui, Tutrakan – Oltenita, Ruse (Brashlen) – Giurgiu and Vidin (Kutovo, Antimovo) – Calafat;

- 5 products for larger, organised groups: Large hotels are selected, general bus transport, guided tours;

- 5 products for families/small groups: small hotels, individual tourist materials, car routes and public transport;

- 5 products for young people: offering more adventurous, but less expensive possibility, public transport and bicycle routes, guest houses or tents, individual tourist materials, information about water attractions and more;

The 15 products/services can be found on:;

  • A boat was purchased and it will be used for the aqua attractions;
  • Social media pages were elaborated:

EN YouTube channel:

Instagram account:

BG Facebook page:

RO Facebook page:


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