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“Reconstruction and display of iconic cultural sites high tourism potential in the Euroregion Ruse-Giurgiu”

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to increase tourism attractiveness of Ruse-Giurgiu CBC region represented by 2 of the region’s iconic cultural and historic sites the Pantheon in Ruse and the Fortress in Giurgiu.

What’s the budget?

1,426,760.12 euro, out of which 1,212,746.09 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Ruse Municipality

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit – Giurgiu Town.

When is it happening?

Start date: 31.07.2018

End date: 30.04.2024

Duration: 69 months and 1 day

Where is it happening?

Giurgiu (Romania)

Ruse (Bulgaria)

How is it going to happen?

  • reconstruction of the Pantheon of National Revival Heroes in Ruse;
  • multimedia presentation;
  • developing and equipping of Giurgiu fortress with modern fittings;
  • joint management plan;
  • joint marketing strategy;
  • catalogue and website presenting iconic cultural heritage in Ruse-Giurgiu region;
  • integrated tourism route;
  • information and publicity activities.

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

Programme outputs:

- 1 integrated tourism products/services created;

- 2 strategies and management plans for valorizing the cultural and natural     heritage;

Programme results: increase of the number of overnights in the cbc area with 8000.

Project status

The project is under implementation.

The LB – Ruse Municipality finalized the works in relation to the Renovation of the Pantheon of National Revival Heroes in Ruse. The Pantheon is functioning and opened for visitors.

B2 – TAU Giurgiu Municipality started the works execution in the Investment objective “Giurgiu Fortress” in the end of May 2021. The construction works within the Giurgiu Fortress were temporary suspended, due to identified need for additional electrical resistivity measurements and electrical tomography measurements, part from the archaeological research authorization.Another problem encountered was related to the connection at the investment objective to utilities (water and electricity), which were not the responsibility of the builder, but of Giurgiu Municipality. In this sense, starting with August 2023, the necessary steps for contracting the services/works of connection to the utilities of the site, were taken and the water and electricity supply works started. Still, in the end of November 2023, the builder announced the full physical completion of the works execution within the Giurgiu Fortress.

Within the frame of activity T1 “Implementation of joint tourism mechanisms and elaboration of tender dossiers”, the Lead Beneficiary has receipt from the service provider the elaborated integrated tourism route, trilingual map, containing the identified tourist sites and catalogue in Bulgarian, Romanian and English. Тhe tourism route is aiming to present the historical past of the communities living in the Ruse-Giurgiu region in a systematic, organised and tourist-friendly way and is highlighting the renovated Pantheon and valorised Fortress.

Furthermore, B2 - Giurgiu Municipality developed a trilingual Joint Management Plan for common preservation, development and utilization of cultural heritage, which was further uploaded on the project web site for presenting iconic cultural heritage in Ruse-Giurgiu CB region, which could be accessed on the link: .


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