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‘’Cross-Border Religious Heritage”

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to promote the cross-border region as a destination for religious tourism

What’s the budget?

362,610.29 euro, out of which 308,218.74 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 85,000 euro for LB and 85,375 euro for B2

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB):Regional Development Foundation (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): University of Craiova (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 09.08.2018

End date: 08.02.2020

Duration: 18 months

Where is it happening?

Dolj, Olt, Mehedinți

Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, Rusea

How is it going to happen?                      

  • 2 studies
  • workshops
  • 1 joint strategy 
  • on-line guide
  • e-platform
  • mobile application for smart devices
  • publicity and information activities

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

Programme outputs: 1 integrated tourism products/services created, 1 joint strategy for valorizing the cultural heritage

Programme results: increase of the number of overnights in the cbc area with 300

Project status

The Project has been finalized on 08.02.2020 and the following main achievements have been accomplished:

- 2 field studies have been elaborated in order to analyse the religious sites and the intangible Christian heritage;

- 2 workshops have been organised where the outcome of the studies have been presented and discussed with the target groups;

- 1 Joint strategy for the promotion and diversification of cross-border religious heritage and can be found on:;

- the project website has been elaborated: ;

- 1 online guide with mobile application which have been fulfilled. The guide can be found on the project website ( while the mobile application can be found in Google Play Store and on the web address (;


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