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TourDev Giurgiu-Ruse (ROBG-501)

The Joint Strategy for the Touristic Development of the Giurgiu-Ruse Area

What’s the goal?

The main objective of the project is to contribute to the touristic development of the Giurgiu-Ruse area by providing local stakeholders with a comprehensive strategy to enhance the visibility of the two counties as visiting destinations and by facilitating the formation of a network of interested actors that would provide their input to the development of the strategy.

What’s the budget?

416,588.17 euro, out of which 354,099.94 euro ERDF


Lead Beneficiary (LB): “CEDCA” Association

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Business Support Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises – Ruse


Start date: 08.09.2018

End date: 07.11.2019

Duration: 14 months


Ruse in Bulgaria

Giurgiu in Romania


  • Documentation of cultural and natural heritage in the Giurgiu-Ruse area;
  • Sustaining and promoting tourism in the Giurgiu-Ruse area;
  • Realization of studies, research, information system, tourism development strategy;
  • Organization of stakeholder workshops;
  • Development, elaboration and dissemination of Joint Strategy.

Results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs:

- 1 integrated tourism product/service created;

- 1 common strategy, policy or management plan for valorizing (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 region.

Project status

The project implementation was finalized on 07.11.2019 and the following objectives have been achieved:

Two launching conferences of the project on behalf were organized.

The web site has been developed and its available at the link: .

A final “Study for popularisation of landmarks and locations in the Giurgiu-Ruse region and for documentation for cultural and natural heritage in the Giurgiu-Ruse area” was completed from LB and B2 and is available in all three languages on the project web site: .

In addition, both beneficiaries organized and performed in total 6 workshops – 3 in Ruse and 3 in Giurgiu, dedicated on the development and content of the Joint Strategy for the Touristic development of the Giurgiu-Ruse area, attended from 255 stakeholders, The elaborated Joint Strategy and management plan for valorizing (including raising awareness) the cultural and natural heritage is uploaded and is available on the project web site: www. .

B2 elaborated 10 videos for promoting the natural heritage in area Giurgiu – Ruse available on the web site: .

Furthermore, promotional activities were carried out by the project partners, including elaboration one travel guidebook and one photo album.

Following the implementation of the project activities, 1 integrated tourism product was created, represented by the developed joint study, the project website and the printed travel guidebook and photo album.


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