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Live, interactive and virtual environments for the museums of the lower Danube cross-border area between Romania and Bulgaria

What’s the goal?

The aim of the project is to show that the modern ICT technologies can be used for the wider popularization and the attraction of more tourists in the museums and the CBC area.

What’s the budget?

479,655.05euro, out of which 407,706.78euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): University of Ruse Angel Kanchev (Bulgaria);

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Rousse Regional Museum of History (Bulgaria);

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Regional Historical Museum - Silistra (Bulgaria);

Beneficiary 4 (B4): Lower Danube Museum Calarasi (Romania);

Beneficiary 5 (B5): Iron Gates Region Museum (Romania).

When is it happening?

Start date: 08.12.2018

End date: 07.03.2021

Duration: 27 months

Where is it happening?

Ruse and Silistra in Bulgaria

Calarasi and Mehedinti in Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • State of the art virtual reality cameras with LIVE streaming capabilities will be
  • used in the museums;
  • Touch screen terminals will be deployed in the museum;
  • A special game application will be developed (NFC/QR codes in the museums);
  • 3D mappings shows in Romania and Bulgaria;
  • Development of developing of the “Path of the Danube museums” strategy.

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

Programme outputs:

- 2500 more visits to supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction;

- 6 integrated tourism products/services 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: 2500 tourist overnights in the CBC region.

Project status

All Project beneficiaries finalized the technical specifications of the Live Streaming equipment, foreseen to be purchased and launched the procurement procedures. LB finalized the procurement of a 3D scanner bundle ( single such scanner in Bulgaria ).

Part from the development and integration of interactive systems represent the already purchased Smart TVs, white screens, the Magnetic board, wireless routers on behalf of LB and the Exhibition stands/displays, chairs, LED Smart TVs, Multimedia projectors, white screens for the projectors, specialized 360 degree cameras and Interactive information kiosks on behalf of B2, B3, B4 and B5. The Digital Corners, which are the basic milestones of the foreseen Integrated system for live streaming are already fully equipped and established.

The project beneficiaries organized so far two launching press conferences in Ruse and Drobeta Turnu Severin, attended by representatives of local media and administration.

B4 hosted the first project dissemination workshop for 3D Technologies for digitalization, visualization and popularization of historical and cultural heritage in the period 16.12. – 17.12.2019 in Calarasi.

In addition, the project was presented by the LB at the following events and several occasions, performed outside the project:

1. to a delegation from the Shanghai Polytechnic University, Ruse, Bulgaria;

2. at the 29th Annual Conference of the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering EAEEIE-2019, Ruse, Bulgaria;

3. Roman Market at the Sexaginta Prista Roman Fortress, Ruse, Bulgaria;

4. Digitalization of the significant Roman fortress “Buzovo Kale”, Kazanlak, Bulgaria;

5. Digitalization of the Thracian, late antique and medieval fortress near Debnevo, Debnevo, Bulgaria;

6. Annual edition of the European Researchers’ Night in University of Ruse, Ruse, Bulgaria;

7. Annual edition of the European Researchers’ Night in the University of Sofia, town Sofia, Bulgaria;

8. Training event for digitalization with 3D scanners, Ruse, Bulgaria;

9. EU Week of Regions and Cities, Brussels, Belgium;

10. Seminar on 3D modelling, digitalization and visualization, Kazanlak, Bulgaria;

Further, within the frame of Activity T4 “Project Events and workshops”, B3 - Regional Historical Museum Silistra organized and performed the first Training event of the project teams for working and using the specialized VR equipment, in Silistra.

The webpage of the project was elaborated and it is available at        Also, the LB created a Facebook page for the project,: . The page has many followers, and the posts were seen by more than thousand people.


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