Bulgarian-Serbian GourmeTrain

Project code:CB007.1.12.174
Project call:CB007.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.2 Cross-Border Touristic Product:
Type of project:Soft
Project duration in months:15
Project final contract amount:170831.73 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:01.08.2017
Project end date:31.10.2018
Project intervention field:094 - Protection, development and promotion of public cultural and heritage assets
Project summary:

The general objective of the project is to increase tourist attractiveness of cross border area through: certification and protection of cross border touristic products and services that reflect the special character of the destinations, such as traditional gastronomy products on of the Bulgarian and Serbian side; developing knowledge and skills among students and professional chefs by conducting additional training related to gastronomy; and improving the quality of gastronomic products and services and established connections among entrepreneurs in the cross-border region.

The project envisages the following activities and results: Organization of 4 Gastro Tourism forums two in Serbia and two in Bulgaria; Establishment of Bulgarian-Serbian Gastro Club as business club with 40 members; Registration of International Certification Trademark for 2 Serbian and Bulgarian gastronomic products/services - 15 SMS/entrepreneurs will initially be beneficiaries; Equipping Culinary Arts teaching and demonstration kitchen facility in Higher business school in Leskovac and for Vocational school in Mezdra; Development and realization of a training seminar for culinary arts students in Serbia and Bulgaria for preparing traditional Bulgarian and Serbian food - 40 students; Organization of a training seminar for 20 professional chefs in Bulgaria and Serbia; Joint participation on Gastronomic Festival in Serbia in order to promote specific traditional gastronomic products envisaged for certification, and their preparation and the way of service.

The project aims to increased the number of tourist/visitor to cross border regions Jablanica and Vratsa for 5% during the period of 3 years after project is implemented.

Project website: www.gourmetrain.com


Leading partner
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vratsa
Higher business school of professional studies Leskovac
Vocational school Aleko Konstantinov