Cultural herritage corridors - instrument for sustainable development of tourism in the cross-border region Bulgaria – Serbia

Project code:CB007.2.11.135
Project call:CB007.2
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.1 Tourist Attractiveness
Type of project:Investment
Project duration in months:24
Project final contract amount:470525.26 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:23.07.2020
Project end date:22.07.2022
Project intervention field:094 - Protection, development and promotion of public cultural and heritage assets
Project summary:

The general objective of the project is development of competitive tourist attractions through the exposure of ancient fortress Borovets (near the town of Pravets) and realization of new exhibition in Surdulica.

Project activities:

  1. Conservation and exposure measures of Ancient Fortress Borovets – ensuring better status and accessibility;
  2. Supply of equipment – for the new exhibition in Surdulica;
  3. Research of the monuments on the territory of Municipality of Surdulica;
  4. Exchange of experience and best practices;
  5. Preparation and realization of new exposition in Surdulica;
  6. Promoting video clip, film and lectures for tourists;
  7. Joint seminar and exhibition in Pravets;
  8. Joint conference and exhibition in Surdulica.

Expected results:

Through the activities in this project will be increased the tourist attractiveness of the cross-border region of Pravets and Surdulica through the conservated cultural historical site fortress Borovets, new exhibition in Surdulica, and the development of small scale infrastructure encouraging tourists' visits - relax zones with benches, litter bins, wooden platforms in Borovets area. Significant project results are also:

  1. Conducted research of the monuments on the territory of Municipality of Surdulica;
  2. Conducted exchange of experience and best practices;
  3. Promoted video clip, film and lectures for tourists;
  4. Conducted joint seminar and exhibition in Pravets;
  5. Conducted joint conference and exhibition in Surdulica.

Target groups pf the project are local citizens of Municipality of Pravets (7430) and Surdulica (20319); Tourists visiting Pravets (30000) and Surdulica (20000) yearly; Experts from Historical Museum - Pravets (6) and Association of soldiers - Surdulica (5); Мunicipal administration of Pravets (56) and Surdulica (68); Representatives of media (20) and NGOs, SMEs, tourism agencies (10).

Partners

Leading partner
Historical Museum - Pravets
PP2
Association of soldiers in the national liberation wars of Municipality of Surdulica