New opportunities for sustainable tourism in the villages

Project code:CB007.2.12.080
Project call:CB007.2
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.2 Cross-Border Touristic Product:
Type of project:Soft
Project duration in months:15
Project final contract amount:162942.95 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:25.01.2021
Project end date:18.09.2021
Project intervention field:094 - Protection, development and promotion of public cultural and heritage assets
Project summary:

The project aims through development and establishment of a new touristic product - "new touristic destinations in the villages" to increase the social and economic status of the people in the CBC region. region.

Planned activities:

  1. Research on the local traditions and rituals;
  2. Supply of equipment, renovation and creation of ethnographic expositions;
  3. Joint camp of amateurs from the districts of Kyustendil and Pchinja (two 4-days camps);
  4. Participation of the direct beneficiaries in six local fairs;
  5. Upgrading a web site;
  6. Elaborating of a promotional film and an advertising video clip;
  7. Elaborating of a paper catalogue "Natural, historical and cultural heritage in the villages of Kyustendil and Pchinja".

Expected results:

  1. Conducted research on the local traditions and rituals;
  2. Created an innovative and sustainable tourist model;
  3. Popularized new tourist destinations related forgotten traditions and rituals;
  4. Improved vision of the villages, raised tourist flow and preserved young people in their native places;
  5. Conducted Joint camp of amateurs from the districts of Kyustendil and Pchinja (two 4-days camps).

The project target groups are the local communities - the population of the villages and towns of the CBC region, craftsmen, community centers, cultural centers, amateurs, tour operators, restaurateurs, hoteliers.


Leading partner
Regional chambers of skilled crafts - Kyustendil
Center for cultural activities, tourism and librarianship of Vladichin Han Municipality