Building the bridge of tourism - blend of common heritage

Project code:CB006.1.21.104
Project call:CB006.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:2.1 Enhancing the tourism potential of the region through cooperation initiatives in better preservation and sustainable utilization of natural and cultural heritage
Type of project:Investment
Project duration in months:18
Project final contract amount:498301.66 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:24.10.2016
Project end date:23.04.2018
Project intervention field:095 Development and promotion of public cultural and heritage services
Project summary:

The project idea is to present in an attractive way cultural diversity of the location by building a new, contemporary touristic information centre in Staro Nagoricane Municipality and making a unique cultural monument Ch. Saint Archangel Mihail - Rila into finished product for cultural tourism and with the "Bridge of tourism" to pass from the past to the modern times and to create various other forms of tourism products based on common intangible cultural values, legends, folklore, crafts. 
The project objective is diversification of tourist products through cooperation in the border region. 
Project activities are: execution of works for reconstruction of the old cooperative building in Mlado Nagoricane and supply of necessary items for equipping the Tourist Information Centre; execution of the architectural restoration of the church “Saint Archangel Mihail”; 
The envisaged outputs contained:  
professional videos and photographs for the exhibition areas of the Touristic Information Centre;  local women receive professional and practical training in the Handcraft educational centre in the designated exhibition area of the Touristic Information Centre; two entertaining games in form of mobile applications; developed and introduced on the website: project website featuring project news, CBC cultural heritage info, and promoting the attractions created, and securing appropriate visibility of the both the project and CBC touristic offer; two day Viewing tour, including final event for participants from different stakeholders, including participants from Bulgaria, organised in the end of the project - one by Staro Nagoricane Municipality and one by Rila Municipality.



Leading partner
Municipality of Staro Nagoricane
North-east region
Municipality of Rila