Development of the tourism in cross border region Bosilovo-Garmen by preservation of the local cultural traditions

Project code:CB006.1.21.001
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:24
Project final contract amount:412111.62 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:17.10.2016
Project end date:16.10.2018
Project intervention field:094 Protection, development and promotion of public cultural and heritage assets
Project summary:

The aim of the project is to increase the tourist potential in the cross-border region by renovating the municipal community centers and preserving the local cultural traditions. Specific objectives of the project are: rehabilitation of the community center in the village of Sekirnik, Bosilovo, rehabilitation of the community center in the village of Ribnovo, Garmen and better tourist services.
           The main results are:
- rehabilitated municipal buildings: at the community center in the village of Sekirnik and the building of the community center in the village of Ribnovo, with improved energy efficiency;
- fully equipped community center in the village of Ribnovo with technological equipment for creation of an exhibition of the local cultural tradition in the cross-border region - the custom "Wedding in Ribnovo";
- held a folklore festival in the cross-border region for presentation of local traditions and culture;
- developed new tourism products to increase opportunities to attract tourists;
- established partnerships in the field of tourism.


 The renovated public infrastructure has become a place for future tourism and cross-border cooperation and provided significant opportunities for many programs, festivals, events, seminars on cultural and historical heritage, sustainable development, environmental protection, regional identity, etc.

 

Partners

Leading partner
Municipality of Bosilovo
South-east region
PP2
Municipality of Garmen
Blagoevgrad