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.



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