Platform for cross-border festival tourism in the field of culture and traditions - FOLKLOR

Project code:CB006.1.21.166
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:457459.54 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:17.10.2016
Project end date:16.10.2018
Project intervention field:095 Development and promotion of public cultural and heritage services
Project summary:

Activities under the project
The project was focused on development and encouragement of cross border cooperation in the area of rural and festival tourism amongst the public institutions and other stakeholders in tourism sector through organization of common festival, transfer of knowledge and experience. In addition project aimed to build tolerance and respect towards cultures and tradition of different ethnics in both regions. The following activities were conducted:

- Study for development of rural tourism in Pehcevo;
- Organizing of "Cross Border Music and folklore festival ";
- Presentation of v.Breznica and Gotse Delchev music and folklore heritage at the “Festival of brass instruments”;
- Joint web platform;
- Transfer of Knowledge in area of rural tourism;
- Works and supply in Pehchevo and Breznica (Info Centre in Pehchevo and Square with adequate infrastructure for organization of festivals in v.Breznica).

Project Result
Info Centre in Pehchevo and Square with adequate infrastructure for organization of festivals in v.Breznica were constructed; module construction for stage and audio and lightening equipment was delivered. In addition, within the Info Centre, a toilet for people with disabilities was constructed and access for people with disabilities to newly constructed infrastructure in Breznitsa was provided. Study for development of rural tourism in Municipality of Pehcevo, with Strategy for rural tourism in Pehchevo and active participation of relevant stakeholders was developed (http://rural-tourism.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Studija.pdf); Music and folklore heritage of v. Breznica and Gotse Delchev was presented at the "Cross Border Music and folklore festival” and “Festival of brass instruments”; joint web platform: http://rural-tourism.net/, containing information about main tourist destinations and attractions in Pehchevo and Goce Delchev, as well as accommodation facilities and events was developed. 

Partners

Leading partner
Municipality of Pehcevo
East region
PP2
Municipal cultural centre Petko Rachev Slaveikov - 1938 Breznica
Blagoevgrad