Accessible heritage - Cultural Assets Based Sustainable Tourism (CAST)

Project code:CB005.2.21.071
Project call:CB005.2
Priority axis / Specific objective:2.1. Increasing the touristic attractiveness of the cross-border area through better utilisation of natural, cultural and historical heritage and related infrastructure
Type of project:Investment
Project duration in months:24
Project final contract amount:264855.72 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:04.03.2020
Project end date:04.03.2022
Project intervention field:094 Protection, development and promotion of public cultural and heritage assets
Project summary:

The overall goal of the project is to strengthen cross-border cooperation between the municipalities of Kaynardzha and Tsarevo in the field of sustainable tourism development in terms of cultural tourism by increasing their attractiveness through the use of cultural heritage sites, hiking trails in Kaynardzha, Byzantine Church and Watermill. and access to the late antique and medieval fortress in Ahtopol, Tsarevo Municipality.
The project activities include rehabilitation of cultural heritage sites in Kaynardzha - Byzantine church, water mill and footpaths near historic canals, in Tsarevo municipality - rehabilitation of access to the late antique and medieval fortress in Ahtopol. Three seminars and two press conferences will be organized in Kaynardzha, two working meetings and two press conferences in Tsarevo.
As a result of the project implementation, the socio-economic situation will be improved by extending the tourist season, increasing the number of tourists visiting the region and increasing their length of stay, increasing income from tourism and investment and creating employment opportunities.

Project status: Finished

The Project has ended on 01.04.2022.

Within the scope of the project, the important cultural and touristic areas in both regions and the construction works for transportation to these areas have been successfully completed. During the project, the local and regional people, as well as the stakeholders in the tourism sector, were informed about the activities through meetings and press conferences held in both regions, and the historical, cultural and touristic areas in the region were introduced and the attractiveness of these areas was increased. In this way, sustainable tourism was developed and promoted between the municipalities of Kaynarca and Tsarevo


Leading partner
Kaynarca Municipality
Tsarevo Municipality