Increasing attractiveness of municipalities Topolovgrad and Inece as ecotourism destinations

Project code:CB005.1.21.167
Project call:CB005.1
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:348108.28 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:21.03.2017
Project end date:20.03.2019
Project intervention field:092 Protection, development and promotion of public tourism assets
Project summary:

The project aims to increase the tourist attractiveness of the municipalities of Topolovgrad (Bulgaria) and Inedzhe (Turkey) by improving the conditions for recreation and tourism through the efficient use of the existing natural resources.

The project envisages the creation of two zones for recreation and outdoor activities in the area of "Plochest" in Topolovgrad and in the area of "Chamlak" - Inedzhe. Grounds of ​​over 12 acres, traditionally used for games and events in nature, located near the city of Topolovgrad will be equipped with seating places, shelters, playground and barbecue facilities. The construction of a volleyball, basketball and soccer field, walking paths and a model of a Thracian sanctuary are also envisaged. In the "Chamlak" area in Inedzhe a zone for recreation, sport and public events in the open with area of ​​30 acres will be created. Placement of pavilions, tables, benches, facilities for basketball, mini-football and volleyball is envisaged. A prefabricated scene for conducting mass public events with equipment for sound and lighting will be installed. To promote the tourism attractiveness of both regions "Schools in the open" will be held in the created areas. For three days in Topolovgrad and in Inedzhe groups of 30 students from the secondary education schools of the two municipalities will gain knowledge about the natural heritage and biodiversity of the cross border region and will aquire survival skills in nature. The project envisages also the shooting of a film promoting the conditions for leisure and tourism in the two municipalities and the elaboration of a tourist catalog "Sakar Mountain."

The implementation of the project will expand the opportunities for recreation in the cross border region, will promote the development of sustainable tourism as a tool for socio-economic revival and will increase the competitiveness and the incomes of local people.


Leading partner
Municipal Historical Museum - Topolovgrad
Inece Municipality