Promote and Affect Tourism through History /PATH/

Project code:CB005.2.21.006
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:421584.61 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:27.02.2020
Project end date:26.02.2022
Project intervention field:094 Protection, development and promotion of public cultural and heritage assets
Project summary:

The overall goal of the project is to promote the sustainable development of tourism in the cross-border region by improving and modernizing the infrastructure related to the cultural and historical heritage of Mineralni Bani and Hamdibey municipalities and strengthening the capacity for cross-border cooperation by providing conditions for accelerated tourism development. promoting the rich natural, historical and cultural potential of the region.
The implementation of the project includes construction, rehabilitation and attractive exposure of the fortress Toplikos / Mineral Baths / and the village of Hamdibey, providing an accessible architectural environment for people with disabilities.
The project will organize a seminar to promote tourism in the cross-border area in order to promote networking for the development of sustainable tourism by reviewing the existing model of tourism management and recommending changes that will make the target region a competitive and attractive tourist destination. . A tourist guide and information materials will be developed, aimed at wide popularization and advertising of the local natural, cultural and historical resources and creation of an integrated high-quality tourist product.
As a result of the project it is expected to promote the development of tourism and improve the tourist attractiveness of the villages Mineralni Bani and Hamdibei through optimal use of natural, cultural and historical resources in the region and related infrastructure, as well as organizing subsequent joint cross-border incentives. the development of other forms of tourism, thus ensuring the economic prosperity of the border area.

Project status: Finished

The Project served as a bridge between the communities situated on both sides of the cross- border region, establishing a linkage of cultural, historical and economic interest. Demonstrating trust and solid partnership and collaboration, the project partners achieved the set project goals and objectives- to encourage and promote the historical, cultural, touristic and economic potential of Mineralni Bani and Kirklareli regions and the creation of integrated high-quality tourism product, thus achieving sustainable development of tourism and strengthening the capacity for cross- border cooperation.

Furthermore, the project introduced a useful model for infrastructural and innovative tourist product development of the region and serves as a good example and base for developing new tourism products and establishment of tourism and history exchange networks.


Leading partner
Mineralni Bani Municipality
Kırklareli Special Provincial Administration