Promotion of The Historic, Cultural And Touristic Treasures of Edirne and Nessebar

Project code:CB005.1.21.128
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:451837.87 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:21.03.2017
Project end date:20.03.2019
Project intervention field:095 Development and promotion of public cultural and heritage services
Project summary:

The project aims to provide support for the establish as undisputed tourist destination cities - Edirne in Turkey and Nessebar in Bulgaria  - through the use of innovative methods and technologies for presentation to visitors and thus ensuring the sustainability of the existing tourism potential.

Technologically new multimedia devices for visualization that will contribute to more effective cross-border cultural and tourist exchanges will be delivered and installed within the project. In the town of Edirne, Turkey a system of eight outdoor and 8 indoor kiosk providing information to visitors will be installed at cultural and tourist landmarks of the city. Compatible with the system of kiosk smart application for deternining location and exchange of information for the needs of the tourists will elaborated. In the town of Nessebar, Bulgaria the installation of a "3D mapping" projection system exposing image, sound and light on the fortress walls of the old town will be intstalled. Another project activity is creating an advertising video of the historical, cultural and natural resources of Edirne and Nessebar, which will be distributed through the system of kiosks and  the smart application in Edirne and by broadcasting throuh the "3D mapping" system at the entrance of the old town of Nesebar. The project includes a joint presentation of the two cities as sites of the List of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of UNESCO. For this purposethe conduction of a large-scale forum in Edirne on the relationship between history and tourism and the responsibility for protecting cultural heritage is planned. Two tourist festivals with  demonstrations of authentic folk performances, traditional cuisine and photoexhibitions of the tourist attractions will be held in Edirne and Nessebar.

The project implementation will contribute to improving the access to the historic and natural sites through the use of modern methods and devices, and increasing the tourist attractiveness of thecross border region with emphasis on the importance of preserving the cultural heritage.


Leading partner
Municipality of Edirne
Municipality of Nessebar