Support for promotion of sustainable tourism

Project code:CB005.1.22.063
Project call:CB005.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:2.2. Increasing the cross-border tourism potential by developing common destinations
Type of project:Soft
Project duration in months:15
Project final contract amount:101842.46 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:21.03.2017
Project end date:20.06.2018
Project intervention field:095 Development and promotion of public cultural and heritage services
Project summary:

Overall project objective is promotion of cultural heritage of the cross border region through development of joint tourism destination  Burgas – Edirne.

Project activities include elaboration of a study of the tourists’ demand and needs of information in the field of tourist services and products and research of good practices and tourist packages in the Cross –border region. In the two partnering countries “Ethno Happenings” will be organized. Project activities also include “Travelling Exhibitions” and organization of “Sustainable Tourism FAIR” in Burgas.  A multi-language platform “Cross-border Heritage Center” will be elaborated.

As a result of the project   a destination with significant tourism potential will be developed, aiming to overcome the economic diversification of the cross-border region through the use of innovative, advanced tools and techniques to reach new market segments.

Project status: Finished

The project partners have implemented the activities according to the schedule.

Tourism cooperation between Burgas city and Edirne is also inevitable in terms of two cities. This project actually came as a surprise as one of the opportunities that opened the door of this collaboration. Such projects are an invaluable source of resources and cooperation for non-governmental organizations on both sides of the border.

Project partners have used the project funds for 15 months in line with program principles, project objectives and activities. As project teams, we increased our knowledge and experience. As project outputs we invested in the tourist destination of the Edirne-Burgas region and we added a total of 30 tourist sites to the foreground, including unknown spots as well known from tourist destination points in the two regions. We included Kırklareli in the project as part of the program. We took great care to include Tourist service providers - business owners, eco-tour operators, cultural tour operators, travel agencies, public agencies and organizations, municipalities, NGOs, tourism department students, tourism offices, local producers and tourists.                      

We think that the results of our project will motivate the tourism of the region from the point of directing the 3rd country tourists come to Burgas and Edirne. Especially interesting and detailed information about the tourist sites, common destinations we have developed, web page, catalogs, maps and other products will continue to cooperate in the field of sustainable tourism.

Project website:

Materials from the project:

The promotional materials (poster and information board) are available HERE.

The project leaflet is available HERE.

Project products:

The Tourist map is available HERE.

Study of the tourists demand and needs of information in the field of tourist services and products is available HERE.

The Research "Good practices and tourist packages in the Cross – border region” (in English, Bulgarian and Turkish language) is available HERE.

The Catalogue of 30 Tourist Sites is available HERE.

The Presentations from the events are available HERE.

Videos and 3D/360 degrees photos of cultural and historical sites in the cross-border region are available on the website of the project at the following link:


Leading partner
The Association for Promoting Edirne and Tourism of Edirne