Yambol and Edirne - two cities on Tundzha

Project code:CB005.1.21.099
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:483431.68 €
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 overall project objective is to improve and strengthen cross-border cooperation between Yambol (Bulgaria) and Edirne (Turkey) in the field of sustainable tourism development by increasing the attractiveness of both cities for tourists.

Project activities envisage a reconstruction and architectural design of the City park bridge in Yambol and its adjacent space.  Five wooden pavilions for conducting the joint events and activities with cross-border effect will be purchased and placed near the bridge. Within the project an old architectural building in Edirne will be restored and established to function as a tourist information center. In order to promote the tourist attractiveness of Province of Edirne two informational events "Traditions of Edirne-see and feel" and "Tourist sites in Edirne region" will be held in Yambol. The project envisages conduction of the reciprocal/mirrored events in Edirne for presenting the potential of Yambol region as a tourist destination. A two-days photo exhibition "Tourist sites in Yambol region" will be organized in the restored tourist information center in Edirne. Within the event "Traditions of Yambol-see and feel" an interactive representation of the traditional custom of Yambol with musical accompaniment will be organized.

The project will contribute to increasing the tourist attractiveness of Yambol and Edirne Municipalities through better utilization of natural and cultural heritage and related infrastructure. The reconstruction of the two sites will make both places more desirable and pleasant for potential touristic visits and will provide new opportunities for organizing of joint activities.



Leading partner
Yambol municipality
Edirne municipality