On 22.11.2016, Municipality Zajecar, in its role as lead partner, signed a contract with number RD-02-29-261 / 22.11.2016 grant agreement with the Managing Authority of the Interreg-IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Program Bulgaria-Serbia 2014 -2020 in connection with the implementation of the project “Development of competitive tourist attractions for year-round festival tourism that contributes to the diversification of tourist products in the region of Vidin – Zajecar” ref. No. CB007.1.11.207. A project partner on the Bulgarian side is Municipality Vidin.
During the project, a joint study of the opportunities for development of festival tourism in the cross-border region will be carried out and a joint tourist product will be created for year-round festival tourism in the region of Vidin-Zajecar. It is planned to build a new tourist infrastructure in Zajecar and equip equipment for the Arts Festival “Danube Waves”, organized by the Municipality of Vidin. Festival tourism will be promoted by running a green school and youth camp, as well as through the distribution of a series of information materials, pocket guides and a 30-minute promotional film.
The project envisages the following activities:
Information and publicity of the project
Joint study of opportunities for development of festival tourism in the cross-border region
Creation of a joint tourist product for year-round festival tourism in the region of Vidin-Zajecar
Promotion of the joint tourist product
Construction of tourist infrastructure in Zajecar
Supply of equipment for musical orchestras in Vidin
Organizing a youth camp in the new tourist infrastructure in Zajecar
Conducting “Danube Waves” Arts Festival in Vidin
Promotion of the “Danube Waves” Arts Festival and organization of a green school during the festival.
The overall objective of the project is to: Support the development of competitive tourist attractions by promoting and developing festival tourism. The specific objectives of the project are: 1) To study the festivals in Bulgaria and Serbia and to promote the opportunities for festival tourism in Vidin-Zajecar; 2) To provide a new tourist infrastructure in Zajecar, suitable for festival tourism; 3) Improve the performance of Vidin orchestras by delivering tools.
The target groups to be covered include the project team members, experts from the Culture and Tourism Municipalities, local groups and orchestras, organizers of cultural events, participants in the Festival “Danube Waves”, green school and youth camp, visitors to the “Danube Waves” and “Gitariada”, journalists, representatives of the municipal administrations of Vidin and Zajecar.
Duration of the project: 24 months (23.11.2016 – 22.11.2018)
Contract value: EUR 496 767.40
IPA financing: EUR 421 175.18
Bulgarian public contribution: EUR 22 162.59
Serbian public contribution: EUR 52 162.46
Partner’s own contribution: EUR 1 267.17
The project is co-financed by the European Union through the INTERREG-IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Program Bulgaria-Serbia.
This publication is supported by the European Union through the INTERREG-IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Program Bulgaria-Serbia, CCI No 2014TC16I5CB007. The content of the publication is the sole responsibility of the Municipality of Vidin and should in no way be taken as an expression of the opinion of the European Union or the Managing Authority of the Programme