About the project
The project “Cross-border religious heritage” is co-funded by the European Union through the European Union Fund for Regional Development in the framework of Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria programme. It is implemented by Regional Development Foundation – Bulgaria in partnership with the University of Craiova, Romania. The main goal of “Cross-Border Religious Heritage” project is to promote the cross-border region between Bulgaria and Romania as religious tourism destination. We strive to create conditions to promote the holy sites of the two countries, which are located in the districts and counties covered by the project in order to increase the number of the tourists in these regions. To achieve this goal we carry out a number of promotional and communication activities through social media, Internet, documentary film, video spots, short videos, online travel guide, mobile application etc. This cross-border project covers the counties of Dolj, Mehedinţi and Olt in Romania and the districts of Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo and Ruse in Bulgaria. A great number of beautiful churches and monasteries located in the regions along the Danube River, are covered by our communication campaign. The project covers the following target groups: representatives of church institutions, travel agents and agencies, potential tourists, who are interested in pilgrimage tourism, potential users of the online products, developed in the framework of the project.