Summary of the project

Name of the project:

The project follows the strategic goals of the program for cross-border cooperation. The implementation of the project will provide the basis for permanent cooperation between the two municipalities which is a prerequisite for improving the quality of life and social development in this peripheral region.

Overall objective of the project:

The overall objective of the project is to provide opportunities for mutual exchange, cultural cooperation, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of cultural and folk traditions of the municipalities and Simitli Delcevo.
The main objective of the project is to develop a new integrated cross-border cultural tourism, which will be used for the exchange to be used for the exchange of best practices know-how in the area of ​​the rebirth of a shared cultural heritage. Cultural cooperation will include research on the most important historical sites, development of traditional festivals, workshops etc.
With the implementation of the project activities will improve the quality of life in the border region between Bulgaria and Macedonia.

Specific objectives:
• Comprehensive research, revitalization and promotion of cultural and historical heritage of the municipality of Simitli and the municipality of Delcevo.
• Cultural exchange and storage of specific limit values ​​and traditions by organizing folk festivals
• Programs to promote local cultural values ​​that contribute to the revival of the people's consciousness and social development of the region
• Exchange of best practices in the field of cultural tourism and the creation of an information network to promote the region as an attractive destination

• Exploring the cultural and historical sights, local customs and traditions of the municipality of Simitli, Bulgaria and municipality of Delcevo, Macedonia and Blagoevgrad
• Encourage local culture, history and tourist facilities, traditions, customs, Map and brochure of tourist sites; Cookbook with recipes of both municipalities; Project website;
• Organizing typical folk festivals in the municipality Delcevo, Macedonia and Simitli Municipality, Bulgaria
• Organizing ethnographic and photographic exhibitions
• Organizing an exhibition of artists from both regions
• Publicity - promotional brochures, informational posters, seminars, DVDs, and other media.

Lead partner of the project:

KUD "Goce Delcev" Delcevo, Macedonia

Project partners:

Association "People and traditions" s.Brezhani Municipality, Simitli, Bulgaria

МК mk





МК bg

Project coordinators:

Rumyana Panova
Snezana Stojmenova

Budget: 90.250,46 EUR

Duration of the project is 18 months