Project title: Creating an innovative and integrated cross-border tourist product between "Vrachanski Balkan" and "Iron Gate" natural parks

Programme:  Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria 

Programme Priority:  PA2 - A green region


Project  goal:

The overall objective of the project is to promote the joint sustainable and balanced economic development of the territories of both parks through diversification of tourism supply and development of tourism based on cultural and natural heritage as a factor for effective use and exploitation of common advantages and potentials and overcoming imbalances in the region.

As a result a cross-border integrated tourist product will be created, whose presentation and introduction will be fully based on modern 3D technologies. The created 3D models of the two parks will allow detailed sightseeing of their territories, both in the created demonstration halls and through a web-platform. The visitors will have possibility to view in detail specific 3D digitalized sites of the rich cultural heritage – churches, antique and medieval fortresses and so on. Digitalized written and other sources – icons, gospels and so on, will be attached to the 3D models of these sites. Apart from that there will be possibility for viewing in virtual reality significant landscapes – gorges, rock phenomena, waterfalls, caves. It will be possible to “visit” attractive tourist routes – eco-paths, cognitive itineraries and so on. At least 4 specific routes will be formed and offered in the two parks, which it will be possible to view in detail.  

As a result - the potential tourists from the two sides of the border will obtain the unique opportunity to acquire a full idea of the tourist attractions in the two parks, to fit together and combine them.


Leading partner: Directorate of Nature Park "Vrachanski Balkan" - R. Bulgaria

Partner: Directorate of Nature Park "Iron Gates" - R. Romania

Project start: May 21, 2019

End of project: June 19, 2023

Duration: 48 months, 30 days

Value: Value: 419,379.44 euros, of which 359,472.52 euros financed by the ERDF. The project is co-financed by the European Union through the European Fund for Regional Development within the Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria Program.