FOLKlore DANube CulturE

  • Project idea information


    Environment and culture responsible Danube region - Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources

    Project Idea Promoter
    (name of the institution)

    Human Resources Development Agency

    Needs and challenges
    (Needs, main problems or challenges to be addressed)

    There are a great number of objects and traditions along the Danube, included in the Unesco List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage.The Danube region is rich in traditions, as each region has its own specific customs, which provoke the interest of tourists. FOLKlore DANube CulturE aims to preserve and promote the cultural heritage along the Danube trough the development of transnational tools in broad partnership which will facilitate the protection and sustainable use of cultural heritage and will contribute to sustainable jobs and growth. One of the most visible characteristics of the area is the disproportionate level of economic development and big disparities. These disparities may be addressed by an increased level of interconnectivity among the actors active in the sector, creating the conditions to better use the potential existing in the less developed regions. In terms of economic strength, the western part of the area is considerably well ahead the others.

    (main and specific objectives to be achieved)

    A qualitative survey will enable an overview of the region. Based on this information, we will analyze and develop a methodology for sustainable development of the region as well as ways to create successful tourism products to achieve sustainable growth.During the spatial research and gathering of information in the Danube Region, a database of events will be created to promote and preserve these traditions. They will be the basis for creating a common tourism product, with the goal of being united under a common brand that has shaped the proposed product. They will be photographed and promoted on an established IT platform

    Main results and core outputs

    Development of a strategy for a balanced and sustainable development of the region to promote and preserve the cultural heritage in the field of music traditions.
    Integrating research results into the creation of a Danube Regional Strategy for the development, preservation and promotion of traditions, music for sustainable and integrated growth.
    Implementing the needs and visions of local / regional stakeholders in the strategy for the sustainable development of the region through the development of cultural tourism and the presentation of a common product -

    Main foreseen activities

    Spatial surveys of cultural traditions in the area of misic traditions by regions. Establishment of methodology and rules for spatial surveys. Study of the transnational Danube region in the spatial cultural context.Collecting examples of good development practices in the field of cultural heritage in the Upper Danube region.Creation and maintenance of an IT platform

    Innovative character of the project idea

    Integrating research results into the creation of a Danube Regional Strategy for the development, preservation and promotion of traditions, music for sustainable and integrated growth. It will be a summary of the region's overall needs based on the analysis of the needs of each region separately . Development and creation of a common Danube route which covers several countries along the Danube, to distinguish different customs, events within a product .

    Estimated Total Budget
    (in EUR)

    2,5 million

    Estimated duration
    (in months)


  • Partners involved at this stage

    ERDF Partners


    IPA Partners


    Associated Strategic Partners


  • Partners requested

    ERDF Partners

    Hungary, Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Chech Republic

    IPA Partners

    Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina

    Associated Strategic Partners


  • Contact Person


    Nina Dragneva


    14 "Kresna"Str, Ruse



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Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)