A joint strategy for the protection and promotion of cultural heritage.


The main purpose of the joint strategy is to establish the basis for the development of cultural tourism and to improve the attractiveness of the territories of the project partners – the municipality of Elena, Bulgaria and the municipality of Medgidia, Romania. Based on an in-depth analysis of the current situation of cultural heritage in the territory of the two municipalities, it has been concluded that a good basis has been created for long-term sustainable and balanced development of the cultural heritage. The strategy identifies sites and events that are suitable for joint development, as well as their inclusion in the tourist package and a web-based platform for the presentation and promotion of cultural heritage in the cross-border region of Elena – Medgidia. The relevant program documentation at national, regional and municipal level has been taken into account, as well as the specific resource potential of the two municipalities, and the relevant European documents. The main tasks and activities that have been accomplished in order to achieve the project objectives are: • Analysis of the historical and geographical development of the two municipalities – peculiarities in spatial development; • Analysis of the regional characteristics of the two regions/ municipalities; • Spatial distribution of existing cultural sites in both municipalities and description of their status; • Identification of sites and events that are appropriate for joint development and definition of action steps; • SWOT analysis on cultural heritage;

Project „Culture in Eternity“, code: ROBG-423

Project value (ERDF): 1, 199, 667.16 €

It is implemented by Elena Municipality in partnership with Medgidia Municipality, Constanta county, Romania.

Project „Culture in Eternity“ is cofinanced by the European Union through European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg V-A Romania – Bulgaria Programme.


The Culture in Eternity project is directly linked to the principles of sustainable development and actively promotes equal opportunities, non-discrimination and gender equality.