Culinary Neighborhood Network (CuliN)

Project code:CB005.1.22.011
Project call:CB005.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:2.2. Increasing the cross-border tourism potential by developing common destinations
Type of project:Soft
Project duration in months:12
Project final contract amount:78693.27 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:21.03.2017
Project end date:20.03.2018
Project intervention field:075 Development and promotion of tourism services in or for SMEs
Project summary:

The main objective of the project is to create competitive advantages for tourism in the cross-border region leading to long term sustainable growth and development of the tourism destination Edirne (Turkey) -Burgas (Bulgaria).

The specific objectives include creating transnational culinary itineraries related to the cultural traditions and gastronomy of the cross-border region; developing culinary tourism products (multi day tours) in order to enhance low and medium season tourism in rural cross-border area, improving transnational cooperation between rural areas of Bulgaria and Turkey in order to enhance competitiveness in the field of tourism and healthy food production. The envisaged activities are fieldwork and ethnographical study, analysis of the supply/ demand of rural tourism products in the border area of Turkey. Two Joint Capacity Building Trainings - for public sector representatives in Pomorie, Bulgaria and Tourism SME representatives in Keshan, Turkey and two Food Festivals - in Pomorie, Bulgaria and in Keshan, Turkey will be held.

The project will contribute to promotion of the agriculture and tourism in the cross-border area by popularizing specific local cuisine and culinary. On the other hand, the transnational cooperation between rural areas in Bulgaria and Turkey  will increase the competitiveness in tourism and production of healthy food products.

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Leading partner
Tradesmen Chamber of Keshan Restaurants Cafes and Hotels