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The Project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and by national funds of the countries participating in the Interreg V-A "Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020" Cooperation Programme

Project

DANEV -GARGOV
Priority axis 1 – A Competitive and Innovative Cross-Border Area
Investment priorities 3d – Supporting the capacity of SMEs to grow in regional, national and international markets, and to engage in innovation processes
Intervention fields 064. Research and innovation processes in SMEs (including voucher schemes, process, design, service and social innovation)
Call 5th CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Lead Beneficiary DREAM TEAM VISION Ltd / Borislav Danev
Beneficiaries Rumen Gargov
Start Date Dec 03, 2020
End Date Dec 02, 2023
Budget 483.990,00 €
ERDF Contribution 267.404,48 €
National Contribution 47.189,03 €
As the creative economy has evolved and gained importance over the past two decades, the boundaries between the creative sectors have been removed and creative knowledge and skills are deployed in the wider economy. Such changes are also reflected in the developing relationship between tourism and the creative industries, where arts now provide access to new markets and diversifying demand, whereas new target groups are reached, destination image and competitiveness is improved and support in growth of creative industries and creative exports supported.
In addition, many tourists nowadays seek a unique and customised experience rather than the more traditional “sun-and-sea” package holiday. These changes on the demand side require reaction and adaptation by companies and the development of new products promoting attractiveness and accessibility of innovative marine activities. Yacht tourism is promoted as a tool of product differentiation and its development is considered as a necessity for the exceeding of the negative effects of seasonality and spatial intensity at coasts. It constitutes an important source of income and employment and is a key factor for sustainable growth of the enterprises, operating in the sector.
As a response to the new challenges in the creative and tourism sector, the two companies target to establish sustainable business partnership across the border in collaborative development of high quality artistic products and tourism services, as an essential source of competitive distinction, thus tackle the challenges and exploit the opportunities for business growth, profitability and jobs sustainability.

The investment will have as its main output the elaboration and the purchase of the following:
– An artistic atelier purchase and equipment for the BG partner;
– A sailing boat purchase (GR);
– Jointly developed e-shop and booking Internet platform, operated by both partners;
– Participation in international fairs and artistic creation and tourism exhibitions;
– Two new staff members appointed by the BG company.
The expected results could be summarized as follows:
– Two newly- established companies, operating in sustainable tourism sector;
– Economic growth in local, national and international markets, incl. the CB region and beyond;
– 2 new employees attracted to the tourist sector, thus fostering the employment in the CBC region;
– Increased economic growth and competitiveness through the joint implementation and common skills and techniques in marketing, promotions, sales;
– Enhanced business cooperation between the partners.
Furthermore, the current project within the cross-border area highlights how private partnership, Interreg funds and common projects teams cooperating can collaborate and jointly boost their service development activities through joint economic development actions in the sustainable tourism sector. The experiences from the established partnership and achieved results will serve as a benchmark for a cross-border creativity tourism cooperation model which can be transferred to other regions in Europe.

Greece and Bulgaria, two neighboring countries with a rich past, since the end of the 1990s have entered an era of closer co-operation, due to the INTERREG Programme “Greece-Bulgaria“.

The main idea behind “INTERREG” is that countries have issues which can be better solved if they work together with their neighbors than if each one remains confined within its borders. So for this reason, in our Programme we promote activities that bring our people closer.

One needs to look no further than the land and the rivers we share and move on to roads and then to culture, food and traditions. In every case what happens on the one side of the border affects the other side as well. The need for joint actions is gradually becoming the normal than the exception.

We focus in Northern Greece and in Southern Bulgaria around our common border.

All of our actions take place in the area of Evros, Kavala, Xanthi, Rodopi, Drama, Thessaloniki, Serres and in Blagoevgrad, Smolyan, Kardzhali, Haskovo.

We work with public and other institutions on both sides of the border that can benefit and positively influence the widest possible numbers of inhabitants, funding a very diverse range of activities that fall in the sectors of competitiveness, environment, culture, transportation, health and social issues

For this reason, the European Union together with Greece and Bulgaria are providing 130.000.000 Euros from 2014 up to 2020!

We improve co-operation on issues of common interest and deal with the challenges of the modern era in a more efficient and effective way. Our ultimate aim is a better everyday life.We cooperate! We act jointly and we all win!

The Cooperation Programme “Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020” was approved by the European Commission on 09/09/2015 by Decision C(2015)6283.  

Budget
The total budget (ERDF and national contribution) for the European Territorial Programme “Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020” is €130,262,836.00 .
The total financing consists of €110.723.408 (85%) ERDF funding and €19.539.428 (15%) national contribution.

The eligible area of the Programme consists of the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (Prefectures of Evros, Kavala, Xanthi, Rodopi and Drama) and the Region of Central Macedonia (Prefectures of Thessaloniki and Serres) in Greece and the South-Central Planning Region and South-West Planning Region (Districts of Blagoevgrad, Smolyan, Kardjali and Haskovo) in Bulgaria.

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The Greece-Bulgaria cross-border eligible area for the programming period 2014-2020 extends to 40.202 km2 and has a total population of 2.7 million inhabitants. It covers four territorial units at NUTS II level (Regions), and 11 territorial units at NUTS III level (Districts). The eligible area extends across the entire Greek-Bulgarian border and is neighbouring with Turkey (east) and FYROM (west), both countries aspiring to access to the EU. It is part of the most south-eastern non-insular area of EU, and it is situated between three seas: the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the Ionian-Adriatic Sea. Finally, it sits at the crossroad of strategic fossil fuel pipelines supplying the EU market and TEN transport axes.
The settlement structure of the area is characterized by the presence of 10 medium-large cities (>50.000 inhabitants) which accumulate 38,2% of total population, and 25 small cities (10.000-50.000 inhabitants).
Despite the historically relatively small amounts of funds allocated, there is a long history of cooperation in the eligible area, which started with Community initiative INTERREG I (1989-1993).

The priority axes are:
 
PA 1: A Competitive and Entrepreneurship Promoting Cross-Border Area
PA 2: A Sustainable and climate adaptable Cross-Border area
PA 3: A better interconnected Cross-Border Area
PA 4: A socially inclusive Cross-Border area
PA 5: Technical Assistance

DREAM TEAM VISION Ltd / Borislav Danev

Address                      41-45 Stara planina str., entr. A, fl. 8, ap. 46, Haskovo, 6300
Country Bulgaria
E-mail  dreamteamvisionltd@gmail.com

Rumen Gargov

Address                  Mesembrias 5, Kavala, 65404
CountryGreece
E-mailrdgargov@gmail.com