Implementation period: 2012 ÷ 2013 years. Project cost: 138 715, 79 euros. Funded by the European Union under the Cross-Border Cooperation Program and co-financed by the Bulgarian government. The project aimed to create conditions for sustainable cultural, social and economic development by enhancing the cultural environment of the towns of Sozopol (Bulgaria) and Edirne (Turkey). The goals were achieved by applying innovative initiatives to modernize and improve the cultural environment through the implementation of:
- Drawing up a Plan for Management and Protection of Ancient Town of Apollonia Archaeological Reserve. This will be the basis for setting up conditions to make Sozopol into an international tourist destination.
- Georadar scans of the fortress system of the town of Edirne (Adrianople) in order to establish its parameters. The survey was necessary because it was impossible to conduct a comprehensive study of the archaeological structures in the inhabited town. Activities implementation enabled surveying particular areas.
The implementation of these activities was in compliance with UNESCO Guidelines and has promoted the development of both towns as worldwide centres – models of cultural heritage preservation and promotion of cultural tourism.