An EU-funded project, “Improvement of intangible cultural heritage in cross-border region“, promoted the heritage of the Bulgarian-Serbian border region with cultural activities, including plays and displays of traditional dancing, with the aim of boosting regional integration and increasing tourism and awareness of the area on social media. The activities focused on the municipalities of Montana, in Bulgaria and Nish, in Serbia.
The project was nominated for the REGIOSTARS Awards by the Management Authority of the Interreg-IPA Cross Border Cooperation Bulgaria-Serbia Programme. Even the project was not selected for the final award it was recognized as example of good practice. Special article was published on EC Regional Policy website Using culture to promote cohesion and tourism in the Bulgarian-Serbian border region.