Project title: MEMOFISH – memory and future. Stories about the Danube Civilization

Funding programme: Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria

Period of implementation: 01.08.2018 – 31.01.2020

Short description:

Based on previous studies and projects in the cross-border Bulgarian-Romanian region, it has been established that natural resources along the Danube River are being used in a devastating manner which poses a threat to the ecosystem. At the same time, the rich cultural and natural heritage of Danube fishing communities, which best combines the economic use of available resources with environmental protection, has been taken into account. In order to overcome the apparent contradiction between ecosystem protection and the economic needs of the population along the river, the project partners will focus on studying the heritage of cross-border fishing settlements and promoting their practices as an example of preserving the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem. The results of the survey will be published in an online database and, based on them, the partners will begin planning the participation in the project of 10 cross-border fishing communities (5 in each country). In addition, to demonstrate that economic profit can go hand in hand with environmental protection, partners will begin a process of valorisation of the intangible cultural heritage of the Danube Fisheries Communities. To this end, local stakeholders and organizations will be involved and integrated tourism products will be developed. Finally, the partners will demonstrate how the project results can benefit the cross-border region by organizing joint promotional tours based on the valorisation of the heritage of fishing communities.


* Bulgarian-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

* NGO „Paralel – Silistra“ –

* Rousse Regional Museum of History –

* Acces Association – Calarasi

* Fishing Local Action Group Association „Dunarea Calaraseana“ –

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