Youth Innovative Ideas for the Document "Culture Matters!"


A total of six youth projects were developed during the discussion session, which was held in the format of an Innovation camp under the title “Entrepreneurship in the Field of Cultural and Historical Heritage in the Cross-Border Region Romania – Bulgaria”. The event took place on November 21-22, 2019 in Silistra. Three of these youth business projects were ranked by a jury chaired by Julia Bahovski, who has been working in Bucharest for years to get to encourage mutual cooperation co-operate between Bulgarians and Romanians. These projects are: ” The Danube Pelicans” – 3rd place, “Cross-Border Future” – 2nd place and “Radetsky” – 1st place.

The participants in the discussions were assisted by specially selected business consultants, including representatives of Rotary Club-Silistra and the business community in the city. And before the six teams presented their entrepreneurial projects to the jury, they discussed them with Romanian partners, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Calarasi and the Access Association.

This year, the innovation camp is being held for the third time and is in connection with World Entrepreneurship Week. The event was officially opened by the Regional Governor of Silistra Mr. Ivelin Statev and the Head of the Regional Education Department Dr. Gabriela Mitkova. It was attended by professors from the University of Ruse, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daniel Pavlov and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emil Kotsev. Also valuable was the contribution of Nikolai Nekov, a Silistrian who develops a thriving marketing business in Sofia.

All youth projects will become part of the document “Culture Matters! – Cross-border cooperation for the management of the cultural and historical heritage, developed within the framework of the “MEMOFISH. Memory and the future. Stories about the Danube Civilization. ”

The organizers of the innovation camp are RED-Silistra, Municipality of Silistra and NGO “Paralel – Silistra”. The association is a partner in the MEMOFISH project, implemented by five organizations from Bulgaria and Romania, with the Lead of the Bulgarian-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The project is implemented with the financial support of the Interreg V-A Romania – Bulgaria program.