European Neighborhood Policy And Enlargement Negotiations

Partnership for addressing common challenges related to improve well-being of the people through Cross Border Corporation in the Black Sea Region.

We have created the Consortium represented by BSB countries: Georgia, Romania, Turkey, Bulgaria

to submit the joint proposal to BSB CBC 1st Call 2014-2020

Here you are the main places where the joint Action is supposed to be implemented

Who we are?

From Georgia


International Center for Caucasus Tourism, NGO Tbilisi

The Kintrishi Protected Landscape is a protected landscape in Kobuleti District, Adjara, Georgia, located at the gorge of the Kintrishi River and was established in 1959 to preserve its unique flora and fauna and famous Colchian willow trees. Archeological excavations revealed even older pre-Christian monuments in the areas.

The Kintrishi State Nature Reserve covers 18,893 hectares (46,690 acres).

Kintrishi Protected Area is located in Adjara Autonomous Republic (Kobuleti Municipality) between the Black Sea coast and the mountains of Adjara Region with a total area of 13,893 ha. It is located in picturesque valley of the river Kintrishi, between village Tskhemvani and Khino Mountains, at an altitude of 2,800 meters above sea level. Protected area is bordered with Kobuleti forest administration from the north, Shuakhevi municipality area from the east, Keda municipality from the south and Mtirala National Park from south-west.

An arched 12th-century bridge over the Kintrishi

Kintrishi Protected Areas Administration manages two different types of protected areas – State Nature Reserve and Protected Landscape. Kintrishi State Nature Reserve was established in 1959 and its purpose is to protect relict forest and endemic species, flora and fauna of Shuamta.

From Romania 


1. Association for Sustainable Development Prut Danube Galati

Romania, Galati county has declared a number of 17 protected areas of national interest including 16 nature reserves declared under Law no. 5/2000 on national territory, Section III, and 1 protected natural park areas, based on the Government Decision no. 2151/2004 regarding the creation of the protected area to new areas.




Protected area




Hanu Conachi Sand Dune

Legea 5/2000

Natural Reservation



Potcoava Pool

Legea 5/2000

Natural Reservation - Wetland



Tălăbasca Pool

Legea 5/2000

Natural Reservation - Wetland



Gârboavele Forest

Legea 5/2000

Natural Reservation



Pogăneşti Forest

Legea 5/2000

Natural Reservation



Breana - Roşcani Forest

Legea 5/2000

Natural Reservation



Buciumeni Forest

Legea 5/2000

Natural Reservation



Pochina Pool

Legea 5/2000

Natural Reservation - Wetland



Vlăşcuta Lake

Legea 5/2000

Natural Reservation - Wetland



Prut Lower Meadow

Legea 5/2000

Natural Reservation - Wetland



Prut Island

Legea 5/2000

Natural Reservation - Wetland



Tirighina Barboşi Fosil Place

Legea 5/2000

Paleontological Natural Reservation



Rateş Fosil Place

Legea 5/2000

Paleontological Natural Reservation



Fundeanu Forest

Legea 5/2000

Natural Reservation



Tălăşmani Forest

Legea 5/2000

Natural Reservation



Bereşti Fosil Place

Legea 5/2000

Paleontological Natural Reservation



Natural Park Lower Prut Floodplain

HG 2151/2004

Natural Park




2. Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development

"At the end of the 2840 km that it crosses from its springs, from the Black Forest Mountains, Germany to Pontus Euripus (The Black Sea), Danube has been giving birth, for more than 12.000 years, to one of the most representative and magnificent deltas of Europe and even the world."1

Danube Delta (DD), covering an area of 5800 km2, is a cross border territory, spreading 80% in Romania and 20% in Ukraine, structured by the three branches of the Danube (Chilia, Sulina and Sfantu Gheorghe).

The alternance of water and land in the particular DD landscape offers good conditions for a large number of species of plants and animals. It encompasses one of the largest compact reed surfaces in the world and Letea and Caraorman forests represent the northern limit for two rare species of oak, encountered more frequently in the southern areas of the Balkan and Italic Peninsulas.

It is well known for the impressive pelican and cormorants colonies and many other birds that can be seen here and for the great variety of fish, with an important ecological and economical value. These characteristics are the arguments that lead the Romanian Government to declare Danube Delta in 1990 a Biosphere Reserve, decision confirmed by the Parliament in 1993.

The universal value of DD was acknowledged by its inclusion, in 1993, in the international network of Biosphere Reserves through UNESCO’s “Man and Biosphere” Programme, therefore today, the Danube Delta is today on the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site’s list, for its inestimable natural patrimony. Since 1991, Danube Delta is also listed as a RAMSAR site (wetland of international importance, especially as a habitat of aquatic birds). Not to mention that almost all its territory is part of Natura 2000 sites.

This unique area is also the place in which the man belonging to the traditional communities has moulded his habitat. Danube Delta is almost entirely a rural area. Besides from the ethnical diversity, the specific geographical configuration of the Delta has led to an unusual joining of forms, materials and textures, a mixture that resulted in settlements with a strong sense of local specificity and to an architecture that draws its roots deep into the site’s topography. Since there are strong russian lipovans and ucrainean ethnical communities, you will frequently meet houses painted with bright shades of blue, green and red (typical for Russian architecture).

As a conclusion, given the multiple protection status of the area, the strong local specificity and taking into account the rural communities need for development, initiatives that bring to the local population new alternatives for income generating activities, without harming the environment are a required course of action.

From Turkey


Istanbul 1 st Regional Directorate Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs

The Protected Area is Polonozköy Nature Park in the Anatolian side of Istanbul within Beykoz District, of which the majority of the park is a part of a forest. Around the park there is a housing district namely Polonezköy, which was establish by Polish migrants. The south of the Natural Park is a settlement area with housing, villa greenhouse, water storage house, barn etc. Therefore, necessary infrastructure is available for the subject project. Polonezköy Nature Park is affiliated to the First Regional İstanbul Directorate of the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks of Turkey at the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs.

From Bulgaria


Municipality Malko Tarnovo, Burgas District

Associated Partner Organization: Regional Development and Territorial Planning

Regional Government Of Burgas

Malko Tarnovo

It was discovered in 1981-83g. Located in the area. Mishkova levels (Buchvarova hut) on the southeastern slope of the Great site, about 3 km southwest of Malko Tarnovo, close to the state border with Turkey. Too close is to this type of meters. Propada, but is much larger and more impressive. The sanctuary is part of a large complex consisting of a fortress atop Big Gradiste, mines at the foot of his necropolis, fortified buildings and urban ruins.

The vegetation of Strandja is the most prominent representative of the Euxinian Botanico-geographical Province, which extends solely to the Bulgarian Black Sea coast in Europe. Strandja forests include ancient remnants of the deciduous hygrophyte tertiary vegetation of Europe, with laurel undergrowth of evergreen shrubs, which is characteristic of the forests of the South Caucasus and the coast of Asia Minor. This ancient plant community is called southeuxinian (from Greek. -"EuxinianPont" - BlackSea) or Colchic (named after the mythical Colchis valley in Georgia, Caucasus) and is spread on the territories of Strandja, northern Turkey, Caucasus and northwestern Iran.

The Strandja Nature Park was designated in 1995 and is Bulgaria’s largest protected area.

Covers an area of 1,161 – 1% of the country’s territory. The nature park occupies the central part of Bulgarian Strandja reaching the Black Sea Coastline. The park is approximately 50 km long from east to west and 25 km wide, on average, from north to south. There are 5 nature reserves in the park, 14 protected areas and 8 nature landmarks. Approximately 830 km of marked hiking routes lead the visitors into the park. These trails are of different types and degrees of difficulty. Information boards tell about the amazing animal and plantspecies inhabiting the park.




The area "Propada" is located in the forest, 3 km northwest of the town of Malko Tarnovo.


Unique religious facility from the 1st-4th century, connected with the worship of the Sun God and Mother Goddess, and the cult to ancestors. At its center was built a beehive tomb, which is situated in the southern part of a wide circle made of large stones with a diameter of 23 m and 1.8 m height. Around 150 meters away, there is a large necropolis and fortified villa of the same period.

The cult complex consists of 48 Thracian burial mounds, in which were found cist burials and six stone tombs dated between the 4th - 1st century BC.

It is located on 3 km southwest of town, at the foot of the hill, where the ancient fort "Golyamo Gradishte" was once built.


Condition: The sanctuary has been studied by archaeologists and is partially reinforced. There is a marked trail for tourists. The archaeological survey has been carried out; there is partial reinforcement of the stones.


Public access: Asphalt road until the end of the city and then forest path that climbs up the high hill, covered with oak forest. The tourist trail is marked with info boards. 3 km along E87 from the town of Malko Tarnovo - direction border crossing "Malko Tarnovo" for Turkey and 1 km forest path to the sanctuary.

We hope:

  1. Created proposal be competitive via synergic efforts and potential capabilities of the partners.
  2. Application be awarded
  3. Project be successfully implemented

Profile of Bulgarian Cycling Association – Velo Lobby

Bulgarian Cycling Association (BCA) is the Bulgarian partner of European Cycling Federation and is performing all their policies on national level. Our core activity is lobbing and advocacy of cycling policies on National, regional and Local level.

This core activity is devided into several fields of intervention:

  • Mobility Behavior Change of commuters
  • Implementation of cycling policies
  • Popularization of cycling as a means of urban daily transport. Intergation of cycling into Sustainable Mobility concept.
  • Smart cycling into smart cities for sustainability
  • Promotion of cycling tourism

Our recent projects are:

  • Iron Curtain Trail The main output is the Action Plan which is going to be a synergy with the present project idea
  • Danube Cycling
  • EVIDENCE, Our participation was a survey on sustainability of transport
  • Bike2Work, We perform all activities of B2W in Bulgaria – Cycling Friendly Employers certification and B2W campaigns
  • Synergies with the current project FLOW together with the Municipality of Sofia
  • Support of

We have started several initiatives with National Authorities in Bulgaria:

  1.  Ministry of Education, National Days Life Long Learning. Workshop for certification of abilities and knowledge taken during informal education. Joint activities with EPALE ( Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe). Launching the initiative AMATEUR – Active Mobility Alternative Training for Efficient Urban Reform
  2.  Ministry of Sport – participation in work group for national strategy work plan. Defining future events and campaigns related to B2W, targeting schools and universities.
  3.  Ministry of Health – participation of the Working group for the Action Plan of the European Strategy for Non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Planning of joint campaigns for Mobility Behaviour Change. Preliminary talks for a joined campaign with The Ministry of Health in support of B2W Non Stop - PreDICT – Prevention of Diseases by Integration of Cycling in Transport
    •  “Together let us beat the NCDs” Initiative of WHO and supported by The Ministry of Health - #beatNCDs joint activities with B2W Non Stop
    •  B2W with a joint event for the World Health Day, 07.04.2016 #diabetes and the next event 07.04.2017 – “Depression. Let’s Talk”…while cycling. Particular attention to three groups that are disproportionally affected: adolescents and young adults, women of childbearing age (particularly following childbirth), and older adults (over 60s)
  4.  Joint Activities with Municipality of Sofia and “Do The Right Mix” with the supporting initiative “CONTRA FLOW” - Cycling Oriented Network for Traffic Reduction As a Formula for Local Authorities Welfare. Synergy with the FLOW project of Sofia Municipality.