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After more than an year of work, a team of University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev” in partnership with Ruse Regional Museum of History and The Museum of National History and archaeology Constanta, have prepared a project proposal for Interreg V-A Rоmania-Bulgaria Priority Axis 2: A green region. All documents for the project proposal were successfully prepared and submitted on 30 June 2015 to Cross Border Cooperation Regional Office in Calarasi. The goal of the project is to preserve and promote historical and cultural sites with significant impact from the lower part of the Roman Limes, a UNESCO World Heritage site candidate. The project proposal highlights the following main activities: Categorisation and selection of the ancient roman heritage sites; Digitalization of the available resources about the selected sites; On-site aerial and ground photoshoots, data processing and creation of the information database; Development of web-based information platform and mobile applications; Training events and dissemination activities; Information and publicity.

On January 12th 2016 the University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev” as a lead partner of project proposal received a fax from Joint Secretariat and Management Authority of Interreg V-A Rоmania Bulgaria Programme. The fax has contained information about the fact that the project “Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania ARCHIVE” code 15.2.1.038, has been within 23 accepted projects, which are founded in the first phase in Interreg V-A RO-BG Programme. On January 21th expert group from Management Institution of Cross Border Cooperation Programme visited the University of Ruse. The goal of this visitation was related to pre-contracting agreement to start the project. After this stage the signing of the contract for financing the project ahead. The project will run for 18 months with the budget of 494.928,67 euro.

On April 4th 2016 the formal project agreement has been signed to address the start of the implementation of Project “Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania ARCHIVE” code 15.2.1.038. The event was held in Calarasi, Romania and it was attended by Control Agency of Cross Border Cooperation (CBC) program, representatives of the lead partner – University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev” and representatives of Museum National History and Archaeology Constanta. Project duration, start and end date: 18 months, from April 5th, 2016 until October 4th, 2017.


                                                

After the formal signing of the project “Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania ARCHIVE” code 15.2.1.038, a kick-off meeting was held in University of Ruse, room 322 of Rectorate building. This was the first gathering of the project members after the contract was signed. The event was held on 20th April 2016 and the goal was to elect a Joint Management Board of the project. In addition, the main activities for the first 3 months have been defined per partners. The primary activity that was assigned to partners is categorization of the objects from ancient roman heritage in the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania. (Click here for pictures)

On 21th April 2016 in Kaneff Center of University of Ruse, a press-conference took place in order to initialize the beginning of the Project “Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania ARCHIVE” code 15.2.1.038. The meeting was attended by representatives of University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev”, Ruse Regional Museum of History, Museum of National History and Archaeology Constanta, as well as representatives of regional media and business. The conference began with a speech of Prof. Velizara Pencheva – Rector of the University of Ruse. After her speech the Lead partner coordinator presented information about the project, main activity and future aspects. The attending guests were very interested and a lot of questions have arisen. (Click here for pictures)

On 27th April 2016 a press-conference was held in Romania. The goal of the press-conference was to popularised the beginning of the project. The event was attended by representatives of regional media and business, as well as members of the project teams – lead partner University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev”, Ruse Regional Museum of History and Museum of National History and Archaeology Constanta. The attending guests ware very interested. (Click here for pictures)

European Researchers’ Night is a mega event which takes places every year simultaneously in about 300 cities all over the Europe and beyond. This year the event took place also in 11 Bulgarian cities. Ruse is within those Bulgarian cities, in which the European Researchers’ Night was held on 30th September 2016. In this events members of the project “Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania ARCHIVE” code 15.2.1.038 has participated. A presentation about the project, its goals and activities was made and also some achieved results was shown. (Click here for pictures)

Expert Team of University of Ruse during the implementation of the project activities. Enjoy the incredible photos taken at impressive locations with archaeological significance from Roman times. The photographs were taken during the mission trip to Romania near the location Histria, Carsium and Capidava in September 2016(Click here for pictures)

October 2016 - Initial tests of newly purchased equipment, which is needed to implement the activities of the project "15.2.1.038 ARCHIVE". (Click here for pictures)

A two-day dissemination workshop was held from 17th to 18th October 2016 in Ruse. The goal of the Workshop was to popularize the results of the project “15.2.1.038 ARCHIVE” achieved during the first six mounts from the beginning of the project implementation. The events was attended by representatives of Ruse Regional Museum of History, Museum of National history and archaeology Constanta, project members from University of Ruse, as well as representatives of regional media, business and travel agencies from cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania. During the workshop a presentation was made in “Alexander I” hall of Ruse Regional Museum of History. The goal of the presentation was to introduce the achieved results as well as to announce future aspects of project activities related to creating available models which can be further recreated by using modern 3D printing technologies. All products implemented in the project will be further popularized by applications for Android and IOS mobile phones and terminals. At this stage, the partners believe that the project goes according to specified activities and they are convinced that a positive outcomes will be achieved. (Click here for pictures)

A Museum Exhibition Fair was held from 3rd to 5th of November 2016 in Ruse Regional Museum of History. The goal of the event was to gather professionals who work in the aria of history and culture. Highlights of the event were oriented towards digitalization of Roman heritage, so that the event was attended by "15.2.1.038 ARHIVE" project representatives. The agenda included presentations of different representatives who have one goal - introducing current "Digital Projects". On 4th of November representatives of the project "15.2.1.038 ARCHIVE" participated in the seminar. They have presented the project activities related to interactive visualisation of ancient roman cultural heritage. The presentation included some of the methods for digitalization of objects and location with roman significance and also the equipment which would be used for the implementation of the activities was shown. (Click here for pictures)

The Joint Secretariat within the Cross Border Cooperation Regional Office Calarasi for the Romania – Bulgaria border (CBC RO Calarasi) organised on Monday, 21st of November 2016, at the conference hall of Calarasi County Council, the Annual Conference of the Interreg V – A Romania – Bulgaria Programme. The goal of the event is to present the implementation status of the Interreg V-A Romania – Bulgaria Programme and to communicate the results achieved through the implementation of the Romania – Bulgaria Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2007 – 2013. The event was attended by representatives of project "15.2.1.038 ARCHIVE". The experts of the project have presented some already achieved results and also have shown some of the equipment purchased for the project implementation. In addition an impressive video was introduced which showed part of the activities included in the project for digitalization of locations with roman heritage. (Click here for pictures)


On 16th of March 2017, ICT Media hold a Second national forum titled "3D Printing - the precursor of the Fourth Industrial Revolution". The event took place in "New York City" hall of Capital Fort Conference Centre, where Assoc. Prof. Plamen Zahariev and Assoc. Prof. Georgi Hristov from department of Telecommunication in University of Ruse shared their experience. Assoc. Prof. Plamen Zahariev is a coordinatior of the project “Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania ARCHIVE” code 15.2.1.038 which is funded under Interreg V-A program, and Assoc. Prof. Georgi Hristov is a leading expert in the area of 3D technology of the same project. One of the main goals of this project is the use of the modern 3D technologies for creating three-dimensional digital models and miniature replicas of Roman fortresses, objects and artifacts from the lower part of the Danube Limes. The conference was held in partnership with SpaceCAD, TechnoLogica, Solidfill, B2N, 3dBGprint, Logicad. Among the key participants in the event were Prof. Georgi Todorov, PhD, Head of the Research Laboratory "CAD / CAM / CAE in Industry", Technical University of Sofia, Assoc. Prof. Ivan Georgiev, IICT - BAS, Denitsa Nikolova, Managing Partner, ECO Consult, Zornitsa Dimitrova, Intellectual Property Specialist, Dinova Roussev & Associates Law Firm. (Click here for pictures)

On 17th-18th of March 2017, a training workshop named "Introduction to modern unmanned aerial vehicles with fixed and rotary wing" was held in Constanta, Romania. The event was held within two days as part of the project "ARCHIVE" activities. On the first day of the workshop there was a presentation and the audience was introduced to the theoretical foundation of the modern UAV, while the main focus on the second day was practical training with the assistance of qualified instructors. Every participant has received a certificate for successfully pass the training technical seminar. On 19th of March 2017 the management board of the project "ARCHIVE" held a meeting in MNHAC. A presentation about the stage of the project implementation was made at the meeting and challenges and problems that are going to be solved for the successful completing the project ware discussed. (Click here for pictures)

On 19th of April 2017 the management board of the project "ARCHIVE" held a meeting in University of Ruse. A presentation about the stage of the project implementation was made at the meeting and challenges and problems that are going to be solved for the successful completing the project ware discussed. (Click here for pictures)

On 20th-21st April 2017, a training workshop with the name “Introduction to the modern methods, services and systems for development of augmented reality products and for using devices for scanning and printing of 3D objects” was organized and carried out in University of Ruse. The event was held jointly with Department of Telecommunication of University of Ruse and B2N Company, which is representative for Bulgaria of a number of world-known companies that are manufactures of specialized equipment for 3D scanning and printing. Every participant has received a certificate for successfully pass the training technical seminar. (Click here for pictures)

On the 20 May 2017 XIV Night at the Museum was held under the name: “Soare in Caliopa”. Experts of the project ARCHIVE 15.2.1.038 participated in the event with a presentation named “Application of 3D technologies for digitalization and visualization of cultural and historical heritage”.On the 26 of May 2017 Children Museum Night was also held in RRMH. Miniatures of Red Tower, obtained through digitalization and 3D printing technologies, ware given as souvenirs to the children.




From 2nd to 4th of June 2017, XIII Festival of the Ancient Heritage “Eagle on the Danube” was held in ancient camp Novae in Svishtov. In the frame of the event a Scientific Conference under the name “Ancient Heritage – Finding and Perspectives” was held. Assos. Prof Plamen Zahariev and Assos. Prof. Georgi Hristov, representatives of Department of Telecommunication of University of Ruse, participated in the conference section “Archaeology and History” with presentation named: “Application of 3D technologies for digitalization and visualization of cultural and historical heritage.” Both experts shared their experience in implementing activities of the project 15.2.1.038 “Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania ARCHIVE”. (Click here for pictures)

From 7th to 9th of June 2017, XXVII Annual conference of European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering (EAEEIE) was held in Grenoble, France. Representatives of the Department of Telecommunication of University of Ruse participated with four papers. In section under the name “Life Long Learning & Mobile Learning” it was presented a paper with the name “Teaching hardware/software co-design of embedded systems - a case study”. Exclusive interest and serious discussion triggered the publication “Development of educational games using 3D models of historical locations, objects and artefacts”, which was presented in section “Educational games and simulations” and presents the possibilities to use 3D models of real objects in modern computer and mobile games.  (Click here for pictures)

From 10th to 12th July 2017, 16th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training (ITHET) was held in Ohrid, Macedonia. Representative of University of Ruse participated in the conference with two papers called: “Workflow for Development of a Virtual Museum That Will Provide Better Way for Learning the Cultural Heritage” and “Development of an Educational Three Dimensional Computer Game by Using Virtual Reality Utilities”. Both papers refer to the project “Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania ARCHIVE” code 15.2.1.038.  (Click here for pictures)

On 21st of July 2017, the University of Ruse was visited by the Minister of Tourism of Bulgaria, Mrs. Nikolina Angelkova. She was introduced with the project activities and results achieved during the implementation of the Project ARCHIVE, 15.2.1.038. Minister Angelkova was very impressed and proposed to sign a bilateral cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Tourism and the university. In addition, the minister invited project experts to take part in World Travel Market in London. On the 22 July 2017, Krasimir Valchev (Minister of Education and Sciences of Bulgaria) visited the University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev" and was introduced to the activities and to the obtained results from the implementation of Project 15.2.1.038 ARCHIVE. (Click here for pictures)

The result of the project were presented at a dissemination workshop under the ARCHIVE project and meeting under JMEE Tempus project both held in University of Ruse, 27.07.2017.

Second two-day dissemination workshop, held in Constanta on the 30th and the 31st of August 2017.

On 29th of September 2017, a European night of scientists was held in Ruse, Bulgaria. Part of the events were organized by Regional museum of history of Ruse. Experts from University of Ruse prepared and presented a presentation called “Application of modern information technologies for digitalization and visualization of historical and cultural heritage.” (Click here for pictures)

An exhibition with 3D miniatures of ancient roman artefact from 16 fortresses in the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania was opened in Ruse Regional Museum of History. The event was held on 2nd October 2017 and it began with final press conference where the main results achieved during the implementation of the project ARCHIVE ware presented. (Click here for pictures)


A final press conference for representing achieved results of the project “Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania ARCHIVE” code 15.2.1.038 and opening an exhibition with 3D miniatures was also held in Constanta, Romania on 4th October 2017.The 3D miniatures of artefacts from 16 fortresses of cross border region between Bulgaria and Romania was exhibited in Museum of National History and Archaeology in Constanta. (Click here for pictures)

The 49th edition of the STROIKO 2000 exhibition will take place in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia from the 18th till the 22nd of October 2017. Part of this event will be the exhibition "The modern technologies reveal the forgotten history", which will be presented in the Marble Hall of the palace. During the exhibition, all visitors will be introduced to the latest digital products for preservation of historical and cultural heritage, and how they can be used to create new opportunities to promote "the forgotten history." The organizers will also show how the modern technologies can provide better user experience and how they can be used for more advanced scientific studies. Large part of the presented results were achieved during the implementation of Project 15.2.1.038 "Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the Cross Border Area between Bulgaria and Romania – ARCHIVE”, co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund under the INTERREG V-A Romania-Bulgaria Programme. Partners in the project are the University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev", the Regional History Museum in Ruse and the Museum of National History and Archeology in Constanta. Unmanned aerial vehicles, 3D scanners and printers, high performance servers and specialized software products have been used for the development of the exhibition materials, which represent artefacts, objects and archaeological locations. (Click here for pictures)

Between 5th and 7th of November 2017 World Travel Market was held in London. Experts of project ARCHIVE had a corner in the Bulgarian stand. They made demonstration of technologies for digitalization and 3D printing and represented how modern technologies could help popularization of historical and cultural heritage and support the development of the tourism. (Click here for pictures)

The results from the implementation of the activities under Project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE were presented within the framework of the international round table "Digital transformation in tourism", organized by the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria on 15th of February 2018 in Sofia. Five experts from the project team (4 from LB and 1 from Ruse Regional Museum of History) were involved in the event. (Click here for pictures)

In the period between the 18th and the 21st April 2018 the town of Veliko Tarnovo was host of the XV Jubilee edition of the International Tourism fair "Cultural Tourism" 2018. The team of Project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE also took part and participated in the event. The Archaeologist Nikola Russev, part of the project team from the Ruse Regional Museum of History, presented the project activities to the public and demonstrated some of the obtained results. The "Read & Travel" 2018 National competition was also held in conjunction with the fair. In the category "Most professional tourist websites and mobile applications", the jury of the competition reviewed the RomanForts electronic platform and mobile applications and evaluated them highly. In the category "Most interesting published materials (books, guides, textbooks, maps)", the project participated with both interactive books. The book "Ancient Roman artefacts and monuments from the cross-border region between Bulgaria and Romania" was highly evaluated and received the incentive award of the jury of the competition. (Click here for pictures)

Following an invitation from Mr. Galin Grigorov, Ruse district Governor, the coordinator of the Lead Beneficiary in Project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE participated in the mentoring program under Project 16.5.2.010 “Cross-border advanced training programme for Giurgiu County and Ruse District Administrations (CBA)”. The event was held in the period 23rd - 27th of April 2018 in the building of the Regional Administration Ruse. During the event, the project representative made a presentation on good practices for realization of EU funded projects. Main highlight of the presentation was Project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE, its main activities and the obtained project results. (Click here for pictures)

On the 4th May 2018, the University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev" was host of the international conference "Sustainable development of the Danube region". Three round tables were conducted as part of the conference. The activities and the results from the implementation of Project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE were presented by project experts from the lead beneficiary during one of them - Round Table №2 "Sustainable preservation of the natural and cultural heritage in the Danube region". (Click here for pictures)

The experts form Ruse University presented the results of Project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE to the Presidents of Romania, Bulgaria and Austria on the 4th of May 2018, during their meeting in Ruse. Both books, which were created under the project, were presented as gifts to the three presidents. (Click here for pictures)

On the 9th May 2018, the countries in Europe are celebrating the Day of Europe. As part of the celebration for 2018, the Regional office for Cross-border cooperation between Romania and Bulgaria in Calarasi (RO CBC Calarasi) has organized an event for presentation and popularisation of its activities and for promotion of the results from the successfully completed projects, which were financed under the INTERREG V-A Romania-Bulgaria Programme. Project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE was one of the projects, which were selected and presented by the RO CBC Calarasi representatives. The event was held at the Ruse Regional Museum of History and was attended by many guests, students from the University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev" and representatives of the project consortium. After the presentations, all participants were invited to visit the permanent exhibition of 3D printed objects, which is located in the museum of the Sexaginta Prista fortress. All visitors had the opportunity to see also both interactive books, which were prepared under the project. Four experts from LB and B2 were involved in the event. (Click here for pictures)

On the 12th May 2018, the University of Ruse was host of the international conference "Three generations together in the digital world". Project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE was presented by the coordinator for the lead beneficiary and by experts from the University of Ruse. Guests and participants in the conference were representatives from organizations from Germany, Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria. The highlight of the presentation was on the methods for digitalization of the cultural heritage and on the possibility to use the modern information and communication systems to provide equal access to digital content for everyone. (Click here for pictures)

Between the 10th and the 12th May 2018, the city of Ruse was the host of the 14th international specialised tourism fair “Weekend Tourism”. The event was officially opened by the Minister of Tourism Ms. Nikolina Angelkova and the Mayor of Ruse, Mr. Plamen Stoilov. Project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE was presented at the booth of the Ruse Regional Museum of History, where the project dissemination materials (fliers, books, etc.) were presented to all visitors. (Click here for pictures)

Following an invitation from the director of the Regional Museum of History in Silistra, four experts from project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE participated in the "Museums Night" event on the 16th of May 2018. As part of the event's programme at the Regional Museum of History in Silistra, the experts made a presentation entitled "Applications of the 3D technologies for digitalization and visualization of the cultural and historical heritage", which included vital moments from the activities under project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE, funded under the INTERREG V-A Romania-Bulgaria programme. In front of all participants in the event the experts have demonstrated the possibilities for reproduction of different artefacts using the modern 3D printers, 3D scanning technologies and other methods for digitalization, rendering, modelling, aerial photo and video shooting, creation of 3D models, DSM models, etc. (Click here for pictures)

The Fifth International Erasmus Week was held at University of Ruse. The topic of the event was "Internationalization of the Higher Education - Opportunities and Challenges" and was relevant to all institutions that are engaged globally in higher education. 25 participants from 9 countries (Romania, Latvia, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Macedonia and the UK) participated the event. On the 17th May 2018, in the Main meeting room of the University of Ruse, a team from Project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE presented the project and some of the achieved results. (Click here for pictures)

On the 19th May 2018, the ARCHIVE project team from the University of Ruse attended the traditional “Night at the museums and galleries” in the Regional Library “Luben Karavelov”. At the event, the experts presented their experience in the area of the 3D technologies and the development of virtual and augmentative reality applications. Unmanned aerial vehicles, 3D printers, scanners, and 3D printed models, which were created following the implementation of Project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE, were also presented and demonstrated to the visitors. The demonstrations of the virtual reality solutions were found to be very attractive by the majority of the guests of the event. (Click here for pictures)

On the 19th May 2018, the ARCHIVE project team from the Museum of National History and Archaeology in Constanta hosted and participated in the local edition of the “Museums Night” event. The exhibition with the 3D printed models was presented to all visitors. Both interactive books, which were prepared and printed during the project were exhibited and presented to the public. (Click here for pictures)

On 23rd May 2018, Prof. Mihail Iliev participated in the VIII National Conference for students and young scientists “Information technologies 2018” in Odessa, Ukraine. At the event, he presented the results of Project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE. The travel order for the mobility of Prof. Mihail Iliev can be found as annex to the report. (Click here for pictures)

On the 15th of June 2018, Andrey Novakov, member of the European Parliament, visited the University of Ruse and the Department of Telecommunications. The project team presented to him the project as well as the achieved results. Mr. Novakov was interested in the project activities and received as gift the books, which were prepared under the project. He expressed his interest in the workflow process for the preparation of the books and then took a “virtual walk” in the VR model of the digital museum, which is currently being developed. As a conclusion to his visit, he took for a flight one of the project drones. (Click here for pictures)

Within the frame of the „European Science Night" multi-event and under a local university project with the same name, the University of Ruse organized various exhibitions, competitions, round tables, workshops for young talents and others. Project ARCHIVE was one of the main attractions. In the main lobby of the University, experts from the project team presented the exhibition "Digitization of the cultural heritage in the Bulgarian-Romanian cross-border region". The exhibition was opened by the Rector of the University and by representatives of the Rector Council. The exhibition contained information about all 16 digitalized ancient Roman locations. Different 3D printed models and both project books were presented to the visitors. The exhibition remained open and free to access for one week (28th September – 5th October 2018). Besides the exhibition, the experts from the University of Ruse presented the project in the seminar "Achievements and good practices for digitization of the cultural heritage of Bulgaria”, which was conducted in Building 2 of the University. (Click here for pictures)

In the evening of the 28th of September, the ARCHIVE project experts from the University of Ruse conducted an educational and demonstrational event with main topics about 3D digitalization, development of AR and VR products and computer games. The event was held under the frame of the European Science Night multi-event and was held at the Ruse Regional Library from 17:30 until 21:30 (it was scheduled to end at 19:30). After the presentation, children and adults had the opportunity to participate in demonstrations of the 3D scanning and printing equipment, the drones and the virtual reality products of the Lead Partner in project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE. (Click here for pictures)

Representatives of the Department of Telecommunications from the University of Ruse participated in the First Balkan conference "Additive Days", which took place from the 3rd until the 6th of October 2018 in Sofia Tech Park, Sofia, Bulgaria. Diyana Kinaneva and Jordan Raychev gave a lecture on "Application of modern 3D Technologies for Promotion and Preservation of the Cultural and Historical Heritage in the Danube Limes". Another exciting part of event was named "3D Happiness" – an exhibition of 3D printed objects from around the world. The University of Ruse, as leading partner in Project ARCHIVE, also presented printed copies of the artefacts from the Roman Limess. Plamen Zahariev and Georgi Hristov were involved in the exhibition and presented the project to the many guests of the event and to representatives of national and local media. The annex to the report contains information about the event and media materials. (Click here for pictures)

Project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE was presented by four project representatives (Ivanka Tsvetkova, Nina Bencheva, Yoana Ruseva and Mihail Iliev) during the panel session "Better Connected Danube Region (Transport, Infrastructure, Tourism, Culture)", which was held under the Conference “The EU Strategy for the Danube Region - Present and Future”. The conference was one of the three main events under the conference “Danube Triad”, which was hosted by the District Information Centre of Ruse on the 4th and 5th of October 2018. The project was also presented by one panel in the exhibition under the same event, which was free for access and was placed in the main square at the city centre. (Click here for pictures)

Following an invitation from the Management Authority (MA) of the INTERREG V-A Romania-Bulgaria programme, the team of Project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE prepared a 2 minutes long video clip for the project. With the video, the MA and the ARCHIVE team participated in the contest for most attractive EU funded projects, organized by INTERACT. The video is available through this links: https://youtu.be/UPL34Dmpq58 and https://www.facebook.com/InteractEU/videos/10156760750276165. Project ARCHIVE was ranked second in the contest and was invited to participate in the Project SLAM event in the framework of the EURegionsWeek 2018. The event took place on the 10th October 2018 from 14:30 to 16:00 in the SQUARE conference centre in Brussels. Our short (8 min.) theatrical play was made live in front of representatives of the EU parliament and in front of guests from all EU cooperation programmes. Special gifts (Puzzles, Bingo cards, etc.) were distributed. The contest video also received more than 7.6K views and likes on Facebook and ranked 2nd in the Social media award contest. (Click here for pictures)

In 2018 Bulgaria took the rotating Presidency of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (#EUSDR). As a key event of the 2018 EUSDR Presidency, Bulgaria and the European Commission jointly organized the 7th Annual Forum of the EUSDR, which was held in Sofia. The focus of the event was on tourism development as a precondition to economic growth and territorial cohesion. Project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE was officially invited by the Bulgarian Ministry of Regional Development and Public works (MRDPW) to participate in the events under the forum, and more specifically, we were invited to submit several aerial pictures of the implementation activities of the project. MRDPW prepared a poster exhibition, which contained more than 60 posters with photos, including the ones of Project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE. The unique exhibition was presented on open space over the Bridge of Lovers in Sofia for the period from 15 - 20 October 2018. The exhibition was part of the closing event for the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. Part of the 7th Annual Forum was the Meeting of the Ministers of Tourism in the Danube Region, which took place on the 18th and 19th of October 2018 in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. More than 1500 participants from Bulgaria, the Danube Region and Europe have registered and participated in the event. (Click here for pictures)

The annual Exhibition of printed materials of the University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev” was conducted on the 12th November 2018. Project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE participated in the event with a set of dissemination materials (Fliers, Brochures, the books, 3D printed paper models, etc.), which were prepared during the project. A Special Prize for the excellent presentation of the materials was awarded to the team of the Lead Beneficiary. The exhibition remained open for the wide public in the lobby of the University of Ruse for several days. (Click here for pictures)

The Romanian Tourism Fair is organized by Romexpo twice a year. Each edition presents the best opportunities and offers for tourism. The Museum of National History and Archaeology in Constanta (MNHAC), Partner 3 in project ROBG-9 ARCHIVE, was invited and participated in the event. From the 15th until the 18th of November 2018, MNHAC presented its activities, which also included project ARCHIVE. According to data from the organizers, the event was visited by more than 15’000 people. (Click here for pictures)