Bourgas Regional Tourist Association (BRTA) was established in 1998 in order to support the tourism development in South-East Region in Bulgaria. It is a member of the National Tourism Board in Bulgaria and works closely with all national and regional stakeholders that are in charge with tourism. BRTA has experience in territorial cooperation programmes since its establishment. It has successfully implemented two projects funded by PHARE CBC Bulgaria- Turkey. Since 2008 till now members of BRTA have been involved in the implementation of certain activities in INTERREG IV C.


BRTA participate in all activities of the project. Its special role is in organizing the promotion of local crafts and finding out new possibilities and markets for them. This partner is responsible for the development of a cross-border marketing strategy for the crafts in the two municipalities- carry out marketing surveys, develop marketing aims and strategies, etc. BRTA creates a Website for the crafts in Nessebar and Edirne, which will provide information about the present project and the forthcoming exhibitions, a database of the craftsmen and the products, etc.


Union of the Edirne Tradesmen and Craftsmen Chambers

Union of the Edirne Tradesmen and Craftsmen Chambers (UETCC) has 15000 tradesmen and craftsmen members, and 34 profession rooms. It is established in 1955 with purpose to develop craftsman and craftsman organization in Edirne. In a project UETCC organize 2 educations for members about “technical training” and “customs union” in Edirne. UETCC organize all of the project actions in Turkish side with other Turkish partner.


Union of the Edirne Tradesmen and Craftsmen Chambers (UETCC) have made two projects with Bulgarian partners. One project made in Turkey-Bulgaria Cross-Border Cooperation Joint Small Projects Fund program and second project as a partner with Union of the Yalova Tradesmen and Craftsmen Chambers and National Association of Small Medium Business Bulgaria.