Balkan Games Festival in May!



Media announcement

On the 4th and the 5th of May 2019, Blagoevgrad will be the arena of large festival events that will attract the residents and guests of the city with lavish folklore spectacles showing the ethnocultural rhythm of the Balkans, in combination with fascinating craft demonstrations, educational games and exciting competitions and entertainment for all ages.

The International Folklore Festival „Balkan Games” will be held for the first time and through it visitors will be able to grasp in a new way the cultural heritage of Bulgaria and Greece!

The festival aims to promote the unique cultural and historical heritage of authentic Bulgarian and Greek folklore through dances, songs, interpretations of customs, traditional dishes, folklore games, folk costumes and musical instruments that will enrich the ambience of the city.


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Συμμετοχή στο φεστιβάλ “Balkan Games” – Participation in “Balkan Games” Festival”

Στο πλαίσιο του έργου “Borderless Culture”, το Σάββατο 4 Μαΐου και την Κυριακή 5 Μαΐου 2019 στο Blagoevgrad της Βουλγαρίας θα πραγματοποιηθεί το φεστιβάλ ” Balkan Games”. Παρακαλούνται για την εκδήλωση ενδιαφέροντος συμμετοχής, Ελληνικοί Σύλλογοι παραδοσιακών χορών, αθλητικοί Σύλλογοι, χορευτικές ομάδες κτλ. από την περιοχή της Μακεδονίας και Θράκης προκειμένου να παρουσιάσουν σχετικούς παραδοσιακούς χορούς στο φεστιβάλ (συρτάκι & παραδοσιακούς χορούς περιοχής). Καλύπτεται η μεταφορά με λεωφορείο, η διαμονή (μία νύχτα), πρωινό και γεύματα. (μέγιστος αριθμός συμμετεχόντων 30 άτομα συνολικά)

Παρακαλούμε για την εκδήλωση ενδιαφέροντος στα κάτωθι τηλέφωνα :

2310 379335 κα. Παπαδοπούλου Αλεξάνδρα / 2310 379211 κ. Ζαφειρίδης Αναστάσιος μέχρι την Πέμπτη 25/4 και ώρα 11:00.


Under the “Borderless Culture” project, on Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May 2019 it will take place the “Balkan Games” festival in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Greek Associations of traditional dances, sports clubs, dance groups from the region of Macedonia and Thrace are invited to  participate in the event, in order to present relevant traditional dances at the festival (Syrtaki & traditional dances of the region). The transportation (by bus), accommodation (one night), breakfast and meals will be covered by the project budget. (maximum number of participants : 30 persons in total).

Please indicate your interest in the following phones:

2310 379335 Ms. Papadopoulou Alexandra / 2310 379211 Mr. Zafiridis Anastasios until Thursday 25/4 at 11:00.

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Project Banner

See the banner of Borderless Culture Project here

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3rd Project meeting & Press conference

The project BORDERLESS CULTURE continues with 2 upcoming events!

The Municipality of Blagoevgrad, acting as Project Beneficiary 5, is hosting a Press Conference for the presentation of the the project on 22 February 2019.

In addition to the press conference, the Municipality of Blagoevgrad will also host the 3rd project meeting with the presence of all project beneficiaries.

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2nd Project Meeting

The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage / Directorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities organized the 2nd project meeting within the approved project “Integrating Bulgaria-Greece cross-border significance historical and archeological assets into one sustainable thematic tourist destination – BORDERLESS CULTURE”, supported by Cooperation Programme “INTERREG V-A Greece-Bulgaria” 2014 – 2020.
The 2nd project meeting was hosted in the Hall number 125 of the building of the Ministry of Interior (Sector Macedonia & Thrace) Dioikitirio, Thessaloniki, Greece on Wednesday 10/10/2018. The 2nd project started at 10:00 and ended at 13:00.
The project involves the following participants:
Lead Beneficiary: Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage / Directorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities
Project beneficiary 2: Ministry of Interior (Sector of Macedonia – Thrace)
Project beneficiary 3: Municipality of Amphipoli
Project beneficiary 4: Faculty of Arts, South-West University “Neofit Rilski” (Bulgaria)
Project beneficiary 5: Municipality of Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria)
Project beneficiary 6: Region of Central Macedonia
Project beneficiary 7: Life Long Learning Level 2 Center of Region of Central Macedonia Regional Unit of Serres

At the beginning of the project meeting, Mr Kyriakos Fotiadis, Coordinator of Joint Secretariat, welcomed project beneficiaries’ representatives and mentioned that the scope of the technical meeting is to be discussed the progress and the possible problems of project implementation. Also, all project partners’ representatives introduce themselves and welcomed each other.
During the meeting, all project beneficiaries representatives reported the tender procedures that have completed as well as the progress of the rest tenders that are going to be announced and the dates of the up-coming tenders updating the STPP. Moreover, they presented the progress of their deliverables implementation presenting the deliverables and activities that have already implemented and explained the reasons of possible delays. Specifically, each project partner analyzed and described in detail its deliverables to the other partners, which are going to implement within the Project.
Furthermore, it was specified certain actions within the Project deliverables as foreseen in the Application Form in force as well as it was discussed project’ future steps. All project partners’ representatives discussed and planned the time framework for the events’ organization as well as the content of the events and their technical specifications. Finally, all participants discussed with each other and had the opportunity to solve their questions which arose during the presentations.

Click here and read the invitation – agenda of the 2nd project meeting

Click here and read the press release

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Website launch

BORDERLESS CULTURE partners are proud to launch their new website, in which you can discover all about Borderless Culture: a project devoted to the cross-border cultural heritage of Amphipoli and Blagoevgrad and their historical significance for the world.

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1st Project Meeting

Click here and read the invitation – agenda of the 1st Project Meeting

Click here and read the press release

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