In the period 15-17.03.2021, there has been implemented the second international event under the project TRIP, which main purpose was to ensure public awareness in Edirne-Suloglu region, Turkey for the sustainable use of historical and cultural heritage and resources, in the field of religions and religious beliefs, in the cross-border region, under the motto “Listen, study and research religion, religious traditions and customs – personally, through photos and videos ”
The leading partner in the project „TRIP“, Suloglu District Governorship, Turkey, hosted and organized the event, and the Bulgarian organization, which is a project partner – Yambol Chamber of Commerce and Industry, joined the project activity with a delegation of 23 Bulgarian representatives, working in the field of protection of cultural and historical heritage, in the field of religions, from the region of Yambol (Bulgaria), representatives of public institutions, cultural and spiritual organizations, representatives of the cross-border region, interested and working on the topic of the project.
The agenda of the event included a variety of activities. The seminar part and exchange of good practices “Religions in the cross-border region from Adam and Eve to the present day” – presented the historical and cultural heritage and resources in the field of religions in the cross-border region Suloglu-Edirne, Turkey and opportunities for their development and integration in the tourism sector. The seminar was attended by 30 representatives from Turkey, interested in the religious and cultural heritage and its attractive presentation to foreign visitors to the region.
The international activity continued with an organized visit of the representatives of the Bulgarian delegation to several sites, examples of the invaluable wealth of religions in the region of Suloglu-Edirne – mosques, the Bulgarian Church and a religious complex. The combination of the organized visits proves the diversity of the religious and cultural heritage of the cross-border region.
There were presented the project series of videos and series of photographs, presenting the most interesting religious sites, customs and traditions from Yambol, Bulgaria and Suloglu-Edirne, Turkey, part of the historical and cultural heritage and resources in the field of religions, in the cross-border region. Photos and videos are also available on the project website.
The project envisages another, final international event, which will again provide an opportunity for discussions and proposals in this area. More information about the dates and how it will be conducted, can be found on the project website – https://trip.yccibg.com/.