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6 November 2009

Ways to fund the SEUTHOPOLIS project through EU programs and other sources

According to our partners from Dextera Consulting (Greece) and Ost Europa Institute (Germany) the project SEUTHOPOLIS can be funded from the following sources as laid down in the table which you can download from HERE.

 

6 November 2009

For the realization of the SEUTHOPOLIS project, National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" has provided 11 investors from around the world

National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" inform the public that the Union is in good communication with 11 potential investor for the project SEUTHOPOLIS. The investors however all say in common that the reason why still they are not investing is the fact that they are experiencing the missing of concrete measures of administrative kind with relation to the adoption of decisions which the project SEUTHOPOLIS need in order to start its construction. The Union does not comment this position and will announce the names of the potential investors after all administrative interferences have been put aside from the beginning of the realization of the project. We would like to remind that the construction of the SEUTHOPOLIS project will have a large positive economic effect on the region and the Bulgarian state. Only for the construction of the project will be needed a couple thousand workers. The Union wishes to reaffirm that during an economic crisis is the best time to realize this project because it is cheaper at the time of the crisis. In other cases the financial amount needed for the any project may be higher in times.

 

6 November 2009

Project for Tourism Product Development of Seuthopolis

National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" as promised has now uploaded the project for Tourism Product Development: Rediscovering the Ancient Thracian City of Seuthopolis in the context of the natural and cultural assets of the Valley of the Thracian Kings in Central Bulgaria for National Unity Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage‟ under the Seuthopolis‟ National Initiative. The project is made under the governance of Ms. Aneliya Taneva, member of the Union. She has worked together with colleagues and experts from Bulgaria and in The Netherlands in the University of Applied Sciences through the program International Tourism Management and Consultancy. The team and the Union wish to thank Mr. Kosio Zarev (Kazanlak museum "Iskra" director) for his help and supported provided for the project. Download the project from HERE.

 

 

6 November 2009

Due to the misunderstanding and spread of false information in the public we remind:

On 12 April 2007 a team consisted of Dimiter Mandradjiev, Andrey Stoychev, Paola Ivanova, Katerina Baeva, Lachezar Nikolov, Doichin Kotlarov, Jeko Tilev, Dimcho Tilev and Nikolay Nikolov started work on the preparation for an initiative and campaign for the realization of the the project SEUTHOPOLIS. On 25 September National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" and TILEV ARCHITECTS LTD. signed a document governing the partnership parameters and steps in accomplishing the project "Seuthopolis". 14 months after the start of the work on the SEUTHOPOLIS initiative, on 27 August 2008 the project SEUTHOPOLIS gained the support of intellectuals and public figures. One of them is the current Minister of Culture Mr. Vejdi Rashidov.

 

12 October 2009

Business plan for SEUTHOPOLIS is prepared by more and more people

The work on the business plan for the SEUTHOPOLIS project is attracting more and more people to itself. We do need more experts - you can become part of us by contacting us and we will explain how you can be helpful.

 

6 October 2009

Mutual work of institutions and SEUTHOPOLIS team continues

Today the work between the institutions and the teams, working for the realization of the SEUTHOPOLIS project recommences and continues on the way to the realization of the project. We would like to remind that the halting of the work with the institutions for 3 months prior to the elections for members of the EU Parliament and 3 months after the General elections in the Republic of Bulgaria was due to an order agreed upon by the governing council of the Union. This order has been implemented on every political elections since August 2006 until now.

 

1 September 2009

Recommence of work on the SEUTHOPOLIS project

Today National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" is recommencing its work on the SEUTHOPOLIS project. Details soon.

 

1 August 2009

Seasonal vacation till 1 September 2009

In the period 1 August - 1 September 2009 the participants in the SEUTHOPOLIS initiative will have their season vacation. Work will recommence on the 1 September 2009.

 

15 July 2009

SEUTHOPOLIS in the French medias with a special publication

In mid-July in the French online media RSE, SEUTHOPOLIS has a special place with a big coverage of the work that is being done and with an interview of Mr. Andrey Stoychev. The publication is named: "Gigantic project in the Valley of Kings: Bulgaria in the search of a symbol". You can read the publication HERE.

 

1 July 2009

Beginning of work on the business plan for SEUTHOPOLIS

Sub-stage 2 (preparation of a business plan) part of Stage 2 (Documents, finances and preparation for construction) of the project SEUTHOPOLIS started today. This is on the agenda now due to the finishing of sub-stage 1 (preparation of project for Tourism Product Development of Seuthopolis).

 

15 June 2009

The Tourism Product Development of Seuthopolis is READY!!!

Yesterday work was finished on the expected project for the Tourism Product Development of Seuthopolis - Tourism Product Development: Rediscovering the Ancient Thracian City of Seuthopolis in the context of the natural and cultural assets of the Valley of the Thracian Kings in Central Bulgaria for National Union Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage‟ under the Seuthopolis‟ National Initiative. The project is prepared by foreign and Bulgarian specialists in The Netherlands. The project will be uploaded on this website on November 6 2009.

 

13 May 2009

Unique authentic photos

National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" presents unique authentic photos taken during the first excavation works on the Seuthopolis archeological site. With this the Union wishes to put an end to all the speculations around the existence and show the facts. We continue forward. You can view the photos in the SITE section.

 

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14 April 2009

Interview for Vagabond magazine

The prestigious magazine for foreigners in Bulgaria - Vagabond has published a wide article for for the Seuthopolis project. You can buy the magazine or read the article at the following address: http://vagabond.bg/?page=live&sub=18&open_news=1424

 

7 Mach 2009

Mutual work of institutions and SEUTHOPOLIS team put on halt

Today the work between the institutions and the teams, working for the realization of the SEUTHOPOLIS project is put on halt till second notice. The halting of the work with the institutions for 3 months prior to the elections for members of the EU Parliament and 3 months after the General elections in the Republic of Bulgaria is due to an order agreed upon by the governing council of the Union. This order has been implemented on every political elections since August 2006 until now. The teams of and around the Union will work on an expert level and for the documents that need to be prepared for the process of the realization of the project SEUTHOPOLIS until the end of the halt of the mutual work with the respective institutions.

 

3 March 2009

Happy 3rd of March!

Happy 3rd of March to all of Bulgaria and all Bulgarians around the world! On this sacred for all Bulgarians national holyday the chairperson of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage", Mr. Dimiter Mandradjiev and the deputy-chairperson, Mr. Andrey Stoychev gave a 40 minute interview for Bulgarian National Radios program, Hristo Botev program (the radio show Artefir hosted by Mrs. Dimitrina Kurkchieva) about the national holyday. The conversation centered on the Seuthopolis initiative. On the 3rd of March we received great news related to companies wanting to invest in the construction of "Seuthopolis" project.

 

27 February 2009

The tremendous interest towards project Seuthopolis has increased even more form Central European medias.

The interest towards the Seuthopolis project grows on a daily basis. For the last two weeks we have been literally "flooded" with inquiries and requests for photos and images of Seuthopolis and the rights for them to be used for articles. At the moment 9 TV companies have expressed their interest in making movies about the construction of the "Seuthopolis" project.

 

13 February 2009

Press release from the office of Stara Zagoras Regional Governor, Mrs. Maria Neykova: Im convinced that the Seuthopolis project will be build!

I'm not just convinced that the Seuthopolis project will come into reality but also as a Regional Governor for Stara Zagora, I personally will do everything necessary on my part in order this to happen., said Governor Neykova on a meeting between her and the assigned by the Ministry of culture special committee on Seuthopolis project. This meeting was held by an idea of Kazanlaks mayor in relation to the completion of the work of the special committee on Seuthopolis project and the decisions that have to be made regarding the upcoming actions. The meeting was of great interest to the local people, business elite and NGOs. A discussion took place which ended with a show of a documentary movie called Seuthopolis project in the valley of the Thracian kings.

 

At the meeting were present prof. Jeko Tillev (author of the idea for Seuthopolis), prof. Dobrin Denev (rector of the University for Architecture, Construction Engineering and Geodesies (UACG)), prof. Penio Penev form the same university, prof. Maria Chichikova from the National Institute of Archeology, prof. Kaman Dimirov of the Institute of Thracology and Mr. Kosio Zarev Ph.D (director of Kazanlaks archeological museum Iskra).

 

13 February 2009

Press conference organized by the mayor of Kazanlak municipality

Today at the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (partner of the SEUTHOPOLIS initiative) took place place a press conference organized by the mayor of Kazanlak municipality - Mr. Stefan Damyanov. During the press conference the "green light" paper on the Seuthopolis project was officially announced. The paper was prepared by the working group that was part of the Ministry of culture. In the paper the Seuthopolis idea, project and initiative are recognized as of "great importance and necessity" that will have a positive effect on the Bulgarian society and the world culture. At the press conference arch. Jeko Tilev proudly announced that "it is due to the fact that the young people from National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" were the ones that managed to bring the civil society and the political organizations to unite and support the idea for the realization of Seuthopolis, that today we gather and announce this positive decision for Bulgaria and the world". Arch. Jeko Tilev also mentioned that from the year 2005 until present days the only organization and people who have directly helped move the project "Seuthopolis" to the next stages of it's realization is National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage". The press conference was honored by the deputy-chairperson of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" Mr. Andrey Stoychev. Later the same day a meeting with the civil society of Kazanlak city was organized in Kazanlak municipality. There members of the working group presented the results of there work for the past 7 months.

 

9 February 2009

National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" organized an interview of prof. Maria Chichikova for the most prestigious British archeological journal "Corner Stone"

Today prof. Maria Chichikova gave a special interview for the most prestigious British archeological  magazine "Corner Stone" on the topic of "Seuthopolis" archeological site. The interview was part of a meeting between members of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" and representatives of "Corner Stone" magazine.

 

6 February 2009

Extract from the summary report from the last meeting of Ministry of culture special committee on Seuthopolis project

The predeveloped, presented and highly appreciated at national and international level Jeko Tillevs concept project for Seuthopolis is remarkable in its imaginative way of exhibiting of the site of the ancient city of Seuthopolis. The project gives the unique opportunity for achieving a unique merge between cultural and historical heritage, natural surrounding and contemporary architecture. The main goal of the project is the construction of museum complex The Valley of the Thracian Kings. The final report includes 4 suggestions containing a detailed elaboration of concepts and functions of the circular installation, the tasks for construction design and activities regarding the exhibition of the ancient city and the designing of the circular installation and lay-out plan. Ministry of culture special committee on Seuthopolis project has made proposal for actions that the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, the Ministry of Environment and Water, the municipality of Kazanlak and the Iskra museum should take on their part. An overall lay-out plan for the Valley of the Thracian kings will be worked out, all of the data regarding the conducted digs in the ancient Thracian capitol will be catalogued. The Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works in collaboration with the municipality of Kazanlak will announce an international competition for the construction of the project. It is proposed that the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works and the Ministry of Culture to coordinate their efforts for the realization of the project. With in one month geological and geodesic surveys must be done in collaboration with the Varna Institute of Oceanology, which will be included in comprehensive report about the current condition of the ancient city.

 

30 January 2009

We need you!

 National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" need specialists for the realization of the project Seuthopolis in the following areas::

- EU funds and programs and other

- international crediting of projects via operative programs

- marketing and advertisement

- business communications

 

22 January 2009

In a couple of days a special meeting with representatives of Britain's culture circles will be initiated.

In a matter of days a special meeting between members of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" and representatives of Britain's culture circles will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria. The meeting is of mutual value due to the interest in both societies.

 

5 January 2009

More and more young Bulgarian and foreign specialist continue to come and support the team of the project Seuthopolis

Today a meeting between specialists and members of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. The specialists became part of the team working for the realization of the Seuthopolis project.

 

9 December 2008

Meeting of the special committee on Seuthopolis at the Ministry of culture

Today was held the next meeting of the special committee on Seuthopolis, created by the order of the minister of culture, prof. Stefan Danailov. Soon we will publish details.

 

27 November 2008

Interview for Vagabond magazine

Today a representative of Vagabond magazine took an exclusive interview from representatives of the committee for realization of the project Seuthopolis - Mr. Dimiter Mandradjiev and Mr. Andrey Stoychev. The interview will be available in the beginning of  the next year.

 

24 November 2008

The project "Museum and tourism site "Seuthopolis" with invitation for an exhibition in Barcelona

The project Seuthopolis will take part in the international exhibition "Tourism: space of ideas", which starts next December. The Seuthopolis project is invited by the Centre of Deign of Barcelona, Spain. The organizers expect more than a quarter of a million visitors.

 

21 November 2008

Meeting with Fund for Local Authorities and Governments and Ost Europa Institut

Today a meeting was held between arch. Jeko Tilev, Mr. Dimiter Mandradjiev, Mr. Andrey Stoychev as part of the initiators of the project Seuthopolis and representatives of Fund for Local Authorities and Governments and Ost Europa Institut. The meeting aimed at discussing possible joint initiatives in order to start the realization of the project Seuthopolis. In the beginning of 2009 the project documentation will be prepared.

 

15 October 2008

Seuthopolis project is now an international project

Various publications and materials for international medias on 6 continents have been provoked by the Seuthopolis project. Expect details and the materials of world TV and radio stations and printed media soon.

 

30 September 2008

One year anniversary of the initiative Seuthopolis, stage two has begun.

For the one year anniversary of the initiative Seuthopolis, its initiators - National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" and arch. Jeko Tilev gave a special press conference. The initiators gave an account of what was done in the past three months. The gathered over 100 000 signatures in support of the project; the 763 personal letters of requests sent to the members of the EU parliament; the estimated 500 000 visitors per year and the opportunities for foreign investments for the construction of Seuthopolis. Also regret was expressed due to attempts for speculations and spread of false information about the project Seuthopolis. The initiators stated that they will resist any attempt to put the project on "mouth bolls" or the appropriation of the initiative or project Seuthopolis. National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" stated that it extends a hand to all public organizations and to the civil society which wish to support and help and colaborate for the realization of the project. The initiators announced the start of the second stage of the initiative, namely the start of all administrative procedures and findings of the necessary funding for the realization of the project Seuthopolis. The teem expects that the time needed to complete these task will not exceed 10 months. The accomplishment of this deadline depends not only on the actions of the National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage", but as from several ministries as well and the municipality of Kazanlak. The National Union and arch. Jeko Tilev received a greeting and high mark for the "magnificent PR campaign and advertisement done on a very high and professional level with a EU and world style" by arch. Jordan Tangurov - one of the pioneers of the idea to exhibit Seuthopolis. The deputy minister of culture Ivan Tokajiev was invited to take part in the press conference.

 

29 September 2008

Meeting of the special committee on Seuthopolis at the Ministry of culture

Today was held the next meeting of the special committee on Seuthopolis, created by the order of the minister of culture, prof. Stefan Danailov. The proceeding was chaired by deputy minister Ivan Tokajiev. It was closed for the public by the decision of deputy minister Ivan Tokajiev. By this way was denied to the media to execute its monitoring functions and the right of the NGOs to be informed. Deputy minister Ivan Tokajiev took upon himself the responsibility of informing the public of the outcome from the work of the special committee on Seuthopolis.

Expect details at our press conference on 30th of September, which will mark the one year anniversary of the initiative for Jeko Tilevs project Seuthopolis, undertaken by National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage".

 

19 September 2008

SEUTHOPOLIS continues to gain support

On the 18-th/19-th of September 2008 the chairman of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage", Mr. Dimiter Mandradjiev and the secretary-general Ms. Paola Ivanova took part in the radio program "Night Horizont" of the Bulgarian National Radio and Radio Bulgaria - partners of the national campaign "SEUTHOPOLIS". During hour and a half they informed the public of the newest steps that have been taken upon the realization of the project and answered upon questions of the public. It was said that the procedures for the construction of the project SEUTHOPOLIS have started.

 

17 September 2008

Part of the countries from which we receive support for Seuthopolis

Part of the countries from which we have received support so far - Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Poland, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States of America.

 

5 September 2008

Part of the Bulgarian municipalities from which we receive support for Seuthopolis

Part of the Bulgarian municipalities from which we have received support so far Aitos, Asenovgrad, Aheloy, Banitsa, Bankia, Belovo, Beloslav, Blagoevgrad, Boychinovtsi, Botevgrad, Breznik, Burgas, Biala Slatina, Varna, Veliko Tarnovo, Velingrad, Vidin, Vratsa, Gabrovo, Gorna Oriahovitsa, Gotse Delchev, Debelets, Dimitrovgrad, Dobrich, Dolna Bania, Dolni Dubnik, Drianovo, Dupnitsa, Dulovo, Elin Pelin, Zmeitsa, Kazanlak, Karavelovo, Karlovo, Kozloduy, Krichim, Kubrat, Kurdjali, Kiustendil, Lovech, Luky, Mezdra, Montana, Mramor, Mpamoren, Nesebar, Nova Zagora, Novi Iskar, Novi han, Pavel Bania, Pavolche, Pazarjik, Panagiuriste, Pernik, Petrich, Pleven, Plovdiv, Pomorie, Popovo, Radevo, Razgrad, Ruse, Samokov, Svilengrad, Svishtov, Sevlievo, Silistra, Simitli, Sliven, Smolian, Sofia, Stara Zagora, Strelcha, Teteven, Troyan, Targovishte, Tryavna, Harmanly, Haskovo, Hisar, Hisaria, Chepelare, Chirpan, Sheynovo, Shumen, Jambol.

 

 

4 September 2008

Meeting of the special committee on Seuthopolis at the Ministry of culture

Today was held a meeting of the special committee on Seuthopolis, assembled by order of the minister of culture prof. Stefan Danailov. Its proceeding was overseen by the deputy minister of culture Mr. Ivan Tokajiev. The chairman of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage", Mr. Dimiter Mandradjiev and the vice-chairman of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage", Mr. Andrey Stoychev attended and took part in the meeting. Important decisions were taken at it. Expect more information on that matter at the press conference which will take place on 30th of September marking 1 year of the campaign for restoring SEUTHOPOLIS.

 

1 September 2008

100 000 support Seuthopolis

Just three months after the start of the national petition in support of Seuthopolis, which was initiated by National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage", it has collected over 100 000 signatures saying Yes! to the remarkable project of arch. Jeko Tilev.

 

People from Australia, Switzerland, USA, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, Serbia, Macedonia, Romania, Turkey, Israel, Ireland, Ukraine, Russia and all over the world are saying their big Yes! for the realization of the project Seuthopolis through the internet petition located at http://www.bgpetition.com/sevtopolis/index.html or by the specially made form posted at www.sevtopolis.info.

 

The petition in support of Seuthopolis, which started three months ago, is part of the second stage of the initiative aimed at popularizing the project of arch. Jeko Tilev for returning this incredible part of Bulgarias and Europes cultural heritage. In the months before it, the project has reseved the support from a large number if institutions, public figures, Bulgarian MEPs, members of  Bulgarias national parliament, mayors, archeologists, architects, publishers, musicians, journalists.

 

22 August 2008

International interest towards Seuthopolis

Special committee on Seuthopolis comprised from experts in the area of architecture, culture and hydro engineering, mayors will begin to work on plans for international engineering procedure for the exhibition of the ancient city of Seuthopolis.

 

The committee is comprised of 20 experts with the order of the minister of culture prof. Stefan Danailov as well as with representatives of National Union "Treasure the Bulgaria Heritage" who started the national and international campaign for the restoration SEUTHOPOLIS in the beginning of October 2007. Its second meeting will be held on 4th of September. Then will be presented and discussed four expert reports of the condition of Koprinca Dam and the options for realizing the project of arch. Jeko Tilev.

 

Hes project for exhibiting the ancient city of Seuthopolis, is in the focus of several Dutch and Greek organizations.

 

18 July 2008

Inquiry by the member of Bulgarian national parliament, Maria Cappone to the minister of culture prof. Stefan Danailov on the subject of preserving and exhibiting the ancient city of Seuthopolis near the city of Kazanlak and its transformation into historical and tourist attraction.

Maria Cappone: Honourable ministers, honorable prof. Danailov, honorable members of parliament, the subject I would like to bring to your attention today though different from the topics disscused in the public area is as equally important and far more positive, namely the existing projects for preserving and exhibiting the ancient city of Seuthopolis near the city of Kazanlak and its transformation into a historical and tourist attraction site.

 

Honourable minister, you are very well aware that the ancient city of Seuthopolis, which is one of the most intriguing and important archeological discoveries in our country, has provoked an unprecedented interest towards itself and not only by the scientific community. For its preservation and returning to the world, figuratively speaking, after it is 20 meters below the surface of the water, exist several different conceptions, one of which seems the most interesting and because of which I will ask you today, what is your commitment as a head of the ministry, which is the one responsible for this archeological site. Will you be able to give the necessary push for the realization of this conception? With which of the conceptions are you familiar with as a minister of culture, with what will the ministry of culture contribute for the preservation and the transformation of Seuthopolis into a site of national cultural importance, accessible for the citizens of Kazanlak and the tourists in the city? Thank you.

 

Stefan Danailov: Honorable Mrs. Cappone, a few years ago to the public was presented the project of arch. Jeko Tilev and the initiative of the municipality of Kazanlak for regeneration and exhibiting of the city of Seuthopolis by surrounding it with a dam wall from the waters of Koprinka Dam.

 

In several conversations with me and a letter to the Ministry of culture by the mayor of Kazanlak, Mr. Stefan Damianov, presented the idea and asked for co-operation from the ministry for its realization. The idea is truly original. In the valley of Kazanlak is situated a large number of excellent examples of Thracian tombs, which are preserved to a great degree. It is mandatory that they be adequately protected, exhibited and socialized.

 

The archeological discoveries made in the recent years were highly appreciated. It is a well known fact that the municipality of Kazanlak is working on the construction of the technical infrastructure and socialization of the abundant archeological heritage in the valley of the Thracian kings and its transformation into a world famous, cultural-historical, tourist center of the Thracian culture. For this a lot of investments were made on the part of the government.

 

To this moment the idea for the construction of tourist-museum complex was not put up for a public-expert discussion regarding the realistic opportunities for its realization, its value, including it wasnt put for comparisons with other options and ideas for exhibiting, which are in accordance with the contemporary approaches and technological capabilities. Nor to the National archeological museum nor to the Ministry of culture were presented with up to date underwater photographic materials of the state in which the ruins of Seuthopolis are in. This is necessary in order to create expert opinions to the given problems. In relevance with that and keeping in mind the standpoint of Bulgarian academy of sciences Institute of archeology with museum, the Ministry of culture proposed to the municipality of Kazanlak to conduct an international competition for finding a complex solution to the problems of territorial lay-out, preservation, exhibition of the ancient Thracian city of Seuthopolis. The Municipality of Kazanlak agreed to this proposal and added the necessity for conducting an international competition for the construction of the site, which will enclude the development of the technical part of the project for Seuthopolis and the way for its construction. In this moment the Ministry of culture and the municipality of Kazanlak are working in collaboration on the preparation of a framework for socialization and exhibition of Seuthopolis, in accordance with the requirements and studies of Bulgarian academy of sciences National archeological museum, the center for thracology Alexander Foll and the National Institute for Cultural Monuments.

 

After the adoption of this framework, the Ministry of culture will prepare and put forward in the Council of ministers a motivated proposal for taking a decision for building the site through an international competition. This method will let additional funds to be provided from foreign investors. Thank you!

 

Maria Cappone: Honorable Mr. Minister, it is obvious that again we face some framework which we have to prepare and do in the following months and I am very hopeful in the last few sentences of your speech, despite of this Im convinced that our discussion will not end today since your words leave many questions unanswered. Namely how this international competition must be conducted? Will the EU funds which are intended for culture be involved and in the ones in the frame of the European commission? In what fashion they can be used for our cultural heritage and of course how it will be possible to put it within a wide public debate?  I am convinced that for any number of positive opinions about a great idea, there are an equal number of negative ones. I think that there will be a lot of negative opinions, but the bottom line even with the one who initially gave the project, how he will be part of the participants in this competition, because its only fair to be so, after this is his idea, how this will come to reality? Im very hopeful that in the following months a decision will be reached, because Bulgaria needs this monument.  We have to admit that the exposure of the city of Seuthopolis and it is larger than Effes, will turn it into a great attraction and will make the entire area more attractive overall. Thank you Mr. Minister, I hope that in the coming months there will be real results.

 

Stefan Danailov: Honorable Mrs. Cappone, really I have seen the project, the one you have seen, arch. Jeko Tilevs project and really its very interesting. In every occasion there are grounds for him to be part of it, because this project provoked the interest towards the recovery of this treasure. Because Seuthopolis is really a treasure. The question is that now what we are demanding is to see the results from the recently conducted underwater research, the examination of the territorial lay-out, which will enable us to specify the task more correctly. I will share with you that there was a conversation at the Council of ministers of Bulgaria to put aside funds for the conduction of the competition and this decision still stands, so there will be no financial obsticals as far as the conduction of the competition is concerned. But moreover the archeologists have to have their position put forward on that matter since it is in their area of expertise. Me, personally, as someone who desires to see Bulgaria being more beautiful and her monuments accordingly presented, I am also hoping that there will not be any one to oppose the exhibition of Seuthopolis no matter if it will be done by the proposed way or another. But it is very important to know the territory. You know yourself that its of great importance with what sort of task we will come up. I have personally taken on the responsibility that the project moves along the procedure more quickly. And this is since the engineering task means that there is an interest from such organizations that can provide the necessary know-how and funds for the realization of the project. Thank you!

 

6 June 2008

Account on the first stage of the initiative Seuthopolis

The initiators of the campaign for the realization of arch. Jeko Tilevs project for exhibition of the Thracian city of Seuthopolis - National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" gave a press conference on the 6th of June 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the National press club of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency, in renation to the end of the first stage of the initiative. In the time frame and general goals of this stage was set to check the public opinion, as well as to inform of the options for realization of this project. The public was given an account of the gathered support from the state autorities and NGOs sector as well as from public figures. Arch. Jeko Tilev informed the present journalists that the Ministry of culture has given its thumbs up for the realization of the project. Mr. Andrey Stoychev (vice-chairman of of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage) added to the good news, by announcing that there is interest from Greece and Germany for financing of the project and an invitation for collaboration was extended from one of the most respected European cultural institutes the Ost Europa Institute, Germany. Mr. Doichin  Kotlarov (legal councilor of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage) added that the project received big interest and support by the cultural and economic elites of London and Paris.

 

At the press conference prof. Maria Chichikova of Bulgarian academy of sciences National archeological museum (member of the team which discovered and excavated Seuthopolis in 1948 1954) underlined that Seuthopolis can be an abundant source of information for the Thracian culture and may provide answers to some of its greatest mysteries.

 

Mr. Dimiter Mandradjiev (chairman of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage) kept the promise that he made to a journalist from agency Focus at the previous press conference (18.02.2008) to give an estimate of the increase of tourist flow in the region according to the pessimistic projection by National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage in the first year the number of tourist will reach over 500 000 (for parallel the local history museum of Kazanlak municipality Iskra is visited by 150 000 tourists, without advertising itself). In the end of the press conference was underlined the crucial roll of the media in drawing the public attention of the necessity of Seuthopolis. At the closing Mr. Dimiter Mandradjiev extended his gratitude to all media and organizations which support the realization of Seuthopolis, he sad without the help of the media and all of the supporting organizations, we would have never been able to get to this point so quickly, or we may never have gotten so far.

 

4 June 2008

Invitation for realization and financing of the construction of Seuthopolis

The initiators of the campaign for the realization of arch. Jeko Tilevs project for exhibition of the Thracian city of Seuthopolis - National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" received an invitation for collaboration on the realization of Seuthopolis using the CBC (Cross border cooperation) from a neighboring state of Bulgaria. Expect more details in September.

 

3 June 2008

Interview about project Seuthopolis

On the 3rd of June 2008, the project Seuthopolis was presented to the listeners of the radio program Horizont po obed (Horizon by noon) on the Bulgarian National Radio station. Mr. Dimiter Mandradjiev (chairman of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage) explained that the good news is welcome and expected. The National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage is glad of the unified effort of the public in the name of the project Seuthopolis. He sad, Weve managed to rally support from the entire political, economical, scientific, cultural and social spectrum of our society. And this is not a common occurrence in our newest history.

 

2 June 2008

Thumbs UP for the project Seuthopolis

The mayor of Kazanlak munucipality, Mr. Stefan Daniamov, received today the official standpoint of the Bulgarian minister of culture Mr. Stevan Danailov, regarding the report for the project Seuthopolis submited by the municipality in the Ministry of culture.

 

In the official letter is pointed out, that regarding the initiative for building a circular dam like installation with multiple cultural functions and park space surrounding the the archeological site Seuthopolis, in the waters of Koprinka Dam, keeping in mind the importance of the site for the cultural heritage of Bulgaria and the development of the tourist industry in the region, a standpoint form the municipality is required on the conduction of international competition.

 

This competition will provide the opportUnion for a wide circle of options for the exhibition of Seuthopolis to be presented.

 

Quote form the letter Your standpoint will be of significant importance for the preparation of a planed task for the preparation and conducting of competition, as for defining the obligations of the government and the municipality regarding the realization of the project (Quote form the letter)

 

The Ministry of culture has asked for the opinion of the Bulgarian academy of sciences National archeological museum and the Center for trashcology.

 

Mayor Stefan Damianov has initiated the creation of special committee for preparation of the municipalitys stand point, which will comprise from scientists, public figures, specialists in the area of culture and tourism from state and non-state organizations in support of the project.

 

Svetla Teneva (http://dariknews.bg/view_article.php?article_id=258443)

 

1 June 2008

THE PETITION: YES! SEUTHOPOLIS, HAS STARTED

On the 1st of June 2008 National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage started the petition FOR Seuthopolis, in support of this wonderfull project for the restoration of the ancient Thracian city of Seuthopolis.

 

The petition is posted on the web site of the initiative Seuthopolis (www.sevtopolis.info) and on the web site of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage (www.suhranibulgarskoto.org). On both web sites is also posted a special blank with which every one can express his/hers support.

 

15 May 2008

Support for Seuthopolis part III

As we promised, today (15-th of May 2008) we are publishing part of the leaders of public opinion who are supporting the realization of project Seuthopolis. More information in SUPPORT chapter.

 

15 April 2008 .

Support for Seuthopolis part II

As we promised, today (15-th of April 2008) we are publishing part of the leaders of public opinion who are supporting the realization of project Seuthopolis. More information in SUPPORT chapter.

15 March 2008

Support for Seuthopolis part I

As we promised, today (15-th of March 2008) we are publishing part of the leaders of public opinion who are supporting the realization of project Seuthopolis. More information in SUPPORT chapter.

 

21 February 2008

"Seuthopolis on The TV show EKON

The project Seuthopolis was presented to the viewers of the Bulgarian news television Europe on the 21-st of February on one of its most popular TV shows, EKON. It aired an interview with the author of Seuthopolis arch. Jeko Tilev and one of the press conferences for the project.

 

19 February 2008

Seuthopolis in the Bulgarian National Radio

The project Seuthopolis was presented by the Bulgarian National Radio on the show Forum, by its author Mr. Simeon Belev. In it took part arch. Jeko Tilev and Doichin Kotlarov legal consultant of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage".  

 

18 February 2008

2-nd press conference for the national initiative Seuthopolis

A 2-nd press conference for the national initiative Seuthopolis was held on 18-th of February at the National Press club of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency. The initiators presented to the medias a report focusing on the first three months of the initiative. They also presented there strategy for the next three months.

 

5 February 2008

The team working on the realization of the project Seuthopolis will look for foreign support

The realization of the project Seuthopolis is a widely discussed subject in the Bulgarian public! This leads to an increased interest by foreign media. During the spring of 2008 our members and partners from abroad will start to seek support for the project in other states.

 

22 January 2008

Mayors and heads of national institutions are supporting the project Seuthopolis

The project Seuthopolis is becoming more and more popular! Support for it is now coming from the ranks of mayors and many heads of Bulgarian national institutions.

 

10 January 2008

Pleven supports Seuthopolis

The project Seuthopolis was presented to the citizens of the city of Pleven, by the local branch of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage". The majority of the people supported the realization of the project.

 

18 December 2007

The project Seuthopolis on the Hristo Botev radio program

The project Seuthopolis was presented to the listeners of the radio program Hristo Botev, part of the Bulgarian National Radio. Mr. Dimiter Mandradjiev (chairman of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage") and Ms. Paola Ivanova (secretary-general of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage"), took part in the interview hosted by the journalist Mrs. Tsveta Shopova. They discussed on the subjects how the organizers of the national initiative see the restavration and preservation of Seuthopolis. On the topic how Seuthopolis is going to look after it is constructed commented arch. Jeko Tilev. 

 

10 December 2007

Banners for the national initiative Seuthopolis were made.

You can download them from HERE.

 

3 December 2007

Media partner of the national initiative "Seuthopolis" is "Focus"

The newest media partner of the national initiative Seuthopolis is the news agency Focus.

 

27 November 2007

The national initiative "Seuthopolis" will be partnered by the Bulgarian National Radio

The Bulgarian National Radio today announced its support for the national campaign "Seuthopolis"

 

19 November 2007

The national initiative Seuthopolis started to gather support from the leaders of public opinion in Bulgaria

National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" started to gather suport for project Seuthopolis from the ranks of the leaders of public oppinion in Bulgaria.

 

14 November 2007

The 1-st press conference on the project Seuthopolis was held today

National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" presented to the media and the public there plans for the realization of project Seuthopolis.

 

6 November 2007

Media partner of the national initiative "Seuthopolis" is BTA

The Bulgarian Telegraph Agency is media partner of the national campaign "Seuthopolis".

 

6 October 2007

The website of the national campaign "Seuthopolis" is online

Today the website of the national campaign "Seuthopolis" started to function.

 

5 October 2007

Citizens, NGOs and companies have interest in the project "Seuthopolis"

Citizens, NGOs and companies from Bulgaria and the world have shown they have interest to the realization of the project "Seuthopolis"

 

3 October 2007

Seuthopolis on the morning TV show of the Bulgarian national television

National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" represented by its chairman Mr. Dimiter Mandradjiev and prof. Maria Chichikova form the National Institute of Archaeology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences took part in the morning TV show of the Bulgarian National Television, presenting the necessity of the realization of the project "Seuthopolis".

 

2 October 2007

Wide public support and media interest towards the national campaign "Seuthopolis"

Only in the first 48 hours of the beginning of the national initiative "Seuthopolis" of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" and TILEV ARCHITECTS LTD. it provoked wide public interest and media support.

 

30 September 2007

Start of the national initiative Seuthopolis

The national campaign for popularization of project Seuthopolis started this autumn. The projects goals are the excavation, restoration and preservation of the ancient Thracian city of Seuthopolis. The initiative is aimed at returning the first and best preserved city of the Thracians in Bulgaria in the treasury of the world cultural heritage with its astonishing abundance of data for the culture and everyday life of the Thracian people. At this moment this monument is 20 meters under the water of Koprinka dam near Kazanlak city.

 

The initiative of National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" is part of the realization of a project, made by arch. Jeko Tilev, for unique exposition and restoration of the city of Seuthopolis. The project Seuthopolis gives the opportUnion the city to be completely uncovered, conserved and restored and to be accessible at all times. By this project the historical, educational, and cultural and tourist potential of the site will be realized, in a unique architectural structure.

 

The city of Sevt III was discovered and studied in 1948 1954 during the construction of Koprinka dam. Despite its enormous historical and cultural value the city was sunken under water on the bed of the dam. But nevertheless it has preserved itseld and the knowledge it can give us for the culture of the Thracian people is still there.

 

The project Seuthopolis, which brought many prestigious awards to its author, will turn the city into an emblem of the Thracian civilization and allow continuing the research of Thracian civilization in order the city to take its place in UNESCOs list of the world cultural heritage monuments.

 

25 September 2007

Partnership agreement signed

National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" and TILEV ARCHITECTS LTD. signed a document governing the partnership parameters and steps in accomplishing the project "Seuthopolis".

 

12 April 2007

Start of the planning period for the national initiative "Seuthopolis"

On the 28-th of March the planning of the steps and ways of constructing the project "Seuthopolis" was given a start.

Forthcoming:

15 February 2010

National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" will try together with its partners to achieve the date February 15 2010 with a prepared business plan for the SEUTHOPOLIS initiative. If you want to become a member of the teams working on the SEUTHOPOLIS project please contact us at +359 878 180 101/2/3 or info@suhranibulgarskoto.org.

 

 

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