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Marking of the Long Distance Trail

From 15 to 27 October a working group of representatives of the House for adventure, NTG and volunteers will undergo re-route all of Long distance trail to refresh the existing mark and to add new and put more signs at key locations. Since the beginning of summer 2013, the NTG team is gathering...  read more »

date 15.10.2013 - 27.10.2013 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

Griffon vultures’ census on the Balkan Peninsula

On 29 November 2014, the 10th consecutive census of griffon vultures in the Balkans will be carried out. The event is organized by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) in partnership with nature conservation organizations in Bulgaria and abroad. It will be implemented by over 20...  read more »

date 29.11.2014 - 29.11.2014 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

Bread Festival

The reconstruction of an authentic einkorn harvest will be again the highlight of the Bread Festival in the Eastern Rhodopes that takes place the village of Rabovo, Stambolovo Municipality from 26 to 27 July. This is the sxth edition of the Festival. The einkorn is considered to be the oldest...  read more »

date 26.07.2014 - 27.07.2014 | place: Rabovo, Eastern Rhodopes

Photo workshop

From 5 to 8 June 2014, the photo club "Osmo izkustvo"and the tourist agency Style Travel organize a photo workshop "Madzarovo - the volcano of the vultures"2014. See here the program in detail and information about the conditions (in Bulgarian). You can sign up here.  

date 05.06.2014 - 08.06.2014 | place: Madzharovo

NTG at Green Days 2014

Welcome to the tent of the New Thracian Gold at Green Days Festival of responsible tourism from 10 to 13 May 2014. The Festival is held every year on the square in front of the National Theatre "Ivan Vazov" in Sofia.  

date 10.05.2014 - 13.05.2014 | place: Sofia

Long Distance Bike Adventure

Read here about a Long Distance Bike Adventure in the Eastern Rhodopes in May.  

date 03.05.2014 - 06.05.2014 | place: Rhodope Mountain

Open doors weekend in the Eastern Rhodopes in April

The NTG network in the Eastern Rhodopes opens its B&B's, farms and attractions to guests, tourists, local people and friends on 26 and 27 April 2014. We would like to present the achievements of the NTG five-year work in the region: not with talks, but with concrete results, activities,...  read more »

date 26.04.2014 - 27.04.2014 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

NTG Day in Kardzhali

Dutch Ambassador Tom van Ooschot and Regional Governor of Kardzhali will open the Day of New Thracian Gold in the City garden of the regional town on 25 April (14 hrts.) New Thracian Gold celebrates its 5th anniversary on 25 April 2014 (Friday) in Kardzhali with NTG Day. At an outdoor event in the...  read more »

date 25.04.2014 - 25.04.2014 | place: Kardzhali

NTG presentation at the International Aboriginal Tourism Conference

NTG Coordinator on ecotourism Mihaela Kircheva will present the NTG network in the Eastern Rhodopes as an example of a successful regional partnership at the International Aboriginal Tourism Conference in Whistler, Canada (April 15-16, 2014). The Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia...  read more »

date 16.04.2014 - 16.04.2014 | place: Whistler, Canada

NTG Expo in Haskovo

The exhibition “The Wild World of the Eastern Rhodopes" is in Haskovo (Southern Bulgaria), one of the two administrative centers of the Eastern Rodopes! Inhabitants and guests of the town can see it from 7 to 12 April in the Youth Center (41, Bulgaria Blvrd). “The Wild World of the...  read more »

date 07.04.2014 - 12.04.2014 | place: Haskovo

The Vulture Center in Madzharovo opnes the new season

On the first spring day (22 March), The Vulture Center in the town of Madzharovo opens the new tourist season with a renovated exhibition hall, a result of the financial support of New Thracian Gold and work of the most committed volunteers of BSPB. The biodiversity of the Eastern Rhodopes, one of...  read more »

date 22.03.2014 - 22.03.2014 | place: Madzharovo

A visit to NTG sites in the Eastern Rhodopes

On March 13th, a groups of tour operators, owners and managers of guest houses, tourism and other experts will visit three sites in the Eastern Rhodopes where New Thracian Gold works actively: “The Wild Farm” in the village of Gorno Pole, member of NTG network; the Vulture center in...  read more »

date 13.03.2014 - 13.03.2014 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

NTG at BioAgra 2014

New Thracian Gold project will participate in BioAgra Trade Exhibition of Organic Farming, part of the 23rd International Agricultural Exhibition AGRA which will be held from 4 to 8 March 2014 in Plovdiv, Southern Bulgaria. BioAgra is organized in partnership with the AVALON Foundation, the...  read more »

date 04.03.2014 - 08.03.2014 | place: Plovdiv

NTG at `Fiets en Wandelbeurs`

NTG experts Fran Zanderink and Johan Bekhuis will present New Thracian Gold project and the Eastern Rhodopes at the ‘Fiets en Wandelbeurs’ (Hike and Bike fair) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1-2 March 2014). ‘Fiets en Wandelbeurs’ is the national fair where thousands of...  read more »

date 01.03.2014 - 02.03.2014 | place: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

NTG at HOLIDAY & SPA EXPO 2014

New Thracian Gold (NTG) will present the project and the tourism potential of the Eastern Rhodopes at HOLIDAY & SPA EXPO 2014 in Sofia from 13 to 15 February 2014. This is the 5th NTG participation in this prestigious international tourist fair. HOLIDAY & SPA EXPO 2014 takes place in INTER...  read more »

date 13.02.2014 - 15.02.2014 | place: Sofia

The Wild World of the Eastern Rhodopes in Plovdiv

From 22 January to 28 February 2014 the exhibition of NTG "The Wild World of the Eastern Rhodopes" will visit Plovdiv. Guests and inhabitants of the city can see it in the building of the Municipal Council of Plovdiv. The exhibition presents 26 photos of breathtaking landscapes, magnificent...  read more »

date 22.01.2014 - 28.02.2014 | place: Plovdiv

Midwinter Waterbird Count

For the fifth consecutive year New Thracian Gold will join the traditional Midwinter waterbird count which this year will took place on 18 and 19 January 2013. The Midwinter waterbird count is an initiative of Wetlands International. This census is conducted since 1967 in almost all European...  read more »

date 18.01.2014 - 19.01.2014 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

Happy New Year

  

date 23.12.2013 - 03.01.2014 | place: Bulgaria

NTG at the Days of the Challenges

New Thracian Gold will participate in the Days of the Challenges, an autumn festival of responsible tourism, nature and healthy living (3-5 December 2013). You cam meet NTG in the Aula Maxima in the University for Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (1, Hristo Smirnenski Blvrd.) You can...  read more »

date 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 | place: Sofia

Griffon vultures’ census on the Balkan Peninsula

On 23 November, the 9th consecutive census of birds in the Balkans will be carried out. This year, the event is organized by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) and Vulture conservation foundation (VCF) in partnership with other nature conservation organizations in Bulgaria...  read more »

date 23.11.2013 - 23.11.2013 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

TRANSRHODOPI in Bansko

On 22 November, the NTG map TRANSRHDOPI will be presented during the Bansko Film Fest in the town of Bansko (Southwestern Bulgaria). The presentation is scheduled in the time slot between 15.45 – 16.45 in the Big hall of the Community center. You can buy the map during the five-day Festival...  read more »

date 22.11.2013 - 22.11.2013 | place: Bansko

Annual meeting of the NTG focus groups

The annual meeting of the focus groups of the New Thracian Gold project will take place on 19 November 2013 in Kardzhali. See here the program.   Date:  19 November...  read more »

date 19.11.2013 - 19.11.2013 | place: Kardzhali

Launching TRANSRODOPI

TRANSRODOPI, the brand new tourist map to the Rhodopes will be launched on November 13th (Wednesday), 6 pm in Stenata shop, in Sofia (5, Bratya Miladinovi Str.)  

date 13.11.2013 - 13.11.2013 | place: Sofia

Lecture on NTG in the Netherlands

On November 12th, 2013, New Thracain Gold team leader Frank Zanderink will deliver a lecture about the project in the Nature and Environment Center in Weert, The Netherlands. The lecture starts at 7,30 pm. Admission free of charge.   See here...  read more »

date 12.11.2013 - 12.11.2013 | place: Weert, The Netherlands

„The Social Farming in Europe and the Development Opportunities for Bulgaria”

On 31 October 2013, the Foundation for Organic Agriculture Bioselena and the Agrarian University – Plovdiv organize the first in Bulgaria seminar „The Social Farming in Europe and the Development Opportunities for Bulgaria”. Organic and in transition producers from the New...  read more »

date 31.10.2013 - 31.10.2013 | place: Plovdiv

The Wild World of the Eastern Rhodopes in Varna and Sliven

From 24 October to 25 November 2013 the exhibition of NTG "The Wild World of the Eastern Rhodopes" will visit Varna and Sliven. The official opening in Varna is at 10:30, October 24, in the Day of the Netherlands in Bulgaria and in the presence of the Ambassador of the Netherlands Tom van Oorschot...  read more »

date 24.10.2013 - 25.11.2013 | place: Varna and Sliven

Deadline for NTG Contest „Eastern Rhodopes – Taste the Wild Nature“

October 15th is the new deadline for the two contests „Eastern Rhodopes – taste the wild nature“ organized by New Thracian Gold (NTG) project for the third time : 1: for the most interesting travel story and 2: for the best photo. We’d like to see in your texts and...  read more »

date 15.10.2013 - 15.10.2013 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

NTG at workshop in Krumovgrad

Michaela Kircheva, coordinator in NTG for ecotourism will deliver a lecture on October 12, about the possibilities for creating new jobs through the development of alternative green economy in the context of the three-day workshop "The gold mining in Kroumovgrad - Problems and Solutions" ...  read more »

date 12.10.2013 - 12.10.2013 | place: Krumovgrad

EuroBirdwatch

This year, on 5-6th of October we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the EuroBirdwatch. Уou can join our celebration at Nature Information and Conservation Center “Eastern Rhodopes” in Madzharovo. The program includes: Lecture about the Migration flyways of the Egyptian vulture...  read more »

date 05.10.2013 - 06.10.2013 | place: Madzharovo

NTG at the Black Sea Tourism Forum

New Thracian Gold coordinator on eco-tourism Mihaela Kircheva will take part in the Black Sea Tourism forum in Varna (at the Black Sea coast) from 2 to 4 October 2013. Visitors and guests have the opportunity to get information about the NTG activities and the Eastern Rhodopes. The theme of the...  read more »

date 02.10.2013 - 04.10.2013 | place: Varna

Municipality of Stambolovo Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

The Municipality of Stambolovo celebrates its 30th anniversary. Stambolovo is one of the five target areas where NTG project is actively working.  

date 27.09.2013 - 30.09.2013 | place: Stambolovo, Eastern Rhodopes

Long Distance Trail tour

From 19 to 22 September New Thracian gold together with our partners from House for adventures organize promo biking tour on the Long distance trail. We welcome all fans of the mountain and active rest to join in this enchanting adventure in our Rhodope nature. Autumn in the Rhodopes is...  read more »

date 19.09.2013 - 22.09.2013 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

International Vulture Awareness Day

This Saturday, the world is going to celebrate the International vulture awareness day. This year Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds/Birdlife Bulgaria will take part in the initiative giving opportunity for many people to get in touch with the exciting and fascinating world of vultures....  read more »

date 07.09.2013 - 07.09.2013 | place: Madzharovo

NTG at the Festival “Culinary Heritage of Thrace”

Organic and in conversion producers form the New Thracian Gold network are invited to participate in the Festival of traditional foods, crafts and living “Culinary heritage of Thrace".   The Festival is organized on 6 and 7 September 2013 in Ivaylovgrad. See here the program (in...  read more »

date 06.09.2013 - 07.09.2013 | place: Ivaylovgrad

NTG at the Dutch Bird Fair

New Thracian Gold will be present at the Dutch Bird Fair, the largest nature event in the Netherlands. It will take place on 24 and 25 August 2013 in the Oostvaardersplassen’ in Lelystad. The visitors can find everything in the field of nature and nature experience in the broadest sense of...  read more »

date 24.08.2013 - 25.08.2013 | place: Lelystad, The Netherlands

Bread Festival in the Eastern Rhodopes

The reconstruction of an authentic einkorn harvest will be again the highlight of the Bread Festival in the Eastern Rhodopes that takes place the village of Rabovo, Stambolovo Municipality from 26 to 28 July. This is the fifth edition of the Festival. The einkorn is considered to be the oldest...  read more »

date 26.07.2013 - 28.07.2013 | place: Rabovo

NTG Interview on BG Radio

Would you like to know more about New Thracian Gold, the beautiful region of the Eastern Rhodoeps and TransRhodopi, the biking route connecting the Eastern and Western Rhodopes? Listen to the inteview of NTG coordinator on eco-tourism Mihaela Kircheva for BG Radio: 26 July, 11 am.  

date 26.07.2013 - 26.07.2013 | place: Sofia

Perperikon 2013 International Art Festival

The 13th Perperikon Art Festival is scheduled to be held from June 22 to June 29. The Festival will be opened with the “Elf Wedding” on 22 June, the shortest night of the year. A natural background of the performance will be the unique nature phenomenon "Stone Wedding", located 2.5 km...  read more »

date 22.06.2013 - 29.06.2013 | place: Kardzhali

Regional ornithology olimpiad

On June 15, Saturday, in the School "Acad Boyan Petkanchin" Haskovo will hold regional round of the Olympiad in ornithology. 25 students who finished school competitions in Kardzhali and Haskovo will compete .Ornithology olimpiad was organized since 1999 by BSPB. This year it is supported by "New...  read more »

date 15.06.2013 - 15.06.2013 | place: Haskovo

Exchange of experience for organic farmers from NTG in Austria, Slovenia and Croatia

The organic farming component of the project "New Thracian Gold" organized for the period June 9 to 15 educational visit to Austria, Slovenia and Croatia for members of the network of NTG. The aim is to exchange experience between the Bulgarian and European organic farmers and organic processors. ...  read more »

date 09.06.2013 - 15.06.2013 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

See the Birds of the Eastern Rhodopes in the Documentary “They Fly Away”

The documentary "They fly away" made by Simeon Tsonchev which tells the story of the wild birds in the Bulgarian part of Europe will be shown several times at the Cinema House in Sofia from 7 June to 14 June. The film was shot between November 2011 and August 2012 along the Black Sea coast, in...  read more »

date 07.06.2013 - 14.06.2013 | place: Sofia

Presenting ''Before the Oblivion'' of an awarded by NTG Author

On June 6th, the journalist from the Bulgarian National Radio Rumen Stoichkov will present his book with travel stories and reportages “Before the oblivion” in the Military Club in Kardzhali (6 pm).  There are ten stories about the Rhodopes in the book. The “gem” among...  read more »

date 06.06.2013 - 06.06.2013 | place: Kardzhali

The „Wild World of the Eastern Rhodopes“ Visits Blagoevgrad

“The Wild World of the Eastern Rhodopes" – the exposition that enjoyed a great interest in Sofia and in Kardzhali in April and May - is visiting now Blagoevgrad, Southwestern Bulgaria. The first day when the inhabitants and guests of the town can see it in front of the Regional...  read more »

date 05.06.2013 - 20.06.2013 | place: Blagoevgrad

Info tour for biking clubs and media

From June 3 to 7 the coordinator for Ecotourism in NTG Michaela Kircheva, together with our partners from House for adventures organize a biking info tour on the Long Distance Trail. In the tours are invited representatives of biking clubs, adventure organizations and specialized media for active...  read more »

date 03.06.2013 - 07.06.2013 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

Photography Plainair in the Eastern Rhodopes

NTG organizes on May 31, and June 1, 2 a photographic sessions, during will be presented the three entirely new shelters for observation and photographing of wildlife in hunting reserve "Studen kladenets", in the village of Gorno pole and in the village of Kostilkovo. Mmobile camouflaged shelters...  read more »

date 31.05.2013 - 02.06.2013 | place: Studen kladenets

Opening of Organic Tahini Factory BIOTERRA – IVAYLOVGRAD Ltd.

On May 23rd, the Organic Tahini Factory BIOTERRA – IVAYLOVGRAD Ltd. will be officially opened in the village of Kondovo, Municipality Ivaylovgrad. Dr. Darko Znaor, New Thracian Gold Deputy team leader, Ms. Diana Ovcharova, Mayor of Ivaylovgrad, Dirk-Hein Montagne, an expert on quality and...  read more »

date 23.05.2013 - 23.05.2013 | place: Kondovo

Booklet "Discover the magic of the Eastern Rhodopes"

On May 22, Fokko Erhart, NTG expert on wilderness and natural grazing presents the Bulgarian version of the booklet "Discover the magic of the Eastern Rhodopes" at a special event in the Kardzhali Regional Historical Museum.  The first copy of the booklet will be presented to the Dutch...  read more »

date 22.05.2013 - 22.05.2013 | place: Kardzhali

International Day for Biological Diversity

Traditionally, on the 22th of May the whole world celebrates the International day for biological diversity. The theme of the campaign this year is “Water and biodiversity”. It was chosen to coincide with the United Nations designation of 2013 as the International year of water...  read more »

date 22.05.2013 - 22.05.2013 | place: Kardzhali

Film on the Bulgarian Wild Horses Tarpans

n mid-May, international equine filmmakers Horsefly Films will be filming the Tarpan of the NTG project in the Eastern Rhodopes for the second documentary in their ongoing series on rare equine breeds around the world. Having created acclaimed equine documentary films, the team of Sophie Pegrum and...  read more »

date 14.05.2013 - 20.05.2013 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

Nature Conservation Educational Camp Kartali 2013

Nature conservational educational camp Kartali will took place between 7 and 11 May 2013 on Studen kladenetz dam in Eastern Rhodopes – one of the most beautiful and rich in biodiversity places in Bulgaria. Kartali 2013 is organized by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds with...  read more »

date 07.05.2013 - 11.05.2013 | place: Studen Kladenetz Dam

Felt Atelier in “The Wild Farm”

Local people and tourists have the unique opportunity to participate in the Felt Atelier in “The Wild Farm” in the village of Gorno Pole, Municipality Madzharovo (Eastern Rhodopes) from 6 May to 8 May 2013. Cecile Boesten (The Netherlands) and Nadezhda Philipova (Bulgaria) –...  read more »

date 06.05.2013 - 08.05.2013 | place: Gorno Pole village

NTG at Green Days 2013

Welcome to the tent of the New Thracian Gold at Green Days Festival of responsible tourism from 25 to 28 April 2013. The festival is held every year on the square in front of the National Theatre "Ivan Vazov" in Sofia. The project team will present TransRhodopi, Long distance trail for walking and...  read more »

date 25.04.2013 - 28.04.2013 | place: Sofia

The Wild World of the Eastern Rhodopes

26 photos present the unique biodiversity of the Eastern Rhodopes in an exhibition you can see in the Crystal Garden (Tsar Osvoboditel Bullevard) from April 24th to May 8th.  Most of the photos are included in the Crossbill Guidebook on the Eastern Rhodopes published on April 12th....  read more »

date 24.04.2013 - 08.05.2013 | place: Sofia

Celebration of Earth Day in Nature Center “Eastern Rhodopes” in Madzharovo

Every year on 22nd of April – the Earth Day - events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for the environmental protection. This is one of these days when we can take a break from the intensive life and have the opportunity to look into nature. Therefore, on that day the team of...  read more »

date 22.04.2013 - 22.04.2013 | place: Madzharovo

Earth's Day in Kardzhali

April 22 - Earth Day will be celebrated with a special outdoor events in the central garden of Kardzhali, near the Theater "Dimitar Dimov". Students from the ecoclub at school "Otets Paisii" will place birdhouses in the trees and draw pictures with natural materials. There will be a quiz on an...  read more »

date 22.04.2013 - 22.04.2013 | place: Kardzhali

Radio Quiz Show on the Eastern Rhodopes and the New Thracian Gold

What do you know about the Eastern Rhodopes and the new Thracuan gold discovered there; about the Tarpans and the Vultures; about the delicious local specialties and their organic producers? If you know the answers of these questions, participate in the Quiz Show of BNR, Bulgarian National Radion...  read more »

date 19.04.2013 - 19.04.2013 | place: Sofia

NTG at the Tourism Exhibition "Cultural Tourism" - 2013

New Thracian Gold (NTG) participates in the International Tourism Exhibition "Cultural Tourism", which takes place from 18 to 20 April in Veliko Tarnovo. NTG coordinator on ecotourism Mihaela Kircheva will be present at the desk of MEET, Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism. The visitors can...  read more »

date 18.04.2013 - 20.04.2013 | place: Veliko Tarnovo

Bazaars for farmers - an opportunity for organic farmers from the Eastern Rhodopes

Producers from the network of "New Thracian Gold" will be able to offer their products on the first Farmers' Market in Plovdiv for certified organic producers and those who produce food with clean environmental practices. Bazaar for direct sales with no middleman! Come every Saturday from 10 to 18...  read more »

date 13.04.2013 - 13.04.2013 | place: Plovdiv

Festival of the Organic Farming

On 12 and 13 April, Festival of the organic farming takes place in Sofia (National Theater garden). New Thracian Gold team hopes that organic and in certification producers, members of NTG network will present their products. See here the program and here – information about a seminar on...  read more »

date 12.04.2013 - 13.04.2013 | place: Sofia

Eastern Rhodopes Nature Guidebook Released

The Eastern Rhodopes nature guidebook of Crossbill Guides is released on April 12th.  This is  great news for the nature tourists waiting to discover this fantastic nature destination. The Eastern Rhodopes Crossbill Guide covers the Bulgarian and Greek territory of the Eastern...  read more »

date 12.04.2013 - 12.04.2013 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

Lectures on the Biodiversity in the Eastern Rhodopes

In the period 8 - 12 April, a team of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria) visits schools in Kardzhali town and the region to give lectures on the unique nature and biodiversity in the Eastern Rhodopes. The schedule of this week includes schools in Kardzhali,...  read more »

date 08.04.2013 - 12.04.2013 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

NTG at FoodTech and Vinaria 2013

New Thracian Gold has a desk at the international exhibition FoodTech and Vinaria 2013 in Plovdiv (3-6 April 2013).The visitors can taste products of the organic and in conversion producers of NTG network. Information and promotional materials, brochures and booklets at the desk present the project...  read more »

date 03.04.2013 - 06.04.2013 | place: Plovdiv

Kardzhali and Haskovo Join Earth Hour

Kardzhali and Haskovo, the centers of the two provinces of the Eastern Rhodopes, join Earth Hour 2013 which will be on March23, 2013 (Saturday) from 20:30 to 21:30. The initiative is organized by World Wildlife Fund (WWF). 98 Bulgarian cities have joined the initiative, so far. Zlatograd is among...  read more »

date 23.03.2013 - 23.03.2013 | place: Kardzhali

Kukeri Day in Ivaylovgrad

Ivaylovgrad celebrates Kukeri Day, the traditional Bulgarian ritual to scare away evil spirits. It is organized every year end of the winter/begin of the spring in Ivaylovgrad. This ritual has ancient Thracian origins. Costumed men perform a dance and walk through the village, to chase away the...  read more »

date 16.03.2013 - 16.03.2013 | place: Ivaylovgrad

The biggest tourism forum and NTG

In March 2013, during ITB - Berlin, New Thracian Gold with ECEAT – The Netherlands will introduce Eastern Rhodopes as a destination for eco and adventure tourism. The team of tourism component - Michaela Kircheva and Johan Bekhuis planned hiring a booth, where, besides printed matter will be...  read more »

date 06.03.2013 - 06.03.2013 | place: Berlin

NTG at AGRA 2013

New Thracian Gold project will participate in BioAgra Trade Exhibition of Organic Farming, part of  the 22nd International Agricultural Exhibition AGRA which will be held from 5 to 9 March 2013 in Plovdiv. The International Agricultural Exhibition AGRA focuses the attention on the Bulgarian...  read more »

date 05.03.2013 - 09.03.2013 | place: Plovdiv

NTG Contest „Eastern Rhodopes – Taste the Wild Nature“ Starts Today

Today, two contests „Eastern Rhodopes – taste the wild nature“ organized by New Thracian Gold (NTG) project start: 1: for the most interesting travel story and 2: for the best photo. We’d like to see in your texts and photos a combination or one of the three...  read more »

date 01.03.2013 - 01.03.2013 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

Seminar for the Organic Food Producers of NTG Network

Organic producers and processors of New Thracian Gold network meet at a seminar in the village of Stambolovo on February 15th, 2013. The theme of the seminar is "Actual topics in growing organic plants and animals in the region of the Eastern Rhodope in 2013." The seminar is expected to be attended...  read more »

date 15.02.2013 - 15.02.2013 | place: Stambolovo

NTG at HOLIDAY & SPA EXPO 2013

New Thracian Gold (NTG) will present the project and the tourism potential of the Eastern Rhodopes at HOLIDAY & SPA EXPO 2013 in Sofia from 14 to 16 February 2013. This is the fourth  NTG participation in this international tourist fair which will celebrate its 30th edition. The highlight...  read more »

date 14.02.2013 - 16.02.2013 | place: Sofia

Day of Ivaylovgrad

February 14th is Day of Ivaylovgrad since 2001. On this day, winegrowers from Ivaylovgrad and the villages in the area celebrate Trifon Zarezan,  Saint Trifon the Pruner Day - the Bulgarian holiday of winegrowers and winemakers  

date 14.02.2013 - 14.02.2013 | place: Ivaylovgrad

NTG producers will participate in "Eco fest of love and wine"

Producers from “New Thracian Gold” network will participate in the first ever “Eco fest of love and wine”, organized on 13 and 14 February in Sofia and Plovdiv. These include Dimo Karaboyukov, Betty Vasilieva, Petko Angelov and others. Find more information here on the...  read more »

date 13.02.2013 - 14.02.2013 | place: Sofia

Monitoring on Griffon Vultures in the Eastern Rhodopes

A monitoring on the Griffon Vulture in the Eastern Rhodopes will be executed between 12 and 16 February.  All nesting pairs will be registered, so far. A monitoring of all nesting cliffs will be done as well.   This monitoring is part the plan of cooperation between BSPB and New...  read more »

date 12.02.2013 - 16.02.2013 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

NTG at exhibitions in the Netherlands and Belgium

Fiets en Wandelbeurs is a specialized exhibition for biking and hiking, which is held annually, alternately in the cities Amsterdam (The Netherlands 9-10.02) and Mechelen (Belgium, 16-17.02). In 2013 for the first time our colleague Johan Bekhuis will attend both events to meet with tour operators...  read more »

date 09.02.2013 - 10.02.2013 | place: The Netherlands

NTG at EcoFest in Haskovo

NTG experts will present the project and its activities at an EcoFestival in Haskovo.   Date: 6 February...  read more »

date 06.02.2013 - 06.02.2013 | place: Haskovo

World Wetlands Day in Kardzhali

If you would like to see and learn about the wintering waterfowl in Kardzhali come to the New bridge on Arda River  on February 2nd 2013, at 12:00- 15:00  and celebrate with us the World Wetlands Day. The initiative is organized by New Thracian Gold jointly with Community Center...  read more »

date 02.02.2013 - 02.02.2013 | place: Kardzhali

Midwinter Waterbird Count

For the fourth consecutive year New Thracian Gold will join the traditional Midwinter waterbird count which this year will took place on 12 and 13 January 2013. The Midwinter waterbird count is an initiative of Wetlands International. This census is conducted since 1967 in almost all European...  read more »

date 12.01.2013 - 13.01.2013 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

Ivaylovgrad in BNT Documentary

See the documentary of the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) about the Municipality of Ivaylovgrad: 30 December (Sunday), BNT 2, 4.20 pm. Watch it later on the BNT webpage.  

date 30.12.2012 - 30.12.2012 | place: Ivaylovgrad

Christmas Charity Fair

You are welcome to the Christmas and New Year Charity Fair in Ivaylovgrad (21-27 December 2012). See here the planned events (in Bulgarian). The location: in front of the Mutafchiev's House  

date 21.12.2012 - 27.12.2012 | place: Ivaylovgrad

Seminar “Organic agriculture and animal husbandry – regional opportunities”

The coordinator in organic farming in New Thracian Gold assoc. prof. Vladislav Popov will be the lead lecturer at seminar “Organic agriculture and animal husbandry – regional opportunities” in 13 December in the village of Dositeevo, Harmanli municipality.   The seminar is...  read more »

date 13.12.2012 - 13.12.2012 | place: Dositeevo

Griffon Vulture Count

A coordinated Griffon Vulture count is planned on December 1st. It will be done also in the Eastern Rhodopes. See here information about the count in 2011  

date 01.12.2012 - 01.12.2012 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

Annual NTG meeting

On November 23, Friday, the focus groups in the NTG project and the project team are going to discuss at the annual meeting the achievements in 2012 and plans for 2013.  

date 23.11.2012 - 23.11.2012 | place: Stambolovo

NTG at World Travel Market 2012

From 5 to 8 November 2012, the NTG tourism coordinator Mihaela Kircheva will present the project and promote the Eastern Rhodopes as a great ecotourism destination at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London. With the advisory of the ECEAT (European Centre for Eco Agro Tourism)  Mihaela...  read more »

date 05.11.2012 - 08.11.2012 | place: London

Information Meeting on the Long distance hiking and biking route in the Rhodopes

On 26 October, partners of NTG network along the Long distance hiking and biking route in the Rhodopes meet at an information meeting in Kardzhali. The route starts from Pamporovo, goes to the East passing the Western Rhodopes, Kardzhali dam lake, the area of the reserve Studen Kladenets, the...  read more »

date 26.10.2012 - 26.10.2012 | place: Kardzhali

Third National Vulture Festival

How to tag vultures and find them in the wild? These and many other activities you can see and enjoy during the Third National Vulture Festival on October 19th in Sliven. See here the detailed program  

date 19.10.2012 - 19.10.2012 | place: Sliven

Organic Food Exhibition in Kardzhali

New Thracian Gold and the organic producers of the project network have an invitation to participate in the exhibition “Agriculture in the Eastern Rhodopes – a source for quality and healthy food” in the town of Kardzhali. The exhibition is organized in front of the Monument of...  read more »

date 18.10.2012 - 18.10.2012 | place: Kardzhali

Eastern Rhodopes in Art Exhibition

On October 15th, the exhibition “The Eastern Rhodopes in the paintings of Bulgarian artists” will be opened in the Municipal Art Gallery “Stanka Dimitrova” in the town of Kardzhali. 63 paintings will be exposed.   Date: 15 October...  read more »

date 15.10.2012 - 15.10.2012 | place: Kardzhali

Lecture on the Herons

Hristo Hristov, NTG coordinator on wilderness delivers a lecture to young people from Kardzhali about the Herons. The event will be in the Heron colony in the city center in Kardzhali. It is within the European Bird Days (6-7 October 2012).  

date 07.10.2012 - 07.10.2012 | place: Kardzhali

Cooking Day – 2 in the Eastern Rhodopes

The New Thracian Gold project organises second series of organic culinary events 'Cooking Days – 2’’  with organic and local agricultural produce and food from the Eastern Rhodopes. The major demonstration event will occur on 5 October in the village of Gorno Pole, Madzharovo...  read more »

date 05.10.2012 - 06.10.2012 | place: Gorno pole

Deadline of NTG Competition „Eastern Rhodopes – taste the wild nature“

October 1, 2012 is the deadline foe sending itinerary and photos for the NTG contest „Eastern Rhodopes – taste the wild nature“.  This is the second edition of the contest. We’d like to see in your texts and photos on one of the three NTG-elements: wilderness/nature,...  read more »

date 01.10.2012 - 01.10.2012 | place: Kardzhali

NTG at the European Environmental Festival “Green Wave – 21st Century”

Vladislav Popov, coordinator on organic farming in New Thracian Gold (NTG) is invited to deliver a lecture on “Terms and conditions or the development of of organic enterprises in the region of the Eastern Rhodopes – the NTG project experience” at a round table organized within...  read more »

date 27.09.2012 - 29.09.2012 | place: Kardzhali

Official Opening of “The Route of Cheese”

On 18 September 2012, the tourist attraction “The Route of Cheese“ will be officially opened in the sheep farm of Huskov family in the village of Pelevun, Ivaylovgrad Municipality. The family got the approval for funding under the Operational Programme for Rural Development, which...  read more »

date 18.09.2012 - 18.09.2012 | place: Pelevun village, Ivaylovgrad Municipality

NTG Desk at the Opening of the Mobility Week in Sofia

On 16 September, New Thracian Gold will have a desk at the opening of the European Mobility Week in the underoass of the Sofia University (11 am – 1.30 pm). Dutch Princess Laurentien van Oranje will launch the Mobility Week initiatives together with Ambassador of the Netherlands Karel van...  read more »

date 16.09.2012 - 16.09.2012 | place: Sofia

NTG Ecoclub presents the Eastern Rhodopes to Dutch Princess Laurentien

On 15 September, the Youth Ecoclub that New Thracian Gold (NTG) supports within its educational program will present the Eastern Rhodopes and its nature conservation activities to Dutch Princess Laurentien during a children's workshop in Sofia. Princess Laurentien van Oranje visits Bulgaria for...  read more »

date 15.09.2012 - 15.09.2012 | place: Sofia

Seminar on a guidebook for organic products traders

A guidebook on Quality Assurance System for training in organic food retail is going to be presented during a seminar on 4 September 2012 (10,30 am) in Plovdiv (78, Dunav Blvrd.)   The seminar is organized by University of Agribusiness and Rural Development.   See here more   

date 04.09.2012 - 04.09.2012 | place: Plovdiv

International Vulture Awareness Day

This year, once again over 65 organizations from four continents – North America (USA, Canada), Europe (UK, France, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, etc.), Africa (RSA, Namibia, Zimbabwe, etc.) and Asia (Nepal, India, Pakistan) will join forces to celebrate the initiative for International...  read more »

date 01.09.2012 - 01.09.2012 | place:

NTG at the Festival “Culinary Heritage of Thrace”

New Thracian Gold has an invitation to present the published within the project Culinary guidebook to the Eastern Rhodopes during the Festival of traditional foods, crafts and living “Culinary heritage of Thrace".   The Festival is organized on 1 and 2 September in Ivaylovgrad. Its...  read more »

date 01.09.2012 - 02.09.2012 | place: Ivaylovgrad

NTG at Beglika Fest 2012

NTG representatives Mihaela Kircheva and Stefan Avramov will participate in Beglika Fest 2012 organized near the lake  Golyam Beglik in the Western Rhodopes from 17 August to 19 August at the reservoar Golyam Beglik. Last year, experts in the New Thracian Gold project were at...  read more »

date 17.08.2012 - 18.08.2012 | place: Golyam Beglik lake

Nature Conservation Camp Madzharovo 2012

From 11-17 August the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds organizes the Madzharovo nature conservation camp with financial support of the New Thracian Gold project. The participants will take part in various restoration jobs concerning the vulture feeding site, the observation hide, the...  read more »

date 11.08.2012 - 17.08.2012 | place: Madzharovo

Bread Festival in the Eastern Rhodopes

The reconstruction of an authentic einkorn harvest is going to be one of the highlights of the Bread Festival in the village of Rabovo. The Вread Festival is a newborn tradition which took place for the first time in July 2010. The einkorn is considered to be the oldest cereal in Bulgaria. The...  read more »

date 27.07.2012 - 29.07.2012 | place: Rabovo

Photo Exhibition on Orchids at Mysteries of Huhla 2012

New Thracian Gold (NTG) will take part in this year's edition of the Festival "The Mysteries of Huhla" (July 14) with a photo exhibition on orchids.  Hristo Hristov and Stefan Avramov, experts on wildlife and biodiversity in the project and Tsvyatko Apostolov are the photographs of the...  read more »

date 14.07.2012 - 14.07.2012 | place: Huhla

NTG at Uzana Polyana Fest 2012

Representatives of the New Thracian Gold project will participate in Uzana Polyana Fest 2012 near Ispolin Peak in the Stara Planina mountain from 13 July till 15 July. The festival provides space for sharing experience and ideas to organizations, projects and companies working in the field of the...  read more »

date 13.07.2012 - 15.07.2012 | place: Stara planina

Experts of Crossbill Guides in the Eastern Rhodopes

Members of Crossbill Guides team will be in the Eastern Rhodopes to continue their research on the guidebook on the Eastern Rhodopes for naturalists. The Crossbill Guidebook on the Eastern Rhodopes covers the territory from the Aegean coast to the Arda river and from Zlatograd to the Evros river....  read more »

date 10.07.2012 - 21.07.2012 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

Training seminar for grain producers

On 4 July the Organic farming component of New Thracian Gold (NTG) project organizes training seminar for farmers, grain producers in the organic demo farm in the village of Topolovo,  Madzharovo Municipality. The seminar will be led by the coordinator of organic farming in NTG Assoc. Prof....  read more »

date 04.07.2012 - 04.07.2012 | place: Topolovo

Seminar for entrepreneurs in tourism and agriculture from the Eastern Rhodopes

Entrepreneurs in tourism and agriculture from the New Thracian Gold network in the Eastern Rhodopes will visit from 2 to 5 July Stara planina region to share experience with local organic farms and eco villages.The route of the traveling seminar will pass through Troyan, Gabrovo, Bozhentsi,...  read more »

date 02.07.2012 - 05.07.2012 | place: Stara planina

Perperikon 2012 International Art Festival

The 12th Perperikon Art Festival is scheduled to be held from June 25 to June 30. The programme includes several theatre performances. See here the program of the Festival (in Bulgarian) See here abou7 Perperikon 2011   Dates: 25-30 June      Location: Kardzhali...  read more »

date 25.06.2012 - 30.06.2012 | place: Kardzhali

Dutch Journalists in the Eastern Rhodopes

Dutch journalists will visit the region of the Eastern Rhodopes from 18 June to 22 June. The trip is organized by New Thracian Gold project. Last year, the project organized a trip to the region for Bulgarian journalists.   Dates: 18 – 22 June...  read more »

date 18.06.2012 - 22.06.2012 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

Cooking Days of Healthy and Organic Dishes from the Eastern Rhodopes

The New Thracian Gold (NTG) project with the support and participation of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bulgaria and "Soul Kitchen"-Sofia organize 'Cooking Days' with organic and local agricultural produce from the Eastern Rhodopes on 7, 8 and 9 June in Sofia and in the village Gorno Pole,...  read more »

date 07.06.2012 - 09.06.2012 | place: Sofia and the village of Gorno Pole

NTG at the Kardzhali May Festival 2012

New Thracian Gold project will participate in the May Festival “Future with Traditions  - Kardzhali 2012”.  This is the second edition of the Festival.  It aims to present and promote the cultural and historical heritage of the area and the traditional cuisine of the...  read more »

date 26.05.2012 - 26.05.2012 | place: Kardzhali

NTG in Night of Museums in Dobrich

WowPaper Calendar will present with its pictures the New Thracian Gold project (NTG)in the Art Galllery in Dobrich on May 19 during Night of Museums. WowPaper Calendar for May is with a picture of tarpans who live in the Eastern Rhodopes.   The visitors can see the first ever guidebook...  read more »

date 19.05.2012 - 19.05.2012 | place: Dobrich

Press conference of Crossbill Guides

On May 11, Friday, at 11 am in the office of the "New Thracian Гold" (NTГ) in Kardjali ("Bulgaria" blvd 47) will take place a press conference by representatives of the team of Crossbill Guides, who prepare a guide to the Eastern Rhodopes. You will be able to hear their impressions of the area...  read more »

date 11.05.2012 - 11.05.2012 | place: Kardzhali

Lecture on Natural Grazing at Kartali 2012

Hristo Hristov, the wildlife coordinator in New Thracian Gold project (NTG) will give a lecture on the natural grazing and large herbivores in the Eastern Rhodopes at Kartali 2012. Educational conservation camp Kartali  is held from 1 to 6 May in the Eastern Rhodopes, one of the richest of...  read more »

date 01.05.2012 - 06.05.2012 | place: Studen Kladenets

See the Tarpans in the Eastern Rhodopes

Come and see the tarpans on 27, 28 and 29 April 2012 near the village of Sbor during the Tarpan days organized by  NTG! 27 April 2012 - Friday 13.30 h Opening ceremony Presentation of New Thracian Gold - wildlife, organic farming and ecotourism Presentation on the...  read more »

date 27.04.2012 - 29.04.2012 | place: Krumovgrad

The new guest house of Vasilievi's family

On 26th of April Beti and Nikolay Vasilievy will officially open their new guest house, part of their "Wild Farm" in the village of Gorno pole. The expanstion of the guest house was financially supported by the "New Thracian Gold". Vassilievi family is an example of the operation of the three NTG...  read more »

date 26.04.2012 - 26.04.2012 | place: Gorno pole

Natural grazing and large herbivores in the Eastern Rhodopes

"Natural grazing and large herbivores in the Eastern Rhodopes" is the theme of the lecture, which Hristo Hristov, coordinator for biodiversity in the "New Thracian Gold" will present on April 23, 2012 in Biology Faculty of Plovdiv University.The lecture is part of a series of presentations and...  read more »

date 23.04.2012 - 23.04.2012 | place: Plovdiv

NTG Project at Green Days 2012

New Thracian Gold project will participate in Green Days 2012 in Sofia from 20 to 22 April 2012. Last year, NTG project participated for first time in Green Days, Spring festival of responsible tourism, nature, and healthy living. See more about NTG in Green days 2011  

date 20.04.2012 - 22.04.2012 | place: Sofia

NTG is presented for the first time the International Tourism Fair

"New Thracian Gold" (NTG) will be represented at the Ninth International Tourism Exhibition "Cultural Tourism", which will take place from 19 to 21 April in Veliko Tarnovo. This is the first participation of the project in the exhibition. The exhibition is among the largest and most famous...  read more »

date 19.04.2012 - 21.04.2012 | place: Veliko Tarnovo

The Eastern Rhodopes Join Earth Hour

Kardzhali and Haskovo, centers of two provinces of the Eastern Rhodopes, join the fifth edition of Earth Hour which will be on March 31, 2012 (Saturday) from 20:30 to 21:30. Zlatograd also joins the initiative. The initiative organized by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is held for the third year in our...  read more »

date 31.03.2012 - 31.03.2012 | place: Kardzhali

Seminar for certified and in transition organic producers – partners of NTG

Seminar for certified and in transition organic producers – partners of NTG On March 23 (Friday) the project New Thracian Gold (NTG) is organizing next training seminar certified or in transition organic producers - partners of NTG in Kardzhali (hotel "Ustra" at 10.00 o’clock). The...  read more »

date 23.03.2012 - 23.03.2012 | place: Kardzhali

NTG at AGRA 2012

New Thracian Gold project will participate in 21st International Agricultural Exhibition AGRA which will be held from 6 to 10 March 2012 in Plovdiv. The International Agricultural Exhibition AGRA focuses the attention on the Bulgarian and foreign agribusiness. The most successful agricultural...  read more »

date 06.03.2012 - 10.03.2012 | place: Plovdiv

Chasing away bad spirits

Ivaylovgrad celebrates Kukeri day, the traditional Bulgarian ritual to scare away evil spirits. It is organized every year end of the winter/begin of the spring in Ivaylovgrad neighborhood Ladzha. This ritual has ancient Thracian origins.  Costumed men perform a dance and walk through the...  read more »

date 25.02.2012 - 25.02.2012 | place: Ivaylovgrad

Presentation on NTG Guidebook to the Eastern Rhodopes

A presentation of the guidebook to the Eastern Rhodopes, published by the New Thracian Gold project, is scheduled on 22 February, Wednesday, 6,30 pm in Helikon – Vitosha bookshop. The touristic guidebook presents in a modern way known and unknown cultural, historical and natural sites of the...  read more »

date 22.02.2012 - 22.02.2012 | place: Sofia

NTG at HOLIDAY & SPA EXPO 2012

New Thracian Gold (NTG)will present the project and the tourism potential of the Eastern Rhodopes at HOLIDAY & SPA EXPO in Sofia from 16 to 18 February 2012. This is the third NTG participation in this international tourist fair.   At the fair, NTG will launch the first Eastern Rhodopes...  read more »

date 16.02.2012 - 18.02.2012 | place: Sofia

End of the Acceptance of Application for Support under Measure 121

On December 21, the acceptance of application for support under Measure 121 “Modernization of Agricultural Holdings” of Rural Development Program ends. The acceptance started on November 21.  Read more  

date 21.12.2011 - 21.12.2011 | place: Sofia

Green Innovation Forum 2011

Vladislav Popov, coordinator on organic farming in the NTG project will participate in Green Innovation Forum 2011 on 29 November 2011 in Sofia. The topic of the forum is Food, Water and Raw Materials – Innovations for a Sustainable Future. Smart grid, electric vehicles, biofuels, hydrogen...  read more »

date 29.11.2011 - 29.11.2011 | place: Sofia

Round Table on the Tarpans with the Stakeholders in the Region of Krumovgrad

A round table meeting on the tarpans recently reintroduced in the area of village of Sbor is scheduled on November 28, Monday in Krumovgrad.     Purpose of the Tarpan Meeting:    Informing the local stakeholders (authorities, farmers, hunters, business, NGO sector,...  read more »

date 28.11.2011 - 28.11.2011 | place: Krumovgrad

Focus Groups Annual Meeting of the NTG project

On November 28, Monday, the focus groups in the NTG project and the project team are going to discuss at the annual meeting the achievements in 2011 and plans for 2012.   See below the program:   13 – 13.30   Registration   13.30 – 13. Opening of the...  read more »

date 28.11.2011 - 28.11.2011 | place: Krumovgrad

A New Acceptance of Application for Support under Measure 121

On November 21, a new acceptance of application for support under Measure 121 “Modernization of Agricultural Holdings” of Rural Development Program starts. Read more  

date 21.11.2011 - 21.11.2011 | place: Sofia

Day of Zlatograd

November 21 is the Day of Zlatograd.  

date 21.11.2011 - 21.11.2011 | place: Zlatograd

European Green Belt Meeting

Stefan Avramov, biodiversity expert in the NTG project, takes part in the 3rd Regional meeting for the Balkans of European Green Belt in Ulcinj, Montenegro from 16 to 19 November.   See the program below:     European Green Belt 3rd Regional Meeting for the...  read more »

date 08.12.2011 - 08.12.2011 | place: Ulcinj, Montenegro

Consultancy For Farmers and Forest Owners

On November 14, a new measure of the Rural Development Programme – 114, "Use of consultancy services by farmers and forest owners", starts. Applications under this measure will be acceptedd in the regional directorates of the "Agriculture" Fund until 22 December. Read more here  

date 14.11.2011 - 22.12.2011 | place: Sofia

Deadline for submission of documents for a project, supporting local farmers in areas with high biodiversity

On November 11 is the deadline for submission of documents for a project, supporting local farmers in areas with high biodiversity - Protected Areas in Natura 2000 and Green Belt ". For more information read News  

date 11.11.2011 - 11.11.2011 | place: Plovdiv

INTERFOOD & DRINK 2011 Exhibition in Sofia

 The 10th jubilee edition of the international specialized exhibition INTERFOOD & DRINK will take place at Inter Expo Centre from 9th to 12th of November 2011. Ass. Prof Vladislav Popov, organic farming coordinator in the “New Thracian Gold” project, will deliver a speech on...  read more »

date 09.11.2011 - 12.11.2011 | place: Inter Expo Center - Sofia

Conference and business meeting on topic organic products

Conference and business meetings called "Bioproducts" will be held on November 9, 2011 at hotel "Sheraton" in Sofia. Their main objective is the development of organic farming and market  for organic products in Bulgaria, as well as support of companies - producers and retailers through the...  read more »

date 09.11.2011 - 09.11.2011 | place: Sofia

Discussion on how to obtain technical assistance from farmers and agriculture producers

Discussion on how to obtain technical assistance from farmers and agriculture producers under Measure 114 "Use of advisory services by farmers and agricluture producers" of the Programme for Rural Development 2007-2013 will be held on 21 October in the town of Kardjali.  

date 21.10.2011 - 21.10.2011 | place: Kardzhali

Day of Kardzhali

21 October is Day of Kardzhali. On October 21, 1912 the detachment of General Vasil Delov's frees Kardzhali and Eastern Rhodopes from Ottoman rule. This day was first declared holiday in 1937 and then again in 1998 as an official holiday of the town.  

date 21.10.2011 - 21.10.2011 | place: Kardzhali

Opportunities and conditions for funding farmers

"Opportunities and conditions for funding farmers by the EU and the national budget" is the theme of agro seminar, organized on 19 October in Kardzhali (hotel "Arpezos" in the conference room, from 9 to 16 o'clock). Admission is free. Lecturers are Prof. Ivanka Yanakieva, Dodi Jack (USA), and...  read more »

date 19.10.2011 - 19.10.2011 | place: Kardzhali

International Tourism Exhibition 'Mountains of Bulgaria'

From 13 to 15 October in Smolyan will be held international tourist exhibition "Mountains of Bulgaria." This is the eighth edition of the exhibition. At the official opening is expected to attend the Minister of Regional Development Liliana Pavlova, Minister of Managements of EU funds Tomislav...  read more »

date 13.10.2011 - 15.10.2011 | place: Smolyan

A series of events under the initiative "BioMania 2011" will be held in October in Sofia. They are part of a campaign by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food to promote organic farming and organic products by demonstrating best practices and organizing the celebration of farmers in...  read more »

date 08.10.2011 - 16.10.2011 | place: Bulgaria

Entrepreneurs from Strandzha in Eastern Rhodope

A group of about 35 entrepreneurs from Strandzha will visit Eastern Rhodopes for four days in the early October. The initiative is from Strandzha Natural Park. The goal is to get acquainted with local initiatives for tourism development , organic farming and nature conservation. The group will...  read more »

date 04.10.2011 - 07.10.2011 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

Day of Stambolovo

September 30 is the Day of Municipality of Stambolovo. On 20 September 1983 Stambolovo is annouced as a municipality. Date: 30 September 2011     Place: Stambolovo  

date 30.09.2011 - 30.09.2011 | place: Stambolovo

Research for reintroduction of European Bison

Polish and Dutch experts will be in Bulgaria in late September to explore the possibility of reintroduction of  European Bison in the Eastern Rhodopes. Place: Eastern Rhodopes     Date: 25-29.09.2011  

date 25.09.2011 - 30.09.2011 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

Kardzhali Hosts International Environment Festival

From 16 to 18 September Kardzhali hosts the the International Environmental Festival "Green Wave - 21st Century" for films and TV programmes dedicated to ecology and environmental protection. The event is organized for the fifth year by the European Environment Festival Foundation in partnership...  read more »

date 16.09.2011 - 18.09.2011 | place: Kardzhali

Day of Organic Farming in the Eastern Rhodopes

For a second successive year, the "New Thracian Gold" project organises a Day of organic farming in the Eastern Rhodopes, which will be held on September 9, 2011. The day will start at the organic farm of Krassimir Arabadzhiev in the village of Topolovo, Madzharovo municipality. Besides sharing...  read more »

date 09.09.2011 - 09.09.2011 | place: Topolovo, Madzharovo municipality

Official Ceremony For Welcoming Tarpans

The official ceremony for welcoming the Tarpans (wild horses) that arrived Monday to Bulgaria is scheduled on September 6, 8 am in the area of the village of Sbor, Krumovgrad municipality. The Mayor of Krumovgard Ms. Sebihan Mehmed will attend the ceremony. These are the first 12 tarpans that...  read more »

date 06.09.2011 - 06.09.2011 | place: the area of the village of Sbor, Krumovgrad municipality

Young Ambassadors witness and support positive change in Eastern Rhodopes

Dutch Postcode Lottery Charity Ambassadors Rikus Wegman and Sijmen Tenwolde are going to visit the Eastern Rhodopes (25 August - 2 September) and see the achievements made in the “New Thracian Gold” project. Rikus and Sijmen, 27 years old students were selected by the Lottery on 31...  read more »

date 25.08.2011 - 02.09.2011 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

Training for tourist guides

The project “The New Thracian Gold” is organizing a field training for tourist guides. The training will take place from 25 to 28 July in the Eastern Rhodopes and is aimed toward the young members of eco club Kardzhali. The teachers are guides with years of experience. The program...  read more »

date 25.07.2011 - 28.07.2011 | place: Kardzhali

Reconstruction of an Authentic Spelt Harvest in the Eastern Rhodopes

A reconstruction of an authentic spelt harvest is planned in Tepavitza house in Rabovo, Municipality of Stambolovo on 22 and 23 July 2011 during the Eastern Rhodopes Bread Festival. The bread festival is a newborn tradition which took place for the first time in 2010.   Producers and...  read more »

date 22.07.2011 - 23.07.2011 | place: Rabovo

Perperikon fair

20.00Local museum of historypresenting the book of Jordanka Gospodinova 21.00Local museum of historyConcert "Renaissance and barock music" ensemble "Afetuozo"   

date 24.06.2011 - 24.06.2011 | place: Kardzhali

Share-of-Experience Trip in the area of Predela

A four day share-of-experience trip for entrepreuners from Eastern Rhodopеs area to the Western Rhodopes (the region og Gotse Delchev, Razlog and Bansko) in planned for mid June. All participants were involved in previous NTG trainings during 2009 and 2010. This is going to be their second...  read more »

date 23.06.2011 - 26.06.2011 | place: Predela

Perperikon fair

18.00theatre "D. Dimov"presenting the book of Plamen Panev - "All my lies" 19.00theatre "D. Dimov""The three musketeers" - theatre "Sofia"  

date 23.06.2011 - 23.06.2011 | place: Kardzhali

Perperikon fair

19.00 theatre "D. Dimov" "Tatul" - play from theatre "Raycho Stoyanov" Gabrovo 21.00 theatre "D. Dimov" "Monologue with suitcase" play from Gerasim Dishliev - France  

date 22.06.2011 - 22.06.2011 | place: Kardzhali

Perperikon fair

19.00 Theatre "D. Dimov" "Winter story" 21.00 Theatre "D. Dimov" "Human" - pantomimic play from Trayan Georgiev - Macedonia  

date 21.06.2011 - 21.06.2011 | place: Kardzhali

Seminar on Marketing in Organic Farming

The New Thracian Gold project team organizes a seminar on Marketing in organic farming for the organic food producers on the Eastern Rhodopes. Vladislav Popov, NTG coordinator on organic farming and Hikolay Tihov from Bioselena Foundation will deliver presentations. Examples from the practice will...  read more »

date 10.06.2011 - 10.06.2011 | place: Kardzhali

The New Thracian Gold project organizes a media trip to the Eastern Rhodopes

The New Thracian Gold project organizes from 2 to 5 June 2011 trip for journalists from leading Bulgarian media in the Eastern Rhodopes and in particular the places in the area where the project is actively working on its three components: ecotourism, organic farming and wildlife. Journalists...  read more »

date 02.06.2011 - 05.06.2011 | place: Eastern Rhodopes

NTG expert participates in Kartali 2011

Hristo Hristov, coordinator on wildlife in the New Thracian Gold project, will train participants at Kartali 2011 in monitoring of vultures. Traditionally, the course is held on the lake Studen Kladenets in the Eastern Rhodopes between 19 and 24 May. Kartali 2011 is organized by the Bulgarian...  read more »

date 19.05.2011 - 24.05.2011 | place: Studen Kladenets

NTG at Tradition And Future Festival

The “New Thracian Gold" will participate in the first ever Tradition And Future Festival, organized in Kardzhali in the beginning of the tourist season (14 May). The stand of the project will have Eastern Rhodopes products - honey and wine and plenty of information materials on...  read more »

date 14.05.2011 - 14.05.2011 | place: Kardzhali

Green days 2011

The "New Thracian Gold” project is going to participate in the second edition of Green days (April 28 – May 1) in Sofia. At the stand of the project you can buy organic products of the “New Thracian Gold” brand and the most recent travel map of the Eastern Rhodopes...  read more »

date 28.04.2011 - 30.04.2011 | place: Sofia

Field Lessons

Young volunteers from the Eastern Rhodopes will have Green School around Madzharovo during their spring holiday. It is part of Field lessons in nature conservation, the educational program of the “New Thracian gold" project. The two Dutch students Willem van Hoesel  and Stefan van der...  read more »

date 01.04.2011 - 07.04.2011 | place: Madzharovo, Haskovo region

“New Thracian Gold” at AGRA 2011

The “New Thracian  Gold” project (NTG) is participating for a second time in AGRA, International Agriculture Exhibition (9-13 March 2011) in Plovdiv. The project is presented at joint stand with Agriculture College, Plovdiv;  Agroecological Center at the Agriculture...  read more »

date 11.03.2011 - 11.03.2011 | place: Plovdiv

Holiday SPA & Expo 2011

The New Thracian gold project will participate in the annual international travel fair Holiday SPA & Expo in 17 - 19 February 2011. The event will take place in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. All counterparts of the project, also partners and local people are invited to be present....  read more »

date 17.02.2011 - 17.02.2011 | place: Sofia

Мid-winter counting of the wetland birds in Bulgаria

Mid-winter counting of the wetland birds in Bulgаria On 15-16 January 2011 a trip for mid-winter counting of the wetland birds will be organized by the New Thracian Gold project. Participants will be young people from eco club Rhodopi in Kardzhali, volunteers from the area and journalists. The...  read more »

date 15.01.2011 - 15.01.2011 | place: Kardzhali area - Studen kladenets area

Focus groups annual meeting 2010

On the 30th of November 2010 an Annual meeting of the Management of the New Thracian gold project and the focus groups will be organized in the town of Kardzhali. Representatives from all five target municipalities Madzharovo, Ivaylovgrad, Kardzhali, Stambolovo and Krumovgrad will be present The...  read more »

date 30.11.2010 - 30.11.2010 | place: Kardzhali

Stock breeders fair

On 27th November 2010 a fair for local rare breeds will be held at the stadium in Madzharovo. The aim is to show results for "The New Thracian Gold" project and the farmers to be taucht in the ways of breeding rare breeds and the advantages in it. Experts for the different breeds will lecture about...  read more »

date 27.11.2010 - 27.11.2010 | place: Madzharovo

Eco guides training

The eco guides training is in accordance with NTG's aims for Tourism component - training of local people. Qualified guide services   is one of the main factors for good development of the tourist destination. That's why we need motivated and well prepared young people to provide those...  read more »

date 28.10.2010 - 28.10.2010 | place: lake Kardzhali

Share of experience trip

Share-of-experience trip in Strandzha Mountains Dates: 07 – 10 October 2010   The share-of-experience trip for 12 entrepreuners from Eastern Rhodopi area was organized in the beginning of the month of October for 4 days in Strandzha Mountains. All participants were involved in...  read more »

date 20.10.2010 - 20.10.2010 | place: Strandzha

English courses

Two English courses for 10 local people from Madzharovo area and 15 local people from Ivaylovgrad area will start in the beginning of the month of October 2010. The training duration is 4 months (6 school hours per week, total of 96 school hours). The teachers are local English teachers from...  read more »

date 01.10.2010 - 01.10.2010 | place: Madzharovo - Ivaylovgrad

How to start B&B buisness

The B&B training for future family hotels and guest houses in the Eastern Rhodopi Mountains will take place in Armira family hotel in Ivaylovgrad, in 25 – 27 June 2010.  25 land and household owners from the area of the Eastern Rodopi Mountains are invited. Lecturers from BAAT will...  read more »

date 25.06.2010 - 25.06.2010 | place: Ivaylovgrad

Green school - cleaning action

Purpose: To stimulate the “team mind" of the youngsters To sow and develop the “ecological culture” among the young people in the Eastern Rhodopi To motivate them to respect and preserve the nature – explane why is so important to keep the nature alive,...  read more »

date 05.06.2010 - 05.06.2010 | place: Madzharovo area

Online marketing training

The Online Marketing training for existing and working family hotels and guest houses in the  Eastern Rhodopi Mountains will take place in Trifon Zarezan family hotel on the dam lake of Kardzhali in 24 – 25 April 2010. 25 owners of accomodation places are invited. Main...  read more »

date 23.04.2010 - 23.04.2010 | place: lake Kardzhali

Holiday SPA & Expo

The international travel exhibition Holiday Spa & Expo is the most significant travel show in Bulgaria and it is organized annually in the month of February. The event take place in the National House of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 25 to 27 February 2010. NTG representatives are Mihaela,...  read more »

date 25.02.2010 - 25.02.2010 | place: Sofia

Midsummer Festival

For the first time the “Midsummer Festival” is organized in Ivaylovgrad on June 23 - 24.The initiative and organization is in the hands of “Yamantievi” winery in cooperation with the Municipality of Ivaylovgrad. Media partners are NOVA TV, BNR, newspaper “Nov...  read more »

date 23.06.2012 - 24.06.2012 | place: Ivaylovgrad