PEATS Bulgaria – Various Crafts

Dates: 18th July to 18th Aug 2022 
Number of UK Participants: 8 + Accompanying Person  (FULL)
Duration: 32 days


This placement is hosted by Ms Velislava Chilingirova, a tourism expert with a wealth of experience working on international projects, who is based in Troyan, central Bulgaria. The four week placement will give participants an inspirational insight into the rich cultural heritage and craft traditions which exist throughout Bulgaria. Participants will fly from an allocated airport in the UK (designated by Grampus Heritage) to Sofia, where they will be met by the host partner Ms Velislava Chilingirova.

The itinerary  2020 placement:

First week in EcoArt guesthouse – ceramic workshops

In Bilkarska house – working with felt, weaving fish net, wire jewellery, decorative textile flowers

In Karpachevo – possibly making clay bricks

In Etara – weaving with maiz leaves, weaving a belt, braids secoration,  makinf copper bells if students are interested

They can also learn how to cook some Bulgarian dishes during stay in the houses with their hosts and do some gardening if interested.


At the weekends students have free time or could participate in some organized events, for example:

•Swimming and sunbathing at the swimming pools

•Possibility for daily tours to the mountains and hiking

•Participation in local public events, concerts, festivals or other activities depending on the town cultural program

•Visits to museums

EU Erasmus + Funding

The placement is funded by the EU Erasmus + scheme and covers return flights, accommodation, and a subsistence allowance (equal to 3 meals a day).

The following website may also be useful;

If you are interested in this placement, then please read through the information on the PEATS traditional skills main page. You will find the application form is available to download on this page, as is the “Quality Commitment” which all applicants have to read.

For past participant feedback, please refer to the Participants Report page

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission

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