The cluster with a Turkish name is among the most important programme sections of Plovdiv 2019 and includes projects for integration of social, ethnic and minority groups.


A cluster that embraces local festivals, cultural, touristic and social projects from the entire Plovdiv region.

Beauty and the (b)East

Тhe beauty of the distinct culture and traditions of the Balkans

Fuse - Programme platform of Plovdiv 2019

The Fuse Platform comprises three clusters - Mahala, RegionalE and Beauty and the (b)East. The projects are dedicated to the integration of ethnic and minority groups and aim to bring together different generations and social groups and to overcome the borders of the isolated territories and zones. Projects designed specifically for Stolipinovo district as well as those for development of the Plovdiv Region and the Balkans are also implemented through this platform. Its goal is also the interaction with existing festivals, cultural, touristic and social projects from the South Central region of Bulgaria. 

Check our programme highlights HERE, as well as the opening weekend programme, and the public events in February, March, April; May, June, July, August, September (see our special selection of events for children in September), October, NovemberDecember.

Read the Legacy of Volunteers here.

Check all projects in 2019 – Book of Events– A year and more than 320 projects #together, selected in open calls in accordance with the Bid Book, have been sorted chronologically and thematically into four programme platforms – Fuse, Transform, Revive, and Relax.

See the projects, part of the Legacy programme of Plovdiv 2019 for 2020/2021 and 2021/2022.



General partners

EU Japan Fest
Pod tepeto

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