Abstract: This study aims to present the reasons and motives for the realization of a large-scale interdisciplinary project with other organization Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski" financed by Fund research (Ministry of Education). For the first time in the history of the University and public life in Vidin make such a project. The project started in December 2018 and is entitled "Christian, cultural and historical heritage of Northwestern Bulgaria - Strategies for preserving and translating local identities' (ODA 05/7). The main scientific direction it is theology. The project aims to create a strategy for the preservation of spiritual, cultural and national roots of a village in decline - village Vladichentsi three neighboring villages him and two monasteries. The special moment in it is that the project included researchers from four disciplines (theology, history, archeology and ethnology), but also local government workers from Vidin Holy Dioces, Regional History Museum - c. Vidin, State Archives - city. Vidin Regional library - c. Vidin.
Here we try to describe the disturbing picture of life in villages in northwestern Bulgaria and especially in Vidin region and to present the main lines of the strategy for preserving their Christian, cultural and national heritage
Keywords: Vidin region, Vladichentsi, spirituality, heritage, culture