Project Title: Creative Start Up

Creative Start Up

Project goal:

Strengthening creative industries’ entrepreneurial capacities in the crossborder region.

Duration: January 2014. – June 2015.

Key activities:

“Creative Start Up” project addresses the problem of insufficient exploitation of the creative sector’s potentials in the crossborder region, it offers a platform for developing a problem solution over four years of joint activity:

  • analysis of creative industries in crossborder region (SWAT analyses, mapping the region),
  • education activities (workshops aimed at raising the sector’s capacities, setting up a network of mentors and education visits),
  • presentation activities (Rijeka Creative Fair, International conference, presenting Rijeka designers and creative individuals at fairs in Ljubljana and Graz, crossborder creative festival) and
  • drawing up strategic documents (drawing up the strategy and development plan of creative industries, preparing a curriculum titled I-Arts (interdisciplinary Arts).


  • City of Rijeka, lead partner
  • Regional Development Agency Porin
  • Croatian Chamber of Commerce – County Chamber Rijeka
  • Academy of Applied Arts, Rijeka
  • High School of Design, associated member of the University of Primorska
  • Scientific and Research Centre of the University of Primorska
  • Regional Development Agency of the urban region of Ljubljana


Total project budget: EUR 411.369,61
EU funding: EUR 344.812,56
Budget of the City of Rijeka: about EUR 100,000.00

Financed under:

IPA Crossborder Cooperation Programme between Slovenia and Croatia

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