Project Title

BOOST5: Leveraging results of 5 IT-HR projects to boost touristic valorisation of cultural, off-road, industrial and natural heritage

Project goal

The aim of the project is to improve the tourist valorization of cultural, industrial and natural heritage and encourage sustainable economic development, using the results of five completed projects within the Interreg IT-HR programme.


1 June 1 2022 – 1 July 2023


The project will encourage public and private stakeholders to adopt joint strategies for cultural and landscape identity, in order to raise awareness of the economic potential of tourism for private and public stakeholders. Boost5 will accelerate the development of an innovative and sustainable tourism methodology for the revitalization of natural and cultural heritage in Italy and Croatia with a view to balanced territorial development. Areas to be included are neglected natural tourist areas, forgotten places and heritage with a low or fragmented digital offer. With a common approach, multi-level activities will be implemented in order to remove obstacles to sustainable tourist offer by: increasing the offer, reducing the seasonal character and delocalization of tourist flows within an area. New integrated coastal and land tourism offerings will be promoted to maintain the competitiveness of the sector.


  • Eliminate the main obstacles to the full development of a sustainable tourist offer
  • Promote societal ideas and new market opportunities through capacity building plans for innovative approaches, sustainability and governance
  • Promote synergies with different stakeholders and areas to accelerate the implementation of sustainable policies and raise environmental awareness
  • Planning strategic steps towards green business in tourism


  • Science and technology park Tecnopolis, Bari, Italy – leading partner
  • Friuli Innovation Consortium, Udine, Italy
  • Development agency SIPRO, Ferrara, Italy
  • Step Ri science and technology park of the University of Rijeka, Croatia
  • Marche Region, Italy
  • Nova Zadar County Development Agency, Croatia
  • City of Rijeka, Croatia
  • Regional Institute for Cultural Heritage of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Gorizia, Italy

Funded under

Interreg Italija – Hrvatska


  • Total budget: EUR 597,325,00 (85% EU funding)
  • Budget of the City of Rijeka: EUR 70,900.00

Official website of the project

Contact for additional information

Mirna Hriljac Nikšić
City Office

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