S.T.A.R.

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S.T.A.R .- Statistical Networks in Tourism Sector of Adriatic Regions was a project financed by the European Union under the IPA Adriatic Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013. It was designed in order to exchange knowledge of tourism between the countries of the Adriatic region. The countries involved in the project created a network for the exchange of best practices, integration of information technology, and existing knowledge of tourism. This was the way to help policy-makers in the creation of new touristic strategy and the development of adequate ways of implementing government intervention in tourism. At the same time, the project provided specific tools to companies operating in the tourism industry, to determine their position in the local market, and to determine the characteristics of clients, as well as the direction of their development.

Project duration: 01/04/2010 – 28/02/2014

Project manager: Dora Smolčić Jurdana (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  

Project partners: Emilia-Romagna Region (lead partner; Italy), Business Service Center of Zenica-Doboj (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Regional Unit of Corfu (Greece), the Consortium of Apulian Tourism Operators – COTUP (Italy), Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management (Croatia), Regional Council of Durres (Albania), Rimini Province (Italy), Marche Region - PF Statistical Information System (Italy), Abruzzo Region (Italy), Veneto Region - Directorate of Regional Statistical System (Italy).

ZERO WASTE

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Project Zero Waste – Zero Waste Adriatic net for events and festivals was financed under the IPA Adriatic Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013. Events and festivals present important part of touristic offer and an opportunity to increase the flow of tourists. At the same time, however, these large gatherings produce an increase of water and energy consumption, together with a various types of waste, creating that way besides positive, also significant negative impacts. The main goal of the project was to indicate zero amount of produced waste in festivals and events. The Zero Waste project offers the opportunity to create a network of existing events and festivals in the Adriatic area, thanks to the adoption of green solutions through the use of ICT. Zero Waste is also a new cultural approach that, through the use of ICT, may favour the creation of new jobs.

Project duration: 01/10/2012 – 30/06/2015

Project manager: Marko Perić (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  

Project partners: Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management (lead partner; Croatia), the City of Opatija, Mayor’s Office (Croatia), ERVET – Emilia Romagna Economic Development Agency L.t.d. (Italy), Province of Rimini (Italy), Spazio Eventi SR (Italy), Municipality of Tivat , Mayor’s office (Montenegro), University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies - Turistica (Slovenia), Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Department of Tourism and Hospitality (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Regional Council of Durres, Department of Region Development Policies (Albania).

CROSSBENCH

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Project CrossBench - Benchmarking of Croatian and Slovenian Hotel Industry: Instrument for Competitiveness Improvement and Entrepreneurship Development is financed under the Operational Programme Slovenia – Croatia 2007 -2013. The main objective of this project was to create software for tracking business activities of Croatian and Slovenian hotels through the observation and comparison of the financial data (revenues and expenditures), non-financial data (guest and employee satisfaction), and the data from the areas of social responsibility and environmental responsibility. The software gave hotels the possibility to compare the achieved business results with other hotels this way enabling them to better manage costs and maximize revenue but also improve their social responsibility and the responsibility towards the environment. To preserve data confidentiality, the reports show only the highest, the lowest and the average value of the selected samples, and within them each hotel can locate itself.

Project duration: 18/02/2014 – 17/06/2015

Project manager: Sandra Janković (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  

Project partners: Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management (lead partner-Croatia), Turistica - the Faculty of Tourism Studies (Slovenia) Tourist Chamber (Slovenia), and the Association of Employers in Croatian Hospitality (Croatia).

Project web page:  https://www.fthm.uniri.hr/crossbench/

HISTUR

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HISTUR - Tourism as a common (cultural) heritage of the coastal area of the Istrian Peninsula was financed under the Operational Programme Slovenia – Croatia 2007-2013. The overall goals of the HISTUR project were economic and social development, which is based on the support of entrepreneurship, improving tourism, rural development, and social integration. The overall cross-border goals were to establish the cooperation between cultural institutions that are directly related to the history of tourism in the coastal region of Istria on the Slovenian and Croatian side of the border, to strength and to upgrade the cooperation between higher educational institutions in the tourism sector with emphasis on the field of tourism history and to establish a long-term (international) cooperation between educational and cultural institutions.

Project duration: 17/01/2014- 17/09/2015

Project manager: Helga Maškarin Ribarić (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  

Project partners: University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies - Turistica (lead partner; Slovenia), Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management (Croatia), Institute for revitalization of the Mediterranean culture of Piran (Slovenia) and the Croatian Museum of Tourism (Croatia).

HINT-LAB

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The project Promoting entrepreneurship in tourism in rural areas – HINT-LAB was financed under the Operational Programme Slovenia – Croatia 2007-2013. The main objectives of the project included developing entrepreneurship through joint cross-border cooperation and encouraging the growth of small and medium enterprises in order to increase the number of jobs.  The project contributed to development of cross-border cooperation between small and medium-sized enterprises, educational, research and development organizations, and improved business innovation and technology. The project also established new jobs in rural areas, with a focus on rural and sustainable tourism. Within the project, the educational workshops for entrepreneurs were designed and implemented which helped them to acquire new skills necessary for business development and of tackling of market opportunities.

Project duration: 17/01/2014 – 17/06/2015

Project manager: Ines Milohnić (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  

Project partners: University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies (lead partner-Slovenia), Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management (Croatia), Slovenian Tourist Board (Slovenia), University development center and incubator Primorska d.o.o (Slovenia), Regional Development Agency Porin d.o.o. Rijeka (Croatia).

EUquus

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EUquus – Equestrian Tourism Routes in Europe was a European project financed under the Innovation and Competitiveness Framework Programme with the aim of developing the tool for support of the stakeholders in creating quality equestrian routes and products. The project established a web platform to disseminate and promote European equestrian tourism offerings.

Project duration: 01/05/2013 – 28/02/2015

Project manager: Romina Alkier (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  

Project partners: Diputació de Barcelona - Barcelona Provincial Council (lead partner; Spain), , Fundació DEST Menorca (Spain), the Chambre d'Agriculture de la Dordogne (France), Far and Ride Ltd. (United Kingdom), Only Raid SL (Spain), Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management (Croatia), Herd Ogierów Sieraków (Poland), Provincia di Salerno (Italy), Hushållningsällskapet Östergötland (Sweden).