Priority Axis 1 - Innovative and smart region

Overview

Overview

Project Summary

Project FOST INNO aims to contribute to the long term growth of tourism in the Adriatic Ionian region through innovations capacity building. Common challenges of the programme area as; prolonging tourism season, improving quality in tourism and fostering better tourism employment conditions, are going to be tackled in accordance with sustainability principles to reinforce region’s competitive position. The overall objective of the project is to improve and ensure long term competitiveness of the Adriatic-Ionian area by enhancing innovation capacity in sustainable tourism. Hence, the main project intervention objective is to change current practise of insufficient incentives for innovations in sustainable tourism through main project outputs and deliverables: developed strategy for fostering innovations in sustainable tourism in Adriatic-Ionian area, established networking structure and increased knowledge transfer between business, users, academia and institutional stakeholders through Adriatic-Ionian Tourism Innovation Centre. Joint strategic framework for innovation in sustainable tourism is going to improve Adriatic-Ionian cooperation in tourism; giving common directions for policy makers’ actions and providing incentives for innovations. Networking structure embodied in future Adriatic-Ionian Tourism Innovation Centre is a multipurpose tool, foreseen as a learning and dissemination platform. Innovation incubation will be main purpose of Centre’s activities, designated to facilitate market access for innovative ideas. In order to provide valuable contribution in exchange of cooperation opportunities and best practices, networking structure has to become knowledge base and information hub for different actors such as; SMEs, universities and research centres, relevant tourism authorities, regional authorities, etc. In order to ensure sustainable competitive position of the Adriatic-Ionian area in the tourism market, transnational approach is needed for responding to challenges shared by participating countries. Given the current fragmented situation at macro-regional level, joint development of innovation system will facilitate promotion of innovative activities and transfer of project results into policies and practice. This project aims to create a long term knowledge transfer related to the innovation in sustainable tourism development in order to contribute solving tourism issues that are common for all partner countries involved.

INFORMATION

Call

ADRION - FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Project Acronym

FOST INNO

Project Number

381

Programme Priority

1) Innovative and smart region

Specific objective

Support the development of a regional innovation system for the Adriatic-Ionian area

Start – End Date

2018-01-01 – 2019-12-31

Total budget

EUR 1,266,482.17

EU contribution:
ERDF budget

EUR 712,470.15

IPAII budget

EUR 364,039.64

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Project partnership

Lead partner       Project partner

LEAD PARTNER

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Address
Naselje Ika, Primorska, 42 | 51410 – Opatija
HRVATSKA
Contact person
Ms. Vedrana Jurčević, vedranaj@fthm.hr

PROJECT PARTNERS

Department for Development and International Projects of Zenica-Doboj Canton

Address
Kucukovici, 2 | 72000 – Zenica
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Contact person
Mr. Djenana Colakovic, djenana.colakovic@zdk.ba

Molise Region
Service of the Cabinet of the President of the Region and Institutional Affairs

Address
Via Genova, 11 | 86100 – Campobasso
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Mariolga Mogavero, mariolga.mogavero@regione.molise.it

Municipality of Perugia
Economic development Department

Address
P.zza Morlacchi, 23 | 06123 – Perugia
ITALIA
Contact person
Ms. Francesca Cruciani, f.cruciani@comune.perugia.it

Municipality of Tivat

Address
Trg Magnolia, 1 | 85320 – Tivat
ЦРНА ГОРА (CRNA GORA)
Contact person
Ms. Dubravka Koparan, dubravka.koparan@gmail.com

RDA of Northern Primorska Ltd. Nova Gorica
Project office

Address
Trg Edvarda Kardelja, 3 | 5000 – Nova Gorica
SLOVENIJA
Contact person
Mr. Tomaž Vadjunec, tomaz.vadjunec@rra-sp.si

School of Advanced Social Studies in Nova Gorica

Address
Gregorčičeva ulica, 19 | 5000 – Nova Gorica
SLOVENIJA
Contact person
Ms. Nika Kikelj, nika.kikelj@fuds.si

Shkodra University "Luigj Gurakuqi"
Economic Faculty

Address
Sheshi 2 Prilli, Rruga Studenti, 24 | 4001 – Shkodra
ALBANIA
Contact person
Ms. Arjeta Troshani, atroshani@unishk.edu.al