BOOSTED – Boosting tourism business growth through higher vocational education

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Project summary

The project BOOSTED aims at providing an aligned and relevant skillset for the CB region tourism industry to grow as a coherent tourism destination. In practice, the project aligns higher vocational tourism education with the needs of tourism industry and labour market in Finland, Estonia and Latvia into a new, joint curriculum and a study programme (32 ects).

VA role

VA in the project is responsible for the research and create study courses.


11/2016 – 10/2019


Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Pori, Finland


Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Valmiera, Latvia

Tallinn University of Technology, Kuressaare College, Kuressaare, Estonia

University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Associated partners

University of Tartu, Pärnu College, Pärnu, Estonia

Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Lappeenranta, Finland

Interreg Central Baltic

Project budget

Total  - EUR  571 081,75

ERDF - EUR 460 684, 29

Project home page -

Boosted joint report and Summary