Boosting tourism business growth through higher vocational education - Boosted

Programme: Interreg Central Baltic

Duration: 11/2016 – 10/2019

Lead Partner: 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

Project budget: Total  - EUR  571 081,75;  ERDF - EUR 460 684, 29

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Project summary

The project BOOSTED aims at providing an aligned and relevant skillset for the Central Baltic region 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.

BOOSTED study course materials (click on the picture to download all pages)



Read more about project activities and events

Joint tourism studies attracted students in the Central Baltic Area 

The new curriculum aligns needed skills in tourism business in the Central Baltic Area

Veiksmīgi aizritēja BOOSTED Latvijas seminārs konferences ietvaros par tūrisma aktualitātēm un jaunākajiem pētījumiem Baltijas jūras reģionā (in Latvian)

LU kopā ar partneriem no Somijas, Igaunijas un Latvijas ieviesīs studiju programmu tūrisma biznesa attīstības veicināšanai (in Latvian)

Education without borders: Internationalisation of the tourism business curriculum in the central Baltic area

Project Boosted – on boosting tourism business growth through higher vocational education – 2nd Newsletter released

First results about joint skills needed in international tourism development are published

Project Boosted – on boosting tourism business growth through higher vocational education – published its 1st Newsletter 

LU piedalās tūrisma attīstības veicināšanā sadarbībā ar Somijas, Igaunijas un Latvijas partneriem (in Latvian)