Project “Mala Barka 2” is a project on tourism valorization based on sustainable tourism principles which aim to preserve, protect, promote and develop maritime heritage of the Northern Adriatic.

The cross-border region that includes Slovenian Primorje (Litoral) and Croatian Istria and Kvarner, is one of the most attractive tourist destinations of both countries. The diversity of tourist offer has been recognized as one of the main objectives of the Tourism development strategy of both areas. Therefore, special emphasis is placed on the creation of common tourist products that attract tourists throughout the year. The relatively short distance between the destinations allows tourists to visit more countries and destinations within a single tourist package. This project offers precisely this possibility – connecting two coastal cross-border areas with a unique tourist offer based on the history and the story of maritime heritage.

The “Mala Barka 2” project capitalizes acquired experiences and knowledge as well as successful concept of the previous project “Mala Barka” which has been implemented in the entire cross-border area. The “Mala Barka 2” project brings together three concepts:


The project aims to maximize the protection of the existing material and immaterial maritime heritage in the entire cross-border area which, through a series of measures (furnishing of Interpretation centers, hosting of educational and demonstration events, virtual museum, etc.), will be used in order to develop and revive a joint tourist product.



  1. Primorsko-goranska županija (lead partner)
  2. Turistička zajednica Kvarnera
  3. Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka
  4. Udruga i Ekomuzej “Kuća o batani” Rovinj – Associazione Ecomuseo “Casa della batana” Rovigno
  5. Občina Izola – Comune di Isola
  6. Turistično združenje Izola – Ente per il turismo Isola
  7. Občina Piran – Comune di Pirano
  8. Pomorski muzej – Museo del mare “Sergej Mašera” Piran – Pirano


From October 1st 2017 to March 31st 2019


2.164.455,00 € of which 1.839.786,75 € is a grant of the European Regional Development Fund (Cooperation Programme INTERREG V-A Slovenia – Croatia).