Our Projects

Social Inclusion

Local Development

Justice and Human Security

  • Engaging Youth to Protect the Rights of Victims and Witnesses of Crimes in Croatia

    In 2007 UNDP Croatia initiated a unique system to support witnesses and victims of crime by introducing in courts WVS offices that render practical information and emotional support to victims prior to, during and after the trial. The 7 offices established by UNDP have helped over 14 000 clients and largely contributed to more efficient criminal proceedings as evidenced by judges, prosecutors and attorneys who are increasingly using their services.

  • Response to 2012 Natural Disaster in Croatia

    Answering to the emergency in Croatia during February 2012, this project aims to boost the capacities of Croatian national and local authorities through technical assistance for helping with better needs assessment and enhanced coordination from central down to the two levels of administration.

  • Strengthening capacities of Ministry of the Interior through development of crime prevention system, victims support and arms control activities

    UNDP and the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Croatia cooperate in development of community policing/crime prevention system; small arms and light weapons collection and destruction; and strengthening the mechanism of cooperation between the police and other relevant government agencies and organizations that can provide necessary support and assistance to victims of crime.

Environment and Energy

  • Removing Barriers to Energy Efficiency in Croatia (EE project)

    The project's goal is to implement systematic energy management in Croatia's public sector and to inform and educate the public as well as the residential sector on the efficient use of energy.

  • Supporting Croatia's transition to low-emission development

    Low-Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) is a national, high-level, comprehensive, long-term strategy, developed by domestic stakeholders, which aims at decoupling economic growth and social development from greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions growth. In other words, LEDS supports sectors transformation through a national, economy-wide approach.

  • BETTER-Bringing Europe and Third Countries Closer Together Through Renewable Energies

    In simple words, the BETTER project is about "how to secure energy supply and how to best use renewable energy sources which are available not only in the EU-countries but in wider neighbourhood of Europe. And how much it would cost, which solution is cheaper and brings more benefits to all countries while securing energy available at all times.

  • CROSKILLS - Energy training for the building sector

    The project aims to develop steps of action needed to upgrade the current knowledge and skills of workers in building and construction sector, to be able to adapt to new standards and requirements aligned with energy efficiency targets.

  • CLIMRUN - Climate Local Information in the Mediterranean Region Responding to User Needs

    The Mediterranean area is a recognized climate change hot spot, i.e. a region particularly sensitive and vulnerable to global warming. It is due to scientific climate models which are predicting with more than 90% certainty that average temperatures in Mediterranean will raise 4 degrees Celsius, while the severe water stress will be at 30% (from 19% at present). We will be faced with heat waves and droughts much more often and with more severe consequences then now. To be able to cope with severances of changes i.e. to adopt, we need to know more and to understand about the climate change and how it will impact sectors important for our lives.

  • Strengthening the National Protected Area system

    The Project Preparation Grant (PPG) process will engage stakeholders and will support activities that will inform the preparation of the complete project document and CEO Endorsement Request for the Full-Size Project (FSP) "Strengthening the Institutional and Financial Sustainability of the National Protected Area System".

  • National Biodiversity Planning

    This project is part of the second generation of Biodiversity Enabling Activities (BD EA) under the GEF. It builds on the current status and achievements of Croatia with respect to biodiversity planning and reporting.

  • Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in the Dalmatian Coast (COAST)

    The Project was developed with support of UNDP, the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection and other competent ministries, four Dalmatian counties, and local organizations, companies and individuals. The aim of the project was to promote and support sustainable development, protecting nature and preserving the natural and cultural heritage of rural Dalmatia.

  • Renewable energy cooperatives project

    The main goal of RES-coop-Croatia project is to promote renewable energy sources through cooperatives, owned by local community.

  • Solar Sunflowers

    “Solar Sunflowers” is a project for education of primary school students on renewable energy sources. As part of this project, ten primary schools in Croatia have been equipped with solar panels that rotate towards the Sun during the day so that the modules are directed at the Sun at the optimal angle, which increases the efficiency of the system for 30 per cent, which means larger quantities of obtained electric energy.

  • Rural electrification

    Families in the remote village of Ajderovac in Croatia's mountainous Lika region relied on diesel-powered generators for electricity and used candles for lighting. The area has great natural potential for raising livestock, but lack of electricity, particularly to refrigerate milk and cheese, has badly hampered its economic prospects. That was before UNDP installed a five kilowatt solar energy station at a family farm, with the possibility of extending the energy supply to the whole community of seven families - cut off from the energy grid during war in the 1990s.