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  • 13 Mar 2014
    Croatia’s rural communities look to EU funds to improve infrastructure

    Funds from the European Union (EU) can be tapped to build new water supply systems, wastewater treatment plants and other infrastructure in rural communities in Croatia. This was the key message of a workshop organized in Karlovac on 13 March 2014 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds.

  • 07 Mar 2014
    EU-funded tourism projects seen as growth engine for Croatia’s less developed areas

    The potential for tourism to serve as engine for employment and growth in Croatia’s less developed areas was at the heart of discussions that took place today during a workshop held to stimulate interest in the use of European Union (EU) funds in Lika-Senj, Karlovac and Sisak-Moslavina Counties.

  • 14 Jan 2014
    EU funds promise better future for Croatia’s less-developed areas

    The Karlovac workshop is one of a series that UNDP is implementing in partnership with the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds as part of the project: “Preparing the ground for EU funds: Creating a pipeline of project ideas for Croatia’s less developed areas.“ The three workshops held so far, in Karlovac, Sisak and Gospić, have gathered more than one hundred participants from a range of sectors who are interested in promoting the use of EU funds in their areas.

  • 16 Dec 2013
    The future of rural parts depends on the quality usage of EU funds

    In the County Chamber of Commerce in Sisak a half-day informative workshop was held on „Structural and investment EU funds as mechanisms for the integral development of Croatian municipalities, cities and counties.“ Workshop participants from the civil, public and private sectors have been informed of financial measures and options from EU funds in the period between 2014 and 2020. Workshops are designed as one of the initial steps of including and connecting all three sectors in the process of developing project ideas which are important for Sisak-Moslavina County.

  • 09 Nov 2013
    UNDP report on rural development: Making the most of EU membership for Croatia’s rural areas

    As part of a long-standing commitment to promote the development of rural, remote and war-affected areas in Croatia, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has prepared a new policy paper entitled Fertile Ground for Development: Making the Most of EU Membership for Croatia’s Rural Areas. This concise report analyses the reasons for Croatia’s limited progress in addressing rural challenges and provides recommendations on ways that EU funding might be used to improve living conditions and employment prospects in Croatia’s rural communities.

  • 12 Aug 2013
    UNDP proposes cooperation to Mayor of Zagreb

    Topics include Roma inclusion, climate change, disaster preparedness, and EU funding.

  • 15 May 2013
    UNDP and the Zadar County launch a farmers' market

    UNDP and the Zadar County signed an agreement on the establishing of farmers' market in the Zadar County. The goal is to promote food products made by local farmers.

  • 08 May 2013
    Vukovar workshops showcase opportunities in tourism and cultural restoration

    The first of two public workshops designed to make local residents aware of funding opportunities for cultural restoration and tourism development projects was organized in Vukovar on 8 May 2013 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 30 Apr 2013
    Glina residents learn about community fund-raising

    The first of three public workshops designed to promote community activism at the lowest level of self-government took place in Glina on 30 April 2013 as part of a €65,000 project organized by UNDP and the Town of Glina, with support from the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

  • 08 Apr 2013
    Symbol of Vukovar regains its former beauty after 22 years

    The best-known architectural monument in central Vukovar, Radnički dom, which was demolished in 1991 during the three-month siege of the city, regained its former splendor under a €1.64 million project. The project, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) over two years, completely restored the exterior facades of the building and conducted community-wide consultations on the future uses of the interior.

  • 09 Mar 2013
    Rural women in business: the quest for markets

    Women entrepreneurs from rural areas in Croatia, whose businesses produce goods of high quality, shared their frustrations and successes in reaching markets at the round table organized to mark International Women's Day by the United Nations in Croatia and embassies of Canada and Australia at the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

  • 07 Mar 2013
    Women in politics in Croatia

    Women, across different spectrum of political and party affiliations should build a consensus about issues that they can all support. These issues include insisting on consistent implementation of Gender Equality Act's instruction of 40% of women on electoral lists.

  • 01 Mar 2013
    UNDP supports legalisation of farm buildings in Petrinja area

    A first group of 17 family farms in the Petrinja area have received the technical documentation they need to legalize agricultural buildings on their property, under a program co-financed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Petrinja municipality.

  • 29 Jan 2013
    Šibenik-Knin County promotes rural development on coast and in hinterland

    Under agreements signed today in Šibenik, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will support the establishment of two new Local Action Groups in Šibenik-Knin County, one for hinterland areas and one for the coast and islands.

  • 20 Jan 2013
    UNDP head praises partnership with Zadar County

    At the signing ceremony for two new project agreements between Zadar County and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN's highest-ranking development official vowed to support the County's efforts to realize its potential not just as a tourist destination but also as a centre for innovation. UNDP Administrator Helen Clark also visited Otočac on the town's annual day and received a medal for UNDP's long-term contribution promoting development in the Gacka River Valley.

  • 19 Dec 2012
    City of Glina and UNDP Assisting in Legalization of Agricultural Facilities

    Mayor of Glina, Milan Bakšić, signed the contract on co-financing of technical documentation required for the consolidation of farmers' establishments and their property with 37 farmers from the territory of Glina, on behalf of the City of Glina today. The farmers received the complete technical documentation for the facilities on their property – geodesic and architectural analysis of the situation, and they undertook the obligation to complete the legalization procedure within the timeframe required by the law.

  • 17 Nov 2012
    Vukovar's historic Grand Hotel reopens for a day

    As part of this year's commemorations of the fall of Vukovar in 1991, city residents were invited to a Community Open House at the Grand Hotel/Workers' Hall in the city center, where they were joined by President Ivo Josipović, Minister of War Veterans Predrag Matić Fred and Vukovar Mayor Željko Sabo. The Open House was organized by the European Union (EU) Delegation and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to show the progress that has been made in the €1.6 million restoration of the exterior of this monumental "city palace" and to launch fund-raising for the future reconstruction of the interior.