Nature and people together - Guidelines for promoting sustainable rural development in Dalmatia

10 Apr 2013
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About

COAST Project, with the total value of $ 7,000,000, was implemented since 2007 in Dalmatia by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection, with financial support of the Global Environment Fund (GEF). COAST was initiated with the aim of preserving the exceptionally rich biodiversity and natural and cultural heritage and encourage them to green-based economic development in rural parts of Dalmatia.

 

The model for promoting the green rural development in Dalmatia established by the COAST project meets all the criteria defined in the strategic documents and programs of EU rural development. The Guidelines for the promotion of sustainable rural development of Dalmatia have been published to share positive experiences and good practices with other development agencies in Croatia, institutions and organizations involved in regional development, and anyone who is applying for EU funds.

Highlights

  • Analysis of green development options for rural Dalmatia demonstrates the potential for creating up to 10,000 new working places in the real sector.
  • Expected contribution to the growth of BDP of Dalmatia is 3-4%, and nearly twice as much just in rural areas.
  • The model for promoting the green rural development in Dalmatia established by the COAST project meets all the criteria defined in the strategic documents and programs of EU rural development.
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