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  • 21 Sep 2013
    Zadar county opens its first original Farmers' Market

    The new farmers’ market is a HRK 210,500 joint initiative of Zadar County and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The aim is to offer customers direct access to quality seasonal produce from Zadar County, while giving local farmers an opportunity to expand their sales by marketing their products directly to both local residents and tourists.

  • 17 Sep 2013
    Fighting the prejudice that the woman is to blame for violence against her

    National Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 22 September, was commemorated at the round table discussion organised by the Office of President of Republic of Croatia, United Nations Development Programme and Autonomus Women's House Zagreb. Civil society representatives and relevant Government ministries joined together to explore ways in which the legal framework might be improved to ensure that women enjoy equality and security in daily practice, and not just in theory.

  • 06 Sep 2013
    Speech by UNDP Resident Representative: Assisting less developed areas in Croatia

    Speech by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the joint press conference – MRRiFEU / UNDP in Karlovac

  • 06 Sep 2013
    Assisting less developed areas in Croatia in preparing projects for EU funds

    Ministry of regional development and European Union funds in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia began to implement the project “Preparing the ground for the usage of EU funds: creating a project database for the less developed areas of Republic of Croatia.” The project, worth 3.480.000 kunas, is preformed in three counties: Lika-Senj, Karlovac and Sisak-Moslavina. The ministry cover 67 percent of the total project value (2.320.000 kunas), and UNDP the remaining 33 percent (1.160.000) kunas. Predicted duration of the project is fifteen months, from August 2013 to December 2014.

  • 19 Aug 2013
    Call for Applications: UNESCO School in South East Europe - Sustainable Energy Governance in World Heritage sites

    UNESCO Venice Office is pleased to announce the UNESCO School in South East Europe: Sustainable Energy Governance in UNESCO World Heritage sites scheduled to take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from 29 September to 4 October 2013.

  • 12 Aug 2013
    UNDP proposes cooperation to Mayor of Zagreb

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

  • 09 Aug 2013
    UNDP and partners provide technical assistance in developing communal renewable energy projects

    The United Nations Development Program in Croatia, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Croatian Cooperatives Association and Green Action are jointly tendering a call for providing technical assistance for energy cooperatives in Croatia. Through this tender three local cooperatives/cooperatives in the process of registration will be chosen and will receive consulting assistance in developing communal renewable energy projects.

  • 16 Jul 2013
    Speech by UNDP Resident Representative: Toll-free hotline for crime victims

    Speech by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the launch of toll-free hotline for crime victims in Croatia

  • 16 Jul 2013
    Croatia launches toll-free hotline for crime victims

    A National Call Centre for crime victims opened today at the Ministry of Justice in Zagreb, as volunteers began answering a toll-free information hotline. By dialing 116 006, people who have fallen victim to any sort of crime, anywhere in Croatia, can now receive information about their rights, what steps to take next and where to seek professional help. The hotline was created by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as part of a six-year partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Court aimed at assisting the victims of violent crimes.

  • 13 Jul 2013
    Speech by UNDP Resident Representative: Opening of St. Anthony's Channel Trail

    Speech by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at opening of scenic coastal trail in Šibenik

  • 13 Jul 2013
    Scenic coastal trail revives former closed military zone in Šibenik

    Several thousand Šibenik residents on 13 July 2013 celebrated the opening of a new 4.4-kilometer walking and biking trail along the left bank of St. Anthony's Channel, a narrow waterway that links the mouth of the Krka River with the Adriatic Sea. The trail runs across a former military zone that for decades had been surrounded by barbed wire and remained completely off-limits for visitors. The concept, blueprints and other technical documentation for the trail were developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2010. This preparatory work, costing some EUR 60,000, was crucial in securing EUR 1.43 million, or more than 20 times that amount, in pre-accession funding from the European Union, in order to complete the actual construction work on the trail.

  • 09 Jul 2013
    Photo project brings together Roma and non-Roma teens

    Seven seventh-grade girls from Kuršanec Primary School near Čakovac opened an exhibition of their photographs at the media center of the French Institute in Zagreb on 9 July 2013. The exhibition, entitled Here & there / Ici & là, contains amateur photos taken by teenagers from both Roma and non-Roma communities in Kuršanec, who live in close proximity and attend school together but often have little or no social contact.

  • 28 Jun 2013
    Completion of infrastructure works for the Business Zone Buljme in Udbina

    UNDP’s field offices in Zadar co-financed and provided assistance in preparation of technical documentation as well as full application for the project of construction of business zone Buljme for EU funding. The total value of the project documentation was HRK 570,000. Municipality of Udbina secured HRK 420,000 and UNDP contributed with the remaining HRK 150,000.

  • 18 Jun 2013
    U.S. Ambassador donates IT equipment to Family centre in Kuršanec Roma settlement

    United States ambassador has donate IT equipment to the Family Center/kindergarden “Pirgo“ in the Kuršanec Roma settlement, consisting of three personal computers, a projector, educational software programs and a printer. The event is one in a series of activities which are a part of UNDP's project “Comprehensive Inclusion Programme for Roma in Međimurje County, Croatia” and ”Making the Most of EU Funds for Roma“ by Open Society Foundation.

  • 17 Jun 2013
    UNDP Croatia joined the action against floods

    UNDP in cooperation with the City Office of Emergency Management of Zagreb (OEM) helped by sending chemical toilets and life belts. The 100 life belts donation was ensured through UNDP's project “Response to natural disasters in the Republic of Croatia 2012“, which anticipates the development of preparation capacity and response to dangers of blizzards and floods.

  • 17 Jun 2013
    New bridge restores road access for remote village near Glina

    Marking the completion of the project “Rebuilding bridges and communities in Glina,“ the newly built bridge in the village of Dangube was officially opened on 17 June 2013. The aim of the project was to reconnect isolated villages populated mainly by ethnic Serb returnee families with services available in the town centre, both by improving their road access and by educating community members about opportunities to influence local decision-making.

  • 12 Jun 2013
    Easier to access justice with the help of volunteers

    Eight volunteers from 7 Croatian cities: Osijek, Rijeka, Sisak, Split, Vukovar, Zadar and Zagreb, have received special acknowledgements for their contribution providing help to witnesses and victims of crime summoned to testify in court.

  • 21 May 2013
    Low-carbon development - opportunity for economic growth and new, green jobs

    UNDP and Ministry of the Environment and Nature Protection presented Framework for Low-emission Development Strategy.

  • 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).