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  • 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
    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
    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).

  • 30 Apr 2013
    UNDP and Hrvatski Telekom Installed Solar Sunflowers in Ten Primary Schools in Croatia

    The Solar Sunflowers project has been initiated by the Hrvatski Telekom and its HRK 400,000 donation, in cooperation with UNDP. As part of the project, ten primary schools in Croatia have been equipped with a solar panel.

  • 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.

  • 29 Apr 2013
    Croatia to launch toll-free hotline for crime victims in July

    A new toll-free hotline for crime victims will begin functioning in Croatia in July 2013 as part of a USD 177,000 project implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Justice. The project aims to engage young people in protecting the rights of victims and witnesses of crimes.

  • 10 Apr 2013
    $7 million COAST project concludes by sharing guidelines for "green jobs"

    Nature and people together– the final presentation of the results and experiences of the COAST project was held today in Zagreb. 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).

  • 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.

  • 21 Mar 2013
    Zadar school marks the arrival of spring with "solar sunflower"

    The Šimun Kožičić Benja Primary School in Zadar today became the first of ten schools in Croatia to launch a solar tracker – a solar-powered device that follows the the sun during the day like a sunflower – under a HRK 400,000 project funded by Hrvatski Telekom and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 11 Mar 2013
    New regional police training program uses UNDP expertise

    A regional project to share the experience gained by Croatian police in European integration and fighting organized crime was launched at the Police Academy in Zagreb on 11 March. "Partnership for education" is a joint initiative of the Croatian Ministry of the Interior and the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and UNDP.