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Surrounding area

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 14:19 Written by

In line with regional competitiveness programme, Šibenik-Knin County is one of 10 counties in Croatia that lag behind in economic development. It takes the 4th place of the least developed municipalities and towns- which thus fall under Areas of Special State Concern. The majority of manufacturing and craft industry closed down during or after the war. According to the statistics from the Croatian Employment Institute, Šibenik-Knin County had a total of 9389 unemployed men and women in October 2013. That was 4, 1% more than in December 2012 and 7, 1% more than in January 2012.

The demographic trend is extremely negative. The explanation lies in the fact that municipalities in Šibenik-Knin County have the lowest population density in Croatia (4 times lower than the national median). Between 1991 and 2001 the data showed the population falling by 26 % in this county, while in other project’s target areas it fell by 55%. Between 2001 and 2011 the downward trend continued. Moreover, in Šibenik-Knin County it rose by 4 %.

Ageing of the population is also very pronounced in this region. Out of 10 oldest communities in Croatia, 6 of them come from Šibenik-Knin County; and furthermore, they are in the top three. The distribution of the population is also imbalanced, with the sparsely populated hinterland and densely populated coastal areas. 

Expected project results

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 14:18 Written by
  1. Increased capacity in managing the project cycle of the main client (the city of Skradin) by employing two people on to whom the knowledge and the skills of managing the project cycle can be passed on; signed cooperation treaty to promote and strengthen the small and medium-sized entrepreneurship;
  2. Entrepreneurial infrastructure is entirely functional and ready to implement the small and medium-sized entrepreneurial business activities (from the Šibenik-Knin County area and abroad). The 134.000 m2 of business zone is fully equipped with additional 850m of water and sewage network as well as with water purifying facilities. Furthermore, it has 2,3 km of paved road and 40 street lamps;
  3. All clients, entrepreneurs, their current and potential employees can increase their capacities and improve business results by 70%. This can be done by participating in educational programmes (duration: 20 days) or by using the consulting services (duration: 160 hours). These are intended for entrepreneurs, their management team and employees as well as for all the potential entrepreneurs and employees.
  4. The Zone and the companies from the Šibenik-Knin County are promoted regionally, nationally and internationally. The advertising is conducted via the web page with all the information about the Zone and its clients. The expected number of visits is 500 clicks a month. Furthermore, 4500 leaflets and 300 placards are printed and distributed. Two roll-up banners are made and the visit to two specialised trade fares to promote the Zone is organized. Two press conferences are held and the opening ceremony is advertised in the media (5-10 articles/broadcasts).

Project activities

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 14:17 Written by
  1. Project management

1.1           Set up a  team, establish processes and procedures

1.2           Project implementation

1.3           Monitoring, evaluation and reporting

  1. Construction works

2.1           Road construction (paving inside the Zone)

2.2           Street lighting installation

2.3           Construction of water and sewage network and water purifying facilities

2.4           Monitoring

  1. Training and consulting

3.1           Assessment the needs of present and future clients

3.2           Development of training programmes and consulting

3.3           Implementation of training programme and consulting

  1. Promotional activities

4.1           Development of promotional activities plan

4.2           Designing and setting up the website

4.3           Designing and making promotional materials

4.4           Preparation and organization of PR events

Project aims

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 14:17 Written by

The primary aims of this project are:

  • Socio-economic revitalization, development of small and medium-sized entrepreneurship and craft industry (on the Skradin area, Šibenik-Knin County and the gravity region), preventing further negative trends in developing economy and demographics
  • Completing the infrastructure of Business Zone Kosa, Ićevo
  • Attracting and supporting innovative entrepreneurial ideas and projects- especially those which are based on environmentally-friendly principles/ connected to tourism / can include local residents