With the aim of raising the competitiveness of Croatian tourism through strengthening professional associations in tourism and catering, the Ministry of Tourism has allocated funds to professional associations to co-finance vocational training and development projects for projects promoting innovation, destination management, sustainable tourism, new tourism product and social tourism and others. special forms of tourism. "Professional associations in tourism and catering are an important partner of the Ministry of Tourism and a participant in the development of innovation, destination management, creation of new tourism obligations and education. Therefore, we encourage the quality of their projects and programs, valuing above all excellence, but also sustainability and social responsibility. We have given priority to those associations that will employ young people or people with disabilities on selected projects and programs in order to take care of its social importance and value as part of tourism development.", Emphasizes the Minister of Tourism Anton Kliman.
Professional associations in tourism and / or catering that have statutory activities in the field of tourism and / or catering could apply for projects. When selecting projects, compliance with one or more thematic objectives for the use of EU funds in the financial perspective 2014-2020, compliance with 5 core objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy and compliance with 3 types of growth defined by the Europe 2020 strategy were taken into account. professional training and development projects of professional associations in tourism and / or catering that have added value to the members of the associations and thus have an impact on strengthening the competitiveness of human resources.
The results of the competition can be found at link