The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has started the process of e-consultation with the interested public regarding Public call for grants - C1.6. R1-I2 - Strengthening the competitiveness of entrepreneurs te encouraging the green and digital transition of the tourism sector.
The call encourages investments of more added value of entrepreneurs, which will contribute to the development of sustainable tourism through green and digital transition and encourage the recovery and resilience of entrepreneurs in the entire value chain of tourism.
The purpose of the call is to encourage environmentally friendly investments and resource efficiency, especially those in less developed tourism areas, increase resilience and productivity of enterprises, as well as better market positioning through innovation and digital technologies, including the transformation of private renters into entrepreneurs.
In this way, it encourages the reduction of the effects of excessive tourism in the most developed tourist areas, sustainable and low-carbon growth of high quality tourism in less developed tourist areas and strengthening social sustainability by increasing employment in local communities.
"Our goal was to direct as much money as possible to entrepreneurs, so 60 percent of the total amount planned for tourism within the NPOO, or 1,25 billion kuna is intended directly for investments in the private sector. Of that, 1.020.000.000 is intended for high value-added investment projects such as accommodation facilities and accompanying facilities such as theme and amusement parks and other innovative facilities in tourism, which will truly transform Croatia into a year-round tourist destination.", She pointed out Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac and added that all interested entrepreneurs will be able to apply for the Public Call under equal conditions, but also that the criterion for selecting projects will be their quality and readiness for implementation. since the deadline for using the funds is the end of 2025.