With the aim of raising the competitiveness of Croatian tourism through the strengthening of professional associations in tourism and / or catering, the Ministry of Tourism has published a public call intended for professional associations to co-finance projects of professional associations operating in tourism and catering. A total of two million and eight hundred thousand kuna from the program will be available for projects and programs of professional training and development of professional associations in tourism and / or catering that give added value to members and thus affect the competitiveness of human resources and ultimately the tourism product. .
Grants will be awarded for projects that promote the introduction of innovation, destination management, sustainable tourism, a new tourism product and social tourism and other special forms of tourism. Projects can be applied for by professional associations in tourism and / or catering that have a statutory activity in the field of tourism and / or catering. The amount of requested funds can be from fifty thousand kuna to three hundred thousand kuna per project, and the applicant can claim a maximum of 70 percent of the project value.
When selecting projects, compliance with one or more thematic objectives for the use of EU funds in the 2014-2020 financial perspective, compliance with the 5 core objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy and compliance with the 3 types of growth defined by the Europe 2020 strategy will be taken into account. Applicants who employ at least one young unemployed person of appropriate profession and / or volunteer experience in a certain field (up to 30 years) for the preparation and implementation of the program / project, clearly define the work plan of the newly employed person during the program / project implementation. / project employ at least one unemployed person with a disability of appropriate profession and / or volunteer experience in a particular field, clearly define the work plan of a newly employed person with a disability during the implementation of the program / project and who have one or more partners in the implementation of the program / project.
The public call is open from April 11 to May 11, 2016, and more information about the program and the necessary documentation for project applications can be found on the website Ministry of Tourism