Main Institutional Partners and other Stakeholders
The project is conducted by the Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office in Croatia.
The main institutional partners, also represented in the Board of Directors, are:
• Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure
• Ministry of Tourism
• Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds
• Ministry of Agriculture
• Ministry of Culture
• Ministry of Science, Education and Sport
• Ministry of Economy
Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts
• Ministry of Finance
• Central Office for Development Strategy and Coordination of EU Funds
• State Institution for Nature Protection
• Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund
• Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development
• Croatian Forests
• Croatian Waters
• Dalmatian Counties (Zadar, Šibenik-Knin, Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva) and their respective development agencies (ZADRA, RRA ŠKŽ , RERA, DUNEA)
A complete list with all the institutional partners and Board of Directors representatives can be accessed here.
The Board of Directors meets every year in July and produces an Annual Working Plan for the upcoming period.
On top of participating in the Board of Directors, project partners, depending on their sector, participate in the implementation of project activities in all stages. These range from the planning phase, in which partners give suggestions in defining and developing activities; through the implementation phase, where partners participate through their own initiatives, or as a part of proving quality control measures of the results; to the phase after the project activity has ended, where project partners play an indispensible role of integrating results into standard practices in Croatia.
Other Project Partners and Stakeholders
Alongside the above mentioned partners, the project seeks to develop a partnership with the private sector and other stakeholder, through an innovative approach to local development with an emphasis on environmental protection, which is a part of the Green Business Support Programme (GBSP). One of the central aims of the project is to increase the understanding of all parties involved (including nature conservation experts, businesses, public institutions, banks, NGOs and others – link to a list of GBSP local partners) regarding the opportunities and constraints for green business development, as well as green business development in harmony with bio-diversity, as well as sound environment management along the entire Dalmatian coastline. Through this GBSP will serve as a testing ground for new nature-friendly business practices.