Zadar hosts the 2nd County Advisory Workshop within the Advanced Information Standard
ZADAR, 7/8 March 2012 – The EU Project “Development of Investment Climate“ which is implemented using IPA pre-accession funds, Component IIIC, organised on 7th and 8th March in Zadar the workshop for the 8 County teams participating in the Advanced Information Standard.
The goal of the Advanced Information Standard is to upgrade the knowledge and skills on the regional level in gathering, processing and presenting high quality information on the basis of which investors can bring a decision on investing in Croatia. The set of relevant information include data on local businesses, details on sectors potentially attractive for investments and data on the economic trends on the national and county level.
Foreign and local consultants used the workshop to go over the materials prepared by the counties so far in an effort to obtain the certification according to the Advanced ICPR (Investment Certification Programme for Regions). The revised materials include the profiles of the counties, profiles of local and the largest Croatian companies and sectoral profiles. The information gathered will be used in other parts of the AICPR programme, especially in the Marketing Standard and in the selection of sectors which will be promoted by the counties in their Outreach missions abroad.
Eight counties involved in the Advanced ICPR programme: Brod-Posavina, Lika-Senj, Osijek-Baranja, Požega-Slavonia, Sisak-Moslavina, Virovitica-Podravina, Vukovar-Srijem and Zagreb County.
About ICPR3 programme:
EU project “Development of Investment Climate“ is implemented using the IPA III C pre-accession assistance and is the continuation of two previous stages of the Investment Certification Programme for Regions (ICPR). The Project is designed to provide strategic development and training to 20 Croatian counties, to help them be adequately prepared for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). The Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts is the beneficiary of the Project and is responsible for its implementation. The Project is one of the most valuable services projects financed through EU funds currently implemented in Croatia. Following the extension granted in September 2011, the total value of the project amounts to €3.44 million. The Project will be implemented over a period of 32 months, and it began on 1 February 2010.