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PORA Regional Development Agency of Podravina and Prigorje

 

Partner’s name: PORA Regional Development Agency of Podravina and Prigorje for promotion and implementation of development activities in Koprivnica Križevci County

Geographical location: Koprivnica Križevci County, Croatia

A brief introduction to the institution’s past (up to 5 sentences):

„PORA“ Regional Development Agency of Podravina and Prigorje is the legal successor of the Entrepreneurship Centre of Koprivnica Križevci County. It was founded under the provisions of the Institutions Act and the Resolution of the Koprivnica Križevci County Assembly. It was registered in the Court Register of the Commercial Court of Bjelovar and it has been operating in all its legal procedures as “PORA” Regional Development Agency of Podravina and Prigorje for promotion and implementation of development activities in Koprivnica Križevci County since January 19th 2007.

The number and composition of the partner organization (number of students / teachers / staff, age of students): 14 employees

The scope of activity of the organization (taught professions, other services, obtainable qualifications, possibility of obtaining practical experience in the institution, etc.):

„PORA“ Regional Development Agency of Podravina and Prigorje is a public institution that implements activities of public interest and was founded with the goal of achieving efficient coordination and encouraging regional development of local units of self-government and also conducts other public authority jobs, out of which we highlight:
  • Creating County development strategies and other strategic and development documents for the Koprivnica Križevci County area alongside other implementation documents;
  • Offering expert assistance in preparation and implementation of support programs for public bodies and institutions founded by the Republic of Croatia or the Koprivnica Križevci County and in preparation and implementation of development projects that are of significant interest to the Koprivnica Križevci County development, especially if such projects are co-financed by European Structural and Investment Funds;
  • Offering expert assistance in preparation and implementation of development projects for public bodies and institutions founded by the Republic of Croatia or local units of self-government that are of significant interest for the development of the Koprivnica Križevci County alongside joint development projects of significant interest for the development of other Counties
  • Implementing County development programs empowered by the founder and/or co-founder
  • Implementing programs of Ministries and other central public administrative bodies focused on balanced regional development

The specialty of the institution, its special area of operation (if any, e.g. participation of students with special needs in education):

“PORA” KKC is providing the expert assistance in preparation and implementation of development projects for public bodies and institutions from Koprivnica Križevci County or local units of self-government and informing the general public on the possibilities of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI funds). “PORA” KKC is also providing support for strengthening of potential beneficiaries for the preparation and implementation of projects co –financed from European Investment and Structural Funds.

Current important events of the institution (e.g. anniversary, ongoing project), challenges (if any):

“PORA” KKC is currently implementing 12 EU projects of total value more than 18,3 million EUR out of which 5 projects were granted within the scope of the First Call for Project Proposals of the Interreg V-A Hungary-Croatia 2014 -2020.

Outstanding achievements of the institution / organization:

In 2017 “PORA” KKC prepared 18 projects in total value more than 1 million EUR, and since its foundation “PORA” KKC has successfully implemented 27 projects with a total value of 5,8 million EUR.

Website of the institution / organization: http://www.pora.com.hr/

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