Agency for Rural Development of Zadar County is a public institution founded by the County of Zadar with the aim of infroming, coordinating and implementing the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and strengthening the financial and human resources of regional and local self-government and organization of the institutions for rural policy and rural development as well as their active involvement in the design and implementation of rural development.
Projects being implemented
Biodiversity preservation in rural and maritime areas of EU islands
“Biodiversity preservation in rural and maritime areas of EU islands” (BioIslands) project is focused on three of the main sectors related to biodiversity preservation. Increased land-use intensity in agriculture has caused an alarming decline in farmland biodiversity during the last century. Likewise, there is great concern over the degradation of pastoral landscapes by invasive species and soil erosion, the undermining of common property systems, and unsustainable land-use changes, such as mining, inappropriate afforestation and unsustainable agricultural practices. Currently, nearly half of the Earth’s terrestrial surface is transformed by agriculture and pastoralism, and thus, the contribution of agricultural and pastoralism areas to biodiversity is critical for successful long-term conservation.
Cities Go Climate Neutral
Environment and fight against climate change
The project aims to enhance and upskill the competences of municipal employees in order to enable them to design climate neutral cities strategies, such as Climate City Contracts. Furthermore strengthen the innovation and design capacity of Municipality employees regarding urban sustainable development by training them specific in strategy design and entrepreneurship.
Social Economy Laboratories for the New Bauhaus in European Rural Communities
The eLabHauSE.rur project is an initiative that will serve as a mechanism for improving competitiveness and encouraging social entrepreneurship in rural areas through the creation of "think tanks" and encouraging cooperation and synergy between different disciplines and stakeholders. They will serve as a source of knowledge, innovation and creativity to integrate opportunities through the new EU Bauhaus for Social Entrepreneurship in Rural Areas. e-LabHauSE.rur wants to co-design laboratories based on the new European Bauhaus (LabHauSE) in rural areas conceived as links that promote participation, reflection and action to foster collective intelligence and social innovation and facilitate ecological, digital and socio-demographic transformation European rural communities.
GREEN TO BLUE
IMPROVEMENT OF SUSTAINABILITY COMPETENCES IN THE FIELD OF FISHERY & AQUACULTURE
The main goal of the Green to Blue Project is to provide sector workers and sector stakeholders with an efficient and functional training program, in order to improve the environmental management system and develop technical skills strongly focused on the sustainability of marine-related activities.
Guide Me Green
Guide Me Green - ERASMUS+
Overall objectiove of Guide Me Green project is to make the concept and necessity of sustainable tourism more accessible to diverse, disadvantaged or low-income groups and debunk myths about who it is for.