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
Monetarizing the social value of agri-food cooperatives in rural Europe
AgriCoopValue is a training project that aims to create a favorable framework for the application of an unified social accounting system for agri-food cooperatives at the European level, in order to monetize their social value and determine their multiplying capacity within rural environments of the European Union.
Being a Female Entrepreneur: Reimagine your Professional-self through Culture
“BEING A FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR: Reimagine your Professional-self through Culture” is a project that will provide disadvantaged women with attractive and quality learning opportunities through digital tools, support in acquiring skills and entrepreneurial competencies, and ensure and maintain their market participation with special emphasis on creative and cultural industry. Under disadvantaged women we presupposes women living in rural areas, economically disadvantaged, long-term unemployed, etc.
Training for Agrifood Competences on Blockchain
Agriculture and agri-food industry represent a very important sectors in all countries involved in the project. In the last years, more and more knowledge is required in the disciplines necessary to support innovation in the sector: innovative technologies, innovative models, innovative designs etc.
EnhanCing Sustainable ToUrism Development through Culinary HeritAge
For thousands of years traditional food has played a main role in the traditions and folklore of the Programme area countries, being a basic part of their cultural heritage. Local cuisine and products are among the factors that can spur innovation and promotion and ultimately ensure development at the regional and global level. Above all, they can enhance the tourist offer even further. The main objective of the CUHaCHA project is, hence, to strengthen and preserve the identity of the common culinary heritage of the Programme area and contribute to the development of tourism.
Building smart governance to manage flooding risk of river communities
The main aim of the project is to mainstream risk reduction policies on river basins of Adriatic-Ionian areas, improving the adaptation capabilities of PPs, stakeholders and relevant actors, providing a common framework to face with environmental, economic and social vulnerability to climate change.
European Academy Network
Encouraging democratic participation at EU level
The project aim is to provide European level and regional policy makers, associations and citizens with tools that will support their informed civic and political participation at the European level
The project "Knowledge Hunt" will create a positive entrepreneurial framework employability of 25 people from the area of the town of Benkovac as well as the development of other economic stakeholders through selective forms of tourism
BeActive - encouraging social inclusion through sport
The project "BeActive" will develop and improve social services in the city of Benkovac
The implementation of the project "Culture Time" will create a new social service and facilities in the area of the City of Benkovac
The project #learn #apply #change will establish local support center for NGOs and create an infrastructure to support civil society development
Adrion Cultural Heritage Collections Network
The project aims at promoting, valorizing and protecting cultural heritage in the Adriatic-Ionian area. Through conservation of specific cultural heritage and it's digitalization, this type of cultural heritage will become available to the wider public.
ENHANCE THE CAPACITY IN TRANSNATIONALLY TACKLING ENVIRONMENTAL VULNERABILITY, FRAGMENTATION, AND THE SAFEGUARDING OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN THE ADRIATIC-IONIAN AREA
ADRION seas that represent an inexhaustible resource of development and one of the most meaningful natural and social value, in recent decades has been greatly jeopardized. Therefore, overall aim of the ECOWAVES project is to create coordinated transnational strategy related to the improved waste management and recycling systems in the included port authorities. As the result, the sea pollution will be reduced.
The CCI4TOURISM project aims to discover entrepreneurs and new talents, strengthen entrepreneurial skills and hybridize between cultural, creative and tourism companies to create new businesses and design new products.
Geco 2 project intends to intervene through a multilateral approach in order to recover soil capability and increase agriculture adaptability to climate changes: to set up regional monitoring system, that collect data regarding resilience , GHG emissions and absorptions introducing and promoting innovative policies and techniques on climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Boosting INVESTments in INnovation of SMEs along the entire FISHery and aquaculture value chain
The "INVESTINFISH" overall objective is strengthening the competitiveness of F&A production system through the promotion of investment streams aimed at the acquisition of innovation services. This project will provide assistance in the form of financial instruments, ie innovation vouchers for 48 SMEs (8 per each project partner).
Civil Protection Emergency DSS based on CITIzen Journalism to Enhance Safety of Adriatic Basin
E-CITIJENS objective is to increase the safety of the Croatian and Italian Adriatic basin from natural and man-made disaster
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IMPROVING CIVIC COMPETENCES OF ADULT LEARNERS THROUGH DIGITAL TOOLS
Focusing on people, we should have in mind that every person ought to have a better chance in his/her life and receive support if he/she experiences special difficulties. It is a win-win strategy as it promotes personal and professional development of an individual as well as society flourishing. In this context, it is crucial to improve learning opportunities for low-skilled adults, especially from the disadvantaged groups, such as young people and people with special needs, because of their stigmatization and exclusion from the pool of employable people. The skills development will improve their life chances and promote their inclusion.
Supporting knowledge capacity in ICT among SME to engage in growth and innovation
The aim of the project is to improve public policies that promote ICT communication between small and medium-sized enterprises in rural environments so that entrepreneurs in the rural area can see the opportunities offered solely by the digital market as well as the benefits of the digital economy.