Duration: 06/2015 – 8/2016

Client: City of Slatina

Project leader: Sanja Tišma, PhD

Within the framework of the current EU financial perspective, in the period from 2014 to 2020 the cities are given special attention in response to the development challenges in urban areas. From the investment priorities in the scope of the Operational Programme Competitiveness and Cohesion for the financial period 2014-2020 of the EU it is evident that the full range of investment priorities are related to addressing key development problems of cities.

The main objectives of the Development Strategy of the City of Slatina are:

    • create a comprehensive strategic development plan that is consistent with the existing development strategy of the County of Virovitica-Podravina and with the thematic and specific objectives and investment priorities contained in the Croatian national framework (Operational programs, the Rural Development Strategy, The smart specialization, etc.);
    • help improve the knowledge and skills of professionals in local government and throughout the community to improve the management of the development and implementation of development projects;
      • establish a development framework, guidelines and benchmarks of future development of Slatina, provide an operational basis for their implementation, for a successful and efficient use of financial resources from the EU funds, from state institutions, the county and the city budget and other international private sources;
    • strengthen public participation in the overall development of Slatina through partnership, ie. the inclusion of relevant stakeholders in the development and implementation of the strategy.

Preparation and development of the Development Strategy of the City of Slatina includes interviews with key development stakeholders, the development of expert basis and the organization of several thematic workshops. The workshops are intended for development stakeholders of the City of Slatina, city government experts, representatives of the private and civil sectors and are especially designed for solving complex development and organizational problems.

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