Strategic Investment Projects

The Act on Strategic Investment Projects of the Republic of Croatia enables faster implementation of strategic investment projects with fewer necessary procedures. For each specific procedure, the exact deadline for implementation is stipulated, along with the Operational Group, which provides support in all phases of implementing the strategic project.

STRATEGIC INVESTMENT PROJECTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • private, public or public-private projects for the construction of buildings,
  • in the area:
    • economy, mining, energy, tourism, transport, infrastructure, electronic communications, postal services, environmental protection, utilities, agriculture, forestry, water management, fisheries, health, culture, audio-visual, science, defence, justice, technology and education including the construction of buildings.
  • which by implementation:
    • create conditions for employing a larger number of persons depending on the type and location of the project,
    • contribute significantly to the development or improvement of conditions and standards for the production of products and provision of services,
    • introduce and develop new technologies that increase competitiveness and efficiency in the economy or the public sector and/or
    • raise the overall level of safety and quality of life for citizens and environmental protection,
    • have a positive impact on several economic activities and which is associated with creating added value,
    • contributes to a greater extent to sustainable development and protection of space and the environment,
    • significantly contributes to competitiveness of the Croatian economy,
  • which are in compliance:
    • with physical planning documents, except in terms of implementing physical planning documents if they have not been adopted,
    • with strategic documents of the European Union and Republic of Croatia,
  • which have the value of total capital investment costs:
    • equal to or greater than HRK 75,000,000.00 excluding VAT, or
    • equal to or greater than HRK 75,000,000.00 excluding VAT, and can be co-financed from European Union funds and programs, or
    • equal to or greater than HRK 10,000,000.00 excluding VAT, and are realized in areas of special state concern, pursuant to the regulation governing areas of special state concern and areas with special development features of the Republic of Croatia, or on islands, or invested in agricultural production, forestry and fisheries,
  • in addition to satisfying the above criteria, a public-private project may be declared strategic if it relates to:
    • production and processing activities, or
    • development and innovation activities, or
    • business support activities, or
    • high value-added service activities, or
    • energy sector activities, or
    • infrastructure activities, or
    • activities in the agricultural, forestry and fisheries sectors, or
    • health activities, or
    • science and education activities.