first_imgWith the aim of raising the competitiveness of Croatian tourism, the Ministry of Tourism has published a public call for co-financing projects of professional associations operating in tourism and hospitality. In total one million seven hundred thousand kunas from the program will be available for projects that contribute to raising the quality of human resources in tourism and hospitality.Grants will be awarded for projects of professional training and development of professional associations in tourism and / or catering that give added value to employees and members of the associations and thus affect the strengthening of human resources competitiveness and, ultimately, increase competitiveness. tourist product of Croatia.Projects can be submitted by professional associations that have statutory activities in the field of tourism and / or catering, and associations can also apply for projects in partnership with associations whose field of activity is thematically related to the project or the objectives of the public tender. The amount of requested funds can be from fifty thousand kuna to one hundred and fifty thousand kuna per project, and the applicant can ask for a maximum of 70 percent of the project value, while the applicant can apply for a public tender for a maximum of one program / project.”Human resources are the basis of long-term development of tourism in Croatia and therefore it is extremely important to develop them continuously, with professional associations in tourism and hospitality playing a significant role. I believe that this year, too, a large number of applications will be received for co-financing projects of professional associations, and in the selection we will especially evaluate projects that are based on excellence and sustainability and that contribute to quality destination management. “, said Minister Cappelli and added that when selecting projects, compliance with the Tourism Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia until 2020 will be taken into account.Priority in co-financing will be given to applicants who employ at least one young unemployed person of appropriate profession and / or volunteer experience in a certain field (up to 30 years) and clearly define the work plan of the newly employed person during project implementation. at least one unemployed person with a disability of appropriate profession and / or volunteer experience in a particular field and clearly define the work plan of the newly employed person with a disability during the project implementation and have one or more partners in the project implementation.The public call is open from February 15 to March 19, 2018, and more information about the program and the necessary documentation for project applications can be found in the attachment.Side dish: Public call for co-financing projects of professional associations operating in tourism and cateringlast_img

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