Region of Istria, Croatia (2nd pilot)

Pilot Name: Innovations for Sustainable Regional Development


The pilot action Social innovations for Sustainable Regional Development will include social innovation preparatory activities such as education about social innovation, social entrepneureship and use of open data, entrepneurial idea shaping workshops, consultation and mentoring by experts in the social economy field and development of three concrete, feasible and sustainable business plans for involved stakeholders from the Region of Istria.


All activities aim to resolve issues related to socially responsible urban development and social innovative services. It is planned to organise an invitation call for participating in the pilot action addressed to interested NGOs from the Region of Istria territory, public procurement procedure for mentors/consultants/educators who will work with NGOs involved in the pilot action in order to achieve pilot action goals. It is expected that pilot action will result in innovative ideas in form of business plan documents. Social innovation and social entrepneureship is still underdevelopt in Croatia, therefore any action in social economy field is very important and very useful for development of social entrepneureship on regional level.