Region of Istria, Croatia (2nd pilot)

Pilot Name: Innovations for Sustainable Regional Development


Boosting research potential of youngsters through development of innovative research and development initiatives related to urban topics such as social entrepreneurship development, e-health, public transport, sustainable usage of urban infrastructure, innovative models of education, environment protection, etc.

The main focus of the initiative is to create improved public services in urban areas with special attention to youngsters.


Pilot action will comply with attention to usefully spend spare time of young people by implementing activities aiming at resolving issues related to socially responsible urban development and services while using available open data. It is planned to organise public procurement procedure for NGOs, mentors and scientists who will work with students in order to achieve pilot action goals. It is expected that pilot action will result in innovative ideas in form of scientific papers presented, tested and published in open databases.