Regional Development Agency Međimurje REDEA Ltd. was founded on 9 December 2004 by the Medjimurje County, with the aim to support the process of sustainable development in Međimurje. REDEA is the legal successor of The Međimurje Entrepreneurial Center (MPC), founded in 1998, who has been providing support to SMEs and farmers (business plans, assistance in lending).
Being granted candidate status for EU membership in 2004, Croatia opened up the opportunity to withdraw funds from the EU pre-accession funds. It is these opportunities and increased scope of work that resulted in the transformation of MPC to the Development Agency which required both specific competencies and increasing number of employees.
REDEA was established as a company in the public domain and is funded by the Međimurje county as the founder and sole owner, and is accredited as a regional coordinator for Međimurje County (according to the Regional Development Act of the Republic of Croatia).
As a regional coordinator we provide professional assistance to regional development of Međimurje with commitment and enthusiasm. DEVELOPMENT is the key word for us. We deal with strategic planning as a precondition for focused development, economic development, agriculture and rural development as well as human resources development.
We encourage constructive suggestions and respect different viewpoints and interests. Strong work ethic and aspiring for excellence as well as taking up challenges and using creativity in problem solving is what distinguishes us.
To be a desirable partner foreseeing development trends and leading Međimurje a step ahead of others.
Initiation and implementation of strategic projects
Assistance in identification, development and implementation of projects co-financed by national and EU funds
Preparation and implementation of EU projects related to our field of work
Organization and implementation of training for public and private sector
Providing information about available grants and subsidies (including EU funds) to entrepreneurs and assistance in preparation of project proposals
Towns and municipalities
Public institutions (in the field of education, health care, social welfare, public utilities...)
Economy (entrepreneurs and craftsmen, domestic and foreign investors)
Civil society organizations
… with informality and good mood in these serious times. :)