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Public Institution for the Development of Međimurje County REDEA (Public Institution REDEA) is an organization responsible for coordination of the process of regional development, established by the Međimurje County (regional authority).

The history of structured activities in the field of regional development in Međimurje goes back to the year 2004 with projects funded through the pre-accession instruments. REDEA was reorganized in 2018 and starts working as a public institution solely for initiatives and projects for the public sector. We have 25 employees specialized in different fields including strategic planning, entrepreneurship, investment promotion, agriculture, tourism, and social welfare initiatives focused on health, education, labour market, culture and sport. During the period of nearly two decades, we have accumulated a significant experience and knowledge and have implemented national, cross-border and transnational projects of a total value of 83.071.530,80 EUR.

Our vision:

“To be a recognisable creator of new ideas and excellent results which steer Međimurje County towards a sustainable future.”

Our main purpose is to:

  • initiate and implement strategic projects
  • identify, design and implement projects co-financed by EU and national funds
  • organize and provide trainings for public and private sector

Our values are:

  • creativity in facing challenges and thinking out of the box
  • team work, respect and openness towards all stakeholders
  • taking the initiative and recognizing opportunities
  • tendency to adapt to the environment in which we work
  • informal communication and positive attitude

Public Institution REDEA is an organization which supports regional development of Medjimurje County though strategic planning and different initiatives and projects in various areas such as entrepreneurship, tourism, circular economy, agriculture, environment protection, research and innovation, labour market, education, healthcare, culture, sport and more.

Beside projects funded through national operational programmes financed by the corresponding ESI Fund (Cohesion Fund, European Regional Development Fund, European Social Fund, European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development Fund), we have experience with Interreg programmes, i.e. cross-border cooperation with Hungary and Slovenia, transnational programmes Danube, Central Europe, Adrion and Europe, as well as with Horizon 2020, Life and Erasmus+.

Strategic Planning



Projects’ Track Record


Investment Promotion


What can we offer?

Public Institution REDEA as a partner can offer its experiences and a valuable network of partners, both at European and national level.

We are constantly looking out for new partners in order to widen our partnership network, either by  joining an existing consortium, or to collaborate with other potential partners to build up a new consortium to apply a project idea to calls in various programmes.

Should you be interested in discussing cooperation opportunities please reach out by email or phone.

Sandra Polanec Marinović

+385 (0)40 395 560

Ana Kralj

Deputy Director
+385 (0)40 395 535

Sandra Majsan

Head of Department of Strategic Planning and Development Programmes
+385 (0)40 395 576

Maša Tomašić

Head of Department for Economy Projects
+385 (0)40 395 538

Petra Pavičić

Head of Department for Social Activity Projects
+385 (0)40 600 078

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