THE CITY OF OSIJEK
One of the focuses of the City of Osijek is the introduction of innovative methods into energy management - energy savings via energy efficiency (EE measures in public and residential and business buildings). Having in mind significant role of energy efficiency management and its impact on environment preservation as well as the expectations regarding its impact on the growth of economy as well as the improvement of the overall quality of life the City of Osijek has been undertaking steps in order to promote energy efficiency measures and the use of renewable energy sources. A considerable number of projects has been implemented in order to educate and capacitate local governments and businesses for greater use of energy efficiency measures and the use of renewable energy, and also to stimulate the general public to take steps in this direction. In order to set conditions for greater appliance of EE measures and RES, as well as demonstrating EE activities on demo buildings the City of Osijek has successfully used the EU funds and has undertaken significant measures in order to achieve the goals set by Europe 2020.
Regional Energy Agency North was established in 2009 as public, independent and not-for-profit institution within the programme Intelligent Energy Europe. It was established by cities Koprivnica, Varazdin and Virovitica with an aim of providing support, consulting and related services to all participants directly or indirectly involved in energy in North part of Croatia. Establishment and first three years of operation were co-financed by EU. Further operating of the Agency is co-financed by cities founders through their annual budgets but also through activities of the Agency in the free market.
Based on its achievements in the field of regional innovation, the South Transdanubian Regional Development Agency (STRDA) - in collaboration with other innovation support organisations - established the Regional Innovation Agency Nonprofit Ltd. (STRIA) in 2008.