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24 November 2014 – NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON URBACT III


The Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning (MCPP), in cooperation with the URBACT III  Programme, is organising a National conference to be held on 24 November 2014 (venue: Mimara Museum), in which – in addition to MCPP experts – also URBACT experts will participate. At the conference, the Programme and new possibilities provided to cities in the next EU 2014-2020 financing period will be presented.

The Programme's main target groups and beneficiaries are local self-government units, citizen organisations and sectoral experts involved in designing local policies. The first call of the projects is announced for February 2015, and the conference will provide a good opportunity for information and exchange of experiences!


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SYMPOSIUM HELD ON NEW LEGISLATION GOVERNING THE FIELD OF PHYSICAL PLANNING AND BUILDING


15 September 2014 - The Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning organised in Tuheljske toplice a three-day symposium on new legislation governing the field of physical planning and building. The symposium target audience were employees of administrative departments for physical planning and construction in counties and cities whose daily tasks consist in issuing administrative and non-administrative acts in this field. Some 280 participants attended the conference.

The Ministry extends its thanks to all the administrative departments of counties and cities that enabled their employees to participate in this symposium, since quality education and experience exchange is the best way to achieve uniform implementation of legislation and efficiency of proceedings. More...


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DONATION OF 34 AIR DRYERS
 

On Monday, 16 June 2014, the taking over of a donation of 34 air dryers MASTER was festively marked at the primary school in Drenovci. The air dryers are intended to be used for the remediation of flooded buildings in the area of Vukovar-Srijem county.

The air dryers were donated by the company Hrgić d.o.o. from Zagreb in co-operation with factory MCS Italy Spa, which together responded to the call of the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning and decided to participate in this highly praised way in the remediation of flooded houses, helping thereby their inhabitants to return to their homes and to normal life as soon as possible.

The Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning takes this opportunity to thank all the good people who by their donations and volunteering have been helping in the remediation of the flooded areas! More...


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MINISTER ANKA MRAK TARITAŠ PARTICIPATES IN THE 16TH SESSION OF THE CEMAT
 

Minister Anka Mrak Taritaš participates in the 16th session of the CEMAT Council of Europe Conference held under the Greek Presidency in Napflion, Greece, on 17 June 2014. The Conference gathers ministers responsible for spatial/regional planning and representatives of 47 Council of Europe member states.
 
At the Ministerial Conference the declaration on Territorial democracy: the role of public participation in the process of sustainable territorial development of the European Continent shall be adopted.
 
The Republic of Croatia has a long spatial planning tradition based on the principles of an integrated spatial planning approach, and through the history of physical planning regulations also the development can be followed of the public debate institute that is a part of the spatial plan adoption procedure. Currently a new concept of e-planning is being introduced, in which public access and participation in the procedure of spatial plan development and adoption is being strengthened through several new instruments. More...


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MINISTER ANKA MRAK TARITAŠ ATTENDS UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL (ECOSOC) MEETING
 

On Wednesday 28 May, the Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Anka Mrak Taritaš and the Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik Andro Vlahušić participated in the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) meeting. On Tuesday 27 May, the Conference was opened by H.E. Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, and the former Mayor of New York H.E. Michael Bloomberg; the Conference was also attended by the Mayors of Istanbul, Paris and many other cities. The Minister held a speech on the theme of the integration segment on sustainable urbanization.

On that occasion the Minister emphasised that Croatia had a long tradition of physical and spatial planning and protection, as well as the respective appropriate legal framework and institutional organization in place at the national and local level. The physical planning system successfully regulates the conditions of use, protection and management of the space of the Republic of Croatia, fulfilling thereby the preconditions for social and economic development, protection of space and environment, and rational use of natural and cultural goods. More...


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NEARLY ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS (nZEB) REGIONAL CONFERENCE 
Dubrovnik, 13 May 2014


The organizer of the nZEB regional conference - the first event of this kind in Croatia - is North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency in cooperation with the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning. The conference is going to be held in a framework of Intelligent Energy Europe SUSTAINCO (Sustainable Energy for Rural Communities) project, highlighting the short time line for implementing nZEB standard in national legislation as for new public buildings start of the implementation of nZEB is set on 2018.

This one-day high-profile event plans to result in knowledge transfer on technical solutions and financing and procurement aspects, connecting all the stakeholders with one same interest – get the most of efficiency and sustainability from our building sector. More...


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PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION OF NEW REGULATIONS

Provisional translation of new regulations now available on the Ministry's website:
 

Building Act
Physical Planning Act
Building Inspection Act
Regulation on the definition of construction works, other projects and surfaces of state and regional significance

 


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MOROCCO APPRECIATES CROATIA'S EXPERIENCES IN HOUSING CONSTRUCTION
 

18 March 2014 (HINA) - The Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Anka Mrak Taritaš and Moroccan Housing and Urbanism Minister Mohamed Nabil Benabdallah 18 March discussed in Zagreb the possibilities for cooperation in housing construction and residential energy efficiency, in which field Croatia has achieved much more compared to Morocco and the latter welcomes Croatian experiences in this field.
 

This was the statement after the working meeting of Minister Mrak Taritaš and Minister Benabdallah, who pointed out that over the past years Morocco has done quite a lot in the field of improving housing of its population, which earlier represented rather a problem for its population, including entirely inappropriate conditions in favelas.
 

The Moroccan Minister therefore believes that Croatian experiences can provide to Morocco additional assistance in this segment, and that the two states have also other topics for cooperation about which they shall, according to his announcement, sign an upcoming agreement on strategic partnership. More...


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MINISTER ANKA MRAK TARITAŠ RECEIVES ON INAUGURAL VISIT H.E. DENG YING, AMBASSADOR OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
 

17 March 2014 - The Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Anka Mrak Taritaš received on inaugural visit H.E. Deng Ying, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China.

Ambassador Ying is the first female Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Croatia and it is her wish to identify potential for future cooperation. China has been carrying out reforms and developing urbanisation in a very expeditious manner; more specifically, over the past 30 years its urbanisation rate  has grown from 17.92% to 53.7%. Today China has a population of one billion and 300 million inhabitants and is facing problems of pollution, traffic and urbanisation development. Despite an essential difference in size between Croatia and China, it is in the field of spatial planning that China would like to follow the example of Croatia. In this field Croatia takes pronounced care of spatial development on the one hand and energy efficiency on the other. More...


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GENERAL FACTS ABOUT THE SOCIALLY-SUPPORTED HOUSING CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMME (POS)


- 5265 apartments were built in total in 180 buildings in 74 local self-government units (LSGU)
- the total investment value of 5265 apartments amounts to 2,538,865,716.23 kuna, for which the Republic of Croatia invested 619,839,146.41 kuna in the form of subsidies.


ACTIVITIES PLANNED UNDER THE POS PROGRAMME IN 2014


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ESPON 2020 PUBLIC CONSULTATION
 

4 March 2014 – The ESPON Programme 2014-2020 is currently being developed and through the Public Consultation your feedback would be very welcome. The Consultation is open until 2 April 2014. More...


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INFORMATION ABOUT MILITARY AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF CROATIAN AREAS

 

28 February 2014 – At the initiative of the Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Anka Mrak-Taritaš, military aerial photographs of Croatian areas taken before 15 February 1968 were requested and obtained from Belgrade. All received aerial photographs were handed over to the State Geodetic Administration, which is the responsible institution for national spatial data infrastructure. More...


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WEEK OF EU FUNDS
 

14 February 2014 – The informative and educational event "Week of EU Funds" was held at the Internacional Hotel in Zagreb from 10 to 14 February 2014.  The aim of this event was exchanging experiences of Croatia and EU member states in using EU financial funds and presenting the possibility of using structural funds and investment funds of the EU in the next financial period of 2014 – 2020.

The event was divided into thematic areas: on Monday 10.2.2014 the topic was „Innovation and EU Funds“; on Tuesday 11.2.2014 the topic was „Energy Efficiency and EU Funds“; on Wednesday 12.2.2014 the topic was „Water Management and EU Funds“; on Thursday 13.2.2014 the topic was „Transport Investments in the Context of Sustainable Urban Development and EU Funds“; and on the last day Friday, 14.2.2014, the topic was „Rural Development and EU Funds“. More...

The presentations held on the day dedicated to energy efficiency and EU funds can be viewed here: 


IBP - Energy Efficiency and EU Funds (pdf)
MGIPU - Nacionalni programi energetske obnove zgrada (pdf) - Croatian only
IPROPLAN - Energy Efficiency and EU Funds (pdf)


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APOLITICS - SUSTAINABILITY
Interview with Borka Bobovec, Ph.D.
 

11 February 2014 (PRESJEK) – Sustainable development achieves equilibrium between the requirements for improving the quality of life which would be an economic component, then for attaining the social welfare and peace for everyone and, finally, the requirement for preserving the environment as natural resources which both present and future generations depend on. 

By expressing the public interest in the quality of the built environment as a part of public policies, the activities which lead towards the achievement of goals will appear as the catalyst in the process of sustainable development, care about the public space, improvement of design values based on local specific qualities, protection of health, climate and safety. What is most important is that architectural policies define and improve the culture of building and lend sense to the principles of sustainable development in high quality, safe and healthy environment. The public awareness of the importance of cultural landscape is also raised which should result in tighter interaction. More...


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CONFERENCE HELD ON POSSIBILITIES TO OBTAIN EU FUNDING IN THE CONTEXT OF TERRITORIAL COHESION, URBAN ISSUES AND SPATIAL PLANNING
 

12 December 2013  – On 05 and 06 December 2013 the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning of the Republic of Croatia organised in Zagreb a conference on the territorial development of the Republic of Croatia through integrated spatial planning, urban regeneration and revitalisation, promotion of housing and the housing policy in the Republic of Croatia, as well as on increase in energy efficiency.

A number of foreign experts participated in the conference, sharing their good practice examples through presentations and workshops. More...


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ANKA MRAK-TARITAŠ NEW MINISTER OF CONSTRUCTION AND PHYSICAL PLANNING
 

16 November 2012 – The members of the Croatian Parliament have given their vote of confidence to Anka Mrak-Taritaš for performance of her duties as the new Minister of Construction and Physical Planning.

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MEETINGS HELD ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND TERRITORIAL COHESION AND COHESION POLICY OF EU MEMBER STATES
 

Under the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU, on 09 October 2012 a meeting of Directors General responsible for urban development, and on 10 October 2012 a meeting of Directors General responsible for territorial cohesion and cohesion policy was held in Nicosia. More...



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WORKING CONFERENCE ON PROPOSAL OF ARCHITECTURAL POLICIES OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA 2012-2020 DOCUMENT 
 

11 May 2012 - A working conference on the proposal of the Architectural Policies of the Republic of Croatia 2012-2020 document was held in Zagreb on 11 May 2012.
 

The document proposal is being prepared by the Working group appointed by decision of the Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Ivan Vrdoljak and comprised of representatives of the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, the Physical Planning Council of the State, the Croatian Chamber of Architects, the Croatian Architects' Association, and the Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers.

The objective of discussion and adoption of the document is to enhance overall construction production in the Republic of Croatia, and to express public interest for the quality of the entire built environment, to promote sustainable development processes, the care for public space, improvement of form-related values based on local specificities, health protection, climate and safety.  More...


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MEETING OF EU DIRECTORS-GENERAL RESPONSIBLE FOR SPATIAL PLANNING AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT


10 May 2012 - Deputy Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Ana Mrak-Taritaš participated in the meeting of EU directors responsible for spatial planning and territorial development held in Copenhagen on 08 and 09 May 2012, during the Danish Presidency.
 
Besides representatives of the 27 Member States, the meeting was attended by representatives of the European Commission – Directorate General for Regional Policy, the Committee of the Regions, ESPON (European Spatial Planning Observatory Network), European Investment Bank, European Environment Agency, Association of European Border Regions, Switzerland, Norway, the candidate country Turkey, and Croatia as acceding country.  More...


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5 MARCH - DAY OF THE EUROPEAN SURVEYOR
AND GEOINFORMATION


On the occasion of celebrating the 1st Day of the European Surveyor and GeoInformation, the State Geodetic Administration under the patronage of the Minister of Construction and Physical Planning, Mr. Ivan Vrdoljak, shall present in the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts on 2 March 2012 the monograph «Topographic Maps at the Territory of Croatia» by the authors Stjepan Ćosić, PhD, Mirko Alilović, ME, Prof. Stanislav Frangeš, PhD, and Ivan Landek, M.Sc.

The decision about launching 5 March as the Day of the European Surveyor and GeoInformation was adopted by the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (Comité de Liaison des Géometres Européens) at its General Assembly held in Opatija in 2011. More...


Energy Efficiency

 

TRIENNIAL RESULTS OF THE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMME
'HOUSE IN ORDER'

 

17 January 2012 – Today, on the premises of the Ministry of Economy, the results of the Government programme 'House in order' have been presented, implemented for the third year in a row by applying the methodology of systematic energy management, meaning that there is a wish to establish where energy is consumed, how it is consumed, in what quantities it is consumed, and the amount paid for it by the government. Programme Manager Vlasta Zanki said that the programme's most important results are the involvement of almost 8000 central government employees in the 'green office' policy and the implementation of energy efficiency measures, as well as laying the foundations for their systematic implementation.

On this occasion Assistant Minister for Energy Efficiency in the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning Ana Pavičić-Kaselj stated that 'one of the key priorities' of this Ministry was precisely the energetic reconstruction of public-sector buildings, while concurrently a programme of energetic reconstruction of the housing sector as well as of the 'commercial sector' would be systematically developed. More...