About UHPA Projects
Between 2010 through 2014, the Croatian Association of Travel Agencies has successfully applied for a whole number of EU funded projects for educating Croatian tourism sector personnel. As a result, the Association has become the leading association of professionals in tourism in Croatia in terms of EU fund withdrawal.
So far, six projects worth 266 251 € have been carried out. Two projects worth 616 159 € are currently being carried out, while call results for another four projects worth 992.846 € have yet to be announced.
Our members have recognized the usefulness of these projects and have become actively involved in their realization. They are participating in workshops, applying what they have learned and sharing their experiences and knowledge with others in the field. The projects in numbers: 44 weeks of professional specializations, 41 pages of shared experiences and professional guidance about doing business with the German and British markets, 16 pages of video material, a new interactive module for the successful application of socially responsible operations, 97 educated sustainability coordinators, over 20 best practices examples, 56 EOS code certified agencies, 9 Travelife Partner agencies.
The programme framework for EU funds for the 2014 – 2020 period offers countless opportunities for increasing the competitiveness of travel agencies and in that respect, the Croatian Association of Travel Agencies with its general programme as well as its operational work programme, plans to continue with activities aimed at using the most of what EU funds can offer.