DUNEA llc, Regional Development Agency Dubrovnik Neretva County

Partner Profile

DUNEA llc is agency formed and owned by Dubrovnik Neretva County. The goal of Agency is coordination and implementation of sustainable economic development of all parts of the County equally according to of County Development Strategy.

DUNEA has 12 employees working in projects’ design, preparation, application and implementation.

DUNEA operating expenses are financed through the County budget, and the DUNEA annual turnover is cca 560.000,00€


Zvonko Culjat
Add. Branitelja Dubrovnika 41, pp 358,  20000, Dubrovnik
Tel. +385 (0)20 31 27 14
Fax. +385 (0)20 31 27 15
Email. zculjat@dunea.hr


Partner's experience in the field of intermodal and sustainable transport

Dubrovnik Neretva County is regional government, NUTS II level. The county consists of 10 administrative departments and has nearly 100 full-time employees, distributed in offices in two buildings in Dubrovnik and in field offices in other parts of the county.
Conty's operational body for the preparation and implementation of EU funded projects is the agency DUNEA (100% owned by the County). The agency has 10 full-time employees and a representation office in Bruxelles.
In cross border cooperation for preparing and implementing EU projects DUNEA finalized several projects, financed from the CARDS 2004 CBC instrument, INTERREG IIIA Adriatic. A project in waste management "I.W.M.A. - Integrated Waste Management on Korcula island" was also another cross border initiative financed under precession programme IPA 2005-Adriatic. DNC, together with DUNEA, is also involved in two translational cooperation programmes - "COASTANCE" financed from the MED programme and "Adriatic Danubian Clustering" funded from the South East Europe programme. It is also implementing three cross border projects in partnership with other organizations: "OLIVE", "Nature for the Future" from Croatia and Montenegro and "PITAGORA" and "ALTERENERGY" from IPA ADRIATIC. Delegation of European Union to Republic of Croatia is also funding a project called "EU&YOUth" and "CHANCE". Most of cross border cooperation we founded was with the neighbor countries of Adriatic area and area of south east Europe, Mediterranean countries, and we planned to expand our network through the programs like IEE. DUNEA contributed to these projects as a lead beneficiary, project partner, associated partner, or final beneficiary. All finalized projects were marked as highly successful by the relevant contracting and monitoring bodies, thus, the Agency has highly positive results within the field.

dubrovnik city

korcula island

neretva valley