Rural Development in Croatia is managed nationally through one Rural Development Programme (RDP), funded under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and national contributions. The RDP sets out priority approaches and actions to meet the needs of the specific geographical area it covers.

Browse through the Croatian Local Action Groups (LAGs)

Rural development funding through the EAFRD is part of a broader framework of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds), including also Regional Development, Social, Cohesion, and Fisheries Funds. These are managed nationally, by each EU Member State, on the basis of Partnership Agreements, strategic plans outlining the country’s goals and investment priorities.

Country Information

RDP documents

See ENRD summaries of all national and regional RDPs. Find out more about RDP implementation and the broader Rural Development policy framework.

Partnership Agreement documents

See ENRD summaries of all 28 Partnership Agreements.

National Rural Network

NRNs operate in each EU Member State to support and enhance rural development objectives, enable and facilitate exchange and learning between all the partners involved in policy implementation.

The operation of each NRN is supported by a Network Support Unit (NSU) tasked with coordinating thematic and analytic work, facilitating networking and exchange, and communicating the work and voices of the network.

Contact the Croatian NSU

Odjel za razvoj promotivnih alata i ruralnu mrežu
(Department for Development of Promotional Tools and Rural Network)
Ulica grada Vukovara 78
10 000 Zagreb

Telephone: +385 16408-145



Zorana-Ana Cetinić-Frankos (Head of Department):
Nela Borković (Expert Advisor):
Goran Maravić (Expert Associate):

Managing Authority

Ministarstvo poljoprivrede (Ministry of Agriculture)
Ulica grada Vukovara 78
10000 Zagreb
Telephone: 00385 (0)1 6106 111
Fax: 00385 (0)1 6109 201



Paying Agency

Agencija za plaćanja u poljoprivredi, ribarstvu i ruralnom razvoju (Paying Agency for Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development)
Ulica grada Vukovara 269d
10000 Zagreb
Telephone: +385 (0)1 6002 700
Fax: +385 (0)1 6002 851