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Islands of Student Entrepreneurship and EcoSocial Innovation for Sustainable Development


Islands of Student Entrepreneurship and EcoSocial Innovation for Sustainable Development


The project deals with the problem of the lack of competence of teachers for the effective inclusion of student entrepreneurship and active citizenship in the educational programs of primary schools in the Republic of Croatia, especially in the target areas of the three islands of Šolta, Hvar and Vis.


The goal of the project is the development of skills, programs, content and tools key to the introduction of high-quality and sustainable informal programs of student entrepreneurship and active citizenship in elementary schools in th project implementation area.

Innovation for teachers and pupils

Target Groups

The target groups of the project are current and future teachers and other educational workers who, through this project, will acquire skills essential for professional, social and economic improvement and influence for themselves, students and their families, the school and the community in which they operate.

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Outcomes of the project

  • Upgraded approaches and practices in promoting skills and competencies in the field of STEM, ICT, entrepreneurship and active citizenship
  • Institutional cooperation for the exchange of knowledge and good practices on skills and competencies at all levels of education
  • Supported bilateral cooperation
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The OPERA SDŽ project is implemented from June 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023.

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Project consortium

Project Coordinator:
Cluster for Eco-Social Innovation and Development CEDRA Split


  • Center of Excellence of the Split-Dalmatia County
  • Vinco Innovation AS

Link to the project’s web page

Project funded by

Iceland, Liechtenstein and

Norway Grants 

Program: Local development and poverty reduction

Financing: Financial mechanism of the European Economic Area and the Kingdom of Norway

Total value of the project: EUR 156,575.45

Support intensity: 100% (85% donor funds and 15% state budget funds)

More information about the program: here  

More information about the financial mechanism here.

Innovation for teachers and pupils

Project collaboration success

The project is now finished, and we would like to use the opportunity to reflect on this project collaboration. We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the exceptional professionalism and commitment CEDRA team demonstrated during the project. Their consistent availability and timely responses played a crucial role in the smooth progression of the project.

Their structured approach and attention to detail ensured that every aspect of the project was meticulously handled, contributing significantly to our project’s success and moreover to building trust in the collaboration. Their adept handling of the project’s administrative aspects, particularly in navigating the intricate and detailed requirements set by the fund operator for reporting and budget changes, was remarkable. This proficiency not only streamlined our processes but also allowed us to focus more on the substantive work, greatly enhancing our project’s overall efficiency and impact.

It was a pleasure working with someone who not only meets but exceeds expectations in such a reliable and efficient manner.

We are truly grateful to you for inviting us to this project and for this wonderful experience and look forward to the opportunity of working together again in the future. And for anyone else who wishes to collaborate with CEDRA we highly recommend them.

Thank you once again CEDRA for your outstanding professionalism and dedication.

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