The Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds has announced that it will allocate 25 million euros out of the 400 million euros for strengthening the civil protection system to Croatian islands for adaptation to climate change. Specifically, the Life on Ošljak project will receive this funding to help the islands adapt to climate-related risks such as fires, storms, and droughts.
In addition to the funds for the islands, the ministry also announced that it is working on implementing projects worth 400 million euros by 2029. These projects include developing video surveillance and early fire detection systems, investing in flood defense, especially in the Karlovac-Sisak area, and establishing regional centers of civil protection in Varaždin, Osijek, Rijeka, Split, and Zagreb.
The Directorate of Civil Protection is currently engaged in implementing projects worth 300 million euros, with an additional 200 million euros planned. These projects focus on improving early warning systems, demining efforts, constructing a national teaching center of civil protection (CZ), commissioning a new operations center of CZ, modernizing information and communication systems of CZ, promoting equal opportunities for people with disabilities, protecting cultural heritage and critical infrastructure resilience. Procurement of vehicles