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Profile of registrant

Region of Istria

Identification number in the register: 61164767423-82
Registration date: 13/12/11 15:14:52

The information on this organisation was last modified on 04/12/13 14:08:44
The date of the last annual update was 04/12/13 14:08:44

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Region of Istria
Legal status: Region
Website address:


Section: VI - Organisations representing local, regional and municipal authorities, other public or mixed entities, etc.
and more precisely: Local, regional and municipal authorities (at sub-national level)

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Valter Flego
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Oriano Otočan
Position: Head of Department - int. cooperation and European affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 29 Flanatička 
Pula 52100
Telephone number: (+385) 52352105
Fax number: (+385) 52352101
Other contact information: Region of Istria
EU liaison office

Rue du Commerce, 49
1000 Bruxelles
tel: 0032-2-502 55 91
fax: 0032-2-502-46 37

Representative: Dino Babić

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Region of Istria is today a recognised and renowned European region,
and it has a clear perspective:

competitive economy, vigorous science, creative culture, and constant environmental protection are only a few of the objectives we are already realising.

The bilateral relations with influential regions and the membership in international organizations have led to fruitful collaboration in the field of economy, with the development of concrete projects based on different programs (especially the ones related to cross-border
cooperation) in cooperation with foreign regions.
The Region of Istria is member of several international organizations, initiatives and networks: AER - Assembly of European Regions, CPMR-Conference of peripheral maritime regions of Europe, IRE-Institute of the regions of Europe, AE-Adriatic Euroregion for which the Region of Istria is one of the funding members with its headquarters in Pula,
AEBR-Association of European border regions, ALDA-Association of local democracy agencies, MMFN-Mediterranean model forest network, AREV-Assembly of European wine regions.
The Region of Istria has participated to more than 320 projects so far, financed through various EU programs or realized through cooperation with foreign partner regions. The previous experience of participation in such programs and projects, along with the realization of specific
project objectives, the implementation of specific project goals, achieved through direct or indirect financial benefits, are the foundation of the knowledge necessary for success in the future use of European funds as a new member state of the European Union.
The Region of Istria is also part of the forming Adriatic-Ionian macroregion.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 15
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Open Doors Day 2013 in Brussels

Promoting international activities and European projects of the Region of Istria.

Open days in Brussels 2013

Participation in the discussions on the European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation - EGTC and on development of Local Action Groups - LAGs in the Committee of the Regions.
Promotion of the Istrian ham and products.

Organization and hosting of EU-related events

Organisation of the Croatian entry to the EU

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 194
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

AER - Assembly of European Regions

CPRM - conference of peripheral maritime regions

IRE - Institute of European Regions

AE - Adriatic Euroregion

ALDA - Association of local democracy agencies

AREV - Association of European Wine Regions

CEMR - conference of European Municipalities and Regions

AEBR - Association of European Border Regions


MMFN - Mediterranean Model Forests Network

NECSTouR - Network of European Regions for a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 32,947,811
of which public financing: 32,947,811
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 1,129,507
- Grants:
- from national sources: 6,980,799
- from local/regional sources: 790,845
Other revenues : 1,114,540
Taxes : 20,429,495
Non financial assets : 2,154,640
Financial assets : 347,985
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 1000000  € - 1250000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The above financial information concerns the budget of the Region of Istria for the 2012.

The budget data were converted from HRK to EUR at the currency rate of 7.630144 as of December, 4th 2013.
The total budget is 251.396.573,36 HRK.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.