The Osekovo Reception Center
Project "Increasing the attractiveness and educational capacity of the Lonjsko Polje Nature Park by building a visitor center" Crna Roda "Osekovo"
Overall objective :
Increase the attractiveness of the Nature Park through the construction of a visitors center Black Stork and increase, the educational capacity of the target groups – employees of the Park, local residents, other relevant stakeholders in the Park
Applicant: JU Nature Park
Project partners: City Popovača and Sisak-Moslavina County
Project collaborators : Popovaca Tourist Board, Osekovo Municipality, Voloder Autumn Association, Stjepan Šajnović Cultural Club Osekovo, People’s Tissue and Binder Workshop Association Osekovo, Potočanka Cultural Center Potok, Viticulture and Fruit Growers Association Škrlet Popovača, Association for the Promotion of Cultural and tourist values of Moslavina “Moslavina info”, Historical Association “Moslavina”, Central Association of Breeders of Croatian Cold Blood, Scout Squad Jelengrad “Popovaca, NK” Dinamo “Osekovo, DVD Osekovo, LD” Kuna “Osekovo and Association of Women Osekovo
Final beneficiaries of the project:
- local population
Project implementation area : Osekovo village and Lonjsko polje Nature Park area
Project implementation: 72 months 11.07.2014. – 11.07.2020.
Project value : 20.315.914,88 HRK
Grants from the Ministry of Regional Development . of EU Development and Funds : HRK 12,826,999.00
Support intensity: 81,3924940%
Design of project application: SIMORA Development Agency
Designer: Architects Roth & Čerina, Zagreb
Project Content :
- construction of Visitors Center in Osekovo with info center and gift shop
- presentation hall
- educational park
- numerous tourist, educational and interactive interpreting facilities
- lookouts that will be located at 8 locations throughout the Park
- recreational equipment (solar boats, e-bikes, etc.)
- tourist signalization
- visitor tracking system in the Park
PROJECT MANAGER: Andreja Šeperac, SI-MO-RA D.O.O.
ASSISTENT TO PROJECT MANAGER: Marko Gašljević, SI-MO-RA D.O.O.
PROJECT COORDINATOR: Ivor Stanivuković; Helena Radić Bosanac; Marija Kušmiš, ravnateljica Javne ustanove Park prirode Lonjsko polje
ASSISTANT ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE: Sanja Cikojević, Javna ustanova Park prirode Lonjsko polje
ASSOCIATE FOR COMMUNICATION ACTIVITIES: Andrea Molaro-Moguš, Javna ustanova Park prirode Lonjsko polje
ASSOCIATE FOR EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES: Jadranka Kraljić, Sisačko-moslavačka županija
ASSOCIATE FOR CONSTRUCTION AND TECHNICAL AFFAIRS : Ivka Nikolić Jež, Grad Popovača
EXTERNAL PROFESSIONAL FOR PUBLIC INVESTMENT: Ines Gruica Devčić, Projekt jednako razvoj d.o.o.
Grant Contract for Lonjsko Polje Nature Park
The Government of the Republic of Croatia signed on August 24, 2017, 28 grant contracts for projects financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds in the financial period 2014-2020 relating to the development of business infrastructure and the equipping of hospitals and social institutions and the preservation of cultural and natural heritage. The total value of signed contracts amounts to HRK 670 million, of which HRK 554.1 million is co-financed by EU funds.
The contracts related to the preservation of cultural and natural heritage were signed by the Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds Gabrijela Žalac and one of the signed grant contracts was the project entitled “Increasing the attractiveness and educational capacity of the Lonjsko Polje Nature Park by building a visitor center” The Black Stork “Osekovo”. On behalf of the Public Institution of the Nature Park Lonjsko Polje, the contract was signed by Director Ivor Stanivuković and, based on this Agreement, a grant in the amount of HRK 12,826,999.00 will be awarded to the Institution of the Park by the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds. The aim of this project is the construction of a visitor center in Osekovo, eight lookouts, educational and promotional activities and the introduction of a system for monitoring visitor numbers.
Other protected areas in Croatia were also signed by Papuk Nature Park, Risnjak National Park and Učka Nature Park.