Public institution ZADRA NOVA - Zadar County Development Agency has been established in 2013. and took over the tasks previously managed by Development Agency of Zadar County - ZADRA d.o.o. in the period from 2006 until 2013. Stakeholders of ZADRA NOVA Agency are Zadar County with 60% stake and City of Zadar with 40% stake.

The work of ZADRA NOVA Agency is rooted in the vision behind Zadar County development plan for the time period until 2020:

„Zadar County is an inviting and economically competitive region of balanced and sustainable development, recognizable cultural and natural heritage as well as high quality of life.“

As regional coordinator, the agency is managing assignments and activities of public interest as is defined per Act on regional development of Republic of Croatia.


ZADRA NOVA operates independently and performs its activities according to the principles of the Law on Institutions and other regulations, the Decision on Establishment, the Statute and acts adopted by the Management board and the Director of the Institution.

In the Institution, the workplaces outside the internal organizational units are systematized:

  • Director
  • Deputy director

Special internal organizational units are established for the purpose of performing work within the competence of the Institution:

  • Department for inter-institutional cooperation, general and financial affairs
    • Sub-department for inter-institutional cooperation and technical affairs
    • Sub-department for general and financial affairs
  • Department for Strategic Planning and Development Management
    • Sub-department for strategic planning, regional development and business infrastructure
    • Sub-department for Island Development
  • Department for preparation of programs and projects
  • Department for implementation of programs and projects

ZADRA NOVA team includes experts from various areas - project planning and management, public procurement, strategic planning, finance, law, public office management, communication, culture and environment protection.

Relying on strengths and knowledge of its team members, ZADRA NOVA team manages publicly defined activities with the objective of improving Zadar County development.

Contact information of ZADRA NOVA team