Tourist Authority of the Town of Koprivnica is a legal person whose members are legal and private persons operating in the sector of hospitality and tourism, and with this sector directly connected (complementary) sectors/services, active in the area of the Town of Koprivnica.
For the purpose of enhancing the general conditions for tourist visits, the promotion of tourism products of the Authority’s area, and the development of awareness of the importance of economic, social and other tourism impacts, as well as the need and importance of the preservation and enhancement of all elements of the tourism product of the Authority’s area, especially environmental protection, the Authority has the following tasks:
Encouragement, enhancement and promotion of authentic values (heritage, customs, ethnological treasures, etc.) of the tourism area the town belongs to, and the creation of conditions for the economic utilization of that area,
Promotion of activities of the legal and private persons in the hospitality field to aid the comprehensiveness and quality of the food and beverage, accommodation and other services relevant to the hospitality and service industry,
Cooperation with and the coordination of legal and private persons who are directly or indirectly involved in the tourism market, with the purpose of joint negotiation, regulation and implementation of the tourism development policy and its promotion in the frame of the all-encompassing economic development policy of the area,
Promotion, coordination and organization of cultural, artistic, economic, sports and other manifestation adding to the enrichment of the tourism offer of the town,
Promotion of the protection, maintenance and restoration of cultural-historic monuments and other material goods of value to tourism, and their inclusion in the tourism offer,
Promotion and organization of activities with the purpose of the preservation of the tourism area, the enhancement of tourism surroundings and the protection of the environment in the area of the town,
Enhancement and aiding the development of tourism in the tourism underdeveloped areas of the town,
Making of the promotion plan and program in coordination with the concept and guidelines of the tourism promotion plan of the Republic of Croatia, the Town of Koprivnica, and the Koprivnica-Križevci Municipality,
Organization, implementation and monitoring of all activities concerning the promotion of tourism products of the Town, in accordance with the guidelines of the general assembly of the Authority, the annual work programme and the Authority’s financial plan,
Organization of fair exhibitions (domestic and foreign) and other tourism-related exhibitions in association with other tourism authorities (tourism boards) or (the Authority) alone, dependent on the nature of the situation,
The Authority performs activities and its tasks in accordance with nature protection and environmental quality enhancement principles stated in the relevant regulations of the Republic of Croatia. Special care is given to the protection and preservation of cultural heritage. The Authority is represented by its President, the Director of the Tourism Authority of the Town of Koprivnica.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Zala County has been operating as a public body since 1995, as the self-government of the local economy. Until 2000 it represented the interests of 28000 local enterprises in Zala County, which included activities related to economic development, commerce development, vocational training, public administration and certification authorisation. As a result of the decision of the management of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Zala County, the chamber has built a unique regional organisation system: in most towns in Zala County there is a regional elected management. In addition to the head office in Zalaegerszeg, the chamber operates regional offices in Nagykanizsa, Keszthely, Zalaszentgrót and Lenti, where clients receive the same services as those available in the head office.
The Hungarian Parliament modified the Act on Economic Chambers: chamber membership has been voluntary since October 2000. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Zala County has nearly 600 members at the moment.
The chamber performs activities defined by the law: organisation of forums and conferences, participation in exhibitions, organisation of business partner meetings, certification of documents, organising and conducting master examinations, administration related to practical training in vocational schools, delegation of examination board members, Széchenyi-card administration, the operation of a conciliation panel, the operation of a Hungarian-Slovenian branch, consultancy, etc.
The Chamber has been participating in cross-border co-operation projects for several years. There have been successful partnerships with German, English and Danish partner institutions within the Leonardo Mobility and with Slovenian, Polish, Dutch, Czech and Spanish partner organisations within Erasmus projects. We have participated in the Right Profession project within the IPA programmes between 2011 and 2014 in co-operation with Slovenia in order to facilitate youth career guidance, in 2011 in the Mobile Region project within the Croatian IPA programmes in order to facilitate cross-border labour force mobility, in 2012 in the project Speak the same to facilitate understanding each other, and the EU COMPASS project facilitating Croatia’s EU entrance as well as the continuation of this project in 2012, and in the Investrategy and INVEST-PRO projects aiming at investment stimulation. Last year the continuation of the EU COMPASS project was completed as well as the Hungarian-Croatian Toruism4C project, which was planned to facilitate co-operation in tourism. Currently the implementation of DUOP PACK project is in progress which aims at giving information to Croatian partners on the Hungarian dual training system and also the activities of the chambers connected to dual training. The first part of ECOTOP 2, ECOTOP 1 aimed at facilitating ecotourism and ecotourism education and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Zala County was the lead beneficiary in indicating its commitments to this field and to the enterprises working in this branch. As the latter project ECOTOP 2 focuses rather on the training and experience exchange of participants involved in higher education, the chamber is no longer the lead beneficiary but still an active partner.
Somogy Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 1994 with compulsory membership based on the Act on Economic Chambers. In accordance with the Act chambers qualify as self-governed public bodies. On 1 November 2000 compulsory chamber membership was abolished and since then membership has been voluntary.
In 2011 the Act on Economic Chambers was modified by the Hungarian Parliament. In accordance with the new law from 2012 onwards all sole proprietors and corporations – with the exception of agricultural and forestry enterprises – are obliged to register themselves at the chambers with a minimum payment as a contribution to the chamber’s public functions, which is called chamber registration. However, chamber membership continues to remain voluntary.
The chamber’s tasks include facilitating economic development and organization, ensuring the integrity of market behaviour and promoting the general and joint interests of the economic actors in accordance with the laws and regulations. As a public body the chamber also carries out public administrative tasks such as the authority tasks related to vocational training, issuing commercial documents and certifications, operating a conciliation panel, registration of construction enterprises.
Chambers of Commerce and Industry play a significant role in the development of the dual training system and the supervision of the practical training; thus they put a large emphasis on career guidance activities.
Somogy Chamber of Commerce and Industry functions as an information and service centre for the enterprises operating in Somogy county. The chamber’s wide array of services have been developed and expanded according to the real needs of the economic actors.
In accordance with the newly modified Act on Economic Chambers the Chamber provides the following basic services to the registered enterprises (not the voluntary members):
business partner search on the chamber’s web-based platform
up-to-date information on open tenders and events
Voluntary members are entitled to further chamber services in return for the membership fee or at a reduced price. Enterprises which are not chamber members can also have the opportunity to use some of the services without the price reductions offered to members.
Activities related to economic development: county economic analyses, programmes with information on economic decisions and events facilitating investments, lobbying, operating professional clubs.
Development of business relations: organising business meetings, study trips, visits to fairs and exhibitions, transfering business offers, information on the economic and legal circumstances of foreign countries.
Facilitating enterprises’ access to finance: administration of Széchenyi entrepreneurial loans, information on applications and publication of calls for proposal, operation of chamber support system.
Administering voluntary training: practical training supervision, delegation of examination board members, career guidance, organising trainings, exams, and competitions.
Event organisation, training: foreign language courses for specific professional and vocational purposes, informative lectures on economic subjects, seminars, forums, workshops and professional days.
Information and consultancy in the areas of law, taxation, foreign trade, industrial law, applications and the European Union.
Publications: monthly chamber publication, access to European Union information publications, national and chamber information publications.
National network of chamber websites and entrepreneur information database, e-newsletters.
The Križevci College of Agriculture has been a significant agricultural educational institution since 1860. The predecessor institution, the Royal College of Agriculture and Forestry was the oldest agricultural and forestry college in Southeast Europe. The Krizevci tertiary agricultural college was founded in 1902 as the first agricultural higher educational institution in Croatia.
In 2005 the study programmes were aligned with the Bologna system so the institution entered the unified European higher education. The introduction of the ECTS credit system made the two-tier training programmes possible (3+2).
(3 years, 180 credits)
The agricultural programme can be completed in full-time and in part-time education, too, with three possible specializations within life sciences and agriculture:
Postgraduate professional programmes
(2 years, 120 credits)
Two majors are offered at postgraduate level in part-time form:
Sustainable and organic farming
Management in agriculture
The college co-operates with a number of foreign educational institutions and successfully participates in Erasmus student and staff mobility programmes.
Kaposvár University has been developing both by relying on the traditions of Medieval universities and considering current expectations at the same time and it has been addressing increasingly wider needs emphasizing student demands as well as high standards of education.
It consists of four educational faculties (Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Faculty of Pedagogy and Rippl-Rónai Faculty of Arts), in addition, it has unique institutions like the Health Centre, the Pannon Equestrian Academy, the Bőszénfa Game Management and Landscape Centre and the Feed Crops Research Institute based in Iregszemcse.. The educational structure at the university has been expanded and perfected on the basis of these unique features as well as on the outstanding professional and scientific work performed at the faculties and the other units. The aim is to transmit applicable and up-to-date knowledge in all disciplines at all levels from higher level vocational training (ISCED 5) to doctoral studies. We are aiming at training experts meeting the expectations of the labour market with abilities to perform their professional task at high levels. The range of trainings available at the faculties provides opportunities for students to expand their knowledge. They are based on the expert-demands of the region; this is why there is a large emphasis on the tight co-operation with the city and the county.
Kaposvár University is a fast developing and modern educational institution of the region. It has a system of cross-border relationships and aims at the expansion of international relations. The institution seeks to use its capacities in accordance with the outer needs; thus a growing emphasis is put on the implementation of the versatile research opportunities and on sustaining and developing the service character in addition to the educational purposes. The institutions and departments of the university achieve their targets independently but at the same time unified and effectively co-operating in the interest of all the university’s students and staff.
Kaposvár University’s Faculty of Economic Science was founded in the autumn of 2004. It is a young faculty but not without traditions. It boasts of outstanding and internationally renowned lecturers, experienced experts and many talented young professionals; in addition, it welcomes its students with the intentions and attempts to regularly renew itself and keep up with international standards.
The educational and research activities of the Faculty of Economic Science are really versatile. Its educational activities include three main areas: economic sciences, social studies and agricultural sciences. The research activities are mainly related to management and organisational sciences but they are largely inter- and multidisciplinary. Accordingly, the secondary school contacts are also of different branches.
The success of the research activities are affected by the trends in the public and finance sectors, trade, food industry and agriculture. On the one hand, this provides researchers with necessary skills to adapt to market needs while on the other hand, it provides opportunities to fulfil the needs of the labour market more flexibly than other faculties of economic sciences.
The Faculty of Economic Science as well as the whole Kaposvár University aims at providing students with outstanding professional training as well as memorable experiences in terms of their cultural life and their personal contacts. The university is often considered as one of the most beautiful campuses and university towns with an intimate atmosphere where a wide range of opportunities is offered for students to spend their free time with sports or culture.
The Faculty of Economic Science provides Bachelor courses in finance and accounting, commerce and marketing and rural development engineering. Masters courses are provided in finance and rural development and regional economics. Professional trainings are provided in the areas of regional and rural development, entrepreneurial management, food economics and marketing. Our higher-level vocational trainings (ISCED 5) include marketing and commercial management, entrepreneurial management, marketing expert, IT software management, financial and entrepreneurial expert, economist engineer. The Faculty of Economic Sciences runs trainings in English as well; both at Bachelor and Master levels: International Studies BSc, Regional and Environmental Economics MSc.
The Doctoral School of Management and Organisational Sciences of the Faculty focuses on the following main areas:
the economic examination of the agricultural application of renewable resources,
the investigation of the economic relationships of regional and rural development,
the analysis of the manufacturing and of the economic and market relationship systems of the modern food products of animal origins, with special respect to the tasks related to the EU harmonisation