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Rural Tourism can Revitalise the Countryside

May 25, 2015

In most of Europe, summer has set in, and many families are preparing for their annual holidays. Today, in times of stress, hectic pace, lack of time for ourselves and yearning for quality-life activities, rural tourism represents an excellent opportunity to escape  the stressful everyday life in our cities and provides the possibility of spending […]

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All Roads Lead to Rome

March 22, 2015

In the past three months, I have been working on a project for the city of Pula in Istria. The project is a feasibility study for the Pula Kulturring initiative, which aims to rehabilitate and promote the main cultural heritage of Pula within one innovative place brand, including the historic sites on the stretch between […]

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Development of Pula Kulturring

January 5, 2015

At the end of last year, Bearing signed a contract to develop the Pula Kulturring project. Pula is the largest city in the Istria County in Croatia, situated at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula, with a population of approximately 60,000 people. Like the rest of the region, Pula is known for its mild […]

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Croatia: An Odyssey of European Success

January 4, 2015

We from Bearing have been actively involved with projects in Croatia since 2012, before the country’s ascension to the European Union on the 1st July 2013. Given our long experience of working with innovation, integrated projects and European Union funding, we were invited to provide support and expertise in getting the country ready for EU […]

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Pula Kulturring

March 24, 2014

When thinking about vacations and deciding where to go this summer, if you are considering Croatia then a good option can be Pula. We have got to know Pula quite well over the past five months and last Friday, March 21st, a Bearing team presented a pre-feasibility study of the potential of Pula Kulturring in […]

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The Alkar knights’ game in Sinj

November 5, 2013

The Game of Thrones has become a hit television series, produced by HBO. The series is set on two fictional continents and follows the members of several noble houses in a civil war for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms. The story is not entirely fictional, it seems to be inspired by England in […]

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Highlights of Architecture in Croatia

October 3, 2013

In the first days of autumn, with some moisture in the air but still a pleasant weather for sightseeing, on 27th September until the 29th September 2013. the 4th Congress of Croatian Architects took place in the city of Osijek. It was the fourth Congress of architects in Croatia, with some 600 architects participating. The […]

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Croatia pre-access period for EU membership

September 24, 2013

Croatia is in a crucial moment. The country is at the starting point for participating in the EU and in development through EU structural funds. The European Union is at the same time finalizing the programming period for next  seven years in accordance to EU strategy Horizon 2020. The programming in short terms stands for […]

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Bearing in the news – Salona archaeological park

June 12, 2013

On Tuesday June 11, Jörgen Eriksson from Bearing participated as expert speaker at an event in Solin, outside of Split in the Dalmatia region of Croatia. The event was well attended by media, including national television and national and regional newspapers.  Click on the picture on the right to view an article. The topic of […]

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Croatia preparing for EU entry

May 8, 2013

In the last days of April I was invited to a conference about establishing the cluster of tourism in the Croatian Ministry of Tourism in Zagreb. The conference provoked exceptional interest and attracted several hundred functionaries and professionals of the highest rank, all connected to Croatian tourism in general. The reason for the conference was […]

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Place Excellence and EU Horizon 2020 seminars in Zagreb

November 4, 2012

“The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up… His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way.” – Nikola Tesla During the last week of October 2012, Jörgen Eriksson, Lars-Göran Larsson and […]

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The Frontier Economies as Investment Destinations

June 17, 2012

While investment returns in the developed markets of Europe, North America and Japan have evolved from ‘low returns for no risk’ to ‘no returns for low risk’, returns in the BRIC economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China are starting to slow, the next investment returns frontier is the countries defined as ‘frontier markets’. I […]

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Croatia next European contry to embark upon the Place Management roller coaster!

September 27, 2011

After two intense days on-site in northern Croatia, it is evident this region will become a vital new player and contributor to the development of regional innovation and place excellence in Europe. Rarely have I experienced a more determined and committed engagement than the one sparkling from the Regional Economic Development Agency of the Medimurje region, also acting […]

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