Varaždin County Development Agency – AZRA d.o.o. (short: AZRA) is a public company founded and entirely owned by the Varaždin county.

AZRA d.o.o.

Agencija za razvoj Varaždinske županije - Vama na usluzi već 10 godina.

AZRA was founded to ensure optimal development of the Varazdin county. AZRA is promoting the County on all levels, it is the driving force of regional development and the main unit for attracting EU funds, national and donation funds. The business of AZRA is in line with the County development strategy 2011. - 2013. (which was extended by the decision of the County Council, following the Ministry of regional development and EU funds' guidelines, until 2016.). The business of AZRA is also in line with the Law on regional development and the Act on local and regional self-governments, agencies and other legal entities.

AZRA is covering the following sectors and activities:

  • Entrepreneur education and consulting
  • Agriculture and tourism
  • Strategic planning and creating the strategic documents
  • Project cycle management
  • Croatian regions office in Bruxelles
  • Promotion of the Varazdin County
  • Cooperation with the EU, Ministries, county and local institutions, non-government organizations in regard of the higher level development (NUTS II region)