- Somogy County Enterpreur Center Public Foundation
- VIDRA – Virovitica-Podravina County’s Development Regional Agenc
- Barcs is the capital of Dráva
Somogy County Enterpreur Center Public Foundation
The Somogy County Enterpreur Center Public Foundation was founded in the spring of 1991 by Somogy County Assembly, to help and strengthen the small- and medium-sized businesses. The Enterpreur Center's main objectives:
- development of enterpreur culture with educational and training programs
- developing of competitiveness of
- to improve the economy of Somogy County, to decrease unemployment
- to provide up-to-date information for small and medium-sized businesses
- to be able to pay reduced loans for businesses –micro credit
- to support the business’s discount apparence on markets
The Somogy County Enterpreur Center Public Foundation plays a big part in the economy of Somogy County, in the starts of business, supporting them with advices, providing informations and education, and with the micro credit. It has offices in Kaposvár, Barcs Balatonboglár and employs highly qualified people These micro credits meant an important job for the foundation, with the loan the businessess can access a singular resource.
The Somogy County Enterpreur Center Public Foundation continues its activities in the Somogy-Flaundria Incubatorhouse in Kaposvár. The Incubatorhouse was built in 1998 from financial aid from an application which was sent in to the Belgian Government with cooperation of the Flaman Gom-West Vlaanderen Land Development Center. The Incubatorhouse main activities: renting of offices, workshops and conference halls. The lastly mentioned has the capacity of 350 people, buti t can be separated into three part with soundproof walls and this way we can have rooms with the capacity of 70, 110, 130 and 240 people It is a perfect location for the organizing and holding of business and press conference, business meetings, exhibitons, performances, fairs and other social and economical events.
VIDRA – Virovitica-Podravina County’s Development Regional Agenc
VIDRA – Virovitica-Podravina County’s Development Regional Agency is a professional, reliable and well recognized agency in the Region of the Pannonian Croatia, whose quality and value of services provided are measured by increase in the competitiveness of all stakeholders of the County and the Region. VIDRA – Virovitica-Podravina County’s Development Regional Agency (abbreviated VIDRA Development Agency) was established by a Decision of the Assembly of Virovitica-Podravina County on 22 June 2008 as a public institution. It’s primary business is to provide technical and advisory support to programs of international and regional cooperation, particularly EU funds, as well as boost the economy. Development Agency VIDRA employs a total of twelve persons, ten of which are highly educated persons. Activities of Development Agency VIDRA aim to achieve a sustainable increase in living standards for all citizens of Virovitica-Podravina County, and involvement in the creation and implementation of projects of broader interest to the entire region of the Pannonian Croatia. Since the establishment until today, VIDRA Development Agency under IPA CBC HU HR Programme has successfully conducted 3 projects - DENS, LECSS and CROST II. Project D.E.N.S. was presented at the 15th National Conference of Economy and Entrepreneurship in May 2012th. At the same symposium, VIDRA Development Agency has received a valuable prize for the most successful development agency in Croatia for the approved 14 out of 15 projects submitted to the 2nd call IPA CBC HU HR (four of which are "Lead" projects) and 3 approved projects from the IPARD. Today VIDRA Development Agency is implementing 20 projects, and at the same time working on education on writing projects for the of all stakeholders in the County, and is working intensively on new proposals for IPA IV and IPA III C components.
Koprivnica city has 31000 people in it, but we count in more precisely 125000 people from the city’s 30 km circle. It is located along the Zagrab and Varaždin main roads, which lead to Eszék, also along the Budapest-Zagrab railway track.
The city provides high quality lifestíle for those who live here, and gives exceptional opportunities for starting a business. They succesfully made a healthy business environment, where the businesses can progress quickly and effectively. The food –and pharmaceutical industry sectors’s centers are int he city, for example Podravka.d, which is the biggest croatian food industry company, or the Belupod.d, which is the second biggest pharmaceutical industry corporation in Croatia and the Calsberg Croatia international alcohol manufacturer business.
Moreover the medium- sized businesses has an increasing rate in the last few years. The local government shows understanding towards the requests of the business owners and try to help their progress from their own power, like helping through facilities or take them into city hand. Thanks to this the public institutions has a stable, fast and reliable reaction system.
The rich cultural heritage and the strong economy gives chance to the tourism to progress. There are two tourist events which are especially interesting, the Drava motivs naive art fair and the Renaissance festival. We have to highlight the handball, soccer and the horse riding contest from the large number of sport activity. The city and its surroundings provide many opportunity for relaxing, like the Drava river or the Šoderica lake. There is many restaurant in the city or around it , where you can try the numerous, special Drava foods.
Barcs is the capital of Dráva
We recommend Barcs, which is the capital of Dráva, for all of those who like to spend their free time in a special, truly original and unique way. It doesn’t matter what drew you here the untouched nature, the capricious river or the healing water, you will love Barcs and Barcs will love you back.
Barcs, which became a city in 1979, is the south gate of the country, thanks to its natural treasures and our vocation the last few years was a big discovery for the tourists.
The Dráva in itself has a special worth. The fast and erratic river is so clear until Barcs that the two third parts of the country’s fish population live there. The river and its dead channel count as a fishing paradise. The directors of the Duna-Dráva National Park help you to discover this mysterious land and its flora and fauna, they made a learning path on he Barcs Borókás and a Teaching and Display Center in Drávaszentes. The dráva beach with its welcoming building can be used for sports, cooking or camping on its parkland for people who would like a nice holiday and like the feeling river also they can take part in our more and more popular canoe trip. Barcs is the capital of the hungarian parts of the „Three River National Bicycle Tour”, which is 230 km long, but the lovers of horse riding and horse carriage can find their place with us.
More than one hunting company handle hunting. All of them has excellent red and fallow deer stock and their wild pig stock is outstandingly large.
We especially have to draw the attention to its cultural value. Little number of people know that there were people int he city early int he 5th century BC and int he ancient times an important roman military road was lead through here. The Drava Public Museum Exhibition shows the history- and culture of the city from the beginning, the most interesting parts may be the interior of those rooms that shows the local traditions and lifestyle. Several performal artist group shows Barcs’s busy cultural life, there is wind instruments or classical music, jazz, folk dance, ballroom dance. The Drava festival lasts from the midlle of May to the end of June and provides quality programs every weekend for the locals and the tourists.
We left for last the Barcs’s tourist offer’s biggest success int he last few years: The spa which was opened in 2005 and the connected Barcs Health Spa and Recreatinal Centre which was opened in 2006. It is the highest quality facility compared to similar establishment int he region of the Southern Transdanubia and provides an experience filled relaxation and rest for every generation in every season. The visitors can choose accomodation from the comfortable pensions, for the „The backpack tourists” there are places in the high quality dormitory.
(Hegyi Zsuzsa Director of the Hungarian Tourist Zrt Southern Transdanubia Regional Marketing Board)