Integrated territorial investment represents a mechanism (ITI mechanism) of the European Union for the period from 2014 to 2020, introduced with the aim of strengthening the roles of cities as the promoters of economic development. The mechanism serves for implementing the activities of sustainable urban development that have an emphasised territorial dimension and combine funds from several thematic goals in seven largest urban centres of the Republic of Croatia– Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Osijek, Slavonski Brod, Zadar and Pula, which were chosen as urban agglomerations (Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Osijek) and urban areas (Slavonski Brod, Zadar, Pula) for implementing the ITI mechanism, on the basis of an invitation issued by the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds.

The activities of the ITI mechanism may be financed from three different European funds – the European Regional Development Fund, the Cohesion Fund and the European Social Fund, within the Operational programme “Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020 and the Operational programme “Efficient human resources“ 2014-2020.

For the implementation of activities dedicated to sustainable urban development in major urban centres in the Republic of Croatia the amount of EUR 345.35 million has been provided, out of which EUR 49.59 million for the Rijeka Urban Agglomeration where activities will be implemented, through specific goals of the operational programmes:


Specific goal Fund
 Specific goal 3a2 – Advanced business infrastructure and adequate services EFRD
 Specific goal 4c3 – Increasing the efficiency of the heating system EFRD
 Specific goal 6c1 – Using cultural heritage in the function of tourism EFRD
 Specific goal 6e2  – Using neglected premise (industrial and military land) EFRD
 Specific goal 7ii2 – Clean urban traffic  CF
 Specific goal 8ii1 – Activities for young unemployed people  ESF
Specific goal 9i1, 9iv2 – Deinstitutionalisation of social and health services ESF