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Factsheet for measure HR-2022-47/3153 – measures in Croatia

Funding to make buildings more energy efficient and sustainable

Osunčajmo Hrvatsku i energetski obnovimo - zajedno

Country Croatia , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 13 November 2022 – 12 November 2025
Context Green Transition, Digital Transformation, European Semester
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/Innovation
Author Predrag Bejakovic (Faculty of Economics, Business, and Tourism (FEBT), University of Split) and Eurofound
Measure added 03 May 2023 (updated 13 June 2023)

Background information

The energy supply shortage threatens the economic and social development of the EU states. States need to lower the energy consumption and to make energy usage more effective.

Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar (EIHP), partner of the project 'Let's Sunlight and Renew Croatia - Together' deals with these questions. This project is a part of the "European Union's Smart Readiness Indicator Phase 2" (SRI2MARKET) which began in November 2022. It helps states overcome barriers and provides special public financing schemes for smart technologies in buildings. In Croatia, the project is implemented by EIHP as one of the 12 project partners who will work on it for the next three years.

Content of measure

The measure supports EU Member States introduce the Smart Readiness Indicators (SRI) into their national regulation. The measure provides public funding to finance SRI upgrades in buildings, streamline business assessments, and develop tools to guide SRI assessors. The measure also provides training on the SRI and the methodology of its calculation. It establishes pilot projects of SRI assessment at the national level in order to identify examples of good practice and connects users of e-learning services with building owners who require building assessments. The measure also provides recommendations to building owners and facility managers on cost-effective SRI upgrades.

Use of measure


Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Applies to all citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Company / Companies
EU (Council, EC, EP)
European Funds
National Recovery and Resilience Facility

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement as case not in social partner domain No involvement as case not in social partner domain
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No involvement as project is not in domain of the social partners.

Views and reactions

Social partners in Croatia always support various activities directed at the energy saving and environment protection.


  • 13 April 2023: Osunčajmo Hrvatsku i energetski obnovimo - zajedno (Let's Sunlight and Renew Croatia - Together' (


Eurofound (2023), Funding to make buildings more energy efficient and sustainable, measure HR-2022-47/3153 (measures in Croatia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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