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    Reference: 20210458
    Release date: 21 June 2021

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary




    The project proposal includes the reconstruction of the existing Rudjer Boskovic Institute (RBI) facilities in Zagreb and Sibenik, at the Research Station Martinska including construction of new research facilities in Zagreb, the acquisition of equipment necessary for scientific research and a reorganisation of the institute in four operational platforms.


    The project aims to transform the RBI into a modern, national and regional research infrastructure hub, which will be able to attract and maintain talents from the region. The concentration and prioritisation of the existing research activities at the RBI into four conceptual units is expected to stimulate cross-disciplinary science. The project integrates investments that address infrastructural and organisational deficiencies of RBI, optimising available expertise and existing physical infrastructure to internal and external demand. The implementation of the project will enable RBI to conduct research activities of national and wider regional strategic interest, which will have the potential to generate social benefits and improve the quality of life of society in the long term.


    • Services - Professional, scientific and technical activities

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 11 million

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    EUR 80 million

    Environmental aspects

    The project is part of Croatia's Operational Programme (OP) Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014- 2020 and its impacts were captured in the related strategic environmental assessment, in line with SEA Directive 2001/42/EC, enacted into the Croatian Law. An environmental impact assessment (EIA) in line with the EIA Directive 2011/92/EU as amended by Directive 2014/52/EU was also undertaken.


    The Bank will require the Promoter to ensure that contracts for implementation of the project have been and/or will be tendered in accordance with the applicable EU procurement legislation, Directive 2014/24/EU as well as or Directive 89/665/EEC as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the EU, with publication of tender notices in the Official Journal of the EU, as and where required.


    Approved - 3/09/2021


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

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