Coworking Zadar initiative was triggered by the COIN Zadar project team made of entrepreneurial support institutions 3 years ago, as a logical step in order to be in line with a global coworking initiative that had an annual exponential growth. It went along with Zadar’s development strategy as a creative industry was recognized as an important direction in encouraging Zadar`s economic development and entrepreneurship.Soon writing of the project proposal for funding of the infrastructure works from the EU funds followed with aim that COIN would serve as a polygon for new ideas, innovation and creativity integrated into the entrepreneurial activity.
The project started on 14/6/2014 and finished on 13/12/2015. The total budget of the project was 672.626,14 EUR, with 85% EU co-financing. Project coordinator was the City of Zadar, and beneficiaries were Association of Trades and Crafts Zadar, Zadar County, Croatian Chamber of Economy – County Chamber of Zadar and Public Institution Agency for Development of Zadar County ZADRA NOVA. Throughout the project, COIN public coworking space has established with the aim to increase self-employment possibilities, upgrade support services for SMEs, foster entrepreneurship and self-employment, and increase the competitiveness of micro entrepreneurs.