In the shelter of the Mediterranean greenness, in the utmost northern part of the Mediterranean Sea, the region Primorska welcomes you. The attraction of the Istrian hills, the sea side, the saltworks, the Karst and stony villages has been celebrated in verse by many posts. Piran, Izola and Koper are three ancient coastal towns, each revealing the lives and the spirit of past centuries in its own way.

Every kilometer of the Slovene coast is a new surprise. Here is a natural reserve with a rich fund of marl and sandstone and the unique, eighty-meter Strunjan cliff, the highest flysch wall on the Adriatic coast. Here are the Sečovlje saltworks, first mentioned in the 13th century, and the nearby is a sanctuary for more than 150 bird species. Here the towns of Piran, Izola, and Koper draw visitors with their medieval cores, while Portorož, though mentioned as early as 1251, offers numerous modern hotels with congress halls, a fully equipped marina, a sport airport, thermal baths, a casino, and a varied offer of summer cultural, entertainment, and sport events.

The Regional Development Centre Koper (hereafter RDC Koper) acts as an institution on regional level with the aim of promoting business and economy development in our region. It performs the role of regional co-ordinator of interests on local as well as national level in the fields of regional development, economy, human resources and environmnent protection.

In 2001 RDC Koper gained the status of leading organization of the Regional Development Agency South Primorska (hereafter RDA) for the municipalities of Divača, Hrpelje-Kozina, Ilirska Bistrica, Izola, Komen, Koper, Piran and Sežana, which also includes three business centres: Centre for Business Promotion Piran, Inkubator d.o.o.- Business Promotion Centre Sežana and the Development Centre Ilirska Bistrica.

In this role RDC Koper became a permanent representative of ministries, governmental organizations, chambers of commerce and craft, companies and other institutions.

Areas of Activity

- Regional development tasks

- Promotion of entrepreneurship

- Human resources and employment development

- International projects and cross-border cooperation

BICY Implemented in the Central Europe Programme (www.central2013.eu) is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).