The City of Pula-Pola is more than 3000 years old and was built on a hill Castle where was built first hill village, fort of Histrians. In addition to the circular shape of the two main city streets, from prehistoric ruins, there was nothing left and real history began with the Romans. The official name of the City was Colonia Pietas Iulia Pola, and had all the functions and structures typical of the Roman settlement of immigrants. The City on the southwestern end of the Istrian peninsula has evolved to the inner part of a wide gulf and a naturally well-protected port (depth up to 38 m), which is open to the northwest with two entrances: from the sea and through Fažana channel.
Today's area of Pula is 5.165 ha, of which 4,150 ha on land and 1,015 ha at sea, bounded from the north by islands Sv. Jerome and Kozada, City areas Štinjan, Veli Vrh and Šijana forest; the east area Monteserpo, Valmade, Busoler and Valdebek; from the south the Old gas Plant, marina Veruda and island Veruda; and from the west Verudela, Lungomare and Musil.
The City has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers with average insolation 2,316 hours per year, or 6, 3 hours a day, with an average annual temperature of 13.2 ° C (average 6.1 ° C in February to 26.4 ° C in July and August) and the temperature oscillations of sea from 7 to 26 ° C.
The City of Pula-Pola as traditionally the most developed economic centre of the Region of Istria, based economic development on the shipbuilding industry, today widely known in the global shipbuilding market. Production activities in Pula are diverse, from the production of cement and glass to the food and textile industries. The City has also developed service industry in construction and trade and transport services.
An activity that in the last thirty years can not be bypassed when it comes to Pula is tourism. Features of the development of tourism are primarily in the geographical location of the City, the mild Mediterranean climate, preserved natural environment, clean water, good transport connections and a rich cultural and monumental heritage. Both in the City and the wider area, the tourist offer is diverse and offers a range of possibilities for a quality vacation. In the area of Pula, mainly along the coast and in the City centre, is located a large number of hotels and apartments, campsites, children and Youth resorts, and several marinas. At a few kilometres from the town is one of the most famous national parks in Croatia, Brijuni Islands, and near the City of Pula-Pola are many resorts and small picturesque places, such Vodnjan, Medulin, Ližnjan, Premantura, Peroj, Fažana etc.
The Department of Information, International Cooperation and EU Politics
The City of Pula-Pola is, within the Office of the City, from 1 January 2012. within the Department of Information, International Cooperation and EU Politics decided to develop human resources in order to achieve more efficient involvement in the process of European integration.
Activities of the Department:
- Human resources development in the EU domain
- Professional consultation from the aspect of EU politics
- Shaping of strategic city administration documents and project priorities
- Coordination of city departments in the EU sector
- Professional support to the city administration in the process of project planning and execution
- Implementation of human resources development projects, keeping the public informed and EU politics promotion
The above stated activities contribute to the successful integration of our City and with it our country to the European Union, to the creation of greater mobility of people, to keeping of good neighbourly relations in the region and to opening up to new perspectives for future generations through cultural and experience exchange.
Department performs organizational, professional and administrative work for the protocol and public relations, business information, and activities related to the preparation and development of projects and programs of international cooperation and cooperation with the European Union.
The City of Pula-Pola is now working with the European Union the most in the form of participation in projects financed from various EU programs or realized with the help of foreign partner cities. Lessons learned in the development of project ideas and their concrete implementation are the foundation knowledge necessary for success in the future use of funding from the European Structural Funds since the Republic of Croatia became a full member of the European Union.
The City of Pula-Pola is involved in the implementation of projects financed by the European Union since 2004, and the joint work on these projects in recent years has established an enviable cooperation with various cities of the Adriatic region, especially those in neighbouring Slovenia and Italy, which are included in the EU program Adriatic CBC Cooperation.
The City of Pula-Pola has participated as a partner or leader in a number of projects, about which can be more informed on the official website of the City. On the same site, you can find short descriptions and further information about already realized projects, those in progress and projects that the City of Pula-Pola candidated in one of the EU's competition program and wait for the green light.