Institute for Regional Development was founded in 2010 to promote the development of European regions, international exchange of know-how and experience and education of key players in various areas. The main aim of the Institute is to bring together institutions from different spheres – public, non-profit, academic and private to provide expertise in the area of Environment and Ecology, Urban development, Tourism, Human Resources, Employment, Education, Health and Social issues.
The three main areas of focus of IRD are:
- Education – the Institute provides solutions in the field of education ranging from event organisation and management, expert analyses to sophisticated e-learning.
- Youth – the Institute engages in youth exchange in the framework of the Youth in Action Program.
- Tourism – the Institute focuses on innovation in tourism, which includes transfer of experience and know-how within the EU, development of innovative products for tourism and education in innovation in tourism.