International Cooperation

Since its foundation, the Croatian Olympic Committee has had intense international cooperation following the basic principles of the development of Olympism and sport, its important role in better understanding among countries and strengthening friendly relations among them.
In its early days as an independent country, when Croatia did not have its own embassies and consulates, the Croatian Olympic Committee established an honorary post of the Ambassador for the Croatian Olympic Committee, which has been held by Croatian athletes and sports officials, patriots and prominent sporting figures throughout the world. Besides by numerous protocols and cooperation agreements with NOC-s, it has been actively enhancing its role in the international sports community through the activities of Croats in the bodies of the International Olympic Committee, European Olympic Committees, International Mediterranean Games Committee, and by organizing and hosting international seminars and gatherings and other forms of international cooperation, such as meetings of the South-East European countries. The Croatian Olympic Committee is involved in most projects of the IOC Olympic Solidarity, training of coaches and sports officials and international marketing projects. It has initiated and actively promoted culture and Olympic education at an international level.

Lisbon, 18 June 2019. The Portuguese Olympic Committee is hosting the 2nd of 7 national conferences entitled "Investments in Sport" organised within the project under the same title (Investments in Sport, abbr. iSport), which was co-funded by the Erasmus+: Sport Programme of the European Union.

TEHRAN, April 29, 2019 -  The Croatian NOC’s (HOO) President Zlatko Mateša and Secretary General Josip Čop spent the weekend (from April 25 to 29) in Tehran as heads of the Croatian delegation that visited the sports officials in Iran. On that occasion, Mateša met with the President of the Iranian NOC, Reza Salehi Amiri and Minister for Youth and Sports in the Iranian government Masoud Soltanifar, and the topic of the meeting was the improvement of sports cooperation between the two countries. The Croatian delegation counted also the Croatian NOC’s Vice President Sanda Čorak, President of the Croatian Handball Federation Tomislav Grahovac and Head of the Croatian NOC’s International Cooperation Department, Ljiljana Ujlaki Šubić.

Zagreb, April 17, 2019 - In the premises of the Croatian NOC’s (HOO) Center for Rights in Sports, an internal workshop was held which represents the continuation of international cooperation of our center with the European and global legal experts involved in the same field. An exceptionally impressive presentation was held by the Italian lawyer Patrizia Diacci. Diacci presented – in a one-hour--report, interrupted by questions - a system of sports dispute resolution in Italy, including national rules for fighting doping and a very constructive exchange of experiences of a dozen participants and competence and practice of the Italian Center for Rights in Sports.

Zagreb, April 16, 2019 -Due to arriving in Zagreb as a member of the numerous Chinese political-business delegation to Croatia, the founder, majority owner and director of the company Z-Run WellTon Industry CO. LTD. Jiang Yu also visited the Croatian National Olympic Committee (HOO) where she was engaged in an one-hour-long conversation with the Croatian NOC’s President Zlatko Mateša on the topic of possible investments in Croatia. Besides them, the meeting was attended by the President and Vice-President of CSEBA (Chinese Southest European Business Association) Mario Rendulić and Zvonimir Grudaš, and economic expert, Former Minister of Tourism in the Croatian  Government Ivan Herak.

Zagreb, April 10, 2019 - President of National Council of the People's Republic of China Li Keqiang  who, at the invitation of Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, is in an official visit to Croatia, signed  - among many bilateral agreements from various fields - also the one on sports cooperation between the two countries. The Memorandum between the Croatian Central State Office for Sports and Directorate General for Sports of the People's Republic of China on Cooperation in the Field of Sports was signed by the Deputy State Secretary for Sports Krešimir Šamija and Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Croatia Hu Zhaoming.

Zagreb, April 8, 2019 – The Executive Committee of the International Committee of Mediterranean Games (ICGM) met on 6 November in Patras (Greece) with the officials of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd edition of Mediterranean Beach Games, which will be held from 25 to 31 August this year in the said Greek city. The meeting was also attended by Greek Deputy Minister of Sport George Vassiliadis, who pointed to a significant progress in organizational events and promised state support to the host. The ICMG Executive Committee visited the locations of sports venues, approving on the same occasion both them and the number of sport disciplines as well as the program of the second Mediterranean Beach Games.