Babina Greda is located in Vukovar-Srijem County in Croatia and has a population of 3 585.
The municipality of Babina Greda has an excellent geo-traffic position, it is connected to the system of European road routes, and there is a plan for the multi-purpose canal “Danube-Sava” to run through the municipality.
Babina Greda is rich in authentic Slavonian villages, customs and culture. The local community is very active, organising numerous events, exhibitions and associations to promote social, cultural, entertaining, artistic, sports and other activities that contribute to enriching the touristic offer and social life. In addition, agricultural holders, business owners and other actors contribute to the economic development of Babina Greda.
Areas that need support include: broadband connectivity; employers’ encouragement of teleworking; awareness of the potential benefits of a rural-urban partnership; attracting foreign investment and developing market value-added products.
The aim of the municipality is to add and strengthen community activities in order to raise the world of rural stakeholders on investment opportunities in agriculture and to make it attractive to young people. Digitisation of farms will serve as a good motivation for young people to return from cities and improve the rural area. With modern technologies and new concepts, the goal is to revive the village, reverse the trend of depopulation and protect people from rural poverty. This will create an environment that will give residents the same opportunities as urban, economic, social, educational and health residents.