Our core business is provision of development support services, the sustainable ones! We like to think that WITH US, DEVELOPMENT IS NATURAL. This is our moto. Within our service portfolio we focus on pragmatic, practical, implementable, affordable and neat solutions that are going to best serve our Client’s needs and, at the same time, protect Public Interest in protected Environment and surrounding Nature.
Oikon is a major provider of environmental impact assessments (EIA), environmental management plans (EMP) and appropriate assessments in regards to the ecological network / NATURA2000 in Croatia, for all kinds of developments in both terrestrial and marine environments, including projects related to water protection, e.g. waste water treatment plants and sewerage systems, large dams, accumulations and retentions, irrigation projects, multipurpose channel Danube-Sava, protection of wetlands as well as projects related to waste management e.g. waste management centres, transfer stations, landfills, investigations work for waste management centres, remediation procedure etc.
The project portfolio also includes development of strategic documents, for example the Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) for Operational program “Environment” (2007-2013) and Waste Management Plan of the City of Zagreb (2010-2014), or the proposal of the National Environmental Action Plan (2011-2019).
Furthermore, we have substantial experience in working for leading development agencies and international financing institutions (IFI) such as EU/EuropeAid (utilising pre-accession and community funds), WB, EBRD, EIB, KfW, UNDP, WWF, GEF and NATO. In implementation of projects funded by development agencies and IFIs, we have successfully cooperated with leading European environmental consultancies and scientific institutions.
Oikon has extensive experience in preparation of Management plans for national parks, nature parks and special forest reserves in Bosnia and Hercegovina (B&H); preparation of Feasibility studies regarding enlargement of protected areas (B&H); Environmental impact assessments of various infrastructure (highways, gas pipelines) in B&H, Montenegro and Albania; Coastal zoning management planning in Montenegro, Albania; and Baseline studies of flora, fauna, habitat mapping, ecological network (Natura), as well as, Training and Education of experts for using GIS and satellite images in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus and Turkey.
The company also has regional experience in leading and participating in cross border (scientific and IPA) projects financed by EU, i.e. “Heritage – Driver of Development”, “DANUBEPARKS STEP 2.0” and, “HOLISTIC”.
Our expertise and experience, together with clients both in Croatia and abroad (UK, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Albania, Cyprus, Montenegro, Turkey), and projects financed through multi- and bilateral development agencies, various IFI’s, government and private funding, makes Oikon one of the leading environmental consultancies in Croatia and its neighbouring countries.
In the past 19 years, we have worked with 300 clients and completed over 1000 contracts. Our key clients include: