About us

Local development agency – PINS, is a limited liability non profit company for research and development in economy, established in 1996. PINS implement different activities across the Gorski kotar, mountain region in Croatia. Our objective is collecting, processing and supporting realisation of entrepreneurial ideas and programmes and developing projects with aim to support SME’s in our area.

OUR VISION: To become competitive development institution who will have great impact on development of Gorski kotar region.

OUR MISSION: With constant education of our employees and with acquired knowledge and experience, start development projects in Gorski kotar and promote sustainable entrepreneurship development with aim to decrease depopulation of Gorski kotar microregion.


- business&investement planning
- creation of development plans&strategies
- implementation of EU funded projects
- marketing
- business networking
- consultancy
- administrative services
- non formal education
- financial management (financing sources)
- field work (up to date entrepreneurial info)
- entrepreneurial potential research
- formulating rural and sustainable development projects


- existing and new entrepreneurs
- local authorities
- unemployed people
- schools
- associations
- NGO’s

Our team

Danijel Bertović, MBA
President of board

Danijel is in charge of agency management. He implements development strategy of agency. He has over 18 years of work experience and he specializes himself in preparation of investment plans, EU projects and local and rural development projects. He finished postgraduate MBA study - Management in public sector at Faculty of economics and business at University of Rijeka. During his work he constantly improves his knowledge and skills. During 2016 he was educated in Chicago (USA) where he gained experience and knowledge in running business support institutions. He is a member of the Euromontana board of directors based in Brussels. He spends free time with the family, cycling and watching European football.

Tel: +385 (0)51 820 045
GSM: +385 (0)98 55 21 28
Email: danijel@pins-skrad.hr

Stela Mulc
Member of board

Stela has been working in PINS since 1999 and until 2010 she was director. After 2010, when PINS became development agency, she continues to working as a business advisor. She speaks English and Slovenian language. She spends her free time with family, or gardening and more and more in writing. Love for writing inherited from father Antun Štefančić's writer from Gorski kotar.

Tel: +385 (0)51 810 820
GSM: +385 (0)98 19 09 364
Email: stela@pins-skrad.hr

Anja Pleše, MA Economy
Head of accounting

Anja has been employed as account manager at the Local Development Agency Pins since May 2013. She is responsible for monitoring, planning and coordinating of the activities and processes of the accounting department. She concerned that financial transactions in a company are carried out in accordance with applicable regulations, standards and accounting regulations; compiles balance sheets, accounting reports, reports for European projects. She graduated in economics and completed an independent bookkeeper course. In free time Anja enjoys cycling, trains CrossFit and participates in sports events with her husband and friends.

Tel: +385 (0)51 810 820
Email: anja@pins-skrad.hr

Dubravka Kolaric Zatezalo, ing.agronomy
Assistant in implementation of Interreg Slo-Hrv project Nature&Wildlife.

Dubravka is new employee since February 2019. She finished Secondary school education in the Central Commercial School in Križevci. She gained the title of the Plant Protection Institute in Zagreb at the Faculty of Agriculture. Leisure is spent with the family, taking care of pastry, hiking and gardening.

Email: dubravka@pins-skrad.hr