22 November , 2018 - 23 November , 2018
Venue: Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb (Croatia)

The final DELICROMAR project conference was held on 22 and 23 November 2018 in Zagreb at the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts as the host institution of the project.  The conference was organised by the Scientific Council for Government Administration, Judicature and the Rule of Law and the Adriatic Institute of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and co-organised by the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia.

The project team members presented the results of their research on the project. A number of experts from Croatia, Italy, Spain, Malta, Montenegro and the Netherlands, who have gathered around the project and contributed to its goals through their valuable co-operation with the project team, participated as invited speakers. They contribute to the conference with a comparative law perspective.  

The expected audience at the event included representatives of the marina industry, charterers, competent public authorities, judiciary, local insurance market, lawyers and academics from Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Italy. 


Conference Programme:

The opening speaches were delivered by Capt Siniša Orlić, Assistant Minister of the Sea Transport and Infrastructure, Mr Ivo Bašić, Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism and Mr Sean Lisjak, President of the Association of Croatian Marinas of the Croatian Chamber of Economy. 

The conference was chaired by Professor Jakša Barbić, PhD, Chairman of the Scientific Council and Vice President of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. 

After a presentation of the overall project results by Dr Adriana Padovan as principal researcher and an overview of the sustainable development of nautical tourism in the Adriatic by Dr Siniša Horak and MSc Zrinka Marušić of the Institute for Tourism, the project collaborators delivered their lectures on the major project topics covered by the reasearch project. Distinguished invited speakers addressed a number of special legal issues from their area of expertise. 

The papers presented at the conference will be published in the Book No. 47 of the Book Series Modernisation of Law of the Scientific Council for Government Administration, Judicature and the Rule of Law.

The conference programme included the following lectures and presentations which can be downloaded from this site:


1. Presentation of the DELICROMAR Project Results

Assistant Professor Adriana V. Padovan, PhD, Principal Researcher, Adriatic Institute of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Croatia)


2. An Overview of the Sustainable Development of Nautical Tourism in the Adriatic (invited lecture)

Zrinka Marušić, M.Sc., Siniša Horak, PhD, Institute for Tourism (Croatia) 


3. Legislative Reforms Affecting the Marina Industry in Italy (invited lecture)

Dr Roberto Perocchio, President, ASSOMARINAS (Italy)


4. The Impact of the EU Law on the System of Concessions for Nautical Ports in Italy (invited lecture)

Professor Stefano Zunarelli, PhD, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna / Advocate, Founding Partner, Studio Zunarelli, Bologna (Italy) 


5. The Concession Awarding Procedure for Nautical Tourism Ports under Croatian Law 

Assistant Professor Iva Tuhtan Grgić, PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka (Croatia)


6. Financing Marina Projects – Some Considerations (invited lecture)

Dr Ivan Vella, Founding Partner, Vella Advocates; Managing Director, Credence Corporate & Advisory Services (Malta) 


7. Security and Enforcement of Marina Operators’ Claims under Croatian Law - de Lege Ferenda Proposals (invited lecture)

Associate Professor Gordan Stanković, PhD, Law Firm Vukić, Jelušić, Šulina, Stanković, Jurcan & Jabuka, Rijeka (Croatia)


8. Security and Enforcement of Marina Operators’ Claims: an Overview of Spanish Law (invited lecture)

Professor Maria Victoria Petit Lavall, PhD, Director, Institute for Transport Law, University Jaume I, Castellón (Spain)


9. De Lege Lata Legal Regulation of the Provision of Nautical Tourism Services in Croatian Ports and de Lege Ferenda Proposals

Dr. Božena Bulum, PhD, Adriatic Institute of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Croatia)


10. The Legal Challenges Facing the Development of Nautical Tourism in Montenegro (invited lecture)

Professor Branislav Radulović, PhD, Law School of Mediteran University (Podgorica, Montenegro), Senator of the State Audit Institution of Montenegro


11. Standard Berthing Contract Models for Croatian Marinas as a Way Forward 

Vesna Skorupan Wolff, PhD; Adriana V. Padovan, PhD, Adriatic Institute of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Croatia)


12. Marina Operator Berthing Contracts under Dutch Law (invited lecture)

Vivian Van der Kuil, Advocate, Partner, AKD Benelux Lawyers, Rotterdam (The Netherlands)


13. Marina Operator Liability Insurance in Croatian Judicial Practice (invited lecture)

Mrs Maja Bosnić Tabain, Director of Marine, Aviation, Transport and Loan Insurance Claims, Croatia Insurance Company, Zagreb (Croatia)


14. A Comparison of Croatian and English Law and Business Practice Relating to Marina Operator Liability Insurance 

Assistant Professor Marija Pijaca, PhD, University of Zadar, Maritime Department (Croatia)


15. Marina Operators’ Non-contractual Liability within the Croatian Legal Framework

Professor Dorotea Ćorić, PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka (Croatia)


16. Legal Aspects of Navigational Safety in Croatian Marinas

Professor Ranka Petrinović, PhD, Assistant Professor Nikola Mandić, PhD, Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Split (Croatia)


17. The Development of Security Standards in Marinas 

Assistant Professor Josip Pavliček, PhD, Police College, Ministry of the Interior (Croatia)



Conference Sponsors:

Hrvatska gospodarska komora / Croatian Chamber of Economy


Croatia osiguranje d.d. Zagreb 


Golden Donator:

Adriatic Croatia International Club - ACI d.d. Opatija


Marina Dalmacija d.o.o. Sukošan

Law Firm Ljubenko & Partners, Zagreb

Marina Punat d.o.o. Punat

Yacht Pool d.o.o. Poreč


Materials to download:

Programme (Croatian)

Programme (English)

Conference Book of Abstracts

Project booklet (Croatian)

Project booklet (English)


Conference photos - complete photo gallery can be downloaded here.