HvaR&D, Poziv

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Srednja škola Hvar nositelj je projekta "HvaR&D - Uvođenje GIS i ICT tehnologija u kurikulume fakultativne nastave i njihova primjena u održivom razvoju otoka Hvara" (HR.3.1.20-0039) financiranog iz Europskog socijalnog fonda.

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