The Republic of Croatia is located at the intersection of east and west, north and south of Europe. The City of Osijek represents an important traffic junction on that way. It is a cultural, educational and transport centre of the Eastern Croatia. Its development and progress is tightly connected with the natural advantages of its geographical location. Throught waterways it is connected with the Danube countries and via Canal Rhine-Main-Danube with the countries of the western and northern Europe.
In the global exchange of goods, Osijek is a switch from the Danube transversal towards the Adriatic. This importance will come to the fore with the construction of the transport corridor Danube region-Adriatic.