European Union has awarded 1,6 million EUR through assistance programmes for financing various kinds of projects in the Republic of Croatia.
Croatia is the beneficiary of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance – IPA until its EU accession. In the Financial Perspective 2007 – 2013, IPA programme has replaced first generation of EU programmes (CARDS, Phare, ISPA and SAPARD).
The primary objective of IPA programme is providing assistance to candidate countries and potential candidates in harmonization of national legislation with acquis communautaire and strengthening capacities for implementation of new laws and regulations.
The Republic of Croatia also participates in utilization of specific EU programmes which represent an integral sequence of activities adopted by European Union for the purpose of promoting cooperation between EU member states in different areas related to EU Common Policies.
More information on specific EU programmes could be found at: http://www.mrrfeu.hr/default.aspx?id=521
Prospective EU funds
After its EU accession, the Republic of Croatia will have the following EU funds at its disposal:
- Structural instruments designed as support for realization of EU Cohesion Policy:
- European Regional Development Fund
- European Social Fund
- Cohesion Fund
Central coordinating body responsible for management of aforementioned funds is the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds.
Croatia has been awarded 800 million EUR through aforementioned funds for its first six months of EU membership (from 1st July 2013 until 31st December 2013) from which the amount of 449,40 million EUR is referred to funds used within the framework of Cohesion Policy.
- Funds which support Common Agricultural Policy and Common Fisheries Policy of the European Union:
- Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
- European Fisheries Fund
The Ministry of Agriculture and the Paying Agency for Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development are responsible for implementation of these funds.
|Council Regulation EC No 2666/2000 Framework agreement IPA|