In the Republic of Croatia, the implementation of Twinning projects is regulated by the Act on Implementation of International Institutional Cooperation European Union Projects and Technical Assistance projects (OG 99/18).
Within the system of implementation of Twinning projects by the Republic of Croatia as an EU Member State, the CFCA has a role of the administrative body (general management body) that provides administrative, financial, legal and other form of support in preparation and implementation of Twinning projects and Technical Assistance projects.
As the administrative body for Twinning, the CFCA provides support to Croatian public institutions and bodies in preparation of project proposals, and following the notification of award for a particular Twinning project, provides support in the process of contract preparation and implementation of Twinning project in the Beneficiary Country. The roles and responsibilities of the CFCA as the administrative body include preparation and conclusion of interinstitutional agreements with public institutions and bodies responsible for professional aspects of project implementation, conclusion of contracts with experts participating in the project implementation, activities related to organization of expert missions, processing payment of flat daily allowance and daily subsistence allowance (per diems) to the experts, project accounting records and bookkeeping, conducting procurement for services needed under the project, organizing audits, etc.
Since its establishment, the CFCA has played an important role in coordination of Twinning projects that were implemented in the Republic of Croatia as a Beneficiary Country. In this regards, the CFCA was involved in preparation and implementation of 210 projects worth more than 126 million euros.
Nowadays, the CFCA is the administrative body involved in preparation of project proposals and implementation of projects that the Republic of Croatia as an EU Member State implements in Beneficiary Countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.
Through all these projects the CFCA has gained extensive experience that can significantly contribute in all aspects of project implementation, ensure adequate and consistent application of EU rules and procedures as well as increase recognition of the Republic of Croatia as a reliable and quality partner in international projects.