Bodies responsible for implementation of IPA programme in the Republic of Croatia are:
Component I –Assistance in transition and institution building
Implementing body: Central Finance and Contracting Agency ( www.safu.hr)
Component II – Cross-Border Cooperation
Implementing body: Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of Croatia (www.arr.hr)
Component III – Regional Development
Component III A – Transport
Implementing body: HŽ Infrastructure (www.hznet.hr/HZInfrastruktura)
SAFU ( www.safu.hr)
Component III B – Environment
Implementing body: Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund (www.fzoeu.hr)
Croatian Waters (www.voda.hr)
CFCA (www.safu.hr )
Component III C - Regional Competitiveness
Implementing body: SAFU ( www.safu.hr)
Component IV – Human Resources Development
Implementing body: Croatian Employment Service (www.hzz.hr)
Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education ( www.aso.hr)
Component V – Rural Development
Implementing body: Paying Agency for Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development (www.apprrr.hr)
Tenders from all IPA components are also available on European Commission. i.e. EuropeAid http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/work/funding/index_en.htm.
The primary objectives of IPA programme are provision of assistance to candidate countries and potential candidates in harmonization with acquis communautaire and its implementation, as well as preparation for utilization of Cohesion and Structural Funds.
IPA programme consists of the following components:
- Transition Assistance and Institution Building
- Cross-Border Cooperation
- Regional Development (Transport, Environment, Regional Competitiveness)
- Human Resources Development
- Rural Development
Yes, they could be potential beneficiaries of grants within the framework of IPA Component II - Cross-Border Cooperation, IPA Component IIIC – Regional Competitiveness, IPA Component IV – Human Resources Development, as well as IPA Component V – Rural Development (if you are interested, please visit www.mrrfeu.hr/default.aspx?id=496 )
All tenders which fall under competence of Central Finance and contracting Agency, IPA I (Transition Assistance and Institution Building) and part of IPA Component IIIC (Regional Development – Regional Competitiveness) are available on CFCA web-page http://www.safu.hr/hr/natjecaji .
Tenders from all components of IPA programme are also available on European Commission web-page (EuropeAid): http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/work/funding/index_en.htm.