Launch of an EU financed project ‘Strengthening capacities for strategic environmental assessment (SEA) at regional and local level’
Croatia is now preparing for a full membership in the European Union and the use of EU Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund. Utilization of these funds will require elaboration of various plans and programmes which will need to undergo strategic environmental assessment in accordance with the Directive 2001/42/EC.
The Ministry of Labour and Pension System of the Republic of Croatia and the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Croatia held the closing ceremony of the twinning project “Strengthening the administrative capacity of competent authorities and implementation agencies for coordination of social security schemes”financed under EU IPA Programme for Croatia.
The objective of this project worth €1.000.000 was to increase the institutional and administrative capacity of the competent authorities and implementation agencies to effectively coordinate social security schemes upon EU accession.
A formal presentation of the IPA 2009 Twinning project “Strengthening of Croatian Administration in Charge for Structural Policy and State Aid in Fisheries“ werw held in order to familiarize the stakeholders and the public with the scope of the project and its specific activities. The overall objective of this Project is to support the Republic of Croatia in the implementation of the structural policy and state aid related acquis, primarily related to the current programming period. The purpose of the project is to strengthen the administrative system necessary for the implementation of structural policy in fisheries with particular reference to management and certification, as well as strengthening of the capacities of assessment, approval and notification of state aid schemes in fisheries.
International conference called „GAPA and the protection of citizens’ interests – novelties, benefits, challenges”, attended by numerous Croatian and international experts were held in Zagreb. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Public Administration as part of the EU funded IPA 2008 project „Support to the General Administration Procedure Act“, and it discussed the benefits of the new GAPA for the citizens and the Act’s implementation in Croatia.
Opening ceremony of the New Sisak Port Master Plan Technical Assistance Project financed as part of the IPA programme for Croatia – Regional Development Programme – Transport took place in Zagreb.
The objective of this EUR 1.435.120,00 valuable project is to promote development of inland navigation on the Sava river. To that purpose, the project will include development of the New Sisak Port master plan, comprising a feasibility study, cost-benefit analysis, environmental impact assessment and application for EU financing. The project beneficiary is Port authority Sisak.
A symbolic first cut of the spade marked the official start of the construction work on "Biosciences Technology Commercialisation and Incubation Centre – BIOCENTRE", financed under EU IPA Programme for Croatia – Operational Programme for Regional Competitiveness. Ministry of Science, Education and Sports is in charge of the "BIOCENTRE“ project, worth in total 18.823.995,70 EUR (140 million kuna), and the final beneficiary is Business Innovation Agency of the Republic of Croatia (BICRO).
On Tuesday, 13th November 2012, an opening ceremony marked the official beginning of the IPA 2009 Twinning Project “Further improvement of institutional capacity of all Misdemeanour Courts”. The project is implemented by the High Misdemeanour Court and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia in collaboration with the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ). Two core institutions, General Police Directorate and State Inspectorate will also participate in the project.
The 21-month project, which started in October 2012 will end in June 2014, and has a total value of 900.000 € (around 6.7 mil. HRK).
Reinforcement and further development of internal energy market with the scope of the Energy Community Treaty
The Ministry of Economy and the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Croatia held the opening ceremony of the twinning project “Reinforcement and further development of internal energy market with the scope of the Energy Community Treaty” financed under EU IPA 2009 Programme for Croatia.
The objective of this project worth € 500.000,00 is to further harmonize Croatian regulations with the acquis communautaire in the energy sector and to strengthen energy market sector in accordance with EU legislation and Energy Community Treaty.