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.
The third Days of EU Funds were held in Hotel Sheraton Zagreb at 15th and 16th October 2012. Free expert lectures and informing through Info-desks for potential beneficiaries of EU funds were organized during this two-day event. The Days of EU Funds were organized by the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds and Central Finance and Contracting Agency in cooperation with other institutions of Operating Structure for pre-accession programmes.
Closing ceremony of the twinning project "Capacity building of the Croatian Agency for Protection of Personal Data" financed under EU IPA 2007 Programme for Croatia were held. The objective of this project worth 1.347.762,90 EUR was strengthening of the consultative and supervisory role of the Croatian Agency for Protection of Personal Data.
Strengthening the administrative capacity of Croatian Tax Administration on mutual cooperation in the field of taxation
On 11 October 2012, a formal opening ceremony marked the beginning of the Twinning Light project “Strengthening the administrative capacity of Croatian Tax Administration on mutual cooperation in the field of taxation".
Technical Assistance for the Development of National Environmental Noise Strategy for Republic of Croatia
The Ministry of Health and the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Croatia held a closing eremony of the project “Technical Assistance for the Development of National Environmental Noise Strategy for Republic of Croatia” Financed under EU IPA 2009 Programme for Croatia.
The formal opening ceremony marked the official start of the implementation of IPA 2009 Twinning Project “Improving experts’ capacities for the protection of rights and interests of children and youth placed in homes for children and youth with behavioural disorders”.