OPCC 2014 - 2020

Operational Programmme Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014 - 2020

OPCC 2014 - 2020

Operational Programmme Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014 - 2020

About OPCC 2014 - 2020

Operational Programme Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020 (OPCC) is the primary programming document which implements EU Cohesion Policy and contributes to the objective “Investments for Growth and Employment” through fostering infrastructural investments (in the fields of transport, energy, environmental protection, ICT) and providing support to entrepreneurship and research activities development.

Within the implementation system of the European Structural and Investment (ESI) funds in the framework of the EU Financial Perspective 2014-2020, the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds (MRDEUF) performs the role of the Managing Authority, whilst the CFCA performs the role of the Intermediate Body Level 2.

Within the framework of OPCC 2014-2020, the Republic of Croatia has 6.863 billion EUR at its disposal, of which 4.700 billion EUR is from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), 2.131 billion EUR is from the Cohesion Fund and 31.499 billion EUR have been awarded to the Republic of Croatia within the REACT-EU initiative. Taking into account the national contribution valued 1.192 billion EUR to the aforementioned amounts, the total value of OPCC increases to the amount of 8.055 billion EUR.

In the OPCC, the CFCA performs the role of IB2 in the following priority axes and priority investments:

Priority axis 1

Strengthening the Economy through Research and Innovation

  • Enhancing research and innovation (R&I) infrastructure and capacities to develop R&I excellence, and promoting centres of competence, in particular those of European interest
  • Promoting business investment in R&I, developing links and synergies between enterprises, R&I centres and the higher education sector, in particular promoting investment in product and service development, technology transfer, social innovation, eco-innovation, public service applications, demand stimulation, networking, clusters and open innovation through smart specialisation, technological strengthening and applied research, pilot lines, early product validation actions, advanced manufacturing capabilities and first production, in particular in Key enabling technologies and diffusion of general purpose technologies

Priority axis 2

Use of Information and Communication Technologies

  • Extending broadband deployment and the roll-out of high-speed networks and supporting the adoption of emerging technologies and networks for the digital economy
  • Strengthening ICT applications for e-government, e-learning, e-inclusion, e-culture and e-health

Priority axis 3

Business Competitiveness

  • Promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms, including through business incubators

Priority axis 4

Promoting Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources

  • Supporting energy efficiency, smart energy management and renewable energy use in public infrastructure, including in public buildings, and in the housing sector

Priority axis 6

Environmental Protection and Sustainability of Resources

  • Conserving, protecting, promoting and developing natural and cultural heritage
  • Taking action to improve the urban environment, to revitalise cities, regenerate and decontaminate brownfield sites (including conversion areas), reduce air pollution and promote noise-reduction measures

Priority axis 7

Connectivity and Mobility

  • Supporting a multimodal Single European Transport Area by investing in the TEN-T
  • Enhancing regional mobility by connecting secondary and tertiary nodes to TEN-T infrastructure, including multimodal nodes
  • Supporting a multimodal Single European Transport Area by investing in the TEN-T
  • Developing and improving environmentally-friendly (including low-noise) and low-carbon transport systems, including inland waterways and maritime transport, ports, multimodal links and airport infrastructure, in order to promote sustainable regional and local mobility
  • Developing and rehabilitating comprehensive, high quality and interoperable railway systems, and promoting noise reduction measures

Priority axis 8

Connectivity and Mobility

  • Investing in health and social infrastructure which contributes to national, regional and local development, reducing inequalities in terms of health status, promoting social inclusion through improved access to social, cultural and recreational services and the transition from institutional to community-based services
  • Providing support for physical, economic and social regeneration of deprived communities in urban and rural areas

Priority axis 9

Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning

  • Investing in education, training and vocational training for skills and lifelong learning by developing education and training infrastructure

Priority axis 10

Technical Assistance

  • In the previous Financial Perspective (2007 – 2013), the CFCA as IB2, monitored the implementation of more than 300 individual contracts valued more than 300 million EUR whose beneficiaries were from different fields of work: SMEs, faculties and universities, local self-government units, as well as ministries and public agencies

Priority axis 12

Earthquake damage remediation

  • Providing support for the physical, economic and social reconstruction of vulnerable communities in urban and rural areas. Construction of new/replacement and renovation (reconstruction) of existing state-owned housing units in earthquake-affected areas
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