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INSTRUMENT FOR PRE-ACCESSION IPA IN CROATIA Bled, 26 February 2008. Central Office for Development Strategy and Coordination of EU Funds www.strategija.hr. Central Office for Development Strategy and Coordination of EU Funds. CONTENT. IPA AND PRECONDITIONS FOR SUCCESFUL IMPLEMENTATION.
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INSTRUMENT FOR PRE-ACCESSIONIPAIN CROATIABled, 26 February 2008 Central Office for Development Strategy and Coordination of EU Funds www.strategija.hr
Central Office for Development Strategy and Coordination of EU Funds CONTENT IPA AND PRECONDITIONS FOR SUCCESFUL IMPLEMENTATION OPERATIONAL PROGRAMMES FOR IPA IMPLEMENTATION
EU FUNDS IN CROATIA Central Office for Development Strategy and Coordination of EU Funds OBNOVA (1996-2000) 10/2001 Stabilization and Assosiation Agreement CARDS (2000-2004/2006) FP 2000.-2006. European Partnership 04/2004 + Community Programmes Council Decision on Croatia aplication for membership 06/2004 Pre-acssesion strategy for Croatia 10/2004 PHARE/ISPA/SAPARD (2005/2006) Opening of accession negotiation 10/2005 FP 2007.-2013. IPA (since 2007) 02/2006 Pre-accession partnership STRUCTURAL FUNDS EU & COHESION FUND EU MEMBERSHIP
FINANCIAL FRAMEWORK Central Office for Development Strategy and Coordination of EU Funds 2001: 60 m€ 2002: 59 m€ 2003: 62 m€ 2004: 81 m€ 262 m € (nacional component 161 m€) 1 CARDS 2 Phare 2005: 87 m€ 2006: 80 m€ 167 m€ 3 ISPA 2005: 25 m€ 2006: 35 m€ 60 m€ 4 SAPARD 2006 - 25 m € = 252 m€ 5 IPA 2007- 2010: 592.63 m€
IPA Central Office for Development Startegy and Coordination of EU FUnds 1 Aim: Support to candidate countries (Croatia, Macedonia, Turkey) and potential candidate countries (Albania, B&H, Monte Negro, Serbia) in preparation for the integration/accession to the EU and preparation for using the instruments of cohesion policy (structural funds and Cohesion Fund) All countries: I. Transition assistance and institutional building II. Cross-border cooperation Candidate countries: I.,II. + III. Regional development IV. Human resource development V. Rural delopment 2 Components:
IPA – SUCCESFUL IMPLEMENTATION Central Office for Development Strategy and Coordination od EU Funds Preconditions : Programming documents well prepared 1 Management system acreditated Tender documentation prepared on time (Terms of reference, techical specifications, guidelines for aplicants, bills of quanity) Financial Agreements – Framework Agreement, Sectoral/Annual Agreements Framework FA for Croatia – signed in August 2007 Co-financing
IPA – PROGRAMMING DOCUMENTS Central Office for Development Strategy and Coordination of EU Funds Acssession Partnership (political framework) Strategic Development Framework 2006 – 13 (development issues and prioriities) MIPD National Programme for Accession to the EU MIFF Strategic Coherence Framework 2007-13 (for IPA components III and IV) Annual Activity Plan - Strenghtening the institutional capacity for implementation of the acquis Operational programmes - cross-border cooperation Plan for agricultural and rural development 2007-13 • Operational programmes • transport • enviroment • regional competition • human resource developments
IPA IPA Transition and Institutional Building Assistance Central Office for EU Strategy and Coordination of EU FUnds Priorities • Civil society development and protection of fundamental rights • Improve of the minorities integration • Dialog between government and NGOs in area of democracy, human rights and minority rights • Reforms of justice and police • Legislative aligment with the acquis • Reform of state adminisitration • Improving free movements of goods • Strengthening the financial control system • Improve measures for enviromental protection • Strengthening the nuclear safety measures • Participation in Comunity Programmes
IPA IPA Cross-border Cooperation Central Office for EU Strategy and Coordination of EU FUnds 1 Operational programmes Participation in CBC programmes with MSs • CBC programme Croatia – Slovenija • CBC programme Croatia – Hungary • Adria programme Participation in CBC programmes with countries in stabilization and accession process • CBC programme Croatia – Bosna i Hercegovina • CBC programme Croatia – Monte Negro • CBC programme Croatia – Srbija Participation in transnational and regional programmes • Counties, cities, development agencies, entepreneurship centers, assosiations, faculties, instituts, muzeums … 2 Beneficiaries
IPA IPA Regional development - transport Central Office for Development Strategy and Coordination of EU Funds Priorities • Upgrade Croatian railway transport system (infrastructure and project preparation) • Upgrading Croatian inland waterway transport system (project preparation) • Technical assistance for OP management 1 • Improvement and rehabilitation of railway network • Assistance Croatia in meeting its obligations to implement EU acquis governing the railway system • Improvement of the security measures and eficiency of the railway system • Project preparation for coridor X – railways • Project preparation for coridor VII - internal waterways 2 Measures
IPA IPA Regional development – environment protection Central Office for Development Strategy and Coordination of EU Funds • Developing waste management infrastructure for establishing an integrated waste management system in Croatia • Protecting water resources through improved water supply and integrated wats ewater management system • TA in OPs management 1 Priorities - 2 Measures - • Establishment of new waste managements centres at county/regional level • Remediation of sites highly polluted by waste • Establishment of modern water supply system and network • Contruction of WWTP for domestic and industrial water waste and upgrading the sewerage network • Project preparation facility
IPA IPA Regional development - Regional competitiveness Central Office fopr Development Strategy and Coordination of EU Funds 1 Priorities • Improving development potential of the logging behind regions • Enchancing the competitiveness of the Croatian economy • TA • Bussiness related infrastructure (grant sheme) • Improvement of bussiness climate • Improvement of administrative efficiency on national level • e-Bussiness competitiveness improvement programme • Tecnology transfer and support services for knowledge-based start-ups • OP management and capacity building 2 Measures
IPA IPA Human Resource Development Central Office for Development Strategy and Coordination of EU FUnds • Enhansing access to employment and sustainable inclusion in the labour market • Reinforsing social inclusion and integration of people at a disadventage • Enchansing human capital and employability • TA in OP management and capacity building 1 Priorities • Designing and implementation of active labour market policy • Support to the effectiveness of Croatian public employment service • Supporting access to education • Strengthening the provision of Adult Learning 2 Measures
IPA IPA Rural development Central Office for Development Strategy and Coordination of EU Funds 1 Priorities • Improving market efficiency and implementation of Community standards • Preparatory actions for implemenattion of the agri-environmental measures and local rural development • Development of rural economy
IPA IPA Multibeneficiary Programme MB MIPD Central Office for Development Strategy and Coordination of EU Funds Regional - beneficiaries of the Western Balkans • Aim to facilitate cooperation in fields of common interest, including for example regional transport, energy and environmental initiatives as well as the training of civil servants Horizontal Programmes - beneficiaries of the Western Balkans and Turkey • Aim to address common needs across one or more Beneficiaries and to attain efficiencies and economies in implementation by providing centrally managed assistance rather than by implementing the programmes nationally (Disaster Risk Reduction, IBM, Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection, TAIEX etc.)
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