Newsletter - July 2014

The First 365 Days

A year has passed since Croatia ended its long preparatory journey and on 1 July 2013 became the 28th Member State of the European Union. This was a historic moment for the country, but also a significant milestone for the Hungary-Croatia Cross-border Co-operation Programme.

While Croatia was marking its first participation in the decision-making processes within the European Union as a Member State with all its rights and obligations, the Programme was going through its own transformation as well.

Replacing the IPA fund with the ERDF meant not only the change in the name, but also an additional allocation to the Programme, which enabled another batch of projects to be funded within the first year of Croatia’s Accession. The change, however, did not affect the smooth implementation of the Programme and the numerous new projects have been contracted and started with implementation within several months.

The new projects, as well as old ones, have been very active in the past year, with ever more public events organised all through the programming area, with another big boom expected in September 2014, as we approach the new celebration of European Co-operation Day.

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Croatia marks its first year as a Member State

A full year ago Croatia entered the European Union as its 28th Member State, a big and historic step for this small country facing many challenges in the post-communist and post-war transition period. Although the year seems to have flown by, each of its 365 days have been spent working hard and in co-operation with the other Members States to help face the shared problems and overcome the common obstacles making a brighter future for all the EU citizens. 

Third Call Plus

Although the Third Call has long been closed, thanks to the Reserve List and the new allocations coming to the Programme, as many as 23 extra projects have been contracted and started with implementation within the last year.

Busy Schedule

The tourism infrastructure development projects at their peak, the new Reserve List projects opening and the shorter-lasting ones closing. All that added to the planning of the new programming period, the Programme’s event calendar  is busier than even.

ECDay 2014

Joining the efforts to outdo last year’s almost 180 events in 32 countries and 145 cities, the Hungary-Croatia CBC Programme is taking part, for the third year in a row, in a Europe-wide campaign promoting the results of European Territorial Co-operation (ETC), with many European Co-operation Day events already announced on the Programme’s website.

Planning 2014

As the first year of the new programming period progressed, so has the planning for the new programme of cross-border co-operation between Hungary and Croatia. Several meetings of the Task Force, as well as a number of technical meetings, workshops and a public consultation all contributed to the new generation of Hungary-Croatia Cross-border Co-operation Programme being developed.


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