Eptisa will provide technical support to enhance the absorption capacity of EU Funds for environmental infrastructure in the Republic of Croatia

The project will develop Croatia’s capacity for an effective management and absorption of IPA and Structural and Cohesion Funds upon its accession to the EU on 1st July 2013

August 01 2013

Eptisa has recently been awarded the contract “Technical Assistance for the Management of the IPA/Structural Funds Operational Programme”. The project has an overall value of 1.3 million Euro and is financed by the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) from the European Union.

Coinciding with the accession date of Croatia into the EU (on 1st July 2013) and in connection with the consequent expected changes in the management of EU funds, this initiative is of special importance for the future development of the country and for maximising the gains from EU membership, by building capacities for the absorption of Structural Funds for major investment projects in the environment sector.

In the next 24 months, Eptisa will provide support in managing and implementing the existing IPA Environment Operational Programme (EOP) and in the preparation and start of implementation of a new EOP to be financed with Structural Funds. The team will also give advice for the new programming period 2014-2020.

Furthermore, this new project will also respond to the practical challenges related to capacity building and training of government officials, such as the staff of the Managing Authority and Intermediate Bodies, as well as officials of relevant regional and municipal authorities.


 
 Eptisa will provide technical support to enhance the absorption capacity of EU Funds for environmental infrastructure in the Republic of Croatia