The CARDS (eng. Community Assistance for Reconstruction, Development and Stabilisation) Programme has been established by the European Community in 2000 as a single instrument for financial and technical assistance replacing other assistance mechanisms intended for Southeastern Europe. The CARDS programme underpins the objectives and mechanisms of the Stabilisation and Association Process, which is the EU policy framework for the Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia and Montenegro, including Kosovo (as defined by the UN Security Council Resolution 1244)) until full membership of the EU.

CARDS is a programme financed by the EC that was aimed at strengthening Croatia's participation in the Stabilization and Association Process with particular reference in strengthening of:

  • integrated border control
  • support to democratic stabilisation and increasing the capacity of state institutions
  • regional infrastructure and environment protection

The CARDS programme is divided on national and regional component. The national component is intended for beneficiary countries whereas the regional component is intended for strengthening cooperation of countries within the region.


The 16th International Symposium Mine Action 2019


Mine suspected areas in Croatia:
355,60 km2

The Office for Mine Action
Cluster for humanitarian demining