IPA programme is unified EU pre-accession programme for Croatia for the 2007-2013 period. It is established by Council Regulation (EC) No. 1085/2006 and represents a kind of continuation of first generation of EU funds: CARDS, PHARE, ISPA and SAPARD.

The main objectives of the IPA assistance to candidate and potential candidate countries is in their harmonization and implementation of the acquis communautaire and to prepare them for the use of the Cohesion Fund and Structural funds.

IPA Components:

I. Transition Assistance and Institution Building
II. Cross-border Cooperation
III. Regional Development – Transport, Environment, Regional Competitiveness
IV. Human Resources Development
V. Rural Development

Decentralized Implementation System

Decentralized implementation System is established for implementation of assistance within the framework of IPA programme, i.e. the European Commission has conferred the responsibility for tender and contracting procedures to Croatia as beneficiary country. Therefore, Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Croatia implements so-called ex-ante control, i.e. gives preliminary approval for all activities to be implemented in tenders.

Independent Operating Structure has been established for management and implementation of all aforementioned components and subcomponents (Priority and/or Measure) which consists of one or more bodies responsible for programming and management, as well as implementing agencies responsible for implementation.

The Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds (www.mrrfeu.hr) is in charge of overall coordination of IPA programme, whilst the Ministry of Finance, Sector for the Tasks of the National Fund (www.mfin.hr) is responsible for financial management of IPA programme.




The 16th International Symposium Mine Action 2019


Mine suspected areas in Croatia:
355,60 km2

The Office for Mine Action
Cluster for humanitarian demining