Decentralized Co-operation Programme “Croatia / Sub-danubian Area”

Ref 5 Project title Decentralized Co-operation Programme “Croatia / Sub-danubian Area”
Name of candidate Country Overall project value (EUR) Proportion carried out by candidate (%) No of staff provided Name of client Origin of funding Dates (start/end) Name of partners if any
Informest Croatia (Vukovar-Srijem County, Osijek-Baranja County) 3,511,906.91 100 3 Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Italian Law No. 49/87 October 2001 – June 2005 NA
Detailed description of the project Type of services provided
Programme objectives:

● Institutional building in support of local authorities in Eastern Slavonia in order to strengthen interethnic relations in the region;

● Implementation of activities in support of economic and social growth in the beneficiary region;

● Enhancement of the value of human resources;

● Revitalization of the local economic system and its development trying to utilize the best Italian and regional entrepreneurial practice;

● Creation of suitable conditions for the return of refugees;

● Protection of vulnerable groups of the population with particular emphasis on mothers and children;

Programme Activities:

● Analysis of the needs and selection of assistance and consultancy services that are required by the potential clientele, both Croatian and Italian;

● Seminars and workshops on Italian experience in dealing with major economic problems;

● Transferring know-how, experiences and methodologies on the establishment and the growth of SMEs from the Italian experience, national and regional;

● The training directed to local organizations;

● Visiting of Croatian entrepreneurs to companies in the Region FVG;

● Creation of the website

● Programme management and administration

● Programme accounting

● Organization of workshops and seminars

● Creation of the Technical and Operative Unit in Osijek with the Office in Vukovar

● Direct implementation of project activities in the sector of SME development

● Organisation of seminars and study tours for the beneficiaries