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    The year 2009 marked thestart of the implementation

    of IPA Cross-Border Pro-gramme Croatia-Serbia2007-2013.

    The first Call for Proposalshas been published, wehave set up our official pro-gramme website, organizeda series of information andeducation events and finallywe would like to share withyou our results.

    Among other topics, in this

    first issue of our newsletterwe will introduce the JTSteam and activities imple-mented so far.

    It is our idea to make thisnewsletter a source of infor-mation not only related tothe programme, but alsobring to you, interestinginterviews, stories on cur-rent trends in sectors cov-ered by the programme.

    We hope you will enjoyreading our newsletter as

    much as we have enjoyeddesigning it for you.

    The next issue of our pro-gramme newsletter will beavailable in second half of2011!

    JTS team standing from left to right: Ivana Zeli, Tatjana Guberini,Marina Maarevi, Emina tefii, Aleksandra Vlahovi. Front row:

    Darko Cveji

    Special points of in-terest:

    JTS team

    NEW managementstructures in Croatia andSerbia

    Interview with represen-

    tatives from county/ re-gional developmentagency in programmearea

    Special topic: PARTNERSHIP and CBC

    In this issue read more about the principle of partnership and how it is ap-plied in cross-border cooperation at the local level.

    This issue also covers an overview of cross-border cooperation within EUcontext

    Meet the JTS 2

    1st CfP-Evaluation results


    Programme news 6

    Partnership and CBCon local level


    CBC within EU con-text


    Activities realizedtimeline and photos


    Preview 13

    Inside this issue:

    Dear readers,



    December 2010Volume 1, Issue 1

    JTS wishes everyone aHappy Holiday Season!

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    As the Head of JTS, Emina super-vises the work of all JTS staff and is incharge of planning and organization ofthe work of technical assistance.

    Emina has an extensive experience inprogramme and project managementin both international and EU context.From 2002-2007 she worked for Min-istry of Sea, Tourism, Traffic and De-velopment where she was responsible

    for preparation and design of Socialand Economic Recovery Project thatwas implemented successfully in theAreas of Special State Concern inCroatia. She was also, as a head of

    division for programming, respon-sible for coordination and elabora-tion of 4 Regional Operational Pro-grammes (ROP) in Slavonija andas a member of working group sheparticipated in programming IPAIIIC component Regional Com-petitiveness.

    Finally, as head of Croatian draft-ing team for IPA Cross-Border co-

    operation between Croatia andSerbia she was responsible for theelaboration of the Cross-BorderProgramme Croatia-Serbia 2007-2013.

    trainer on IPA Cross-Border pro-grammes for Croatia, Ivana is JTSsexpert on matters regarding ProjectCycle Management.

    As JTS Administrative Assistant Ivanais responsible for the administrativemanagement of staff abd activities ofthe JTS.

    Before joining the JTS team sheworked for Sisak-Moslavina Countydevelopment agency (SI-MO-RA Ltd)

    and LEDABusiness Center Sisak onEU funded projects. She is well experi-enced in project development and pro-ject implementation. As a certified

    Meet the JTS

    Emina tefii, Head of JTS

    Ivana Zeli, Administrative Assistant

    Previously she worked in the Officeof the Mayor in the City of Vukovarwhere she managed bilateral andmultilateral cooperation. Hence, sheis very well acquainted with thespecificities of the programme area.

    As JTS Publicity and Information Officerand Task Manager Marina is responsi-ble for various tasks related to pro-gramme and project management andas delegated by the Head of JTS. Sheis also responsible for any matter re-lated to publicity, visibility and informa-tion.

    She has a degree in International Rela-tions and is experienced in project coor-dination involving cross border coop-eration between Croatia and Serbia.

    Marina Maarevi, Publicity and Information Officer and Task Manager

    Page 2 IPA CBP Croatia-Serbia Newsletter

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    As the Task Manager and only per-son working in Antenna office inSremska Mitrovica,Darko is fullyresponsible for preparation and ma-nagement of all tasks and relatedactivities of the local office.

    He is well experienced in projectdevelopment, implementation andmonitoring and acquainted with the

    characteristics of the programmearea, gained through 7 years ofexperience in USAID programs, withfocus onlocal economic develop-

    ment, social services and communitymobilization in Western andNorthwestern Serbia.

    funded projects, especially in the fieldof tourism and infrastructure.

    As JTS Task Manager Tatjana is re-sponsible for various tasks related toprogramme and project managementand as delegated by the Head of JTS.

    Prior to working for the JTS, Tatjanaworked on the Municipal support pro-gram north-eastern Serbia as expert

    for monitoring and evaluation of infra-structure projects.

    She has over 7 years experience ofworking on international and EU

    Darko Cveji, Task manager (Sremska Mitrovica)

    Tatjana Guberini, Task Manager

    ration and implementation of trainingsfor municipalities and in a way is anexpert in the area of support for re-gional and local government.

    As JTS Task Manager Aleksandra isresponsible for various tasks relatedto programme and project manage-ment and as delegated by the Head ofJTS.

    Before she took over this position,Aleksandra worked on the Municipalsupport program north-eastern Serbiaas expert for development of feasibilitystudies and databases.

    She has previous experience in prepa-

    Aleksandra Vlahovi, Task Manager

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    Meet the JTS

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    Ministry of Regional Development, Forestry and Water Management in Croatia and Delegation of the EuropeanUnion to Serbia launched the first Call for Proposals (CfP) within IPA Cross-Border Programme Croatia-Serbia

    2007-2013 on 17 July 2009. The CfP was closed on 16 October 2009. The JTS received a total of 110 applicationsbefore the deadline. In this section we are presenting to you an analysis of the received applications. Thebudgetary clearing process and contracting is partially completed but still ongoing. It is expected that all con-tracts with final beneficiaries under the 1st Call for Proposals will be finalized in January 2011.

    1st CfPEvaluation results

    Results of the evaluation of 1st CfP

    Page 4 IPA CBP Croatia-Serbia Newsletter

    Chart 1: % of total amount available for actions in relation to total

    amount requested fromContracting Authorities














    1Available IPA funds Remaining requested funds

    Chart 1 explanation: A total amount of21.335.259,69EUR was requested fromContracting Authorities. The total amountavailable under the present Call for Propos-als is 3.240.000,00 EUR out of which1.440.000,00 EUR for Croatia and1.800.000,00 EUR for Serbia. The amountrequested is more than six times higher thanthe amount available. As can be seen inChart 1 above the available IPA funds consti-tute 13,18% of the total amount requestedfrom Contracting Authorities.

    Chart 2: Distribution of requested funds per allocation


    IPA Croatia IPA Serbia

    Chart 2 explanation: The funds requested are dis-tributed evenly: a total amount of10.689.839,72EUR was requested from IPA Croatia allocation anda total of10.645.419,97 EUR was requested fromIPA Serbia allocation. As can be seen in Chart 2above out of the of total amount requested fromContracting Authorities 49,90% is requested fromIPA Serbia while a slightly higher percentage,namely 50,10% has been requested from IPA Croa-tia.

    Chart 3: %of funds requested from CAsin relation to

    applicants' own co-financing



    Co-financing Funds requested from CAs

    Chart 3 explanation:The total amount of eligiblecost of actions (project value) is 25.229.531, 14EUR, among which a total amount of21.335.259,69EUR has been requested from Contracting Au-thorities. As can be seen in Chart 3 above, the totalamount of funds requested from Contracting Au-thorities constitutes 84,56% of the total amount ofeligible cost of actions, while the applicants pro-posed to co-finance 15,44% with their own re-sources.

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    Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 5

    1st CfPEvaluation results
















    Chart 4: %of total requested amount of actionsper


    Measure 1.3. People-to-people

    Measure 1.2. Environmental protection

    Measure 1.1. Economic development

    Chart 4 explanation: Out of 110 applications 48 have ap-plied for Measure 1.1. Economic development, 38 for Meas-ure 1.3. People-to-people and 24 for Measure 1.2. Environ-mental protection. As can be seen in Chart 4 above the dis-tribution of requested amount of actions when expressed inpercentage has a different order than when expressed in

    number of projects while Measure 1.1. Economic develop-ment remains on place 1 with 57% of total requestedamount of actions, the second in line is Measure 1.2. Envi-ronmental protection with 28%. The least percentage oftotal requested amount of actions is Measure 1.3. People-to-people with 15%. The difference in order depending onwhether data is expressed in number of applications or per-centage is due to the fact that the minimum and maximumsize of grants vary: sizes of grants for the first two measuresare considerably higher (50.000-200.000 EUR) than thesizes of grants for measure 1.3. People-to-people (30.000-50.000 EUR). In direct relation to this, although the numberof applications applying for Measure 1.3. is ranked 2nd

    place, the percentage of the total requested amount of ac-tions of these applications comes last.

    The total requested amount of actions per measures is asfollows:

    Measure 1.1. Economic development:12.170.450,53 EUR-Measure 1.2. Environmental protection: 6.036.944,61 EUR-Measure 1.3. People-to-people: 3.127.864,55 EUR.

    Chart 5: Origin of Functional Lead Partners per county/district in

    programme area








    10 Brod-Posavina County

    Southbaki District

    Osijek-Baranja County

    Northbaki District



    Westbaki District

    Outside programme area

    Chart 5 explanation: The applicants comemostly from the programme area: out of 110 ap-plications there are 57 applicants in the role ofFunctional Lead Partner (FLP) from Serbia, 52

    from Croatia and 1 from France. The leadingcounty/district of origin of FLPs is Osijek-BaranjaCounty in Croatia with 30 FLPs (as can be seenin Chart 5 this is 26%). and Southbaki District inSerbia with 24 FLPs (as can be seen in Chart 5this is 22%). Only 11 FLPs (as can be seen inChart 5 this is 10%) are outside the programmearea. The rest of the FLPs are distributed as fol-lows (first mentioned is number of FLPs and then% as can be seen in Chart 5 above):

    Vukovar-Srijem 14 FLPs = 13%Northbaki District 13 FLPs = 12%Westbaki District 12 FLPs = 11 %

    Chart 6: Applicants sorted by type of organization

    0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35


    Local/regional governments

    Educational institutions

    Sport associations

    Chambers of economy

    Development agencies

    Public utility companies


    Tourist boards




    CroatiaChart 6 explanation:The applicants havebeen sorted by type oforganization. Pleasenote that this classifica-tion is only indicative.

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    The Cross-Border programme is a living document and as such it can be revised. Based on new IPA financial alocationsfor 2010 and 2011 and inputs provided by both Operating Structures, the JTS drafted a revised version of the programmedocument in accordance with the financial allocation 2009-2011.The revised version of the IPA CBP programme was adop-ted by JMC on 27 October 2009 and by the European Commission on 20 September 2010. The revised document can bedownloaded at www.croatia-serbia.com

    Programme news

    1st revision of IPA CBP Croatia-Serbia

    Page 6 IPA CBP Croatia-Serbia Newsletter

    PROGRAMME ID CARDfast facts

    Full Title:IPA Cross-Border Programme CroatiaSerbia 2007-2013

    IPA component: IIB

    Duration: 2007-2013

    Objective: To stimulate cross-border cooperation in order to diversify and improve the regional economyin a socially and environmentally sustainable way, whilst at the same time improving good neighbourlyrelations across the border.

    Priorities: Priority 1: Sustainable socio-economic development

    Priority 2: Technical Assistance

    Financial allocation: IPA 2007-2011, 9 million EUR

    Number of Calls for Proposals published and closed: 1Publication of 2nd Call for Proposals: First quarter of 2011

    Official website: www.croatia-serbia.com

    Programme area: Vukovar-Srijem County, Osijek-Baranja County, West baka District, South bakaDistrict, North baka District, Srem District (eligibleareas); Poega-Slavonia County, Brod-posavinaCounty, Mava (adjacent areas)

    Publication of 2nd Call for Proposals in 2011

    The publication of the 2nd Call for Proposals is expected in first quarter of 2011. Eligbility criteria and all other relevantcriteria will be as usual presented in the Guidelines for Applicantts. For the first time, an electronic application form will beused which will simplify the application process. JTS will organize information sessions shortly after the publication of theCall during which the criteria for submission of project proposals will be presented.

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    Ognjen Miri,Head of Operating Structure

    If You want to know more about

    the office visit SEIO officialwebsite at www.seio.gov.rs

    If You want to know more about theagency visit ARD official website at


    Staff of the Agency forRegional development

    In August 2010 the Serbian EuropeanIntegration Office was introduced asthe new Operating Structure in Serbia.

    The duties of the Operating Structure,formerly carried out by the Ministry ofFinance in Serbia, include programmemanagement activities related mainlyto programming, but include also acti-vites related to programme implemen-tation. In cooperation with the JTS theOS help organize events for potentialbeneficiaries.

    With the change of institution, also theHead of Operating Structure has chan-

    ged. The new HOS for the IPA CBPCroatia-Serbia is the SEIO DeputyDirector, Mr Ognjen Miri.

    The contact person in charge of ourprogramme is Mrs Jelena Stojoviwithin the Department for cross-borderand transnational cooperation.

    The EU Integration Office of the Republic of Serbia (SEIO)is the NEW Operating Structure in Serbia

    In its capacity as Contracting Authoritythe agency is responsible for publishingthe Calls for Proposals and concludingthe contracts with grant beneficiaries.As Implementing body, the agency isinvolved in the evaluation procedure ofproject proposals and also in monitoringof projects financed by the programme.

    The ARD has been fouded by the Repu-blic of Croatia and it is operating under

    the jurisdiction of the Ministry for Regi-onal Development, Forestry and WaterManagement.

    The Director of the Agency is Mrs elj-ka Kovai who performs the duties ofProgramme Authorizing Off icer (PAO).

    In August 2010 the Agency for Regio-nal Development of the Republic ofCroatia has been accredited from theEuropean Commission by which it isconfirmed as Contracting Authorityand Implementing body for IPA IIbcomponent (cross-border cooperation)which includes the IPA Cross-BorderProgramme Croatia Serbia.

    Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of Croatia (ARD)

    is the NEW Contracting Authority in Croatia

    Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 7

    Programme news

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    What are the recent developments inthe field of cross-border cooperation?

    In July 2009 Vukovar-Srijem County(VSC) has signed a trilateral Memo-randum of Understanding (MoU) withthe Autonomous Province of Vojvodinaand the Hungarian county Bacs-Kiskun expressing the readiness tocooperate in various areas pursuingcommon objectives, especially in rela-tion to cross-border cooperation. It hasbeen agreed to form working groupswith the aim to prepare and propose

    projects which can be financed fromEU funds. In November 2009 the VSCprefect Mr Boo Gali signed a proto-col on cooperation with Sremska Mi-trovica and 6municipali-ties in theSrijem Dis-trict (id,Ruma, In-ija, Peinci,Stara Pa-zova and

    Irig) It is ex-pected thatthis protocolwill enhanceand speedup the proc-ess of EUintegrationand Euro-pean per-spectivesbetweenthese 2 re-

    gions and also contribute to develop-ment and strengthening of bilateralrelations on social, economic, culturaland all other levels. The most recentprotocol on cooperation was signed inJuly 2010 with West Baki District(including the City of Sombor and mu-nicipalities of Apatin, Odaci andKula).

    Did VSC sign any other MoUs withneighboring Serbia?

    In 2007 VSC has signed a Protocol on

    cooperation with South Baka admin-istrative District in order to establish,develop and strengthen bilateral rela-tions in line with positive tradition of

    euroregional cooperation. Local self-governments are in position to signprotocols on international cooperationon their own. Just to name a few ofsuch forms of cooperation, the City ofVukovar has signed a protocol on co-operation with the Municipality of Baand the City of Ilok has signed such adocument with municipalities of BakaPalanka and Irig.

    Is this cooperation on paper appliedin real life? Are there any practical

    experiences in the area of cross-border cooperation?

    About 3 years ago the projectEstablishment of ferry line Vukovar-

    Ba was initiated and fi-nanced by the dutch Govern-ment. The objective of thisproject was to create condi-tions for the development ofgood neighborly relation,boost socio-economic devel-opment and above all bring

    people from both sides of theborder closer together. An-other example is Ilok andBaka Palanka. In summer2009 these two cities jointlyhosted an art and literatureexhibition of childrens works.Under the name of Danube, a

    river that connects. Pupils of elemen-tary schools from Ilok and BakaPalanka participated together in thecontext of cross-border cooperation. Adirect result of signed declarations andMoUs are also partnerships created onprojects by applicants from our Countywhich have been submitted to the 1stCall for Proposals within the IPA CBPCroatia-Serbia. Altogether 38 projectssubmitted are originating from VSC.

    What are your expectations on cross-border cooperation under IPA ?

    So far cross-border cooperation hasbeen manifested mostly in smallerprojects on cooperation between localcommunities. With the coming of IPA

    we are expecting strengthening andspreading of this form of cooperationalso to other organizations in the eco-nomic, non-governmental sector andenvironmental, cultural and other sec-tors. As a result of this we expect anincrease of capacities in our countyand thus an increase of absorptioncapacities for upcoming structuralfunds once Croatia enters the EU.

    VSC participates in projects of multilat-eral cooperation with countries on the

    Danube. What form of cooperation isthis and how does it work?

    Cooperation between Danube coun-tries is of great significance for VSC.Our county is member of several inter-national associations dealing with Da-nube space, such as Euroregionalcooperation Danube-Drava-Sava andWorking Committee on Danube re-gions (Arbeitsgemeinschaft derDonaulnder). Cooperation is realizedeither on regional level or on local

    level through the network of Danubeoffices (Donaubros). The main idea isthe joint presentation of Danube re-gion, affirmation of this region in theEU context as well as developmentand implementation of joint projectsfinanced from different EU funds. Oneof initiatives of mentioned associationswas the development of a joint Euro-pean Danube Strategy. Ministry ofForeign Affairs and EU integration ofRepublic of Croatia has formed aWorking group that has worked on the

    development of this strategy, whichwill contribute to the realization ofCroatian interests in the Danube area.

    The European Commission adoptedthe Danube strategy and its ActionPlan on 8 December 2010. This docu-ment will reshape the traditional bilat-eral cooperation of Danube countries.

    Partnership and CBC on local level

    CBC on regional levelVukovarSrijem County experiencesInterview with Gabrijela alac, Head of Department for international cooperation and regional development

    Page 8 IPA CBP Croatia-Serbia Newsletter

    It is expected that the EuropeanCouncil will adopt the documentson EU level in June 2011

    Gabrijela alac, Head of Department for International Cooperation and re-gional development in the Vukovar-Srijem County. Here at the Partner

    search forum held on 16 July 2010 in Novi Sad

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    Have you already implemented pro-jects on cross-border cooperation?What kind of project is it and what arethe lessons learned?

    We have implemented the project un-der the title Apple-net. The experi-ences drawn are good and this wasthe first project in which our Countyhas participated as applicant and rep-resentatives from Serbia were alsoinvolved. The communication wasopen, constructive and we have setpreconditions for the extension of theproject. The good cooperation experi-enced during this project has contin-ued afterwards. The objective of thisproject was the creation of an applecluster, and the extension of the pro-ject includes standardization of manu-facturing and the establishment of across-border network of apple produc-ers (applicant on this project is theInstitute for Agriculture and the Countyparticipates as local partner). The Re-gional Development Agency was partof the implemented project insofar asto provide technical support in projectpreparation and implementation.

    It was noted that a shared challengewas the lack of capacity in regards toPCM. Thus additional pressure wasput on the agency to help out.

    What are your expectations from IPACBC?

    It is encouraging to see that the coop-eration now has actually started tomanifest. According to our knowledgeat least 35 projects from OBC have

    applied for funds from IPA CBP Croa-tia-Serbia. We keep record of all thosewhom we have provided with somesort of assistance in project prepara-tion. Hence, the cooperation hasstarted and I personally think that itwent much easier than expected.Some organizations managed to find apartner thanks to our mediation andsome managed on their own to find aproject partner.

    It can be said that the interest for IPACBP Croatia-Serbia was much biggerthan for instance for the programmebetween Croatia and Hungary. This isfor the following reasons:

    1. No language barrier

    2. Pre-financing is secured

    3. There are existing economicand social relations (especiallyin the civil sector)

    4. Awareness for the need of co-operation is enhanced

    5. Similarit ies in economic andlegal systems

    6. Similarit ies in development pri-orities (agriculture, tourism,SMEs, renewable sources ofenergy)

    7. In regards to Measure 1.3. Peo-ple-to-people a good link areminorities

    Steps in finding a partner:1. Define a common goal.

    2. Check which resources yourpartner can offer which wouldcomplement yours.

    3. How much experience has thepartner on previous projects?

    4. Does the partner fit the eligibilitycriteria defined by the Call forProposals?

    5. Is the partner willing to cooper-

    ate? this is to exclude that thepartners only motivation is toget the money with your help

    Can you share some advice on how tofind a project partner ?

    My advice to all is to use the resourcesmade available by JTS, such as Infor-mation sessions, work-shops, partnersearch forums and of course contactwith the JTS staff via e-mail.

    Online partner search tool:There is an online partner search toolestablished on www.croatia-serbia.com. It works by filling in thegiven form with necessary details andcontacts you want potential partners toknow. If you are encountering techni-cal or other problems please contact

    the JTS.

    Other tips

    Another yet possibility is to check the

    list of projects already financed withinEU programs. Those projects can bethe source to find a good partner whoalready has experience in managingEU funded projects.

    Partnership good practice and challenges in programme areaInterview with and tips shared by Gordana Stojanovi, Regional Development Agency Slavonia andBaranja in Osijek

    How to find a project partner useful tips

    Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 9

    Partnership and CBC on local level

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    Cohesion Policy is the key instrument in

    addressing the European Unionsambition to promote more growth and jobs. Sharing ideas and cooperatingacross borders is one of the mostimportant factors contributing toinnovation, which is seen as a keycontributor to achieving sustainablegrowth and jobs. European TerritorialCooperation programmes bring regionsand people together and thus facilitatethe exchange of good ideas and bestpractice in Regional Policy, irrespectiveof the existence of borders. It is in thiscontext that European Territorial

    Cooperation has moved centre stage inthe new Cohesion Policy period 2007-13. Th e increased importance of theseco-operation programmes, sti l lcommonly referred to as INTERREG, isdemonstrated by the fact they have nowimportance of these co-operationbecome one of the 3 Cohesion Policyobjectives. Th is European TerritorialCooperation Objective, fi nanced by theEuropean Regional Development Fund(ERDF), supports 70 cross-border,transnational and interregional

    cooperation programmes. Th e budget

    programmes, still commonly referred to

    as INTERREG, is demonstrated by thefact they have now become one of the 3Cohesion Policy objectives. This Euro-pean Territorial Cooperation Objective,financed by the European RegionalDevelopment Fund (ERDF), supports 70cross-border, transnational andinterregional cooperation programmes.Th e budget for this objective amounts to8.7 billion for the period 2007-13. In thesame time the EU has developed a newprogramme titled IPA (Instrument forPre-Accession) for the 20072013 prog-ramming period which represents a

    unique financial instrument regulatingfinancial allocations between EU Mem-ber States and candidate countries andpotential candidate countries. IPA Com-ponent II, titled Cross-Border Cooperati-on (IPA CBC), provides support forcross-border cooperation between Mem-ber States and potential candidate coun-tries.

    CBC within EU context

    Cross-Border Cooperation within EU Cohesion policy

    CBC programmes in Serbia:







    Serbia-Bosnia and Herzegovinawww.srb-bih.org


    Transnational programmes in Serbia

    Southeast Europe (SEE)www.southeast-europe.net

    CBC programmes in Croatia:




    Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovinawww.cbc-cro-bih.net



    Transnational programmes in Croatia:

    Southeast Europe (SEE)www.southeast-europe.net

    Mediterranean (MED)www.programmemed.eu

    IPA CBC and transnational programmes available for Croatia and Serbia

    Page 10 IPA CBP Croatia-Serbia Newsletter

    Let me start by saying that cross-

    border cooperation is perhaps the

    most visible example of European

    value addedas it improves the dailylife of citizens by overcoming national

    borders, language barriers, by filling

    in the gaps of infrastructure and

    fostering integration within the Single

    Market. That is why it remains the

    largest part of the territorial co-

    operation objective under European

    regional policy

    Danuta Hbner, former EUCommissioner responsible for

    Regional Policy

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    Activities realizedtimeline

    Page 11 IPA CBP Croatia-Serbia Newsletter

    Events held


    16 FebruaryPSF in Vukovar


    15 and 16 JunePCM in Osijek

    17 and 18 JunePCM in Vinkovci

    17 JulyPublication of CfP

    23 JulyInfo session in Sremska Mi-trovica

    24 JulyInfo session in Sombor

    28 JulyInfo session in Subotica

    28 July 2009Info session in Osijek

    29 JulyInfo session in Vukovar

    4 AugustInfo session in Novi Sad


    1 JulyPartner search forum in Osijek

    16 JulyCeremonial conference andPartner search forum in Novi Sad

    26 and 27 OctoberPCM in Vinkovci

    28 and 29 OctoberPCM in Osijek

    4 and 5 NovemberPCM in Subotica

    8 and 9 NovemberPCM in Novi Sad

    18 and 19 NovemberPCM in NoviSad

    25 and 26 NovemberPCM in Osijek

    22 DecemberWork-shop on frequentmistakes in Zagreb

    23 DecemberWork-shop on frequentmistakes in Zagreb

    June PCM work-shops

    July Info sessions

    August Info session












    July Partner search forums



    October PCM work-shops, JMC meeting

    November PCM work-shops

    December Work-shops on frequent mistakes


    449 people trained on 8PCM work-shops and 2work-shop on frequentmistakes

    492 people informed at 6Information sessions held

    686 people participated at

    3 Partner search forumsheld

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    Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 12

    Activities realizedphotos

    Events in pictures...

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    IPA Cross-Border ProgrammeCroatia-Serbia 2007-2013

    JTS in Zagreb

    Heinzelova 6910000 ZagrebFax: +385 1 6391 993

    E-mail: [email protected]

    Projects financed under the1st CfP

    Management structures

    Special topics

    Programme news

    and much more

    JTS antenna in Sremska MitrovicaSolarski trg 1

    22000 Sremska MitrovicaPhone/Fax:+381 22 617 835E-mail: [email protected]

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