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.

Croatia, EU sign treaty for 2013 accession
A consortium composed of EPTISA and its subsidiary in Croatia EPTISA Adria d.o.o. 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 ADRIA d.o.o. is the subsidiary of EPTISA in the Republic of Croatia. The company, that was established in April 2012, counts on a local team of project managers and other professionals that provide project management and backstopping support for several projects under implementation.

For more information about this project or about EPTISA’s activities in Croatia, please contact our office in Zagreb at