May 25th 2015
The Visibility conference of IPA Cross-border Programme Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007-2013 was held on 21 May 2015 in Mostar. The Conference was organised on the occasion of signing of the grant contracts for cross-border projects selected for financing under the 3rd Call for Proposals. The conference gathered 115 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.
The Visibility conference was organised by the Programme Operating Structures, Directorate for European Integration of BiH Council of Ministers and Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds of the Republic of Croatia in cooperation with the Delegation of the European Union to BiH and Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of Croatia, with technical support of the Joint Technical Secretariat of IPA Cross-border Programme Croatia- Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007-2013.
The conference participants were addressed by Mr. Massimo Mina, Head of Operations Section for Social Development, Civil Society and Cross-border Co-operation at the Delegation of the European Union to BiH, Ms. Nada Bojanić, Head of Department for Cross-border, International and special EU Assistance Programmes to BiH at Directorate for European Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms. Helga Bubanović Devčić, Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds of the Republic of Croatia and Ms. Ines Kos, Director of the Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of Croatia.
The results of three projects contracted under the 2nd Call for Proposals (˝IRRI, ˝PROGRES" and ˝Our Lady of Sinj Route") were presented as success stories of cross-border cooperation.
An overview of statistical information related to the 3rd Call for Proposals was also presented to conference participants.
A ceremonial award of certificates to 8 projects contracted under the 3rd CfP was held during the 2nd part of the conference. Grant beneficiaries used this opportunity to promote beginning of implementation of their projects and present planned goals and results.
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April 15th 2015
Joint Technical Secretariat of the Cross-border Programme Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with the Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of Croatia and Delegation of the European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina held a two-day Implementation workshop in Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 8th and 9th April 2015.
The workshop was organized for the recipients of funds allocated under the Third Call for project Proposals under this Programme. A total of 37 participants from eight contracted projects actively participated in the training.
During the workshop, the participants had the opportunity to acquire detailed information and guidance on project management, reporting and requests for payment, contract modifications, secondary procurement procedures, documenting of expenditures as well as the basic rules related to the visibility of EU funded projects.
Beside lectures where templates and procedures necessary for successful implementation of projects were presented and interactive exercises on project management, final beneficiaries had the opportunity to ask specific questions concerning procedures and potential challenges they might be facing during the implementation of their projects.
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April 14th 2015
The final conference of the project "Our Lady of Sinj Route" was held on April 7, 2015 in Sinj. The project was funded under 2nd Call for Proposals of the Cross-border Programme Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina. The City of Sinj and Municipality Prozor-Rama implemented the project in partnership with: the City of Solin, Croatian Mountain Rescue Service - Station Split, Municipality Tomislavgrad and Municipality Livno. The associates were Tourist Board of Sinj, Franciscan Monastery Our Lady of Sinj, Franciscan Monastery Rama-Šćit, Tourist Board of HBC and the Mountaineering Association Kamešnica Livno. The project was implemented in the period from April 9, 2013 – April 8, 2015 with the total value of EUR 558,031.05.
The final conference gathered about 50 participants from the cross-border region along the Our Lady of Sinj Route including local media representatives. The project team presented Tourism Promotion Strategy for the Croatian-BiH cross-border region with particular emphasis on sites along the Route.
The total length of the marked Our Lady of Sinj Route is 150 kilometers. The Route begins at Gospin otok in Solin and goes over Klis, Dugopolje, Dicmo, Kukuzovac to Sinj. It continues further to Otok, Graba, Ljuta, than over the border crossing Kamensko toward Tomislavgrad, and ends at the Monastery Šćit. All conference participants received a copy of the Travel guide and the Tourist-Pilgrimage Map.