Cross Border Programme - Croatia | Bosnia and Herzegovina

August 6th 2013.

Cross-Border Programme Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina, Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) Component II – Cross-Border Cooperation

3rd Call for Proposals

Publication reference: EuropeAid/134-964/L/ACT/IPA

Agency for Regional Development of Republic of Croatia and the European Union Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina are seeking proposals within IPA Cross-border Programme Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007-2013 (financial assistance from the 2011 (only for BiH), 2012 and 2013 allocations) with the aim to encourage the creation of cross-border networks and partnerships; to encourage the development of joint cross-border activities with a view to revitalizing the economy, protecting nature and the environment and increasing social cohesion of the programming area. Under this Call for Proposals an indicative amount of 3.822.090,56 € is available for project proposals from both partner
Countries (1.800.000,00€ for Croatia and 2.022.090,56€ for Bosnia and Herzegovina). The full Guidelines for Applicants are available on the following internet sites:
https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome and www.cbc-cro-bih.net, www.arr.hr, www.mrrfeu.hr, www.dei.gov.ba.

Dates and places of Information sessions on this call for proposals will be available on web sites: www.cbc-cro-bih.net, www.mrrfeu.hr, www.arr.hr, www.dei.gov.ba.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 4 November 2013 at 16:00 hours local time.

Documents related to 3rd Call for Proposals are available here

July 9th 2013

Seven-day volunteer camp "Smile 2013" organized by Youth Communication Centre (OKC BL) within the project "Cross-border networking of volunteers for local development" has successfully finished. The volunteer camp, which was held from 01st to 07th of July 2013 at the children's home "Rada Vranješević" attended 23 volunteers from Banja Luka, Sisak, Derventa, Laktaši, Gradiška, Karlovac and Vrginmost.
Project "Cross-border networking of volunteers for local development" is financed by EU funds through the IPA Cross-Border Programme Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007 - 2013. The project is implemented by the OKC BL and the Agency for Local Democracy Sisak in cooperation with the Association "Bridge" from Gradiška, Center for Children, Youth and Family Laktaši, Local Action Group Vallis Colapis from Ozalj and Sunflower - Center for Community Development from Vrginmost. The aim of the project is to improve the availability of services in local communities in the border region through the establishment of four local volunteer services, two in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Gradiska and Laktaši) and two in Croatia (Ozalj and Vrginmost).

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July 1st 2013. 

Ceremonial Rowing Regatta on Peruča Lake as final activity of the project "Lake2Lake – green tourism" financed through Cross Border Programme Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007. - 2013. is organized on June 22nd and 23rd 2013. in Vrlika, Croatia. Regatta is organsed in order to provide insight to all potentials for tourism development rising from project implementation. Two days event gathered more than 1500 visitors proving justification of investment in tourism infrastructure in the area.
Project partners in the project are Vrlika city in the Republic of Croatia and municipality Prozor – Rama from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Project area includes two natural attractions – Peruča Lake and Rama Lake that have the ideal conditions for the implementation of active tourism because of their position in the basins what ensure absence of hurricane winds or tidal waves. Both lakes represent ideal resource for development of tourism including unobstructed rowing, canoeing and fishing for professional and recreational athletes.
The main objective of the project was to improve the competitiveness of joint cross-border tourist products based on the complementary natural and cultural attractions, as well as creating a positive economic climate in the wider area. Objective is reached through following set of activities: creation of visual identity of the project and creation of the joint web-site, infrastructure improvement trough construction of access roads, installation of pontoon bridges, construction of hangars and installation of road signs. Total value of the project was € 706,621.81.

More information about the project can find on the project website

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March 27th 2013

Annual work programme for grants for the allocation IPA 2012th and IPA 2013th is published. Work programme gives an approximate time frame and conditions for publication of the Third Call for Project Proposals under the Cross border programme Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007 - 2013.

Document can be downloaded here and on the following website: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/work/ap/awp/2013_en.htm

Directorate for European Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Joint Technical Secretariat of the IPA Cross-border program Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007 - 2013 on 19th and 20th March 2013th held a workshop related to procedures of preparation of cross-border project proposals. The workshop was organized in Hotel Integra Vidovdanska bb in Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The workshop was attended by 46 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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16th March 2013

Directorate for European Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Joint Technical Secretariat of the IPA Cross-border program Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007 - 2013 on 14th and 15th March 2013th held a workshop related to procedures of preparation of cross-border project proposals. The workshop was organized in Hotel Dinara, Trg branitelja bb in Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The workshop was attended by 30 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.

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14th March 2013

Final conference of the project InECo financed through Cross Border Programme Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007. - 2013. is organized on March 12th 2013. in Vukovar. At the final conference were representatives of local governments and institutions from Vukovar and Tuzla as well as representatives of small and medium companies.

At the conference, the results of the project, as well as positive examples of cooperation achieved between small and medium companies from Vukovar and Tuzla were presented.

The main objective of the project InECo was to strengthen institutional and economic cooperation between towns of Tuzla and Vukovar, with a focus on the development of economic systems in both regions, as well as the establishment of a network for cooperation of small and medium businesses in both areas. Functional Lead Partner in this project was Tuzla Municipality in partnership with the Association of Independent Entrepreneurs of Tuzla, a leading partner in Croatia was city of Vukovar in partnership with the Agency for the Development of Vukovar - VURA. More information about the project can be found here.

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8th March 2013

Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds of Republic of Croatia and the Joint Technical Secretariat of the IPA Cross-border program Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007 - 2013 on 5th and 6th March 2013th held a workshop related to procedures of preparation of cross-border project proposals. The workshop was organized in premises of City of Županja J.J. Strossmayera 1 in Županja, Croatia The workshop was attended by 42 participants from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

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February 12th 2013

As part of the preparations for the upcoming Third Call For project Proposals, with the aim of strengthening the capacity of potential applicants to participate in calls for project proposals under the IPA CBC Programme Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007 to 2013, in organization of the Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS), with the support of programme structures and the local community

"Workshops for the preparation of cross-border project proposals."

Will be organised during March and April 2013. Workshops are planned in following cities: Županja, Gospić and Metković (HR) and Livno, Prijedor and Doboj (BiH).

Workshops are intended for those who are planning to submit a project proposal to the next Call under IPA CBP Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina. Potential applicants (associations, public authorities, schools, development institutions, national parks, tourist boards, public utilities companies owned by local governments ...) will have the opportunity to become familiar with the methodology of the project documentation preparation, and to gain insight into cross-border projects through specific case studies.

All workshops have identical contents independent of the venue:

Day 1: Application form – Project summary , logical framework, objectives, relevance, description of activities and results, methodology, action plan, sustainability and indicators.

Day 2: Budget – all specifics related to development of budget of the action for cross-border project in line with budgetary chapters from budget template for cross-border projects.

We would like to ask potential participants to apply for only one workshop (in Croatia or Bosnia) that best suits to them by location or date. The number of participants per workshop is limited and it is necessary to send registration by 28th February 2013.

You can register at this link

February 11th 2013. 
logoDirectorate for European Integration as the Operating Structure for the implementation of IPA CBC programs invites all interested candidates to apply for position of Task Manager in the Joint Technical Secretariat of the cross-border cooperation programme between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina based in Zagreb, Croatia. The tender was published today (11th February 2013.) In „Glas Srpske“, „Dnevni Avaz“ i „Dnevni List“, daily newspaper. Text of Vacancy notice, job description and the required format CV (in English language) are available in the links located on the bottom of this article. The vacancy will remain open until 25th February 2013.

Vacancy notice

Job description

European Curriculum Vitae Format