The results achieved under the IPA Cross-Border Program Croatia - Montenegro 2007-2013 were presented in Hotel Academia in Zagreb on 24 October 2017, within joint Final Programme Conference, which also included IPA cross-border programmes among Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Croatia and Serbia.
The programme began in 2008 and through three Calls for proposals, 18 projects were contracted with a total value of about EUR 6.8 million. A total of 85 partners participated in these projects, of which one third are public institutions / enterprises, and at a slightly lower percentage non-governmental organizations, then municipalities and counties, educational institutions, business associations, development agencies, international organizations and sports clubs.
The projects have been prepared according to the principle of cross-border partnership between institutions and organizations from Montenegro and Croatia and were divided into three priority measures: Measure 1.1. Joint actions for environment, nature and cultural heritage protection, Measure 1.2. Joint tourism and cultural space and Measure 1.3. Small cross-border community development projects.
During the past nine years Operating structures, Contracting Authorities and Joint Technical Secretariat organized more than 80 different trainings, meetings and conferences with the purpose of promoting the Programme, educating and providing support for potential applicants and beneficiaries of selected projects. These events were attended by around 2200 participants from Montenegro and Croatia.
Details of the projects, achieved results and realized benefits were presented to the participants by representatives of the programme, and the conference was opened by the Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds in the Republic of Croatia Ms. Gabrijela Žalac.