Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA)
Croatia: IPA Regional Development Programmes
IPA funds are implemented in Croatia through three multi-annual Operational Programmes (currently for the years 2007-2011):
- The main objective of the Environmental Operational Programme (EOP) is to invest in projects in the waste and water sub-sectors, whilst assisting Croatia in meeting its obligations for implementing the EU environmental acquis governing the treatment and disposal of waste, the supply of drinking water, collection, treatment and discharge of waste water.
- The main objective of the Transportation Operational Programme (TOP) is to invest in projects which will have the greatest impact on the modernisation of the railways along TEN Corridors X & V. In parallel the TOP aims to continue preparing future projects for upgrading and improving inland waterway infrastructure along TEN Corridor VII.
- The main objective of the Regional Competitiveness Operational Programme (RCOP) is to achieve higher competitiveness and a balanced regional development by enhancing SMEs competitiveness, alongside with improving economic conditions in Croatia's lagging areas. IPA funds therefore support business advisory services, cooperation between enterprises, strengthening of entrepreneurial skills in the academia, promoting investment climate, developing business-related infrastructure.
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