IPA Transportation Operational Programme in Croatia

Transportation  Operational Programme supports activities directed towards:

  • Transport infrastructure development, concerning in particular the interconnection and interoperability of national networks and with the trans-European networks; and
  • Technical assistance for the preparation of studies and technical support related to eligible activities, including those necessary for implementation. Also, technical assistance for preparatory, management, monitoring, evaluation, information and control activities, as well as reinforcing the administrative capacity for implementing IPA.

1. Priorities and measures

Priority 1: Upgrading Croatia's rail transport system (EC contribution: € 47,110,500)
The priority axis aims to gradually improve the standard of Croatian railways, in particular the line along TEN Corridor X within Croatia, so that they increasingly meet EU requirements.

Priority 2: Upgrading Croatia's inland waterway system (EC contribution: €5,625,000)
This priority axis aims to rehabilitate the Sava river waterway to category IV navigational status, including its alignment with the EU River Information System (RIS).

Priority 3: Technical Assistance (EC contribution: €765,000)
This priority axis aims to ensure a sound and efficient management and implementation of the programme, by improving the administrative capacity of the institutions concerned in all the relevant areas. It will also be used to prepare projects for subsequent programmes.

2. Financial Tables

Years 2007 -2009

Public Expenditure

Public Expenditure (€)

IPA co-financing rate


Community Contribution (IPA) (€)

National Public Contribution

Priority Axis 1





Priority Axis 2





Technical Assistance





Total Years 2007-2009





3. Major Projects

Approved Projects
2008HR16IPR005 - Zagreb main station signalling - interlocking system, Commission Decision C(2009)2239 of 2/4/2009

Indicative list of future major projects:
Railway sector

  • Railway Line Rehabilitation Okučani to Novska section
  • Railway Line Rehabilitation Okučani to Novska section
  • Railway Line Rehabilitation Novska to Dugo Selo Section
  • Railway Line rehabilitation Savski Marof – Zaprešić Section

Inland Waterway Sector

  • Rehabilitation and Improvement of the Sava River Waterway
  • Reconstruction of the Port of Vukovar – New Port East

4. Contact & Links

Operating Structure
Head of the Operating Structure for the Transportation Operational Programme

Mr Zdravko Livaković, State Secretary
Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure
Nazorova 61
10 000 Zagreb

Contracting Authorities
Central Finance and Contracting Agency (responsible for priority axes 2 & 3 projects)
Croatian Railways Infrastructure (responsible for priority axis 1 projects)

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