Cohesion Policy and Croatia

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Period : 2014-2020
Date : 30/10/2014

In 2014-2020, Croatia manages two operational programmes under EU Cohesion Policy. Of these, one is multi-funded including the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund, and one receives funding from the European Social Fund (ESF).

How much cohesion funding will be invested in Croatia?

For 2014-2020 Croatia has been allocated around € 8.6 billion (current prices) in total Cohesion Policy funding:

  • € 5.84 billion for less developed regions (all)
  • € 2.56 billion under the Cohesion Fund
  • € 146.1 million for European Territorial Cooperation
  • € 66.2 million for the Youth Employment Initiative

Of that total amount, the ESF in Croatia will represent a minimum of €1.4 billion. The actual ESF share is set in light of the specific challenges the country needs to address in the areas covered by the ESF.

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