CEF grant accelerated eInvoicing roll-out in Croatia's public sector

Croatia’s Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts saved time and cost introducing electronic invoicing on an international scale, with a boost from CEF's grants program.

With a goal to accelerate uptake of einvoicing in Croatia's public sector, the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts responded to CEF's eInvoicing grant call in 2016.

Following a successful submission, the Ministry embarked on a transformation journey that would:

  • Advance cross-border eInvoicing possibilities
  • Mature national eInvoicing efforts within Croatia
  • Integrate eDelivery services
  • Connect new stakeholders to the Croatian eInvoice Exchange Hub

Under the leadership of Maja Radišić Žuvanić, Head of Digital Economy Services, the project team set out to improve einvoicing exchanges for business and government; as well as public authorities at national, regional and local levels.  

“There are lessons to be learnt from other countries that have participated in the CEF eInvoicing projects. Their eInvoice experience can inspire and help you get started with your eInvoicing implementation phase." says Maja Radišić Žuvanić, Head of Digital Economy Service at the Croatian Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts.

How CEF contributed 

CEF Building Blocks enable public administrations to benefit from the time, effort and research other administrations have already invested in solutions that address similar challenges.

The CEF program supported the Croatian Ministry's project by providing a standardised set of normative and technical details for electronic invoicing. This shortened the implementation process, making it easier, faster and significantly more efficient to deliver the project.

Rather than developing their own standards and framework, the Croatian project team opted to re-use EN standards. They also used CEF Digital 2018's conformance testing, training services and service desk to ensure the implementation was successful. 

Learn more about the projects

Uptake of eInvoicing and eDelivery DSIs in Moj eRačun network - 2017-HR-IA-0182

In_LoRe (Croatian eInvoicing for Local and Regional Authorities) - 2017-HR-IA–0143

eInvoicing For Croatian Public Authorities (eICPA)- 2016-HR-IA-0090

What CEF eInvoicing Services did this project use?

  • Conformance testing
  • Service desk support
  • Training

See all the projects that Croatia has received funding for under CEF Telecom.

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Where can you learn more about past eInvoicing experiences?

Last updated on  Mar 20, 2019 08:34
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