Within Croatia's cross-border cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia, 135 projects worth over 30 million euros were implemented.
On Tuesday, October 24, the Final Conference of the IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Program Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia - Montenegro and Croatia - Serbia for the 2007-2013 Budget Period was held.
Within the framework of the three IPA programs, a large number of people participated in the operational implementation structures responsible for the implementation of the program, as well as more than 400 project partners took part and 135 projects were implemented, in which beneficiaries contributed to the promotion of cross-border cooperation, sustainable development, economic development, capacity building of local, regional and national institutions for implementing the EU program and overall improvement of the quality of life in border areas. Through these projects, activities such as procurement of faculty equipment, support to libraries for blind people, flood relief, waste management and branding of historical heritage for tourism purposes, for which a total of EUR 30.1 million was contracted, were implemented.
The Conference was opened by introductory speach by Minister of Regional Development and European Union Funds Gabrijela Žalac, emphasizing the importance of IPA cross-border cooperation program Croatia with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia 2007 - 2013 in promoting regional development in border areas and congratulating all participants on excellent program results. Minister wished for a successful continuation of cross-border cooperation in the financial perspective from 2014 to 2020.