Promoting employment, labour mobility and social and cultural inclusion across borders through, inter alia: integrating cross-border labour markets, including cross-border mobility; joint local employment initiatives; information and advisory services and joint training; gender equality; equal opportunities; integration of immigrants' communities and vulnerable groups; investment in public employment services; and supporting investment in public health and social services
- To improve the quality of the services in public health and social care sector across the borders
Protecting the environment and promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation, risk prevention and management through, inter alia: joint actions for environmental protection; promoting sustainable use of natural resources, resource efficiency, renewable energy sources and the shift towards a safe and sustainable low-carbon economy; promoting investment to address specific risks, ensuring disaster resilience and developing disaster management systems and emergency preparedness;
- To promote and improve environment and nature protection and management systems for risk prevention
- To promote utilization of renewable energy resources and energy efficiency
Encouraging tourism and cultural and natural heritage;
- To strengthen and diversify the tourism offer through cross border approaches and to enable better management and sustainable use of cultural and natural heritage
- To enable a better management and sustainable use of cultural and natural heritage
Enhancing competitiveness, the business environment and the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, trade and investment through, inter alia, promotion and support to entrepreneurship, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises, and development of local cross-border markets and internationalisation;
- To enhance institutional infrastructure and services in order to accelerate the competitiveness and development of business environment in the programme area
- Thematic objective Promoting employment, labour mobility and social and cultural inclusion across borders through, inter alia: integrating cross-border labour markets, including cross-border mobility; joint local employment initiatives; information and advisory services and joint training; gender equality; equal opportunities; integration of immigrants' communities and vulnerable groups; investment in public employment services; and supporting investment in public health and social services Specific objective
Programme Thematic Objectives
Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina-Montenegro 2014-2020 is a new trilateral programme envisaged to be implemented during financial period 2014-2020.
The overall objective of the Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina-Montenegro 2014-2020 is to strengthen the social, economic and territorial development of the cross-border area through the implementation of joint projects and activities to be supported within four priority axes:
- PA1 – Improving the quality of the services in public health and social care sector.
- PA2 – Protecting the environment and biodiversity, improving risk prevention and promoting sustainable energy and energy efficiency.
- PA3 – Contributing to the development of tourism and preserving cultural and natural heritage.
- PA4 – Enhancing competitiveness and developing business environment in the programme area.
Within four priority axes, the Programme defines five specific objectives that indicate specific changes that the Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina-Montenegro 2014-2020 anticipates to achieve through implementation of specific actions and realization of related outputs.
The programme area includes 12 counties on the Croatian side, Brčko District and 109 municipalities on the side of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 10 municipalities on the Montenegrin side. The geographical area amounts to total of 87.453.95 km2 with 5.587.836 inhabitants within the programme area.
The Croatian part of the programme area covers 38.405.00 km2 and includes the following counties: Zagreb County, Sisak-Moslavina County, Karlovac County, Bjelovar-Bilogora County, Lika-Senj County, Požega-Slavonia County, Brod-Posavina County, Zadar County, Šibenik-Knin County, Vukovar-Srijem County, Split-Dalmatia County and Dubrovnik-Neretva County.
The programme area within Bosnia and Herzegovina covers 42.540.95 km2 and includes Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the following municipalities: Bijeljina, Teočak, Ugljevik, Lopare, Tuzla, Lukavac, Čelić, Srebrenik, Petrovo, Gračanica, Doboj Istok, Gradačac, Pelagićevo, Donji Žabar, Orašje, Domaljevac-Šamac, Šamac, Modriča, Vukosavlje, Odžak, Brod, Srebrenica, Bratunac, Milići, Han-Pijesak, Vlasenica, Kladanj, Šekovići, Kalesija, Osmaci, Zvornik, Banovići, Živinice, Sapna, Prnjavor, Srbac, Laktaši, Čelinac, Kotor Varoš, Kneževo, Dobretići, Šipovo, Jajce, Jezero, Mrkonjić Grad, Banja Luka, Gradiška, Kozarska Dubica, Prijedor, Oštra Luka, Sanski Most, Ključ, Ribnik, Glamoč, Bosansko Grahovo, Drvar, Istočni Drvar, Petrovac, Bosanski Petrovac, Bosanska Krupa, Krupa na Uni, Novi Grad, Kostajnica, Bužim, Velika Kladuša, Cazin, Bihać, Doboj, Derventa, Prozor/Rama, Konjic, Nevesinje, Gacko, Bileća, Trebinje, Ravno, Ljubinje, Berkovići, Mostar, Jablanica, Kupres, Kupres (RS), Tomislavgrad, Posušje, Široki Brijeg, Čitluk, Stolac, Neum, Čapljina, Ljubuški, Grude, Livno, Istočni Mostar, Doboj Jug, Kakanj, Maglaj, Tešanj, Usora, Zavidovići, Zenica, Žepče, Bugojno, Busovača, Donji Vakuf, Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje, Novi Travnik, Travnik, Vitez and Teslić.
The Montenegrian part of the programme area covers 13.812.00 km2 and includes the municipalities as follows: Herceg Novi, Kotor, Tivat, Budva, Bar, Ulcinj, Cetinje, Nikšić, Podgorica and Danilovgrad.
A map of the area covered by the cooperation programme
This geographical representation of the territory covered by the Programme is without prejudice to the settlement of the dispute regarding the extension of the state border between Croatia – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro.
The overall programme EU budget is EUR 57,155,316. Detailed indicative total programme budget breakdown per Priority Axes is given in the table below:
|Priority axis||Union support||National counterpart||Total funding|
|PA1||EUR 8,573,297||EUR 1,512,935||EUR 10,086,232|
|PA2||EUR 14,288,830||EUR 2,521,559||EUR 16,810,389|
|PA3||EUR 17,146,595||EUR 3,025,870||EUR 20,172,465|
|PA4||EUR 11,431,063||EUR 2,017,247||EUR 13,448,310|
|PA5||EUR 5,715,531||EUR 1,008,625||EUR 6,724,156|
|Total||EUR 57,155,316||EUR 10,086,236||EUR 67,241,552|
The programme is managed by the Managing Authority – Directorate for Managing Cooperation Programmes and Regional Development within the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds of the Republic of Croatia. The Managing Authority is supported with respective National Authorities, Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds in Croatia, Directorate for European Integration in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration in Montenegro. Other programme bodies that make part of the Programme management structure are Joint Monitoring Committee, the programme body responsible for reviewing the effectiveness, quality and coherence of the implementation of all actions towards meeting the programme objectives, Certifying Authority, the programme body responsible for making payments to the Lead beneficiaries, Audit Authority, the programme body responsible for carrying out system audit and audit of operations and Joint Secretariat, responsible for providing support to Managing Authority and Joint Monitoring Committee in carrying out their respective functions.
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