Bilateral Cooperation
Bilateral Cooperation
As part of the Norway and EEA Grants operates a separate Bilateral Fund with allocation of € 515,625.00 for Croatia in the period 2009-2014.

Bilateral fund is intended to finance project activities that strengthen bilateral relations of the beneficiary country with donor countries - Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. One of the conditions of financing is the partnership at the level of the beneficiary country and partner who comes from one of the three donor countries. In this way, the expansion of cooperation between Croatian institutions and companies with counterparts from Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein is being encouraged. Within the framework of the Bilateral Fund project activities designed to connect, exchange and share experiences, knowledge, technologies and best practices between beneficiary countries and donor countries, as well as international organizations in the area of ​​application of the program are being financed.

From April to July 2016 in the Republic of Croatia following agreements grant on the strengthening bilateral relations were signed:
  • The development of bilateral relations with Iceland in the field of geothermal energy (user: Energy Institute Hrvoje Pozar)
  • The development of bilateral cooperation in the field of probation (beneficiary: Ministry of Justice)
  • Development of cooperation in the field of fisheries, aquaculture and maritime industry (beneficiary: City of Šibenik)
  • The development and exchange of experience in economic diplomacy (beneficiary: Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs)
  • Feasibility study to define areas of bilateral business cooperation (user: Innovation Norway with partner Croatian Chamber of Economy)
  • Collective bargaining and the development of social dialogue (beneficiary: Ministry of Labour and Pension System)
  • Exchange of ICT knowledge and skills (user: CARnet)
  • Preparatory activities for the establishment of the Media Development Center (user: Croatian Journalists' Association)
  • Creating preconditions for the establishment of a national traceable metrology standards (user: Croatian Metrology Institute)
  • Education of installers on installing biomass stoves (user: Chamber of Crafts of Koprivnica-Križevci County)
  • The development of economic cooperation between young entrepreneurs of the Republic of Croatian and the Kingdom of Norway (user: City of Kutina)
  • Bilateral cooperation in the field of aquaculture (user: Development Agency of the Šibenik-Knin county)