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REPUBLIC OF CROATIA MINISTRY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation Practice and

REPUBLIC OF CROATIA MINISTRY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation Practice and Experiences Budapest, 28 September 2019

European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation § Legal framework § Approval procedure § Practice and

European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation § Legal framework § Approval procedure § Practice and experiences

Legal Framework Act on the Implementation of EU Regulations on a European Grouping of

Legal Framework Act on the Implementation of EU Regulations on a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (Official Gazette 74/14) - This Act transposes EU EGTC Directives from 2006 and 2013 into Croatian law - Together with Hungary, Croatia was among the first Member States to adopt the 2013 Directive

Members of EGTCs Republic of Croatia counties cities municipalities other legal entities under public

Members of EGTCs Republic of Croatia counties cities municipalities other legal entities under public law according to the provisions of the law governing public procurement § national associations of municipalities, cities and counties § § §

Competent and Approval Authority Ministry of Public Administration authority responsible for the approval procedure

Competent and Approval Authority Ministry of Public Administration authority responsible for the approval procedure and implementation of the national Act and EU regulations on EGTCs Government of Croatia decides on granting approval for participation in EGTCs

Approval Procedure I Notice of intention to participate in EGTC Ministry of Public Administration

Approval Procedure I Notice of intention to participate in EGTC Ministry of Public Administration Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs other state bodies, depending on object and mission of EGTC Government of Croatia Approval

Approval Procedure II Ministry of Public Administration: § receives a notice of intention to

Approval Procedure II Ministry of Public Administration: § receives a notice of intention to participate in an EGTC § requests the opinion of central government authorities responsible for regional development and EU funds, foreign and European affairs, and the body competent for the tasks covered by the purposes and objectives of the EGTC § checks if participation in the EGTC and its convention are in conformity with EU regulations and national law § proposes to the Croatian Government to issue a decision granting participation in the EGTC and approving the convention

Approved Requests For joining: ü Pannon EGTC ü Mura Region EGTC ü Central European

Approved Requests For joining: ü Pannon EGTC ü Mura Region EGTC ü Central European Transport Corridor EGTC Ltd. § So far there have been no requests for the establishment and registration of an EGTC in Croatia

Pannon EGTC • Virovitica-Podravina County • Osijek-Baranja County • Koprivnica-Križevci County • Međimurje County

Pannon EGTC • Virovitica-Podravina County • Osijek-Baranja County • Koprivnica-Križevci County • Međimurje County • Town of Mursko Središće • Town of Prelog • Antunovac Municipality Mura Region EGTC • Međimurje County • Town of Prelog • Town of Ludbreg • Donja Dubrava Municipality • Donji Kraljevec Municipality • Donji Vidovec Municipality • Goričan Municipality • Kotoriba Municipality • Legrad Municipality • Sveta Marija Municipality • Orehovica Municipality • Domašinec Municipality Central European Transport Corridor EGTC Ltd. • Karlovac County • Varaždin County • Primorje-Gorski Kotar County

Benefits of the participation in an EGTC Ministry of Public Administration as the authority

Benefits of the participation in an EGTC Ministry of Public Administration as the authority competent for the approval procedure for EGTCs does not participate in the implementation of the activities of EGTCs Upon the completion of the approval process, the Ministry of Public Administration does not receive feedback on further realization of the participation in an EGTC and any projects realized Implementation of European Territorial Cooperation programs (cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation programs) is the responsibility of the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds as the Croatian National Authority

Thank for your attention! Katarina Serdar kserdar@uprava. hr

Thank for your attention! Katarina Serdar [email protected] hr