Funds available

Croatia as a candidate country benefits from all three pre-accession financial instruments: Phare for institution-building and economic and social cohesion, ISPA for environment and transport infrastructures and SAPARD for agricultural and rural development. Croatia also remains eligible for the CARDS Regional Programme in 2005 and 2006.

The project partners from Croatia can take part in the 4th call for proposals of the CADSES programme thanks to the financial provisions of the CARDS programme.

The amount foreseen for Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia by the CARDS provision equals some 1,6 million €.

A National co-financing of 10% of the total eligible project cost per partner is foreseen. For more information on this topic, please check the Applicants’ Manual.


How to apply

CARDS funding is now fully integrated into the 4th call for proposals of the CADSES Programme. Partners from Croatia and beneficiary of the CARDS funds can be part of the project partnertship, in the same way as EU Member State partners. The information necessary for the submission of the application form (financial overview, project size, national co-financing, contracting procedures, eligible costs under the external funding instruments, eligible partners) are available in the Applicants’ Manual.

Contracting for CARDS funds within the CADSES Programme will be undertaken by: the Croatian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and European Integration. 


CCP in Croatia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration

Petreticev trg 2, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia


Contact person

Jasminka Bratulic

+385 1 4599 381

+385 1 4599 460



Country information

Check the status of Croatia  as candidate country to join the EU.