Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme: Second Call for Proposals

The Managing Authority, the Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of Croatia, is pleased to inform you that the 2nd Call for Proposals of the Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina-Montenegro 2014-2020 is now opened. The Programme welcomes potential applicants to submit their applications via electronic Monitoring System (eMS) until 20 December 2018 at 12:00h.

Applications may be submitted within the following Priority Axes:
1 – Improving the quality of the services in public health and social care sector;
2 – Protecting the environment and nature, improving risk prevention and promoting sustainable energy and energy efficiency;
3 – Contributing to the development of tourism and preserving cultural and natural heritage; and
4 – Enhancing competitiveness and developing business environment in the Programme area.
The amount allocated to the 2nd Call for Proposals is EUR 25.966.626,00 out of which EUR 22.579.675,00 represents EU co-financing and EUR 3.386.951,00 represents national co-financing.

The Application Package for the 2nd Call for Proposals consists of the following documents:

Guidelines for Applicants (GfA),
Annex 1 – Template of the Lead Partner Statement
Annex 2 – Template of the Project Partner Statement
Annex 3 – State Aid Self-Assessment Questionnaire
Annex 4 – Template of the Partnership Pre-Agreement
Annex 5 – Model of the Subsidy Contract
Annex 6 – Model of the Partnership Agreement
Annex 7 – Achievement of the Programme output indicators

Tools for preparation of Applications

Managing Authority and Joint Secretariat prepared additional documents (tools) which may be useful in preparation of your Applications. Instructions provided in those documents are for information purposes only. In case of discrepancies between instructions given in the tools documents and those within the Application in electronic Monitoring System (eMS), the Application in electronic Monitoring System (eMS) prevails.

Tools for preparation of Application are:

1. Application Manual – instructions how to fill in the Application
2. eMS offline template for Application
3. eMS offline budget
4. Frequently Asked Questions

Electronic Monitoring System (eMS):

Click here to register to the eMS to register and to fill in the Application: For any technical difficulties or problems you might experience with the eMS, please contact the programme eMS support at:

Questions and answers

Please note that questions related to the 2nd Call for Proposals may be sent in writing in English via e-mail no later than 10 days before the deadline for the submission of applications, indicating clearly the reference of the Call for Proposals to the following e-mail address: Please bear in mind that the final decision concerning eligibility of applicants (Lead Partner and Project Partners), activities and expenditures will be brought by the Joint Steering Committee during the process of assessment of applications and is subject to final approval by Joint Monitoring Committee. Therefore, we cannot give a prior opinion on the eligibility via Questions and answers tool.

Information sessions

Please note that the Managing Authority and Joint Secretariat staff will organise 7 information sessions in order to provide detailed information and practical advice for preparation and submission of applications within the 2nd Call for Proposals. Please find the agenda for information session here. The schedule for the information sessions is the following:

27 September 2018 Bijeljina, BA

28 September 2018 Pleternica, HR

2 October 2018 Nikšić, ME

4 October 2018 Tivat, ME

10 October 2018 Solin, HR

11 October 2018 Livno, BA

12 October 2018 Bihać, BA

Thematic Workshop on Energy Efficiency, addressing specific issues of Priority Axis 2 and related Specific Objective 2.2. To promote utilization of sustainable energy and energy efficiency, will be organized during October 2018.

Additionally, three Project Clinics will be organized during November 2018 in order to provide assistance to applicants of the 2nd Call for Proposals whose project proposals are at an advanced level of preparation. Specific issues regarding the eMS, project design and project budget will be covered during the Clinics.