Towards EU funds through linking developmental agencies
Representatives of all six regional developmental agencies showed that the greatest problems they face are insufficient training in drafting projects to be financed from EU funds, and inadequate communication with public administration bodies which would provide timely information on EU public tenders and funds.
„USAID can assist developmental agencies by attracting foreign investors, developing business zones and local guarantee schemes, and by organizing seminars and trainings for entrepreneurs," said Damir Novinic, Regional Director of USAID's Enhancing SME's performance project „Poduzetna Hrvatska".
The conference was opened with key notes by Brad Wallach, Director of USAID Office for Economy Reforms USAID, Alessandro Fracassetti, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in
(foto: Ivan Kovačić, Zagorski list)
„Investing in the regional development is very important, if we take into consideration that in
In order to better attract EU funds, it is necessary to gather agencies at the level of several counties and found a state office which would, in one place, unify information on all developmental agencies in Croatia, concluded Conference participants.
The Conference was jointly organized by USAID – Poduzetna Hrvatska, UNDP and APIU.