Overview of financial opportunities from the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.

The new multi-year financial framework 2021 – 2027 brings new funds and opportunities from EU funds for Croatian entrepreneurs.

The Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027

The Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 is a seven-year budget cycle through which the European Union allocates funds. The total budget for this period is 1,824.3 billion euros, and the Republic of Croatia has more than 25 billion euros at its disposal.

The financial resources are distributed among:

  • Cohesion policy,
  • Just Transition Fund,
  • European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund,
  • Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund,
  • Internal Security Fund,
  • Instrument for Financial Support for Border Management and Visa Policy,
  • European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development,
  • European Agricultural Guarantee Fund.

The Competitiveness and Cohesion Program 2021-2027

The Competitiveness and Cohesion Program 2021-2027 establishes four priorities for implementation:

  1. Smarter Europe – promoting innovative and intelligent economic transformation,
  2. Greener Europe – promoting the transition to clean and fair energy, green and blue investments, circular economy, adaptation to climate change, and risk management and prevention,
  3. More Connected Europe – promoting the strengthening of mobility and regional connectivity of ICT,
  4. Stronger Social Component – promoting the European Pillar implementation of Social Rights.

The main objective of this program is to strengthen the economy through digital and green transition, digitalization of public administration, improving connectivity and mobility, and enhancing the population’s life quality.

The Integrated Territorial Program 2021-2027

The Integrated Territorial Program 2021-2027 is based on the specific needs of certain local and regional areas to promote more balanced territorial development. The program aims to achieve:

  1. The industrial transition of Croatian regions,
  2. Strengthening of green, clean, smart, and sustainable urban transport within the framework of integrated, territorial investments in cities,
  3. Development of urban areas and sustainable and green islands, and
  4. Just transition.

Annual plan for the calls publications 

The Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds, as the Managing Authority for the Competitiveness and Cohesion Programme 2021-2027 and the Integrated Territorial Program 2021-2027, has published an annual plan for the publication of the calls for project proposals in 2023.


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