Technical Assistance Fund Croatia (TAFA)

The Technical Assistance Fund is meant to financing costs incurred by the administration of the partner country in its management of the programme, in particular for the costs of compaigns, operation of Annual Meetings, external evaluations of projects, experts and consultants, and external audits.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Technical Assistance Fund
01.06.2016 - 10.12.2024
CHF 450'000

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.

Contexte The Swiss-Croatian Contribution is based on the 2015 Federal Decision on the Framework Agreement with Croatia according to which the country will be implementing a programme of CHF 45 million until 2024.

To guarantee the effective and efficient implementation of the bilateral cooperation programme with Croatia.

Groupes cibles

National Coordination Unit,  Paying Authority in Croatia


Activities in the frame of programme management  by the National Coordination units include:

  • Organizing Annual Meetings -Monitoring the project implementation by the
  • Executing Agencies
  • Claiming reports by all Executing Agencies
  • Organising information events
  • External evaluation of projects
  • Purchase of IT tools for managing the programme
  • mandating external audits

Résultats obtenus:  


by the end of 2018:

  • The Croatian National Coordination Unit has since 2017 enlarged its ‘Swiss Contribution’ Coordination team.
  • 8 persons are contributing to monitor the implementation of the Swiss-Croatian projects.
  • 4 Annual Meetings with strategic considerations by the Croatian and the Swiss Government have been successfully held since 2016.

Principaux résultats attendus:  

  • Capacities in the National Coordination Unit (NCU) of the partner country are strengthened.
  • Tasks requiring expertise in project preparation or specific knowhow can be dealt with in a more competent manner, and events that generate uncovered management costs can be realized.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Contribution suisse à l'UE élargie
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Institution étatique étrangère
  • National State Institute North
  • National Coordination Unit (Ministry for Regional Development and EU-Funds)

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   450'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   77'367
Phases du projet Phase 1 01.06.2016 - 10.12.2024   (Phase en cours)