Eight contracts for financing bilateral activities under the Financial Mechanisms of Norway and the European Economic Area (EEA), worth over 280,000 euros, were signed in Zagreb on Wednesday.
"By signing these contracts we have confirmed the importance and significance of the good relations with the donor countries - Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein, which are valuable partners to Croatian companies and institutions. I am confident that this cooperation will continue successfully in the new financial perspective as well," the Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds, Tomislav Tolusic, said at the signing ceremony.
All project activities will be financed from the Fund for Bilateral Relations, and their total value is EUR 281,978.
The contracts were signed with the Croatian Academic and Research Network (CARNet), the Town of Kutina, the Croatian Metrology Institute, the Croatian Journalists' Association, Innovation Norway, the Ministry of Labour and Pension System, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, and the Koprivnica-Krizevci County Chamber of Trades and Crafts.
A total of EUR 515,625 has been earmarked in the Financial Mechanisms of Norway and the EEA for Croatia to finance the activities of the Fund for Bilateral Relations aimed at strengthening cooperation between Croatia and Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein.