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.

Country/region Topic Period 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.

Background 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.

Target groups

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

Achieved results:  


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.

Expected results:  

  • 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.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
Foreign state institution
  • National State Institute North
  • National Coordination Unit (Ministry for Regional Development and EU-Funds)

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   450'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   77'367
Project phases Phase 1 01.06.2016 - 10.12.2024   (Current phase)