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This page contains information on the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and on the project control system in Croatia. You may also speak directly with the Interreg Europe representatives in Croatia. 



Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds

Miramarska cesta 22
Zagreb, 10 000

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This section provides information about the control system and national guidance set up in Croatia for the 2021-2027 programming period. 

The costs associated with this control are indicated so that they can be planned for in your project's budget. 

List of managing authorities

In the file below you can find details about the managing authorities and intermediate bodies in each Partner State of Interreg Europe. For Croatia, open sheet HR in the file. 

Control system

Please see the table below for a summary of each country's control system for the 2021-2027 period. 


This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in Croatia for the 2014-2020 programming period. 

The costs associated with this control are indicated so that they can be planned for in project budgets. 

The system

Croatia uses a centralised control system.

Croatian project partner's expenditure must therefore be checked and confirmed by the approbation body.

Project partners submit their progress report to the first level control body within 15 days after the end of each reporting period for verification and confirmation. 

If a request for clarification(s) is made, the project partners will be granted 5 days to reply. 

The approbation body

Address Contact

Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of Croatia (ARD)
Directorate for First Level Control
Miramarska cesta 22, 10 000


Josip Malogorski 
Assistant Director 
Phone: +385 (0)1 64 00 668
Fax: +385 (0)1 64 47 608

Andrijana Gavran 
Phone: +385 (1)4 81 14 31

The costs

As of 8 June 2020, the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds will no longer charge costs for first level control for Croatian partners involved in an Interreg Europe project. 

The costs resulting from the control and charged before the date of 8 June 2020 can be reported as eligible costs in compliance with the relevant EU regulations and programme rules (EUR 510 per first level control certificate, EUR 290 for each on-the-spot-check).

On-the-spot checks

The first level control body will organise on-the-spot-checks on a random sample basis. 

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