Projects of NGOs Financed from Swiss-Croatian Cooperation Programme Presented

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ZAGREB, June 3, 2019 – Projects by 53 NGOs from Croatia for which HRK 43.8 million is intended from two Swiss donations were presented on Monday as part of the Swiss-Croatian cooperation programme.

The projects that were chosen for co-financing should bolster sustainable development, economic and social cohesion, and Croatian-Swiss partnership for local social and economic growth and development.

As part of the projects, said Helena Beus, head of the Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs, 185 education programmes for sustainable development will be held, 60 models of good practice for sustainable development in the local community will be developed, 2,000 participants will exchange experiences and know-how with Swiss partners, and 10,000 students will be included in the projects.

Beus said 36 million kuna had been contracted for project implementation so far.

Swiss Ambassador Emilija Georgieva Regamey said the cooperation between the two countries was part of Switzerland’s contribution to EU enlargement, which she added was aimed at levelling the economic inequalities between the member states.

Since 2007, we have invested 1.2 billion euro in projects in EU countries and these donations for civil society are two of the 11 projects Switzerland is implementing in Croatia, she said, adding that her country strongly believed that civil society had a very important role in society.

More news about NGOs in Croatia can be found in the Lifestyle section.


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