EU and Ministry

Independent Sector for Schengen coordination and EU Funds

Independent Sector for Schengen coordination and EU Funds coordinates the activities related to the preparation of the Schengen evaluation and the implementation of the Schengen acquis, carries out the tasks of the responsible body for the use of EU funds for the area of internal affairs through national programs, provides adequate support to the Beneficiaries within the Ministry's Units for the utilization of Projects from the pre-accession and accession programs of the European Union, monitors and reports on the implementation of these programs and projects.


Department for EU Funds

Carries out the tasks of the responsible body for the use of EU funds for the area of internal affairs through national programs on the basis of relevant EU and Croatian regulations and the description of management and control structures; coordinates the activities of the Republic of Croatia in the area of the ​​preparation of the governance and control structures for EU funds for internal affairs; coordinates the activities of programming, preparation, implementation, monitoring and reporting for national programs of the Republic of Croatia for the purpose of the European Union's internal affairs funds; coordinates and cooperates with the institutions of the European Union and Croatia, including international and foreign institutions and organizations; plans and organizes trainings for the use of EU funds in the area of internal affairs; provides adequate support to the Beneficiaries within the Ministry's units for the utilization of Projects from the pre-accession and accession programs of the European Union; participates in the preparation of tender documentation for pre-accession funds used by the Ministry of the Interior; controls tender documentation, participates in the preparation of procurement notice, participates in the proposal of the authorized representatives for the Contracting authority and evaluates the tender proposals in exceptional circumstances; participates in the implementation of the Contracts, monitors the implementation of programs and projects and participates in reporting about the implementation of programs and projects from the pre-accession and accession programs of the European Union.


Department for Schengen coordination

Proposes, coordinates and directs the activities of the Ministry's units for the full implementation of the Schengen acquis and the gradual abolition of border controls at the internal border and the implementation of the Schengen Implementing Convention, as well as other acquis communautaire relating to the accession to the Schengen area; coordinates its activities with other national administration bodies participating in the preparations for the accession to the Schengen area; directly cooperates with the institutions and bodies of the European Union, the Member States, the diplomatic and consular missions of the Republic of Croatia and the Member States of the European Union in the implementation of the preparation and accession to the Schengen area; provides advisory, professional and administrative support to the permanent and temporary working bodies of the Republic of Croatia for the accession to the Schengen area and coordinates the completion of the standard Schengen evaluation questionnaire; after the accession to the Schengen area, coordinates the unique and coherent application of the Schengen acquis at the level of the Ministry and subsequently cooperates with other national administration bodies, institutions and the bodies of the European Union, diplomatic and consular missions of the Republic of Croatia, Member States and third countries.