Project title: WITH KNOWLEDGE TO EU FUNDS
Programme: Competitiveness and cohesion 2014.-2020.
Lead partner: Regional agency DUNEA
Project duration: 08/2019. – 12/2023.
Budget: 2.264.983,73 EUR
About the project:
By the project "With knowledge to EU funds", the Regional agency DUNEA provides support to local and regional public entities from Dubrovnik-Neretva region in order to prepare and to implement the projects which are co-financed from EU funds.
The main limiting factor in the use of available funds in order to implement the projects of public and general economic interest is the lack of professional and informed entities. Throughout the project "With knowledge to EU funds", a four-year support plan for human resources strenghtening with aim for the preparation and implementation of EU projects has been prepared and is being implemented. Emphasis is placed on strategic planning and regional development through information and visibility of potential beneficiaries. Also, the project provides professional assistance in the preparation and implementation of development projects, activities related to the central electronic register of development projects are implemented, activities in composing of the Region Development Strategy and other strategic and development documents as well, potential beneficiaries of EU funds are informed, educational activities on EU funds topic are organized, and a regional coordinator on EU funds is trained.
Regional agency DUNEA as a regional coordinator with the aim of adequate planning and implementation of measures aimed at the use of EU funds, and in terms of preparation for the next programming period EU funds coordinates and manages development processes in the County. The implementation of the project "With knowledge to EU funds" enables better cooperation between the regional coordinator and regional public entities, field networking, and better planning and creation of new project proposals.