EU COMPASS project was approved within the second call for proposals of the Hungary – Croatia IPA Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013 as one of three projects joined by PORA Development Agency of Podravina and Prigorje.
The main objective of the EU COMPASS was to promote the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union by enhancing business relations and knowledge-based market and by transfer of knowledge and experience in using EU funds from Hungarian partners.
The lead beneficiary was Zala County Foundation for Enterprise Promotion.
Project partners were Entrepreneurs Centre of Somogy County, Zala Chamber of Commerce and Industry, County Chamber of Commerce of Varaždin County, VIDRA Development Agency of Virovitica-Podravina County and PORA Development Agency of Podravina and Prigorje.
Project activities involved two two-day trainings for Croatian project partners who would in turn disseminate new knowledge and experience gained from Hungarian project partners in their own Counties and transfer all relevant information regarding EU calls for proposals and programmes.
All project partners organized forums, workshops and seminars regarding the project preparation for possible beneficiaries of EU grants. They established three information spots in Koprivnica Križevci County, Varaždin County and Virovitica-Podravina County that provide updated information regarding EU and possibilities of using EU grants in public, private and civil society sectors.
Total value of the project was 200.487,93 EUR, and it lasted for 12 months. PORA budged was 20.852,00 EUR.