Demining and Socio-economic Integration

Objective: Demining of protected forest and forest land and socio-economic integration of mine victims.

Project purpose: Clearance and release of a part of the mine contaminated and mine suspected areas. Through Swiss – Croatian cooperation programme an area of 1.2 km2 highly contaminated and dangerous area of Kotar Forest , situated in Sisak-Moslavina County, will be demined. The demining of Kotar Forest is a precondition to ensure safety and security of the local population who live in a village near the city of Sisak as well as the safety of employees of Croatian forest who work in this area.

Apart from demining, the aim of this project is to perform a socio-economic integration of mine victims through relevant education and empowerment that will help increase employability and competitiveness in the labour market. In addition, through the project a comprehensive database of mine victims will be established. This is followed by assessment of their needs and implementation of educational courses and other forms of support for mine victims.



The aim of the project is demining of 1,2 km2 of contaminated and mine suspected areas in Kotar forest in Sisak – Moslavina County and socio-economic integration of mine victims.

Financial allocation:

The total value of project: 3,53 million CHF.

Switzerland Contribution: 3 million CHF

Croatian co-financing: 530.000 CHF

Eligible for financing:

Companies which perform demining works of mine suspected areas, companies that will do field research and hand over of collected data, educational institutions for the organisation and implementation of education courses for mine victims

Duration of project: 1st June 2017 – 31 December 2023

Targeting groups:

mine victims and people who live and work near mine suspected areas.

Resposible public bodies/contacts:

Executing Agency:

Ministry of Interior

Civil Protection Directorate

Nehajska 5, Zagreb, Croatia

Intermediate Body:

Ministry of Interior

Directorate for European Affairs, International Relations and EU Funds, Sector for Schengen Coordination and European Union Funds

Ulica grada Vukovara 33, 10 000 Zagreb

National Coordination Unit:

Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds

Miramarska cesta 22, 10000 Zagreb