As part of the project, demining of the mine suspected area of Kotar Forest in Sisak-Moslavina County is being carried out. Demining of this area will contribute to the safety of the local population and employees of Croatian Forests who live and work there and enable its use for economic purposes.

FINANCIAL VALUE OF THE PROJECT:

Total project value: CHF 6.12 million
Swiss contribution: CHF 5.2 million
National co-financing: CHF 0.92 million

Swiss contribution: CHF 5.09 million
85%
National co-financing: CHF 0.90 million
15%

PROJECT DURATION:
2017 – 2024

Project objective and results

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

RESULTS:
Clearance of the parts of mine suspected areas of Kotar Forest in Sisak-Moslavina County was carried out, where a total of 3,28 km2 has been demined so far. By the end of the project total of 3,34 km2 will be demined. In addition to demining, the project organized education and trainings, as well as providing psychosocial assistance to mine victims for the purpose of easier employment, with the aim of improving the living conditions of mine victims and their family members in mine-damaged areas.

Also, through calls for financing small projects and investments, the Ministry of the Interior has allocated funds to 15 beneficiaries to encourage the development of entrepreneurship in the Territory of the Republic of Croatia intended for registered mine victims and their family members.

Resposible public bodies/contacts:

Executive Agency:
Ministry of the Interior
Civil Protection Directorate
Nehajska 5, 10 000 Zagreb

Intermediate Body:
Ministry of the Interior
Directorate for European Affairs, International Relations and European Union Funds
Sector for European Union Funds and European legislation
Ulica grada Vukovara 33, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

National Coordination Unit:
Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds
Miramarska cesta 22, 10000 Zagreb

tel: +385 1 6400 600
e-mail: ncu@mrrfeu.hr

Promotional film from the Switzerland - Croatian cooperation programme in the field of demining and socio-economic integration

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