For the first time, the Croatian military equipment manufacturers shall have the opportunity to use the ESI funds from the Financial Perspective 2014-2020
New option will soon be available to Croatian military equipment manufacturers, and that is to use part of the grant from the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI) in the period from 2014 to 2020, worth EUR 305 million in total. To participate in the distribution of these funds which are the competence of the Ministry of Economy the conditions that manufacturers of military equipment must fulfill have been established – the aid is intended solely for financing development and research projects to develop new products and services that are required to have a dual civil-military use. Research and development projects that fall within the field of mine programs and cyber security are also important.
An interview on these new possibilities was given by Goran Basarac, Head of Strategic Planning and OP Preparation in the Ministry of Economy.
The entire interview is available here.