Summary Sheet

Capacity Building of the Croatian Paying Agency

EU Twinning Project Number:
HR 07 IB AG 01 

Beneficiary Institution:
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of Croatia

Member States:
Austria in cooperation with France and Slovakia

Member State Institutions:
Agrarmarkt Austria in cooperation with
Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Austrian Agricultural IT Competence Centre for Agriculture
Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics

Project Start: 04.01.2010

Duration: 24 month

Budget: 2,000,000 EUR

Short Term Expert Input: about 1,400 working days

MS Project Leader:
Franz Patschka

Department of International Cooperation of Agrarmarkt Austria

Vladimir Eck

Senior Expert Agricultural Paying Agency, Slovakia

Overall project objective:
The overall objective of this project is to reinforce preparations of the Croatian public administration and institutions in order to ensure the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) when Republic of Croatia becomes an EU member state.

Project purpose:
Full preparation of Croatian prospective Paying Agency for defining entire process of use of agricultural funds, starting from preparation of aid applications until payments.

Component I “Establishment of Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS)”
Integrated administration and control system (IACS) is fully established in the following elements:
1. System for submission of aid applications, administrative control, approval and payments, including functional claims for IT solutions
2. Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS)
3. System for the identification and registration of payment entitlements
4. On the spot control system

Component II “Adjustment of existing procedures and the software development regarding EU rural development including fishery (which are not area based and therefore not in component 1)”
System for the rural development support is established (concerning adjustment of existing written procedures and preparation of functional claims for IT system)

Component III “Establishment of the system for reporting and X-table and adjustment of procedures for payments and accounting”
The System for reporting and the system for X-tables support are fully established

Component IV “Preparation and performing of workshops on IT risk assessment and preparation of documents on results of IT risk assessment workshops”
Workshops on IT risk assessment performed and documents on results of IT risk assessment workshops prepared

Component V “Elaboration and Integration of all the processes necessary to make payments and preparation for accreditation”
All processes and databases are fully integrated which includes administrative control, on-the-spot control, payments, accounting and reporting.
Accreditation package prepared