At the beginning of May, HBOR organised, in cooperation with HKG-EEN, the conference called: “Reaching Better Business Results by Using EU Funds” with an objective of presenting existing and future possibilities for financing projects from the proceeds of EU funds. The conference gathered almost 150 representatives of business entities, state bodies (ministries and agencies), consultants and business banks.
The opening addresses were given by Ms Martina Jus, member of the Management Board of HBOR, Mr Želimir Kramarić, Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Economy for International Affairs and EU, and Mr Dragan Jelić, Assistant Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds.
Two panel discussions took place at the conference: Possibilities for Financing Entrepreneurs by Using EU Financial Instruments, and Grants from EU Funds in the Programme Period 2014 – 2020. Participants in the panel discussions received information on EU financial instruments in the actual financial perspective, on their implementation and future activities, and were familiarised with the procedures, actual tenders and tenders for the award of EU grants.
At the conference, HBOR presented existing possibilities of co-financing EU projects and announced the credit line called: “ESIF Loans for Growth and Development” that will become operative after the summer. The representative of the Ministry expressed his gratitude to HBOR for good, proactive and professional cooperation, and the representatives of business entities praised the activities of HBOR as well.