Quality Assurance support

Good advisory services are often not affordable to Croatian SMEs, or they are perceived – rightly or wrongly – as too expensive when compared to the benefits they can bring. Besides, consultancy firms are obviously concentrated in big cities and are not easily accessible to SMEs from remote locations and disadvantaged regions. With the EU accession, Croatia became part of a market of 500 million consumers, where its enterprises can freely sell their products and offer their services.

Structural Funds

The SMEPASS II Project is committed to providing advisory services to selected SMEs in the preparation of project applications for public funding schemes under EU Structural Funds and preparation of tender documentation for secondary procurement of projects of high maturity. The Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts launched the open Call for Project Proposals on 23rd December 2013. The original deadline for submission of Proposals was 21st February 2014. This was later extended to 24th February 2014.