EU Desk and Development Bank

By becoming a full member of the European Union, Croatia began utilizing assets from structural funds (European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund) and the Cohesion Fund, funds for agriculture and fisheries (European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund), and all the programs and initiatives of the Union. Fund assets are intended for all users promoting sector policies and European Union aims. Users can be public, private and non-governmental organizations, and the applicant's eligibility - eligibility of potential users - is specified in each call for proposals and corresponding instructions. 

Privredna banka Zagreb is one of the first banks to have recognized the client's need – the need of large corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises, craftsmen and farmers – for information on the possibility of using EU funds, on a possible cooperation with EU Member States, as well as specific assistance in structuring projects to gain grants. For that purpose, the Bank founded a specialised office - EU Desk - and decided on an active cooperation in processes significant for the Croatian economy.

What do we offer?

Information on: 

Services: 

  • Project preparation (informational and technical assistance in preparing investment studies and applications); 
  • Financing and inter-financing (grant allocation contracts require, as a rule, for the applicant (potential user) to cooperate in project financing; co-funding amounts are defined for each individual call to deliver project proposals, and are between 10-25% for, e.g. non-governmental organizations, up to 50% for, e.g. small and medium-sized enterprises);
  • Assistance in implementing projects (issuing bank warranties, letters of intention, account status statements required to prove that project financing is insured, advice on public procurement allocation, etc.).

Cooperation with HBOR

  • PBZ has a long-term successful cooperation with the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak, HBOR) when it comes to loan programmes. The result of the successful cooperation is the concluded Business Cooperation Contract with the HBOR, according to which PBZ can offer the use of HBOR loan programmes. 

EU Desk and Development Bank

Tel: +385 1 6360569 
E-mail: eudesk@pbz.hr

ANDREJA TURČIN, director
Tel: +385 1 6360569
Fax: +385 1 6360579
E-mail: andreja.turcin@pbz.hr

IVAN SABLJIĆ, client relationship manager
Tel: +385 1 6364306
Fax: +385 1 6360579
E-mail ivan.sabljic2@pbz.hr