Role of the Bodies Responsible for Priority/Measure (BRPM)

The Ministry of Economy is the body responsible for the OP - BROP. It is supported and complemented in its work through the Bodies Responsible for Priority Axis / Measures – BRPM. Both levels have to work closely together and the BRPMs act as “interface” and link between their specific sectors and the BROP.

The BRPMs of the Regional Competitiveness Operational Programme (RCOP):
  • Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds
    Priority Axis 1 Improving development potential of the lagging behind regions
  • Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts
    Priority Axis 2 Enhancing the competitiveness of the Croatian economy / Measure 2.1. Improvement of Business Climate
  • Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MSES)
    Priority Axis 2 Enhancing the competitiveness of the Croatian economy / Measure 2.2. Technology Transfer and Support Services aor Knowledge-Based Start-Ups
  • Ministry of Economy
    Priority Axis 3 Technical Assistance
BRPMs are the lintk to the different sectors

An in-depth knowledge of the sector, connections and networks to the major stakeholders in the sector and understanding trends and opportunities are essential to design and draw up measures and operations relevant to the sector. The BRPMs have to assure this vital link to reality and maintain the flow of information in both directions: from central level down to project level and from project level back to the central level.

Summary of functions to be executed by all BRPMs (as laid down in RCOP):
  1. Preparation of the sections of the Operational Programme within its sectoral area of responsibility;
  2. Preparation of monitoring data/reports within its sectoral area of responsibility;
  3. Preparation of relevant sections of sectoral annual and final reports, within their area of responsibility;
  4. Ensuring that all the relevant information is available to ensure at all times a sufficiently detailed audit trail;
  5. Identification of the intended final beneficiaries, the expected selection modalities and possible related specific selection criteria (Article 155 of IPA Implementing Regulation);
  6. Ensuring that operations within their sectoral area of responsibility are selected for funding and approved in accordance with criteria applicable to the OP, including, in the case of grant schemes, preparation of guidelines for applicants and application forms and their submission to the CFCA, and participation in project selection committees
  7. Submission to the National Fund of requests for payment and all supporting documents;
  8. Preparation and submitting all necessary information on the procedures and verifications carried out in relation to expenditure;
  9. Retention of all documents and ensuring that all the relevant information is available to provide for a sufficiently detailed audit trail;
  10. Ensuring internal audit;
  11. Ensuring irregularity reporting;
  12. Ensuring risk management reporting;
  13. Ensuring compliance with the information and publicity requirements.