The international cooperation of the Republic of Croatia in the field of education, schooling, higher education, science and technology is based upon multilateral international contracts and implementary cooperation programs.


The Southeast European Era-Net SEE-ERA.NET is a networking project aimed at integrating EU member states and Southeast European countries in the European Research Area by linking research activities within existing national, bilateral and regional RTD programmes.

SEE-ERA.NET is financed by the European Commission and managed by a consortium of 15 institutions from 12 European countries.

The objectives of SEE-ERA.NET are:

  • to enhance research cooperation in Europe by fostering integration of Southeast Europe into the growing European Research Area;
  • to add value to existing bilateral S&T agreements through multilateral coordination;
  • to improve interregional research cooperation following the principles of the Stabilisation and Association Process in Southeast Europe;
  • to contribute to the 'EU-Balkan countries Action Plan in Science & Technology' adopted at the Thessaloniki Ministerial Conference in 2003.