30 years of consistent partnership

Croatia and Norway have been partners for 30 years. Since the early 1990s, the two countries have worked closely in a wide variety of sectors and fields, from reconstruction and humanitarian aid during and after the Homeland War to modern business in 2022.

Our partnership and cooperation are based on shared values and interests, which has become even more clear since Croatia joined NATO in 2009 and the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2013. In the last nine years, we have seen a steady increase in bilateral activities and cooperation.Our cooperation has contributed to important progress with long-lasting effects. For instance, mine clearance has contributed to the rebuilding of local communities. Digitization of maps has led to more efficient control of land. Support to agriculture has created production.

Today, the Norwegian-Croatian cooperation programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants are expected to widen and deepen our cooperation further.

Photo: Children drawings from the event "Norwegian Days in Rijeka" in 2018

Friendships are formed and bonds are created through cultural exchange and people-to-people cooperation, for example through friendship associations and student exchange. Croatia is one of the favourite destinations for Norwegian tourists who come to enjoy the Croatian hospitality and climate.