Project duration: 2011

Client: EU Information Centre, Delegation of EU to Croatia

Project coordinator: Višnja Samardžija, PhD

The project encompasses publishing of the book in Croatian which addresses the question what are the advantages, possible disadvantages or the key challenges of Croatia’s membership in the EU. In addition to the main negotiation chapters, other issues which will mostly affect the life and work of Croatian citizens are also discussed. During the implementation of this project the research team emphasized the need to present the complex effects of EU membership in a simple and accessible way to the citizens. Therefore, key advantages and challenges of the EU membership are summarised at the end of each chapter. The challenges stated in this book are not and should not pose an obstacle for future successful development of the Republic of Croatia. The publication, edited by Sanja Tišma, Višnja Samardžija and Krešimir Jurlin, is the result of work of IRMO’s scientists and external experts, experts in particular areas. Foreword to the book was written by Ambassador Paul Vandoren, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Croatia and the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia, Mrs. Vesna Pusić, that honoured the book presentation with their speeches.

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