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REGULATION ON THE GOVERNMENT OFFICE FOR COOPERATION WITH NGOs
Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs was founded by the Regulation on Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs in 1998 with the aim of performing expert work within the domain of Croatian Government as regards to creating conditions for partnership and cross-sectoral cooperation and with non-profit sector, especially with organizations in the Republic of Croatia. The Office has a wide scope of activities, from cooperation in creating and proposing new legislative frameworks for the activity of nongovernmental, non-profit sector in the Republic of Croatia, monitoring the implementation of the adopted draft of the Cooperation Programme between the Government of the Republic of Croatia and Non-governmental, Non-profit Sector in the Republic of Croatia and proposing improvements of that Programme to establishing a programme, standards and recommendations for financing the activity of civil society organizations from the state budget and other public funds, as well as pre-accession and structural funds of the European Union.

08.11.2006, Official Gazette no.: 121


DECISION ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COUNCIL FOR CIVIL SOCIETY DEVELOPMENT AND THE APPOINTMENT OF ITS CHAIRPERSON AND MEMBERS
The Council is an advisory and expert institution of the Republic of Croatia, which shall work on developing the implementation and efficiency of the adopted Cooperation Programme between the Government of the Republic of Croatia and Non-governmental, Non-profit Sector in the Republic of Croatia , development of civil society strategy, development of philanthropy, social capital, partnership and cross-sectoral cooperation in conditions of decentralized decision-making and financing system.

19.03.2002, Official Gazette no.: 26


DECISION ON AMENDMENTS TO THE DECISION ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COUNCIL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE APPOINTMENT OF ITS CHAIRPERSON AND MEMBERS
The number of members appointed by the Government of the Republic of Croatia increases.

15.07.2003, Official Gazette no.: 111


DECISION ON AMENDMENT TO THE DECISION ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COUNCIL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CIVIL SOCIETY
The list of institutions based on whose proposal the Government of the Republic of Croatia appoints members of the Council is changed.

17.03.2004, Official Gazette no.: 112


DECISION ON AMENDMENTS TO THE DECISION ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COUNCIL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE APPOINTMENT OF ITS CHAIRPERSON AND MEMBERS
The Chairperson of the Council is chosen by the members of the Council - representatives of organizations and other non-governmental, non-profit legal persons and representatives of experts from civil society.

31.01.2007, Official Gazette no.: 11


RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE COUNCIL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CIVIL SOCIETY
The Council for the Development of Civil Society shall act and operate based on the provisions of this Rules of Procedure.

May, 2007


ACT ON NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR CIVIL SOCIETY DEVELOPMENT
The Foundation is established with the main objective of promotion and development of civil society in the Republic of Croatia. For the purpose of achieving its main objective, the Foundation offers professional and financial support to programmes that encourage the sustainability of the non-profit sector, cross-sectoral cooperation, citizens' initiatives, philanthropy, volunteer work, improves democratic institutions of society, as well as to other programmes which fulfil the main objective of the Foundation.

31.10.2003, Official Gazette no.: 173


NATIONAL PROGRAMME OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA FOR INTEGRATION INTO THE EUROPEAN UNION 2004
This Programme, which is passed once a year, in the chapter Political Criteria, expressly refers to encouraging further development of civil society organizations and their inclusion in the creation, implementation and monitoring of public politics. In addition, the adopted draft of the Cooperation Programme between the Government of the Republic of Croatia and Non-governmental, Non-profit Sector in Croatia is also stated as a fundamental document. In the abovementioned facts and by monitoring and evaluating the implementation of aims planned in the Programme, the wish of the Republic of Croatia to strengthen the role of civil society organizations in promoting European values is evident.

23.03.2004, Official Gazette no.: 37


RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE CROATIAN GOVERNMENT
The Rules of Procedure of the Croatian Government lay down the structure and mode of conduct and operation of the Croatian Government, especially the manner of calling and holding its sessions Since the Government discusses and decides on issues within its scope precisely at its sessions, the Rules of Procedure represent the current potential extent of public participation, including that of civil society organisations, in the decision-making process. It should be especially noted that, in recent years, representatives of state administration and civil society organisations have jointly participated in the preparation and drafting of several regulations to improve the activities of civil society organisations.

15.12.1999, Official Gazette no.: 138


RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE CROATIAN PARLIAMENT
The work and structure of the Croatian Parliament is regulated by these Rules of Procedure.

30.03.1992, Official Gazette no.: 17
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