The U.S.-Croatia Forum: a 21st Century Partnership


Funding Opportunity ID: 334345
Opportunity Number: HRV003NOFO2021
Opportunity Title: The U.S.-Croatia Forum: a 21st Century Partnership
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Business and Commerce
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 19.040
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: U.S. Embassy Zagreb welcomes applications from the Croatia-based non-profit organizations/nongovernment organizations (NGOs), including associations, think tanks, and civil society organizations, and private, public, or state institutions of higher education. For-profit entities and organizations not based in Croatia are not eligible to apply.
Agency Code: DOS-HRV
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Croatia
Posted Date: Jun 25, 2021
Close Date: Jul 25, 2021
Last Updated Date: Jun 25, 2021
Award Ceiling: $75,000
Award Floor: $65,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $75,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The U.S. Embassy in Zagreb announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting proposals to organize a two-day conference (“the Forum”) celebrating 30 years of partnership between the United States of America and Croatia and reflecting on the mutual benefits of U.S. economic, security, and people-to-people engagement in Croatia stretching into the future.Proposals should encourage Croatian business leaders, innovation-space influencers, scientists, rising startup stars, government officials, U.S. Government exchange program alumni, and other opinion leaders to engage with U.S. officials, business leaders and civil society representatives in a high-level dialogue to strengthen U.S.-Croatian economic ties and expand strategic collaboration with key influencers. A successful Forum will showcase the U.S.-Croatia partnership and catalyze a path to building deeper scientific, trade and security collaboration to strengthen U.S.-Croatian ties and advance shared goals. The Format The Forum will become the flagship event in a series of U.S. Embassy-supported programs to mark and build upon 30 years of U.S.-Croatian relations. The Forum should include panel sessions on topics of vital shared interest such as regional energy and energy diversity, U.S.-Croatia leadership in climate action, critical infrastructure protection and investment, cybersecurity, innovation and entrepreneurship, scientific and technological collaboration, medical technology, defense manufacturing, gender inclusivity, and support for underserved communities. The Forum experience will furthermore include separate sessions and parallel half-day trade events in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service promoting U.S. companies in Croatia.
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