On December 7, 2017, JASPERS issued the Action Completion Note for the project Croatian scientific and educational cloud (HR-ZOO), thus completing the multi-annual process of preparation of the Feasibility Study and the Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA).
JASPERS is a technical assistance partnership between three partners (European Commission, EIB and EBRD). It provides independent advice to beneficiary countries to help prepare high quality major projects to be co-financed by two EU Structural and Investment Funds (European Regional Development Fund and Cohesion Fund).
Project HR-ZOO (coordinated by SRCE) was in 2013 selected, together with O-ZIP (coordinated by IRB) and CALT (coordinated by IFS), as one of the few strategic and major projects that will get JASPERS technical assistance in preparation of project application for financing from European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The main objective of the project Croatian scientific and educational cloud (HR-ZOO) is building a core component of the national e-infrastructure. HR-ZOO is an important prerequisite for the development of the Croatian research and higher education as a common infrastructure for the needs of modern science, education and internationally relevant research, but also as an instrument of integration into the European Research Area (ERA) and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
For more about HR-ZOO please visit HR-ZOO site.