Croatia is the last country that has joined the European Union and the first of the seven countries of the Stabilization and Association Process (SAP) that completed its process of accession under the criteria set by the SAP making its accession experience the most relevant one. The Croatian Parliament played an important and active role in the EU accession process of Croatia with regard to both legal and political control over the integration process through its working bodies. Since Croatia’s accession to the EU, the Croatian Parliament has been actively involved in providing technical assistance and capacity building to other parliaments with the participation of experts who have valuable first-hand experience in the accession process.
Since 2014, the Croatian Parliament has participated in more than 50 technical assistance activities, ranging from participation of experts on various projects to organizing numerous study visits for staff and officials from different Parliaments from South East Europe and Eastern Neighbourhood. After the Croatian accession to the EU, the experts from the Croatian Parliament participated as short-term experts in the previous twinning programs in BiH. (2014-2016) and Kosovo (Under UNSCR 1244/99), led by the Hungarian National Assembly. In addition, the Croatian Parliament participated in EU assistance projects in Albania as well as in the twinning program led by the Hellenic Parliament.
In the current BiH parliamentary twinning programme the Croatian Parliament participates as a junior partner in the implementing consortium.