A one-day workshop within the EU project RECIPE 2015 (Resilience of Critical Infrastructure Protection in Europe) was held on Thursday, 15 October 2015, in Aristos hotel in Zagreb.
Representatives of the National Protection and Rescue Directorate as the project coordinator, project partners, representatives of the European Commission, representatives of EU member states (Finland, Italy, the Netherlands and Hungary) and representatives of the state administration bodies and experts from the Republic of Croatia (Information System Security Bureau,  Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP), security critical infrastructure coordinators from the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Agriculture) took part in the workshop.

Based on the national standpoints related to the basic aims of the project formed during the panel discussion, the workshop participants exchanged experience and examples of good practice, which will ultimately result in consolidated guidelines on an improved and more efficient critical infrastructure risk management at both national and European level.
The RECIPE 2015 project is financed by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), from the Civil Protection Financial Instrument. The total cost of the project is EUR 408.675, with the co-financing rate of 75%.

The National Protection and Rescue Directorate is the project coordinator, and its partners are University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica (VVG), University of Belgrade, Faculty of Security Studies, Republic of Serbia (FB) and Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB).
The objective of the Project is to strengthen the resiliency of critical infrastructure protection systems at national and European levels through improvements to methods of management and critical infrastructure protection.
The duration of the project is 18 months (1 January 2015 – 30 June 2016) and it is carried out through four activities:
  • National panel discussions in Zagreb and Belgrade (June 2015),
  • Joint workshops in Zagreb and Belgrade,
  • International professional and scientific conference (Split, April 2016) and
  • Follow-up strategy
The main aim and the interest of the project is the development of the applicable and efficient models for the:
  • Establishment of public-private partnerships in the field of critical infrastructure protection
  • Establishment of mechanisms for exchange of sensitive information/data among participants in the critical infrastructure protection system
  • Establishment of preconditions for development of the national Centre for critical infrastructures.