In November 2007, by the enactment of the Act on the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes (AMEUP) (Partner 5) became a separate legal entity, the national agency for the implementation of the Lifelong Learning Programme and Youth in Action Programme of the EU.

The Agency has been furthermore chosen as a Bridgehead Organisation for the EURAXESS programme since 2008. The vision of the Agency is contributing to the development of Croatia as an advanced knowledge-based society through the implementation of the EU programmes; increasing the mobility of participants in the educational system with the goal of developing their personal and professional skills, as well as improving their opportunities on the European and global labour market.

AMEUP’s main role is promoting knowledge and mobility through various European programmes. It has been a EURAXESS Bridgehead Organization since 2008. The Croatian EURAXESS Service Centre is also located within AMEUP. EURAXESS Croatia has achieved many results since its founding, has developed a national mobility network and has become an important factor in solving national researchers’ mobility issues.

From 2008. until 2011 AMEUP was a coordinator of FP7 coordination & support project HR-MOB and a partner in I-SEE-MOB project from 2009 until 2012. 

In the EURAXESS TOP I project, AMEUP has acted as an associated partner and in EURAXESS TOP 2 was a leader of work package “National portals” and of several tasks. 

Key personnel:

Prof. dr.sc. Neven Duić is Head of Chair of Power Engineering and Energy Management at the Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment,Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FSB), University of Zagreb, Croatia. He has taken part in various European projects (FP5, FP6, FP7, DG-ENV, LIFE, IEE) in fields of combustion engineering, sustainable development, energy, environment and mobility. Since 2007 he is a member of Steering Group on Human Resources and Mobility and he was appointed as coordinator of Croatian EURAXESS network. Prof.dr.sc. Neven Duic is also the Head of the Steering Committee for Mobility of Researchers formed by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports.

Ms. Bojana Grubišin has been the Head of the EURAXESS Department at AMEUP since 2008. In the period of 2008. till 2011 she has managed an FP7 project HR-MOB. She manages all the day-to-day activities of EURAXESS and has been in charge of associate country activities in EURAXESS TOP I. Previously she has worked as the national coordinator for international exchange at IAESTE Croatia. 

Ms. Vesna Babaja has been managing national activities of the FP7 project “Intersectoral mobility in South-East European countries” since 2009. In EURAXESS she is in charge of relationships with industry and acts as portal administrator. She has an M.Sc. in international management.