Homeland War associations
As a Croatian Homeland War veteran, you may belong to one of the Homeland War associations where you will connect through joint programmes and activitiesHomeland War associations were established with the aim of protecting the rights and interests of their members and their families. Their projects and programmes preserve the moral dignity of the Croatian people and all inhabitants of the Republic of Croatia who participated in the defence of its sovereignty, promote the values of the Homeland War and in cooperation with state institutions contribute to raising the quality and efficiency of care for Croatian Homeland War veterans and their family members.
Financial supportFinancial support for projects of associations may be received by applying to a tender published by the Ministry of Croatian Veterans, provided that the association meets following requirements:
- it has been entered in the Register of Associations of the Republic of Croatia and has been active for at least one year, ending on the day of the publication of the Tender
- is entered in the Register of Non-Profit Organisations and conducts transparent financial operations in accordance with the regulations on accounting of non-profit organisations
- the Statute is aligned with the Act on Associations (Official Gazette 74/14 , 70/17, 98/19 and 151/22), or an application for alignment has been submitted to the competent office (as evidenced by a certificate issued by the competent office)
- according to the Articles of Association, it has decided to perform activities and actions that are the subject of financing (protection of the interests and care of Croatian veterans and victims of the Homeland War), which is evident from the Statute
Records of Homeland War associationsThe Ministry of Croatian Veterans keeps records of associations of veterans and victims from the Homeland War, federations of associations and other forms of association, pursuant to Article 168, paragraph 3 of the Act on Croatian Homeland War Veterans and their Family Members (OG 121/17, 98/19 and 84/21)
) and the Ordinance on Keeping Records of Homeland War Associations and Cooperation and Support to Homeland War Associations (OG 21/18).
Homeland War associations entered in the Register of Associations of the Republic of Croatia submit to the Ministry of Croatian Veterans data on associations by using the stipulated forms 1 or 2 of record sheets (form 1 for associations, record sheet 2 for federations of associations and other forms of association) and accompanying documentation (copy of the decision on the registration of the association and a copy of the decision on entry of the last change in the Register of Associations of the Republic of Croatia, the Statute and amendments to the Statute of the association if it is not available in the Register of Associations, the document of the authorised authority of the association on the establishment of organisational forms, or the document on association in the case of federations, communities and other forms of association).
Associations, federations of associations and other forms of association established after the entry into force of the Ordinance on Keeping Records of Homeland War Associations and Cooperation and Support to Homeland War Associations (OG 21/18), i.e. 10 March 2018, are required to submit forms with supporting documentation within 60 days from the date of entry in the Register of Associations of the Republic of Croatia.