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Unity Through Knowledge Fund (UKF)

  • Responsible Organisations: Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MSES), Republic of Croatia (Government)
  • ILO Regions: Europe and Central Asia
  • Country(ies): Croatia
  • Thematic areas: Migration and development
  • MLFLM: 15.


The Unity Through Knowledge Fund (UKF) was established in 2007 by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia. It aims to connect researchers and professionals in Croatia with Croatian migrants in the diaspora. The Fund supports research initiatives with the potential to compete internationally, that directly or indirectly strengthen the Croatian economy, or that contribute to the development of Croatia's research infrastructure. From its establishment until May 2011, the Fund financed 91 scientific and technological projects within the Science and Technology Project (STP I). A total of 7.8 million euro was invested in these projects. The second Science and Technology Project (STP II) started in 2013, with 4.37 million euro envisioned for UKF projects. Eighteen projects worth 2.95 million euro were contracted in 2013 and the second call for proposals for the Crossing Borders Grant within the UKF Cooperability Program was launched in 2015.


last updated on 06.05.2015^ top