Croatia became an EIFL project country in 2009 with the launch of the European Commission (EC) funded OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe) project.
The project, for which EIFL coordinated activities in 10 Eastern European countries, launched an e-infrastructure, open science policies and created a network of experts to support researchers in meeting the requirements of the EC’s open access policies (which make all research funded by the EC open access). The EIFL Open Access programme worked in partnership with Ruder Boskovic Institute (RBI).
EIFL is involved in public library development in Croatia. In 2011 we supported Zagreb City Libraries to address unemployment and digital inclusion issues by introducing an innovative library service for the homeless. In 2014 Rijeka City Library received a grant to pilot an innovative service using 3D printers to engage youth in the processes of designing, inventing and creating.