The Programme is intended to support partnerships in research between public universities or public scientific institutes in Croatia and extra-budgetary sources of funding (not financed from the State budget) from Croatia or from abroad (private companies, local administration units, foreign foundations and agencies for funding research, foreign scientific organisations). Project proposals are submitted by public universities or public scientific institutes registered in the Republic of Croatia. The Principal Investigator is a prominent scientist with internationally recognised achievements in science and/or technology in the area in which the proposal is submitted.

Five calls have been published within this Programme (PAR-2015-02, PAR-2016-05, PAR-2017-02, PAR-2018-07, PAR-2018-12) and six projects were funded.