Croatia is an observer country in EATRIS as of April 2021. The Croatian delegation hopes that participation in the network will help extend their collaboration with most prominent European institutions in the field of translational research. Croatia believes that pan-European cooperation can bring added values to existing services and research efforts already in place in Croatia. The goal is that participation in the network will lead to enhanced scientific collaborations, thus enabling the Croatian scientific landscape to expand our research activities. Finally, the aim is that these efforts will spill over to include SMEs and companies in Croatia, thus improving not only the research activities, but also providing clear economic benefit to the Croatian society.