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#CedefopPhotoAward 2020 competition is now open!
Deadline for submissions is 30 June 2020 at 23:59 CET

As European countries are starting to ease lockdown measures and some schools are reopening, #CedefopPhotoAward is back for a fifth year to give vocational education and training (VET) learners a chance to have some fun and win amazing prizes.

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18. 05. 2020.
Enrolment trends in favour of VET

In July 2019, the Agency for VET and Adult Education (ASOO) and the economy ministry (MINGO) launched nation-wide campaigns for the promotion of VET during the main enrolment period in upper secondary education. The enrolment data indicate increased share of students in initial VET, showing that VET is becoming the first choice of many students, including high achievers.

17. 04. 2020.
Cedefop publishes Short description on VET in Croatia
New publications released for Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU

Cedefop has just published a short description of Croatia’s VET system to help understand it better by providing insights into its main features and highlighting system developments and current challenges. 

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27. 03. 2020.
New model of skills competitions launches in 2019

Over 580 VET students competed in WorldSkills Croatia, where they demonstrated their abilities in 43 disciplines. These included, for the first time, categories for students with disabilities and cross-sectoral disciplines in technologically progressive industries, such as robotics and mechatronics. Practical and team work tasks were at the heart of this year’s event, which attracted more than 10 000 visitors.

 

28. 02. 2020.
Article on Croatia in Cedefop's magazine Skillset and match
Skillset and match (Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work) – January 2020

On the occasion of Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Cedefop published an article on VET system in Croatia, entitled Revamping vocational education and training in Croatia, in the January issue of its magazine Skillset and match.

30. 01. 2020.
Lifelong learning and new skills for future jobs a Croatian EU Presidency priority
A strong Europe in a world of challenges

Croatia assumed the six-month rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time on 1 January and its programme for ‘A strong Europe in a world of challenges’ includes priorities related to education, lifelong learning, skills and the labour market.

15. 01. 2020.
Vocational education and training in Europe
Cedefop's latest online tool on VET

Cedefop's database on VET systems offers extensive information on national VET systems of EU Member States, Iceland and Norway. 

11. 12. 2019.
VET curricula reform places VET in the spotlight

In early 2019, the Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education (ASOO) signed an agreement to implement the project Modernisation of the vocational education and training system, funded through the European Social Fund, with total project value of over EUR 30 million. 

23. 09. 2019.
#CedefopPhotoAward 2019 winners announced!

Two winning teams from Austria and Croatia have been nominated for the top award to be presented by European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen at the fourth European vocational skills week (#EUVocationalSkills) in Helsinki (14-18 October).

27. 08. 2019.
#CedefopPhotoAward is back!

The #CedefopPhotoAward promotes best practice and excellence in VET across the EU and beyond, offering the chance to young learners as well as adults in continuing education to show their talent while promoting the benefits of VET.

21. 05. 2019.
Experimental Program Dual Education

Dual education enters 11 VET schools in Croatia with four programmes and 156 enrolled students

20. 12. 2018.
Apprenticeships in focus at Cedefop’s policy learning forum

Cedefop organises the second policy learning forum on apprenticeships, a European vocational skills week event, on 18 and 19 October in Thessaloniki. Since May 2014, Cedefop has carried out thematic country reviews on apprenticeships in volunteer countries: Lithuania and Malta (2014-15); Greece, Italy and Slovenia (2015-17); Cyprus and Croatia (2017-18). 

19. 10. 2018.
Establishment of a network of regional centres of competence

25 VET schools selected to act as future centres of competence in Croatia

30. 09. 2018.
First Vocational Teachers’ Days highlight VET reform in Croatia

Outstanding success of the largest vocational teachers' conference in Croatia

29. 06. 2018.
International Recognition for Digitalisation of Schools in Croatia

Croatian e-Schools project receives prestigious UNESCO award for leading initiatives introducing ICT in education in 2017

30. 03. 2018.
New framework for promoting lifelong learning and adult education

The Agency for VET and Adult Education has presented the results of the Survey on adult education in 2017 and the Strategic framework for promotion of lifelong learning 2017-21, developed within the ESF project Promotion of Lifelong Learning.

29. 12. 2017.
Education for better immigrant integration

Croatia has a lot of experience of the impact of immigration. Two decades ago the country experienced a huge inflow of the immigrants from neighbouring countries (over a half of a million) affected by the war. Now, immigrant numbers are much lower and these are mostly refugees from non-EU countries.

22. 12. 2017.
Introducing microcomputers in education

Croatia presented its ambitious PROMikro project which will use microcomputers to introduce digital literacy elements into various elementary school classes and extracurricular activities

15. 12. 2017.
Croatia: Vocational Education and Training in Focus

VET has been receiving much attention recently from policy makers and stakeholders, specifically dual education.

16. 06. 2017.
Cedefop delegation discusses VET cooperation in Croatia

A Cedefop delegation headed by Director James Calleja took part in a forum on vocational education and training (VET) promotion in Zagreb on 26 May and met with Croatia’s Minister for Education and Science Pavo Barišić to discuss the ongoing cooperation between the two sides, particularly in the field of apprenticeships.

01. 06. 2017.
VET Schools Self-Assessment Teacher-Training Events

The Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education has held from 13th to 27th March 2017 four regional workshops about self-assessment, supported through the Erasmus+ project European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training: National Reference Point (EQAVET NRP).

27. 04. 2017.
e-Schools - Digitalisation of schools in Croatia

Project e-Schools is underway, whose goal is to achieve a higher level of digitalisation in all Croatian schools.

23. 02. 2017.
Application of the European credit system in vocational education and training (ECVET)

Since January 2012, Croatia participates in ECVET as a part of European Commission project National teams of experts.

09. 02. 2017.
New strategic framework VET System Development Programme 2016-20

Croatian Government adopts the new VET System Development Programme 2016-20.

06. 02. 2017.
Comprehensive Curricular Reform update

After a year of implementation, the first round of Croatian Comprehensive Curricular Reform is complete.

14. 04. 2016.
Self-assessment of the VET schools

The process of self-assessment, as a part of quality assurance system, has been developed according to the recommendations from the European reference framework for quality assurance for vocational education and training (EQARF-VET) and schools in Croatia conduct self-assessment according to the VET Act.

30. 09. 2015.
Curricular reform

On Monday, February 2nd 2015, the Expert working group for implementation of Comprehensive curricular reform for early and pre-school, primary and secondary (VET and general) education has started working.

16. 03. 2015.
ReferNet Croatia publications

First ReferNet Croatia publications available.

02. 02. 2015.
Digitalization of schools in Croatia

In recent years there are many initiatives aimed at raising and improving levels of digitalisation of schools. Ministry of Science, Education and Sports develops and maintains the fundamental infrastructure for implementation of new technologies in the education and research system of Croatia by relying on the Croatian Academic and Research Network (CARNet) www.carnet.hr and University Computing Center (Srce).

22. 12. 2014.
Strategy of Education, Science and Technology

Strategy of Education, Science and Technology was adopted by the Croatian Parliament on October 17th 2014.

21. 10. 2014.
Workshop with the representatives of stakeholders in vocational education

In Zagreb, on January 14th 2014, a workshop and a meeting were organised with the representatives of stakeholders in vocational education in Croatia.

15. 01. 2014.
The Strategy of Education, Science and Technology in development

Public discussion on new Strategy of Education, Science and Technology ended on 15th November 2013 and its adoption is expected during 2014.

12. 01. 2014.
ReferNet Croatia

Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education has signed a two-year partnership agreement with Cedefop thus giving the Department for International Cooperation and Projects of the Agency the role of ReferNet Croatia.

21. 11. 2013.

Latest news

As European countries are starting to ease lockdown measures and some schools are reopening, #CedefopPhotoAward is back for a fifth year to give vocational education and training (VET) learners a chance to have some fun and win amazing prizes.

Image copyright: © Cedefop

In July 2019, the Agency for VET and Adult Education (ASOO) and the economy ministry (MINGO) launched nation-wide campaigns for the promotion of VET during the main enrolment period in upper secondary education. The enrolment data indicate increased share of students in initial VET, showing that VET is becoming the first choice of many students, including high achievers.

Cedefop has just published a short description of Croatia’s VET system to help understand it better by providing insights into its main features and highlighting system developments and current challenges. 

Image copyright: © istock/phant

Over 580 VET students competed in WorldSkills Croatia, where they demonstrated their abilities in 43 disciplines. These included, for the first time, categories for students with disabilities and cross-sectoral disciplines in technologically progressive industries, such as robotics and mechatronics. Practical and team work tasks were at the heart of this year’s event, which attracted more than 10 000 visitors.