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#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). more

#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. more

Experimental Program Dual Education

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

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 more

First Vocational Teachers’ Days highlight VET reform in Croatia

Outstanding success of the largest vocational teachers' conference in Croatia more

Establishment of a network of regional centres of competence

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

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. more

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. more

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 more

Croatia: Vocational Education and Training in Focus

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

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. more

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). more

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. more

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. more

New strategic framework VET System Development Programme 2016-20

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

Comprehensive Curricular Reform update

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

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. more

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. more

ReferNet Croatia publications

First ReferNet Croatia publications available. more

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) and University Computing Center (Srce). more

Strategy of Education, Science and Technology

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

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. more

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. more

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. more

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Cedefop's VET toolkit for tackling early leaving at the International Forum 2019

Cedefop's VET toolkit for tackling early leaving was presented in a dedicated workshop (

An enhanced role for apprenticeship in a changing world of work

The external factors that have an impact on apprenticeship and the relevant design and delivery responses were discussed at a joint Cedefop/OECD symposium, on 7 October in Paris.

Portugal: memorandum of understanding in VET with Germany

The Portuguese education and labour ministries together with the German education ministry signed a