Education and Lifelong Learning Watch 2015 | Croatia

The high and increasing number of NEETs remains a challenge in Croatia and more needs to be done to fight educational poverty. Especially the educational achievements of 15 year-old students have worsened and remain below the EU average. Furthermore, the quality of provision and labour market relevance of vocational education and training are problematic and Croatia needs to continue to implement substantial reforms in the field of education.

Recommendations

  • Develop a comprehensive law on education creating a basic framework for education from elementary school to higher education (and/or to the labour market);
  • Develop a national, coherent scheme for validation of NFIL;
  • Reform VET to improve the transition from school to the labour market;
  • Implement the NEETs tracking system;
  • Develop a systematically implemented civic education curricula in schools.