• Adult Education providers in Croatia seek to facilitate learning across the formal and non-formal learning, in a country with a relatively low rate of participation in adult learning. The validation of non-formal education is a major challenge in Croatia, alongside the provision of basic skill education.

Croatia country reports

Croatia 2020

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  • Croatia introduction

    Croatia still faces the challenge of one of the lowest rates of participation in adult education. In order to deal with this, the government has focused its efforts into strengthening the provision of vocational and professional training for adult...

  • Recent developments in Croatia

    The Croatian Ministry of Education is currently continuing its work on drafting the new Adult Education Act. Croatian EAEA members are expecting the new act to increase regulation of non-formal adult education providers. 

    During the last yea...

  • Links to EU and international policy in Croatia

    Recent policies on education are largely based on the Sustainable Development Goals and the Upskilling Pathways initiative. As was mentioned before, the government is focusing on strengthening the provision of basic skills. In addition to that the...

  • Challenges and recommendations in Croatia

    Following the adaptation of the new Adult Education Act, the education providers in Croatia may find complying with new regulations challenging. However, it is still not clear how the new Act will change the status quo for non-formal adult educati...

EAEA members view

General situation of adult education
frowning face has slightly deteriorated in 2019

Participation in adult education

% of persons aged 25-64
3.5% participation rate last 4 weeks (European Labour Force Survey 2019)
31.8% participation rate last 12 months (European Adult Education Survey 2016)