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Factsheet for measure HR-2022-11/2765 – measures in Croatia

Green and digital employment subsidies

Potpora za zapošljavanje - zeleno/digitalno

Country Croatia , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 07 March 2022
Context Green Transition, Digital Transformation
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
Author Predrag Bejakovic (IJF) and Eurofound
Measure added 21 August 2022 (updated 05 September 2022)

Background information

Subsidized employment can be a form of equalization of opportunities for employment of vulnerable groups so that they become more attractive to employers, although they are at a disadvantageous position in the labour market. It is hoped that the productivity of such workers will increase with time so that their jobs when subsidies stop, but there is no guarantee. If the job is permanently linked to lower productivity, it usually turns off when stimulus stops.

Content of measure

Eligible for the Green and digital employment subsidies are persons in a disadvantageous position on the labour market registered at the Croatian Employment Service (CES). There are two target groups.

Group 1 includes persons who have not been employed with a regular salary in the last 6 months; persons between the ages of 15 and 24; persons older than 50 years; persons without completed high school education; the Roma national minority; persons who do not have work experience, and are employed in jobs in the profession for which they are not educated. The duration of subsidies is 12 months. The monthly subsidy ranges from HRH 2,100 to 3,210 (€279 - €426).

Group 2 are persons with disabilities registered at the Croatian Employment Service. The duration of subsidies is 24 months. The monthly subsidy ranges from HRH 3,280 to 5,000 (€436 - €664).

Use of measure

According to the Statistical Bulletin No. 7 (Mjesecni statisticki bilten) by the Croatian Employment Service (Table 25, page 52) in the first seven months of 2022, 43 persons got the Green and digital employment subsidies, of which 16 obtained it in July 2022. It could be expected that the interest for the Subsidy will increase with time.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Unemployed
Applies to all businesses Older citizens
Youth (18-25)
Disabled
Other groups of citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Public employment service
National funds
No special funding required

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement as case not in social partner domain No involvement as case not in social partner domain
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A

Involvement

Although social partners were not directly included in the design of the measure, indirectly they participated because representatives of social partners are members of the Croatian Employment Service Governing Board which concludes on the characteristics of the active labor market measures and their implementation.

Views and reactions

Social partners in Croatia fully support all measures directed towards the transition to green and/or digital economy as well as successful inclusion of vulnerable groups into the labor market.

Sources

  • 07 March 2022: Potpora za zapošljavanje - zeleno/digitalno (Employment Subsidies Green/Digital) (mjere.hr)
  • 13 June 2022: Obrazac zeleno radno mjesto (Documentation on green jobs) (mjere.hr)
  • 20 July 2022: Prirucnik-za-dodjelu-potpora-za-zelena-i-digitalna-radna-mjesta (Booklet for allotment green/digital subsidies)

Citation

Eurofound (2022), Green and digital employment subsidies, measure HR-2022-11/2765 (measures in Croatia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/HR-2022-11_2765.html

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