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Factsheet for measure HR-2022-11/2765 – Updated – measures in Croatia
|Country||Croatia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 07 March 2022|
|Context||Green Transition, Digital Transformation|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
|Author||Predrag Bejakovic (IJF)|
|Measure added||21 August 2022 (updated 27 February 2023)|
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.
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).
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.
||Applies to all businesses||
Other groups of citizens
Public employment service
No special funding required
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:
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.
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.
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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