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Factsheet for measure HR-2022-16/2191 – measures in Croatia
, applies locally
|Time period||Open ended, started on 15 April 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Access to childcare and education
|Author||Predrag Bejalovic (IJF) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||21 April 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)|
Due to the war in Ukraine and the large number of refugee students who have arrived or will arrive in the Republic of Croatia in recent days, the 7 Universities and many technical schools in Croatia provide free access to higher education to students from Ukraine. Croatian language courses for Ukrainian students are also necessary.
The Universities in Croatia in coordination with the Ministry of Science and Education enable the free of charge study to students from Ukraine. They should send their applications to various Universities in Croatia with the necessary information (name and surname, institution they come from, program, direction and year of study), so that University services can support them. All costs of study, accommodation and meals are covered for them by responsible Universities.
The "Center for Croatian as a Second and Foreign Language" at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb as well as some other similar centers around Croatia organize Croatian language courses for Ukrainian students with temporary protection of the Republic of Croatia who are currently studying at the Universities in Croatia. These courses are also free of charge and open to students who do not have prior knowledge of the Croatian language.
Furthermore, tertiary education institutions and scientific institutions welcome professors and scientists from Ukraine.
In order to facilitate access to higher education for students, teachers and scientists refugees from Ukraine to Croatia, the Agency for Science and Higher Education, in cooperation with Croatian higher education institutions, prepared an overview of available information on enrollment conditions and continuing studies for Ukrainian students as well as information on employment opportunities and cooperation with Ukrainian higher education scientists, teachers and researchers.
Until now around 50 Ukrainian students decided to study in various public Universities in Croatia.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
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:
Due to the nature of the measure, social partners were not involved.
Social partners in Croatia fully support any type of aid to refugees from Ukraine.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|P - Education||P85 Education|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2022), Access to higher education for Ukrainian students and to employment for teachers and scientists, measure HR-2022-16/2191 (measures in Croatia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/HR-2022-16_2191.html
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