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3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

3.3 Skills forecasting

Last update: 25 July 2022
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  1. Forecasting system(s)
  2. Skills development


Forecasting system(s)


The Survey on Employers is a survey of employers’ labour force needs for certain occupations, which is carried out once a year by the Croatian Employment Service (CES) in cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Economy, Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts and  Croatian Employers' Association for the purpose of more successful labour market performance and matching supply and labour demand in Croatia.

The  questionnaire of the Survey on Employers is supplemented with the Survey on the Occupational Standard conducted by CES with the support of The Ministry of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy (MLPSFSP). The survey is conducted through an online survey (Lime Survey system) and employers and experts are expected to provide data on: key jobs needed to work in a certain profession in a particular organization; the knowledge and skills needed to carry out key tasks; the necessary level of key competences for lifelong learning, generic skills and psychomotor skills; the necessary education for work in the profession and the characteristics of the workplace and the characteristics of the organization.

At this time, there is no evaluation either of the Quality Assurance System of the Survey of Employers or the Survey on the Occupational Standard.

Skills development

Findings of the Survey on Employers and the Survey on the Occupational Standard are also used as information in the development of the Recommendations for Education Enrolment Policy and Scholarship policy and the identification of occupational standard in the Croatian Qualification Framework - CROQF. Croatia had the Strategy for Lifelong Learning Career Guidance in the Republic of Croatia 2016 – 2020., but a new one has not been adopted in the meantime.


The results of these surveys i.e. the Survey of Employers and the Survey on the Occupational Standards were not used in the organization of non-formal or informal learning at the time of writing of this report.