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6. Education and Training

6.9 Awareness-raising about non-formal and informal learning and quality youth work

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Information providers / counselling structures
  2. Awareness raising initiatives


Information providers / counselling structures

Lifelong Career Guidance Centres (CISOK) offer information on professional guidance and help with making informed decisions on the choice of education or training.

The Croatian Employment Service (Hrvatski zavod za zapošljavanje) offers various services related to the career development. One of them is support for education of employed and unemployed persons (obrazovanje zaposlenih i nezaposlenih osoba).

Vocational guidance Centres (CIPS) located in the regional offices of the Croatian Employment Service offer information on education possibilities.

The programmes and brochures (program za cjeloživotno učenje) used by the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes are those used by the European Commission within the Erasmus+ programme, Youth in Action, and SALTO Youth Resource Centres.


Awareness raising initiatives

The Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education is organising a Lifelong Learning Week. The goal of the event is raising awareness on the importance of learning and education. It is an effort to motivate citizens to engage in different forms of learning and realize the existence of non-formal and informal forms of learning. The Lifelong learning week is not focused only on youth group but it does encompass that group. The event features lectures, workshops, panels, open days and similar. The event was first organised in 2002, and since 2008 it has become a yearly event.

In 2014, the National Foundation for Civil Society Development launched a financial support pilot programme which ensures institutional support for stabilisation and/or development of youth-led and for-youth associations.

Eurodesk Network and the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes holds yearly Time to move campaign (kampanja Time to move) which promotes mobility and non-formal learning.