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Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education
Agencija za strukovno obrazovanje i obrazovanje odraslih (AVETAE)

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 2007

The Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education is a public institution, founded in June 2010 by the Act on Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education.

The Agency deals with professional development and training of VET teachers, through organisation and implementation of professional exams, implementation of procedures for their promotion, and organisation and implementation of professional trainings.

The Agency developed and implements Quality Assurance system in VET. The Agency is in charge of organisation and implementation of skills competitions and under the name of WorldSkills Croatia represents country in the WorldSkills Europe and WorldSkills International.

The Agency programs and implements international projects in VET and Adult Education, with total value (2019) of more than 45 mil EUR.


Our mission is to make education the strongest root of personal growth and success.


To be source of expertise and information on VET and AE system in Croatia.

Strategic Goals:

Develop qualifications based on competences and learning outcomes

Continuous alignment of education with Labour Market Needs

Build VET system that enables lifelong learning and mobility

Support professional development of teachers and trainers in learning outcomes oriented system

Establish quality assurance system.

Regular tasks

Among its main tasks, the Agency develops new and modernizes existing VET curricula based on VET qualifications that is competences and learning outcomes, which reflect the needs of labor market and further education. Sector Councils have an important role in the process of harmonization of VET system with labor market needs which encompass representatives of all partners and stakeholders in Vocational Education and Training.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
  Secondary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
Interested to lead
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
  Interested to contribute
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
Gender equality in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Fostering entrepreneurship
Interested to lead
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
  Interested to contribute

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
  Moderately interested
Knowledge development
  Moderately interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
  Moderately interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
  Moderately interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
Highly interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


Agencija za strukovno obrazovanje i obrazovanje odraslih (AVETAE)
Garićgradska ulica 18
10 000 Zagreb


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Mile Živčić

UNEVOC Coordinator
Nino Buic
Assitant Director for EU Affairs, International Cooperation and Projects
EU Affairs, International Cooperation and Projects Dpt

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15 July 2018
The UNEVOC Network celebrates World Youth Skills Day
On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day (15 July), more than 30 UNEVOC Centres celebrated the importance of Skills for Youth, through conferences, workshop, skills exhibition and promotional campaigns. Discover our interactive map to learn more about those initiatives.
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