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National Strategy For Entrepreneurial Learning

Subject of the Policy document

National Strategy For Entrepreneurial Learning

Reference data

Adopted/Released by Government of the Republic of Croatia

Year of adoption 2010

Reference number 60th session of the Croatian Government

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1. Additional narrative description of the reference to Lifelong Guidance

• Objective 1: Develop a more positive attitude of wider public towards entrepreneurship, as well as encourage a positive attitude towards life-long learning for entrepreneurship

The goal of the strategy for entrepreneurial learning sets the following, concrete tasks:
a) recognise the importance of building entrepreneurial attitudes, knowledge and skills of all citizens of Croatia,
b) better understanding of entrepreneurship in the wider sense,
c) better understanding of youth about the role and importance of developing entrepreneurial attitudes, knowledge and skills for future personal and professional development,
d) increase the interest of members of different target groups for training to develop entrepreneurial attitude, knowledge and skills;

• Objective 2: Introduce learning and training for entrepreneurship as key competencies into all forms, types and levels of formal and informal education and learning

One of the 22 activities listed for the purpose of achieving Objective 2 is: "Implement entrepreneurial competence in professional informing and guidance, and career planning and development."

• Chapter 6. REASONS FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL LEARNING includes the following:

"Every man is also a homo economicus, who is competitive on the labour market with his business abilities, and it is precisely these abilities, if entrepreneurial competences are also implemented in it, that can achieve higher value. This enables higher and permanent employability and competitiveness of the individual, and easier professional orientation when choosing the first occupation and later, in career development."

Later sections of the same chapter (6), include the following:
"The Council of Ministers has passed the Resolution on Lifelong guidance in May 2004, which emphasises the following:

1. Career guidance refers to a range of activities that enable individuals of any age and at any point in their lives to identify their capacities, competences and interests, to make educational, training and occupational decisions and to manage their own professional career.
2. Priority 1 is important for entrepreneurship development, as it says that it is necessary to encourage lifelong development of career management skills. Career management skills are the decisive factor in empowering people for active participation and assuming responsibility in crating their own learning, education and career development.
3. Such skills, which should be nurtured throughout life, are based on key competences (especially 'to learn how to learn'), social and civil competences, including intercultural competences, and on initiative and entrepreneurship."


1. Implementing entrepreneurial competence in career planning and development,
2. Improving training programmes to establish and develop enterprises
3. Increased availability of training programmes for entrepreneurship.
4. Development of entrepreneurial centres and incubators.

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