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Croatia

Ministry with Overall Responsibility

Integration of Third-country Nationals in Croatia is transsectorial. The objectives of integration are to be realised through initiatives and measures within several areas and by different Government ministries and agencies.

The Government Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities is the coordination body responsible for integration.

Other Ministries involved

  • Ministarstvo unutarnjih poslova / Ministry of the Interior [L English]
  • Ministarstvo zdravlja / Ministry of Health [L Croatian]
  • Ministarstvo socijalne politike i mladih / Ministry of Social Policy and Youth [L Croatian]
  • Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i sporta / Ministry of Science, Education and Sport [L Multilingual]
  • Ministarstvo gospodarstva / Ministry of Economy [L Croatian]
  • Ministarstvo rada i mirovinskog sustava / Ministry of Labour and Pension System [L Croatian]
  • Ministarstvo kulture / Ministry of Culture [L Multilingual]
  • Ministarstvo regionalnog razvoja i fondova Europske unije / Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds [L Croatian]
  • Ured za ljudska prava i prava nacionalnih manjina Vlade Republike Hrvatske / Government Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities [L Croatian]
  • Ured za udruge Vlade Republike Hrvatske / Office for Cooperation with NGOs [L Multilingual]
  • Državni ured za obnovu i stambeno zbrinjavanje / State Office for Reconstruction and Housing [L Croatian]
  • Državni ured za Hrvate izvan Republike Hrvatske / State Office for Croats Abroad [L Multilingual]

Policy Papers or Programmes

  • Migracijska politika Republike Hrvatske za razdoblje 2013-2015 / Migration Policy of the Republic of Croatia for the period 2013-2015 (draft proposal) [D Multilingual]
  • Akcijski plan za uklanjanje prepreka u ostvarivanju pojedinih prava u području integracije stranaca za razdoblje od 2013. do 2015. godine / Action Plan for the removal of obstacles to the exercise of particular rights in the area of integration of foreigners in the Croatian society, for the period of 2013 to 2015 [D Multilingual
  • Strateški plan Ministarstva regionalnoga razvoja i fondova Europske unije za razdoblje 2016-2018 / Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds for the period 2016-2018 [L Croatian]
  • Nacionalna strategija razvoja zdravstva 2012 - 2020 / National Health Care Strategy 2012-2020 [D Multilingual]
  • Strateški plan Ministarstva znanosti, obrazovanja i sporta za razdoblje 2016-2018 / Strategic plan of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport for the period 2016-2018 [D Croatian
  • Strateški plan Ministarstva rada i mirovinskog sustava 2016-2018 / Strategic plan of the Ministry of Labour and Pension System for the period 2016-2018[D Croatian]
  • Strateški plan Ministarstva gospodarstva za razdoblje od 2016 – 2018 godine / Strategic plan of the Ministry of Economy for the period of 2016-2018 [D Croatian]
  • Nacionalni program zaštite i promicanja ljudskih prava za razdoblje od 2013 do 2016 godine / National Program for Protection and Promotion of Human Rights for the period of 2013-2016 [D Croatian]
  • Strategija borbe protiv siromaštva i socijalne isključenosti u Republici Hrvatskoj (2014 - 2020) / Strategy for combating poverty and social exclusion in the Republic of Croatia (2014-2020) [D Croatian]
  • Program provedbe Strategije borbe protiv siromaštva i socijalne isključenosti u RH (2014.-2020) za razdoblje od 2014. do 2016 / Implementation Program for the Strategy for combating poverty and social exclusion in the Republic of Croatia (2014-2020) for the period 2014-2016 [D Croatian
  • Protokol o postupanju prema djeci odvojenoj od roditelja – stranim državljanima / Protocol on procedures for separated foreign children [D Croatian]
  • Protokol o postupanju u osiguravanju smještaja azilanata i stranaca pod supsidijarnom zaštitom / Protocol on accommodation procedures for refugees and beneficiary of subsidiary protection [D Croatian]
  • Program učenja hrvatskoga jezika, povijesti i kulture za azilante i strance pod supsidijarnom zaštitom radi uključivanja u hrvatsko društvo / Learning programme on Croatian language, history and culture for refugees and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection [D Croatian]
  • Nastavni plan i program hrvatskoga jezika za tražitelje azila azilante i strance pod supsidijarnom zaštitom starije od 15 godina radi pristupa srednješkolskom obrazovnom sustavu i sustavu obrazovanja odraslih / Curriculum of Croatian language for 15+ asylum seekers, refugees, and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection entering secondary school and adult education [D Croatian]
  • Vodič kroz integraciju: Osnovne informacije za integraciju stranaca u hrvatsko društvo / Guide through Integration: Basic Information for the Integration of Aliens into Croatian Society [D Multilingual]

Key Legislation

  • Zakon o strancima (Narodne Novine 130/2011 i 74/2013) / Aliens Act, Official Gazette (130/2011 and 74/2013)
    [D English]
  • Zakon o međunarodnoj i privremenoj zaštiti (Narodne novine 70/2015) / Act on International and Temporary Protection (Official Gazette 70/2015) [Croatian]
  • Zakon o hrvatskom državljanstvu (Narodne Novine; br. 53/91, 70/91 – ispravak, 28/92, 130/2011i 110/2015) / Croatian Citizenship Act, Official Gazette (53/91, 70/91, 28/92, 130/2011, 110/2015) [D Croatian]
  • Zakon o prebivalištu (Narodne Novine 144/2012, 158/2013) / Residence Act, Official Gazette (144/2012, 158/2013) [D Croatian]
  • Zakon o suzbijanju diskriminacije (Narodne Novine 85/2008 i 112/2012) / Anti-Discrimination Act, Official Gazette (85/2008 i 112/2012) [D Croatian]
  • Zakon o Hrvatskom kvalifikacijskom okviru (Narodne novine, 22/2013) / Qualifications Framework Act, Official Gazette (22/2013) [D Multilingual]
  • Zakon o obveznom zdravstvenom osiguranju i zdravstvenoj zaštiti stranaca u Republici Hrvatskoj (Narodne novine 80/2013) / Law on Mandatory Health Insurance and Health Care for Foreigners (Official Gazette 80/2013) [D Croatian]
  • Zakon o besplatnoj pravnoj pomoći, Narodne novine (143/2013) / Free Legal Aid Act, Official Gazette (143/2013) [D Croatian]
  • Zakon o posredovanju pri zapošljavanju i pravima za vrijeme nezaposlenosti (NN 80/08, 121/10, 25/12, 118/12 i 153/13) / Act on Employment Mediation and Unemployment Rights  (Official Gazette 80/08, 121/10, 25/12, 118/12 and 153/13) [D Croatia]
  • Pravilnik o statusu i radu stranaca u Republici Hrvatskoj (Narodne Novine 52/12, 81/2013, 38/2015) / Regulation on status and work of aliens in Republic of Croatia, Official Gazette (52/12, 81/2013, 38/2015) [D Croatian]
  • Pravilnik o obrascima i zbirkama podataka u postupku azila, „Narodne novine“, broj: 36/08., 46/08., 10/09., 88/11. i 81/13. / Regulation on forms and data collections in the asylum procedure, "Official Gazette", No. 36/2008, 46/2008, 10/2009, 88/2011 and 81/2013 [D Croatian]
  • Pravilnik o besplatnoj pravnoj pomoći u postupku odobrenja međunarodne zaštite  (“Narodne novine“, broj:  140/15.) / Regulation on free legal aid in the procedure of approval of international protection, Official Gazette no.  140/15 [D Croatian]
  • Pravilnik o sadržaju zdravstvenoga pregleda tražitelja azila, azilanata, stranaca pod privremenom zaštitom i stranaca pod supsidijarnom zaštitom (“Narodne novine“, broj: 39/08.) / Regulation on the content of the medical examination of asylum seekers, asylum grantees, persons under temporary protection and persons under subsidiary protection, "Official Gazette" No 39/2008 [D Croatian]
  • Pravilnik o načinu provođenja programa i provjeri znanja tražitelja azila, azilanata, stranaca pod privremenom zaštitom i stranaca pod supsidijarnom zaštitom, radi pristupa obrazovnom sustava Republike Hrvatske („Narodne novine“, broj: 89/2008.) / Regulation on the means of implementing programs and assessments of knowledge of persons under protection for accessing the Croatian educational system, Official Gazette 89/2008 [D Croatian]
  • Pravilnik o provođenju pripremne i dopunske nastave za učenike koji ne znaju ili nedostatno znaju hrvatski jezik i nastave materinskoga jezika i kulture države podrijetla učenika („Narodne novine“, br. 15/2013.) / Regulation on implementing preparatory and supplementary classes for students who do not know Croatian language, and on teaching language and culture of students’ country of origin, O. Gazette 15/2013 [D Croatian]
  • Odluka o programu hrvatskog jezika, povijesti i kulture za tražitelje azila i azilante (Narodne novine 129/09) / Decision on the Programme of Croatian language, history and culture for asylum seekers and refugees (Official Gazette 129/09) [D Croatian]
  • Uredba o načinu izračuna i visini sredstava za uzdržavanje stranaca u RH (Narodne Novine 51/2012) / Regulation on the calculation and amount of aliens support in Croatia, Official Gazette (51/2012) [D Croatian]
  • Pravilnik o načinima i uvjetima ostvarivanja prava na smještaj azilanata, stranaca pod supsidijarnom zaštitom i stranaca pod privremenom zaštitom te sudjelovanja azilanata, stranaca pod supsidijarnom zaštitom i stranaca pod privremenom zaštitom u plaćanju troškova smještaja (Narodne novine 3/2016) / Regulation on the modes and conditions for exercising the right to accommodation of asylum seekers, persons under subsidiary protection and persons under temporary protection and participation of asylum seekers, persons under subsidiary protection and persons under temporary protection in the cost of accommodation (Official Gazette 3/2016) [D Croatian]
  • Pravilnik o načinu utvrđivanja uvjeta za ulazak i boravak u Republici Hrvatskoj državljana država članica Europskog ekonomskog prostora i članova njihovih obitelji te članova obitelji hrvatskih državljana (Narodne novine 126/12, 81/13, 38/15 i 85/15) / Regulation on the method of determining the conditions of entry and residence in the Republic of Croatia, for the European Economic Area nationals and their family members and family members of Croatian nationals (Official Gazette 126/12, 81/13, 38/15, and 85/15) [D Croatian]
  • Pravilnik o boravku i radu visokokvalificiranih državljana trećih država u Republici Hrvatskoj (Narodne novine 120/12, 81/13, i 38/15) / Regulation on the stay and work of highly qualified third-country nationals in the Republic of Croatia (Official Gazette 120/12, 81/13, i 38/15) [D Croatian]

Funding Opportunities

  • Ministarstvo regionalnoga razvoja i fondova Europske unije / Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds [L Multilingual]
  • Nacionalna zaklada za razvoj civilnog društva / National Foundation for Civil Society Development [L Multilingual]
  • Ured za ljudska prava i prava nacionalnih manjina Vlade Republike Hrvatske / Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities [L Croatian] 
  • Ured za udruge Vlade Republike Hrvatske / Government of the Republic of Croatia Office for Cooperation with NGOs [L Multilingual]

Impact Assessments, Reports and Evaluations

  • Integracijske politike i prakse u sustavu azila u Republici Hrvatskoj / Integration policies and practices in the system of asylum in the Republic of Croatia [D Croatian]
  • Izvješće o procjeni stanja zdravlja migranata na južnim granicama EU-a 2014 / Assessment Report on the Health Situation at EU’s Southern Borders 2014 [L English
  • EUDO citizenship observatory: Country report - Croatia [D English]
  • EUDO citizenship observatory: Naturalisation procedures for immigrants [D English]
  • Izvješće pučke pravobraniteljice za 2015. godinu / 2015 Annual Report of the Ombudsman [D Croatian]
  • ENAR shadow report 2012-2013: Racism and related discriminatory practices in employment in Croatia [D English]
  • ENAR shadow report 2011-2012: Racism and related discriminatory practices in Croatia [D English]
  • Izvješće o radu Stalnog povjerenstva za provedbu integracije stranaca u hrvatsko društvo u 2014. godini / A report on the activities of the Standing Committee for the implementation of the integration of foreigners into Croatian society for the year 2014 [D Croatian]
  • Izvješće o provedbi mjera iz Akcijskog plana za uklanjanje prepreka u ostvarivanju pojedinih prava u području integracije stranaca za razdoblje od 2013. do 2015. godine u 2014. godini/ A Report on the Implementation of the Action Plan for the removal of obstacles to the exercise of individual rights in the area of ​​integration of foreigners in the period from 2013 to 2015, in 2014 [D Croatian]
  • Pregled pravnog i institucionalnog okvira za zaštitu stranaca u Hrvatskoj / Overview of the legal and institutional framework for the protection of foreigners in Croatia (2013) [D Croatian]
  • Integration Policies - Country Report for Croatia [D English]
  • Hrvatska - Indeks razvijenosti politika integracije migranata (MIPEX) 2014 / Croatia - A MIPEX assessment 2014 [D Multilingual]
  • Dobrodošli u hrvatsko društvo / Welcome to Croatian society (2014) [D Multilingual]
  • Interkulturne prakse, s izbjeglicama i za izbjeglice (2014) / Intercultural practices, together with refugees and for refugees (2014) [D Croatian]
  • Vodič kroz socioekonomka prava izbjeglica (2014) / Guide through socioeconomic rights of refugees [D Croatian]
  • Priručnik za edukatore: zaštita izbjeglica i ranjivih skupina migranata (2014) / Manual for trainers: the protection of refugees and vulnerable groups of migrants (2014) [D Croatian]
  • Integracija migranata u Europskoj uniji s osvrtom na Hrvatsku: Strateška polazišta Instituta za migracije i narodnosti (2016) / Integration of migrants in the European Union with reference to Croatia: Position paper of the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (2016) [D Multilingual]

Research and Statistical Agencies

  • Državni zavod za statistiku / Croatian Bureau of  Statistics [L English]
  • Služba za strateško planiranje, analitiku i razvoj Ministarstva unutarnjih poslova / Department of Strategic Planning, Analysis and Development of the Ministry of the Interior [L Croatian]
  • Institut za migracije i narodnosti / Institute for Migration and Ethnic studies [L Multilingual]
  • Europska migracijska mreža Nacionalna kontakt točka (EMN NCP) / European Migration Network National Contact Point (EMN NCP) [L English]
  • Međunarodna organizacija za migracije, Ured u Hrvatskoj / International Organization for Migration (IOM), Country Office [L English]
  • Centar za istraživanje etničnosti, državljanstva i migracija (CEDIM) / Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Citizenship and Migration (CEDIM) [L Croatian]

Agencies Implementing Integration Programmes

  • Centar za mirovne studije / Centre for Peace Studies [L Croatian]
  • Hrvatski Crveni križ / Croatian Red Cross [L Multilingual]
  • Kuća ljudskih prava / Human Rights House [L Croatian]
  • Isusovačka služba za izbjeglice, Ured u Zagrebu / Jesuit Refugee Service, Zagreb's Office [L English]
  • Međunarodna organizacija za migracije, Ured u Hrvatskoj / International Organization for Migration (IOM), Country office Croatia [L Multilingual]
  • Društvo Afrikanaca u Hrvatskoj (DAH) / Association of Africans in Croatia (DAH) [L Multilingual]
  • Okus doma / Taste of Home [L Multilingual]
  • Društvo za psihološku pomoć / Society for psychological support [L Croatian]
  • Initiative Are You Syrious? [L Multilingual]
  • Centar za rehabilitaciju, stres i traumu / Rehabilitation centre for stress and trauma [L Multilingual]

Key Stakeholders

  • Stalno povjerenstvo Vlade Republike Hrvatske za provedbu integracije stranaca u hrvatsko društvo / The Standing Committee of the Government of the Republic of Croatia for the implementation of the integration of foreigners into Croatian society
  • Radna skupina za operativnu provedbu zadaća Stalnog povjerenstva za provedbu integracije stranaca u hrvatsko društvo / Working Group for the operational implementation of planned tasks Standing Committee for the implementation of the integration of foreigners into Croatian society
  • Sektor za upravne poslove, strance i državljanstvo Ministarstva unutarnjih poslova / Department for Administrative Affairs, foreigners and citizenship, Ministry of Interior
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) [L Multilingual]
  • Hrvatski Crveni križ / Croatian Red Cross [L Multilingual]
  • Centar za mirovne studije / Centre for Peace Studies [L Croatian]
  • Croatian Law Centre  [L Multilingual]
  • Isusovačka služba za izbjeglice / Jesuit Refugee Service [L English]
  • Međunarodna organizacija za migracije, Ured u Hrvatskoj / International Organization for Migration (IOM), Country office Croatia [L Multilingual]