Croatian Employers Association – project “Initiative for young” promoting link between employers and universities.

Croatian employers association (CEA) together with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Student Council of Universities of Applied Sciences introduced in 2017 new project connecting employers and universities. General idea behind the initiative was to support work placement through better cooperation between employers and universities in order to equip students with required practical knowledge, currently reported by most employers as not fully developed within graduates. Project introduced detailed student manual for work placement organization: as well as work placement draft contract for employers and interactive work placement announcement sub-portal for students.

Within this project, some 37 HEIs and 136 employers are linked in providing better quality of work placement. So far more than 600 work placement were organised within the project, supporting HEIs and students which were previously unable to get such opportunity.