Croatia - National Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs
The mission of the National Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs is actively encouraging the creation of new jobs and increasing the number of employed digital professionals in Croatia.
Although small, Croatia has contributed significantly to world heritage and progress through its innovators - Nikola Tesla invented alternating current, wireless signal transmission, AC motor, remote control, laser and dozens of other patents, Ruđer Bošković set the foundations of atomic theory, Benedikt Kotruljević introduced the double bookkeeping standard in accounting, Ivan Lupis Vukić invented a torpedo, Faust Vrančić is the father of the parachute and the wind turbine, Slavoljub Penkala has created a mechanical pencil, Ivan Vučetić has designed a dactiloscopy and the Croatian soldiers brought a tie, an inevitable detail of all business people.
As far as the present is concerned, it is less known that activation codes and forgotten passwords for Facebook, Gmail or WhatsApp are being delivered worldwide through an innovative messaging service developed and managed by the Croatian company Infobip. The fastest electric car and vital parts for the cars of other EV manufacturers are designed and manufactured in the Croatian company Rimac automobiles. SPAN is a Croatian company that maintains Active Directory of all McDonald's employees and maintains many critical network services from this global company. The first successful MP3 player in the world was created at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb (FER). The Croatian company, Infoart, was the first in the world to develop a parking payment system via mobile phones and implemented it in Croatian cities. The Photomath application for visual recognition and solving math tasks is one of the five most popular educational applications at the AppStore.
Innovation, talent and competences are indisputably present, while IT and digital economy give us an opportunity which former innovators did not have – fast communication infrastructure, every possible knowledge at your fingertips and a fully open market across Europe and beyond.
By thinking out of the box and by setting above-average goals, Croatia has the right to dream of a renaissance based on the excellence of individuals and organisations that have recognised them and has enabled them to develop their quality and their potential into the function of society development, unburdened with daily political turmoil and historical problems.
National coalition details
The main priorities of the Coalition are:
- Increasing the number of digital professionals employed in Croatian companies by increasing the number of graduates from high quality secondary schools and higher education institutions, increasing the number of adults who want to change their career, and targeting immigration.
- Keeping qualified digital professionals in Croatia by maximizing net wages and non-taxable benefits, improving the quality of family life, supporting globally competitive projects, and investing in R&D.
20 partners from academia and education, industry, the public and not-for-profit sector.