1 in 5 young Croats not in education, employment or training

A total of 21.8 percent of young people in Croatia, aged between 15 and 29, are not in education, employment or training, which is a considerable increase compared with 2008 and 2009 when one person in ten was in this status, Eurostat figures for 2014 show.

The Croatian Youth Network (MMH), the umbrella organisation of more than 60 associations of young people in Croatia, says in its quarterly report on the position of young people on the labour market that the NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) category is increasingly used as a relevant indicator of the social status of young people because it indicates the number of them "outside the system".

Croatia ranks high among EU countries in respect of the share of young people in the NEET group, right after Bulgaria, Italy and Greece, which the MMH says is worrying.

Last update: Sun, 24/07/2016 - 12:45

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