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Contribution of contemporary entrepreneurial education to the increase of employability in the Republic of Croatia - case Study of Vern'

Iva Biondić
Ivica Katavić orcid id
Anita Zelić ; Veleučilište VERN’, Zagreb, Hrvatska

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With Croatia’s accession to the European Union, whose economic policy gives special attention to small and medium-sized enterprises, performance of this part of Croatian business entity becomes more important than ever. At the same time, two of the explicitly mentioned goals of the current strategic document Europa 2020 are higher employability and a bigger number of people with the higher education. However, lack of coordination between the competences that are gained through higher education and the needs of the labour market, i.e. their incompatibility, resulted in exceptionally high unemployment rates in young people in Croatia. This is why the higher education with a strong entrepreneurial orientation is recognized as a tool for solving current economic problems. The goal of this paper is to detect key competences in entrepreneurial education and their contribution to increasing employment rates in the Republic of Croatia. With the purpose of achieving this goal the data will be collected through primary sources (structured interviews with heads of departments and head of studies at VERN’ University of Applied Sciences – N=6) and secondary sources (public information about VERN’ University of Applied Sciences and relevant professional and scientific literature). The results of the research indicate that there is a cause- effect relationship between entrepreneurial education and the increase of employment rate. The data from three study programs (Economy of Entrepreneurship, Tourism and Journalism) and the results of the analysis of the secondary sources demonstrate that entrepreneurial education creates entrepreneurial competences that are contributing to the higher employment rates in the Republic of Croatia.

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entrepreneurial education; entrepreneurial competences; study programs; VERN’ University of Applied Sciences; national economy

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