Qualification frameworks

IDE is working on the development of CQF in partnership with higher education institutions.

Croatian Qualifications Framework (CQF) is a tool for reforming overall qualifications system for every education level in Croatia through qualification standards based on outcome of learning and harmonised with needs of labour market, individuals and society as a whole. Since outcomes of education are in focus of CQF, CQF gives foundation for the development of evaluation of previous education. In other words it provides foundation for approving and evaluating outcomes of informal and formal learning, with compulsory implementation of qualification system assurance and transparent procedures of quality check. IDE emphasises public responsibility of higher education institutions in providing a lifelong learning as well as creating flexible ways of learning which can ensure employability and greater social inclusion of citizens. IDE was actively involved in passing a law on CQF and is still working on the development of CQF in partnership with higher education institutions with specific accent on Quality Standards and recognising and evaluating formal and informal knowledge.

Related projects

Project PharmMedQ

The application of the Croatian qualification framework in the improvement of study programs in the field of pharmacy and medical biochemistry (2019 – 2022)

Project Target

Establishing higher education standards of qualification and occupation in the sector of mining, geology and chemical engineering (2015 – 2016)

Project Unaprori

Advancement of Programme Evaluation Procedure at the University of Rijeka (2015 – 2016)


Improving the quality of education at law faculties of the Universities of Osijek, Rijeka and Split (2015 – 2016)

Project ME4CataLOgue

Croatian Catalogue of knowledge, skills and competences for Mechanical Engineering studies (Bachelor, Master and Doctoral study programmes) based on learning outcomes (2013 – 2015)

Project URPL

University Recognition of Prior Learning Centres – Bridging Higher Education with Vocational Education and Training (2011 – 2013)

IDE’s membership in external groups related to this policy

National group for development of human resources

National group for the development of a system for monitoring persons with qualifications

Committee for professional evaluation of requests for registration of occupational standards and sets of competences – sector expert for the Philology sector