Industrial park Nova Gradiška Ltd.
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Integrated Youth Employment System in Brod Posavina County

IPA: Operational Programme for Human Resources Development 2007-2009, Youth in the labour market

Project Title: Integrated youth employment system in Brod Posavina County

Total project costs: 166.650,68 €

Requested funds: 118.650,68 €

Applicant: INDUSTRIAL PARK NOVA GRADIŠKA Ltd. for Development and Investments

Contracting Authority: Croatian Employment Service, Department for Financing and Contracting of EU Projects

Partners in the project:

  1. Brod Posavina County
  2. Croatian Employment Service – Regional branch Sl. Brod
  3. Croatian Chamber of Economy – Sl. Brod Country Chamber
  4. The City of Nova Gradiška
  5. Croatian Chamber of Trade and Crafts – Sl. Brod Country Chamber
  6. Electrotechnical school Nova Gradiška
  7. Industrial school Nova Gradiška


Target groups

Long term unemployed youth and unemployed youth without working experience, and/or low levels of skills.

Final beneficiaries: INDUSTRIAL PARK NOVA GRADIŠKA Ltd., the City of Nova Gradiška, Brod Posavina County.

Project objective

The overall project objective is to contribute to reduction of youth unemployment in Brod Posavina County.

The specific objective of the project is design and implementation of an integrated system for consistent and systematic youth development and active employment measures in relation to market needs and trends, and in line with regional business needs and requirements.

Main activities

  1. Development of local youth active labour market – development of partnership and business cooperation between the business sector (Croatian Chamber of Economy, Croatian Chamber of Crafts, companies, crafts), employment institutions (Croatian Employment Service), educational institutions (Electrotechnical school Nova Gradiška, Industrial school Nova Gradiška), local and regional authorities (City of Nova Gradiška, Brod Posavina County). Development of Local labour market information system and portal development.
  2. Training service development – Training curricula preparation; 90 trainees attend and successfully complete customised training program (CNC metal processing – 120 hours – 32 trainees, CNC programming – 120 hours – 10 trainees, Training in Measurement techniques – 120 hours – 10 trainees, IT: Web-designer – 120 hours – 12 trainees, System and Network administrator – 240 hours – 12 trainees, Entrepreneurship training – 20 hours – 15 trainees); Evaluation and Certification.
  3. Job Club Design and development – special workshops and guidance in intensive process of finding job (12-week programme) aimed at strengthening of self-confidence, preparation of individual career plan, find work and/or start a new career, finish or continue education programmes.
  4. Youth entrepreneurship promotion activities – youth entrepreneurship promotion activities in Technical schools and Faculty, Business incubator services support for youth entrepreneurs.
  5. Youth Employment System roll out and promotion activities; conference, direct promotion, overall promotion activities.
  6. Project management activities – project implementation requires professional project management with developed detailed methodology and secured mechanisms for quality assurance: develop and apply internal communication policies and project management files; develop and apply quality assurance procedures; planning and coordination meetings.


The project should produce the following results

  1. Developed local youth active labour market network
  2. Training service developed – 90 trainees have been trained for work on new technologies and entrepreneurship
  3. Job club is designed and developed – a number of trainees have been employed (72) and/or improve its employability and working prospects (18)
  4. Youth entrepreneurship is actively supported




Brod Posavina County

Brod Posavina County is located in the southern part of the Slavonian lowland, the area between mount Psunj, Pozega’s and Dilj highlands from the north and the Sava river from the south, and covers a total area of ​​2.043 km2, which makes 3,61 % of total Croatian territory (56.542 km2). According to population census from year 2001., the Brod Posavina County has 176.765 residents which is for 2005 inhabitants or 1,15% less than in year 1991.. Brod Posavina County participating with 3,95 % of the total population of Croatian (4.381.352). The average population density is 84,68 inhabitants per 1 km2.


Croatian Employment Service – Regional branch Sl. Brod

The composition of beneficiaries of the Croatian Employment Service is very diverse: from students in elementary school through the high school, students, unemployed, and employed adults. Students from primary school are the beneficiaries vocational guidance (informing and consultation) since they are faced with important professional decision – selection of schools and the first jobs. Part of their job deals with foreign nationals who are employed in the Republic of Croatia. And those on this site may find the information that will probably use.


Croatian Chamber of Economy – Sl. Brod Country Chamber

The door of the Croatian Chamber of Economy is open to all domestic and foreign business people. In regular activities, The Chamber provides them with the ability to use business information, services and contacts.


Croatian Chamber of Trade and Crafts – Sl. Brod Country Chamber

Croatian Chamber of Crafts is an independent professional business organization of craftsmen established to promote harmonization and representing the interests of crafts. Croatian Chamber of Trade and Crafts – Sl. Brod Counry Chamber is a member of the Croatian Chamber of Trade and Crafts, which is consisted of the 20 county crafts chambers with about 100.000 tradesmen. In Chamber of Crafts Brod Posavina County two associations of craftsmen are members from the field Brod Posavina County with 3.555 craftsmen.


The City of Nova Gradiška

The City of Nova Gradiška is located on the area of western Slavonia. The city has 15.800 citizens and the center of area with a population of 60.000. Economic potentials of City Nova Gradiška, constitute a significant human and natural resources, and outstanding geo-traffic position. Workforce is relatively educated and qualified. Nova Gradiška is positioned on crossroads of important international roads (E70) and railroads, telecommunications systems and oil pipeline, that connect countries Western Europe with the countries of Southeast Europe and the Middle East, what forms the basis for the development of the City as of traffic, the logistical and the distribution centre. The significant forest and agricultural areas, preserved natural environment with a relatively low degree of pollution, form the basis for the development of tourism, ecological agriculture and forestry, the wood processing and food processing industries based on highly quality domestic raw materials and long-standing tradition.


Electrotehnical and economic school Nova Gradiška

Electrical school Nova Gradiška is a public institution, covering education and upbringing of students. The purpose and goal of education in electrical engineering area, in addition to the common objectives of secondary education and training for performing work the participation in the designing, preparation and management in specific areas of electrical engineering. The goal is to acquire a good general education, which will enable individuals continue their education in colleges and high schools in the area of technical sciences, primarily in electronics. In addition to the above objectives the purpose of education in this school is to develop intellectual abilities of students, affirming of rational attitude towards the school subjects, and training students for independent learning. Therefore the students of this school should be strive for the adoption of general human moral values, keeping of personal dignity, the dignity of  school and their homeland.


Industrial school Nova Gradiška