Country Fact Sheet
- This Fact Sheet summarizes the key achievements of the Joint Programmes in Croatia.
Croatia Joint Programme Fact Sheet.pdf (124 KB)
Our Joint ProgrammesClosing the Chapter: Social Inclusion and Conflict Transformation in War-Affected Areas of Croatia More than 20 years after Croatia's war of independence, many communities there still suffer the social exclusion and economic deprivation characteristic of war-affected areas. This Joint Programme pioneered a model for socio-economic recovery that integrated community decision-making through projects based on shared needs and interests. This introduced peace building into existing local structures that provide social services, education, community policing, justice and job creation.
The Elementary School “Brace Ribar”, the largest elementary school in Sisak, is one of 280 schools that joined a MDG-F-supported project “Protecting children from violence” in Croatia. The school has joined the mentor based system of education of teachers and other school employees on the prevention, recognition and reaction to peer violence in late 2009. The school is currently implementing violence prevention and conflict resolution standards that are very visible, not only in classrooms and corridors of the school building, but also among the staff and students.