Social Inclusion

  • Platform for Roma Inclusion in Medjimurje - Phase II

    Based on the results and momentum created in Međimurje County during first phase of the Project - as well as given the interest from stakeholders to continue support, this new Project phase will continue to address the processes of longstanding exclusion of Roma from participation in local development planning and governance; use of funding opportunities for needs identified by the community and employment in Medjimurje County, Croatia.

  • Platform for Roma Inclusion in Medjimurje

    Roma continue to be one of the most disadvantaged groups in Croatia. UNDP's survey points to a widening gap in poverty, education and employment between Roma and non-Roma.

  • Strengthening Social Inclusion Policies

    The project provides support to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in assessing social exclusion in Croatia and design practical policies and strategies for inclusion of its most vulnerable populations.

  • Addressing the needs of wartime victims of sexual violence in Croatia

    During the Homeland War in Croatia in 1991-95 many women (and some men) were victims of sexual violence perpetrated by enemy forces as an act of war.

  • Support to UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS

    Since 2001 the UNAIDS co-sponsors active in Croatia joined in the UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS as the main instrument of UN coordination on HIV/AIDS in Croatia.

  • Program Acceleration Funds 3 (PAF3)

    The project provides a platform for informed discussions and debate on actual cases of discrimination and mobilizes policy and legislation changes.

  • Knowledge Hub for Capacity Development in HIV Surveillance

    The WHO Collaborating Centre / Knowledge Hub for HIV Surveillance is a unique centre which brings together an interdisciplinary group of scientists and policy makers across the University of Zagreb and institutions of excellence in HIV surveillance from all over the world.


About one-fifth of Croatian citizens perceive themselves as socially excluded or at risk of social exclusion, according to UNDP's National Human Development Report for Croatia, Unplugged: Faces of Social Exclusion presented in February 2007. According to the Croatian Bureau of Statistics ( the at risk of poverty rate in Croatia in 2010 amounted to 20.6%, while the EU 27 average is 16,4% - therefore, in terms of poverty rates, Croatia ranks among the most vurneable countries, close to Latvia (21.3%); Romania (21%), Bulgaria (20,7%); Lithuania (20.2%) and Greece (20,1%). The groups most at risk of social exclusion include people with physical and intellectual disabilities, women, returnees, the Roma and Serb minorities, long term unemployed, youth, single parent families, homeless, old people and prisoners.