Teo Matković

Senior research associate

  • Researcher’s unique code: 263434
  • Job title: Senior research associate
  • Field of interest: education, labour market, career transitions, social inequalities, social policies, impact evaluation

Qualifications, scientific advancement and education


Senior research associate (social policy)


Senior research associate (sociology)

2012 – 2018

Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Assistant professor in social policy unit


Research associate (social policy)


PhD in social policy, University of Zagreb. Thesis on “Transition from education to work in Croatia”

2004 – 2011

Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, research and teaching assistant in social policy unit


MSc in sociology, Nuffield college, University of Oxford. Thesis on “Different Ways of Being One’s Own Boss: Patterns of Self-Employment in Croatia”


MA in sociology Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb

Research projects

2021 - 2023

„Changes in the Organization of the Educational Process caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic: Effects on Educational Experiences, Well-being and Aspirations of Pupils in Croatia (EWACHANGE)“

2021 - 2022

Availability of upper secondary education programmes in Croatia 2013-2021.: Demographics, enrolment, capacities, demand, interest, interventions and projections (RASPUH)


Updated estimate of quantitative needs for education and employment of ECEC educators (MZO)


Assessment of institutional and structural determinants of application for and success at State Matura exams

2020 - 2023

Thematic Network for Lifelong Learning Available to All (TEMCO) (ESF)

2020 - 2022

Social resilience of Croatian society in the midst and aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic (SOCRES)

2020 - 2022

Work fit For People (ESF)

2019 - 2021

Quality improvement and breaks in time series exercise for the LFS in view of the entry into force of the new IESS regulation Croatia (CBS)


A study on financing and governance in pre-primary education (UNICEF)

2018 – 2019

Analysis of employment and wages via administrative microdata within the ESF project „Contribution to tripartite social dialogue – labour market perspectives“

2018 – 2020

Analysis of working conditions in pre-school education within the ESF project „Promoting quality of social dialogue via development and strengthening administrative and professional capacities“

2018 – 2019

Jobs and inclusion in Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem (The World Bank)

2018 – 2019

Eurograduate pilot survey (Eurograduate consortium, DG EAC)


Croatia NDS RAS – Education and Skills Note (The World Bank)


Analytical background for selection of priority occupations within the ESF project “Modernisation of VET” (ASOO)

2017 – 2018

Analysis of availability, quality, capacity and financing of ECEC in Croatia (MDOMSP)

2015 – 2016

Comprehensive Impact and process evaluation of CES ALMPs (CES, IPA)

2015 – 2016

Further development of occupational standards (CES, ESF)

2014 – 2015

Annual Employer Survey of Croatian Employment Service (CES)

2013 – 2016

Piloting the Statistically assisted profiling system for the unemployed (model and practices) within the CES. Social Protection System Modernization Project (The World Bank, CES)

2013 – 2014

Merging public register microdata in order to enable Analysis of employability of students who have graduated from Professional tertiary education in Croatia in 2008-2013 period (MSE, CES, Croatian pension insurance fund)

2012 – 2014

Support for Establishment of National/RegionalSocial Sciences Data Archives (SERSCIDA, FPVII Capacities programme, Science in Society)

2012 – 2013

Mapping VET Education Policies and Practices for Social Inclusion and Social Cohesion: the role of VET in promoting employment, equity, social cohesion and active citizenship in Western Balkans, Turkey and Israel (LSEE/European Training Foundation)

2012 – 2013

University education and labour market: research on careers and employability of Faculty of Law graduates (University of Zagreb development program “excellent”)

2011 – 2012

Adjustments in the public sector: Scope, effects and policy issues (ILO/EC)


Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies 2009-2010 cycle using matching techniques (CES)


Labor market outcomes and transition to tertiary education of vocational education graduates in Croatia. A part of vocational sectoral profiles within the IPA IV project “Strengthening institutional framework for the development of the VET occupational standards & curricula”


EUROSTUDENT IV (Eurostudent consortium/MZOS)

2009 – 2010

Social Impact Analysis and Response to the Effects of Economic Crisis (UNDP and The World Bank)

2008 – 2010

Educational Systems and Labour Markets in Central and Eastern Europe (Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung /Volkswagen foundation)

2007 – 2009

Research and reporting on the vulnerable youth (education dropouts and those who face difficult school-to-work tranistions) as a part of Croatian Joint Inclusion Memorandum agenda. (MZSS)

2007 – 2008

Deployment of European Quality of Life survey (EQLS) in Croatia (UNDP)


A comparative study of the labour market and of the vocational education and training system in Croatia (CARDS 2002)

Selected bibliography