ESF project: Work Fit for People

Main beneficiary:

Union of Autonomous Trade Unions of Croatia


Tourism and Services Trade Union of Croatia, Commercial Trade Union of Croatia, Institute for Social Research in Zagreb and Croatian Employment Service

Financed by:

The project is co-funded by the European Union under the European Social Fund.

Project duration:

27 July 2020 – 26 July 2022


The project aims to improve the capacities of trade unions in the area of protection of rights and improvement of working conditions of fixed-term employees. The Institute will contribute by leading the research element, in which, through secondary analyses, a questionnaire survey and qualitative methods, the knowledge on discrimination, needs and working conditions of fixed-term employees and seasonal workers will be acquired, while seeking possible ways to improve the rights of precarious workers. Principal Investigator and coordinator of this element on behalf of the Institute is Dr. Teo Matković.
The total budget of the project is 996,355.54 HRK, of which 85 per cent is financed by the European Union from the European Social Fund, and 15 per cent from the State Budget of the Republic of Croatia. The project duration is 24 months, and it is implemented in the period between 27th July 2020 and 26th July 2022.

Project web site:


Logo ESF i Nacionalne zaklade za razvoj civilnoga društva

Principal investigator/coordinator:

Darko Šeperić

Union of Autonomous Trade Unions of Croatia

Principal investigator/coordinator for IDIZ:

Teo Matković


Research team:

Jelena Ostojić

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology

Katarina Jaklin