Croatia: physical activity policy snapshot

This snapshot presents strengths and weaknesses of national physical activity policy actions in Croatia. Compare Croatia with other European countries in our MOVING policy index.

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Croatia implements policy actions in 4 of the 6 policy areas of the MOVING framework. The highest assessment achieved was moderate on initiatives that promote physical activity in schools, community and recreation (M). Croatia achieved fair on 2 policy areas: physical activity opportunities in the workplace and training (O) and increasing physical activity through public communication which builds behaviour change skills (N).

Weaknesses are highlighted throughout the framework; therefore, action is needed to improve all policy areas. Improvements are needed in physical activity in schools and for all ages and abilities (M), physical activity in the workplace (O), public awareness campaigns (N) and providing physical activity training in primary care (G). Gaps were identified in a lack of physical activity in and outside the classroom and community initiatives (M), alongside an absence of physical activity guidelines (N).

No policy action was identified in all areas of the active environments domain (V, I) such as active design guidelines (V) and promoting physical activity in the built environment (I) therefore these policy areas should be an immediate priority. Greater attention should be given to the remainder of the framework where a poor and fair assessment was achieved.

Download a full analysis and breakdown of Croatia’s results (pdf, English)

This country snapshot presents detailed results of the MOVING policy index for Croatia. Full index results are outlined in the MOVING policy brief (pdf), which compares Croatia with other European countries and explains the methods for producing this snapshot and the index.

The index assesses if national government policy actions exist across all areas of the MOVING framework and, if so, how well designed they are. We produced this assessment by benchmarking policies from Croatia, collected through a comprehensive scan. You can view all benchmarked policies in our MOVING database.

Overview of physical activity policy status in Croatia

Croatia MOVING overview

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