Freedom of movement


Country Report: Freedom of movement Last updated: 27/05/21


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Beneficiaries of international protection have freedom of movement within the State and are not allocated to specific geographic regions within the country. In 2019, a relocation plan for persons who were granted international protection foreseeing their decentralised placement should have been adopted by the Government of the Republic of Croatia. Thus, in March 2019, the Draft Plan has been sent to the State administration bodies for comments. The aim of this Plan is to help facilitate the process of accommodation of the persons who have been granted international protection in Croatia into the state-owned or private housing units across the country.[1] However, in the course of 2020, the plan was still not adopted. .

According to the LITP, asylees and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection have the right to social welfare pursuant to the regulations governing the domain of social welfare of Croatian citizens.[2] However some rights from the social welfare system can vary depending on local self-administration and regional self-administration.


[1]           EMN, Bulletin, April 2019, available at:

[2]           Article 73 LITP.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation