The Strategy of WomenEntrepreneurship Development in the Republic of Croatia for the period of 2014 - 2020 is a continuation of the same Strategy adopted for the period of 2010 - 2013. The Republic of Croatia is one of the rare countries that have a Strategy onWomenEntrepreneurship Development, and the obligation of applying the gender equality principle is not a novelty; however. the new EU planing period of 2014 - 2020requires an adjustment of the existing document. Membership of the Republic of Croatia in the European Union mandates implementation of EU policies, among which are also those that promote equality between men and women, equal opportunities and non-discrimination, including access to persons with disabilities. Extended recession of the Republic of Croatia, which began with the economic crisis in 2008, emphasizes even more so the reasons why gender qualization activities must be intensified:
- Increase of risk of poverty rate for women, especially in their older age;
- Predomination of women in unemployment;
- Predomination of men in etrepreneurial activities;
- Fragmented, incoherent programs and activities.