Public Administration Minister Ivan Malenica has announced that a bill on the population census, which has been put up for public consultation, also envisages the electronic collection of data, apart from census takers who will collect data in the field.
This will be the first time for Croatia to conduct a population census by census takers and also to have an e-census conducted simultaneously.
"The draft act is currently being discussed. We will see what the next steps could be," Malenica said.
The electronic collection of data is expected to be conducted from 1 to 10 April 2021 through the e-citizen system, and will provide and opportunity for citizens to present the necessary data about themselves and their households online.
The second stage, set for 16 April to 7 May 2021, will be conducted on the ground by census-takers in households which have not been covered by the e-census.