Sections and guilds

In order to coordinate and address professional issues dealing with their respective branches of economy, tradesmen and craftsmen organize into sections and guilds — professional associations at the level of tradesmen associations, county chambers and at the national level of Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts. Membership in sections and guilds is a voluntary option.

Professional associations at the level of tradesmen associations, county chambers and Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts are the following:

  • at the level of tradesmen associations: sections
  • at the level of county chambers: guilds
  • at the national level: the guilds of Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts

The activities of sections and guilds at the levels of tradesmen associations, county chambers and Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts are financed out of voluntary membership fees, the budgets of tradesmen associations, county chambers or Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts, as well as out of donations and other sources.

Sections

Sections are basic forms of professional associations at the level of tradesmen associations. The types and the number of sections are defined in the statutes of tradesmen association, depending on the number of members belonging to the respective branch and its importance for the economy of the area of that particular tradesmen association.
The mission of the section is to investigate, discuss and decide upon different issues and tasks related to the branch represented by the section.

Guilds

Guilds are forms of professional associations at the level of county chambers with the aim of coordinating and solving professional and other issues which are of common interest for their members.
Guilds are organised in county chambers of trades and crafts in such a way that as a rule every professional guild includes one branch and if demanded by the members one group or subgroup of the branch. The types and the number of guilds are defined in the statutes of county chamber.

Croatian chamber of trades and crafts’ guilds

The guilds of Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts coordinate the activities of the respective guilds at the level of county chambers with the aim of addressing and solving the specific issues of common interest at the Chamber level.

Department for the Organisation of Guilds 

Head of the Department
Ivica Štambuk, dipl.ing.
Phone: 48 06 632
Fax: 48 46 610
E-mail: cehovi@hok.hr

With this aim it is possible to organise sections of individual trades within a single guild (Textile, Leather and Fur Section; Florists’ Section; Chimney Sweepers’ Section; Photographers’ Section; and Textile Care Section).
National guilds are formed at the level of the national Chamber as a form of professional association of those members who belong to the same or similar branch.

The decision on founding a new guild at the national level is proposed by the Steering Committee and approved by the Assembly of Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts.

The mission of national guilds is to promote and improve, at the national level, its branch and coordinate and represent the interests of Chamber members who work in the same branch.
The way the guilds of Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts work is defined by a by-law passed by the Steering Committee.

Sections and guilds

Production Guild

  • Textile, Leather and Fur Section

Guild for Intellectual and Other Services

  • Textile Care Section, Dry-cleaners
  • Chimney Sweepers’ Section
  • Photographers’ Section
  • Florists’ Section

Catering and Tourism Guild

Commerce Guild

Transport Guild

Fisheries, Aquaculture and Agriculture Guild

Hairdressers and Beauticians’ Guild

Croatian Hairdressers’ Union

Association of winemakers “Vinum Croaticum”

Beauticians’ Union