The policy paper ʺSearching for the best practices to reduce youth unemployment in Croatia“ written by Hrvoje Butković has been published in English. It was prepared as an activity within triennial Jean Monnet project for institutional support ʺPOLO-Cro28 – Policy Observatory in Croatiaʺ financed from the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission. This work analyses main characteristics of the EU policies and measures designed for reducing youth unemployment. It evaluates how these measures were implemented in Croatia, Slovenia and Poland from the outbreak of the global economic crisis until today. The paper also engages in comparative analysis of various practices in the area of youth unemployment in these selected new EU member states based on which recommendations were made for the policy makers in Croatia.