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Project host: Croatian Heritage Foundation
Project leader: Nives Antoljak
Event period: 23 July to 12 August 2017
Expected number of participants: 40
Applications: the deadline is end of June, 2017 or until the participant quota is met
About the project:
The Croatian Heritage Foundation traditionally organises the volunteer TASK FORCE program, in which young people from the homeland and the emigrant communities work on preserving the environment, redeveloping derelict parts of Croatia's natural heritage, monuments, cultural and historical points of interest, which has led to a transformation of the project to the ECO HERITAGE TASK FORCE. The need to preserve our natural and cultural heritage is a challenge that remains. The involvement of youth is a natural necessity, as they hail from Croatia and will endeavour to contribute to preserving its natural environment and wealth and to become better acquainted with it.
More about the project
The project's history:
Launched at the height of Croatia's wartime suffering in 1992, emigrant youth continued the TASK FORCE project into peacetime. To date there have been successful projects in Voćin, Gornji Brgat near Dubrovnik, Skradin, Daruvar, Istria County, at the Plitvice Lakes, on the islet of Galovac near Zadar, at the Arboretum in Trsteno, in Motovun, Zaostrog, Ston, Pula and Bakar and archaeological sites in Crikvenica, Novi Vinodolski and Hreljin, Kaštele and at Bjelolasica, Koprivnica, Rovinj, Ston, Murter and Čakovec, Međimurje, Island of Vis, Šibenik and Krka National Park.
Our Croatian youth from the emigrant communities and Croatian ethnic minority communities in neighbouring countries are joined every year by their friends from around the world who have recognised the value of this program.
Requirements for participation:
Participants shall cover their own travel costs to Zagreb and return fare from Zagreb. The cost of the program is covered by the Croatian Heritage Foundation. Applications shall be accepted up by end of June, 2017, and application forms can be requested, in response to your query, from project leader Nives Antoljak.
Two letters of recommendation are to be included with the application: from a university professor, teacher or employer, or from an individual or association in your Croatian community.
Accommodation: arrangements pending
Last year on Island of Vis
Interested boys and girls,
age 18 and older,
may occur by end of June 2017.
HRVATSKA MATICA ISELJENIKA
CROATIAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION
Trg Stjepana Radića 3
HRVATSKA / CROATIA
tel: (+385 1) 61 15 116
fax: (+385 1) 45 50 700