ECO HERITAGE TASK FORCE 2022 – from 24 July to 6 August 2022
Project title: Eco Heritage Task Force 2022
Organiser: Croatian Heritage Foundation, island of Krapanj
Period: from 24 July to 6 August 2022
Venue: Šibenik-Knin County, island of Krapanj
Participant accommodation: Brodarica resort
Project supervisor: Nives Antoljak firstname.lastname@example.org
Eco Heritage Task Force, a volunteer-based environmental and reconstruction programme of the Croatian Heritage Foundation that has gathered young people of Croatian background for the past three decades, is to be staged on the southern Croatian coast this summer. Our host this year is the island of Krapanj. Programme participants will take part in an eco-campaign to tidy up the island, including the handicapped access to the beach, an old growth forest, and the seaside waters. The volunteer work is also envisaged to tackle decrepit drystone walls.
A variety of workshops and additional activities will be organised for the participants aimed at raising awareness of the natural and cultural heritage and the fishing traditions of this area, including a Croatian language and culture workshop, a media workshop, and excursions across Šibenik-Knin County.
Contact us for more information on the project and application conditions at the e-mail address: email@example.com
Applications are ongoing; application forms can be obtained by contacting the project supervisor. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation (from a teacher, university professor, employer, or a Croatian community association of which the applicant is a member).
Programme participants shall cover their own travel costs to Zagreb ahead of the start, and return fare from Zagreb at the close of the programme. Costs associated with the programme, including board and lodging, are covered by the organisers.
The number of participants will depend on current measures and recommendations. The programme will be held in keeping with epidemiological restrictions; in the event of unfavourable healthcare-related circumstances the organisers reserve the right to postpone or cancel the programme.
All notifications and news concerning the programme will be available on the Internet site www.matis.hr and via the CHF profiles on social networks.
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.
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, Krka National Park and Nin, Fužine i Cres.
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.