WYA Croatia announces 5th WYA Week

‘‘We are staying in Croatia’’ is the title of the 5th WYA Week conference organized by World Youth Alliance (WYA) that will be held in Zagreb from 20th to 24th of November. This conference is the main title and main part of World Youth Alliance Week (WYA Week), which happens every year in Croatia. WYA Week is designed to bring young people together in a dialogue with decision makers, academics, and other influential people from the Croatian society. For this reason, different cultural and educational events, as well as round tables and debates, were prepared. The main goal of organizing WYA Week is to include young people in the activities of their own community, to communicate their own needs, and to debate current issues in their society. 

‘‘We are staying in Croatia’’ is the title and the main theme of this event because of the issue in Croatia that has been going on for few years. Young people have been leaving because they don’t believe that they have a future in the country. They don’t believe that they can find good jobs after graduation, and they feel like they don’t have the support of the Croatian decision makers in this respect.

The goal of this event is to create an environment that will foster the development of a quality dialogue and mutual respect of opinions, so that together, we can reach the best solutions.

The World Youth Alliance Croatia is a Chapter of a global organization of the World Youth Alliance, which promotes and protects the intrinsic human dignity through three main areas – education, advocacy, and culture. In Croatia, this organization has been active since 2012 and has about 70 active members between 18 and 30 years.

The full program of the event is listed below.


Program of World Youth Alliance Week

“We are staying in Croatia”

20.11. Monday (opening of the conference)

SuprotivaTalk: motivational speeches

  • Kazalište ”Mala scena” (Theatre ”Mala Scena”), Medveščak 2, at 7 pm

 

21.11. Tuesday (Youth and the future)

Round table: Youth of today for tommorow

  • Rectorate Auditorium of the Anniversary in Zagreb, Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, at 6 pm

 

22.11. Wednesday (Youth and culture)

Public discussion: Croatia among us

– Croatian School Museum, Trg Republike Hrvatske 4, u 7 pm

 

23.11. Thursday (Youth and business)

Business date: Make a stand!

– Technology Park Zagreb, Avenija Dubrovnik 15 (Velesajam, paviljon 12, 1. kat), at 6 pm

 

24.11. Friday (closure of the conference)

Celebration of the 5th anniversary of the World Youth Alliance Croatia, at 8 pm

  • Place of the celebration will be announced afterwards

 

Suprotiva TalkYouth of Today for TomorrowCroatia Among UsBusiness Date: Make A StandCelebration of the 5th WYA birthday

Suprotiva Talk

Theatre ”Mala Scena” | Medveščak 2 | Zagreb | 20th of November 2017.

Main Objectives

  • To demonstrate a positive view of Croatia from the perspective of young and succsesfull people
  • To inspire people fot ecxcellence, activity in order to stay in Croatia

Participants

6 young people that are experts in business, art and culture, philosophy and academy

Moderators

  • Maja Duvnjak
  • Luka Tripalo

Program

19:00 |  PREAMBLE – The opening of the World Youth Alliance Week, speech of Mr Loncarevic, president of the WYA Croatia

19:10  |  PERFORMANCE OF MUSICAL BAND DOCTOR WATSON    

19:15  |  INTRODUCTION OF THE SPEAKERS

19:20  |  SUPROTIVA TALK – Motivational speeches of seven young people 10 minutes each

19:45  | PERFORMANCE OF MUSICAL BAND DOCTOR WATSON

20:30  |  QUESTION OF THE AUDIENCE

20:50  |  FINAL SPEECH AND CLOSURE OF THE PROGRAM

Youth of Today for Tomorrow

Rectorate Auditorium of the Anniversary in Zagreb | Trg Republike Hrvatske 14 | Zagreb | 21th of November 2017

Main Objectives

  • To define the status of young Croats
  • To present prepositions of measures for National Youth Program
  • To offer concrete solutions for youth policies in Croatia

Participants

  • Representative of the Croatian Ministry for Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy
  • Representative of the The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia
  • Representative of young undertakings
  • Representative of Croatian mass media

Moderator: Mateja Cop

Program

18:00 – 18:10  |  PREAMBLE – Opening speech of the moderator

18:10 – 18:25  |  PRESENTATION:

•  Results of the research

•  Prepositions of measures for National Youth Program

19:25 – 20:30  |  DISCUSSION – Discussion with prepared questions for the participants.

20:50 – 21:00  |  FINAL SPEECH AND CLOSURE OF THE PROGRAM

Croatia Among Us

Croatian School Museum | Trg Republike Hrvatske 4 | Zagreb | 22nd of November 2017

Main Objectives

  • To define the foundation of the Croatian community
  • To indicate the value and utility of the Croatian culture
  • To offer a concrete solutions for the future of the culture in Croatia

Participants

  • Maja Hrgovic, writer and the director of the portal Arteist
  • Rene Medvesek, actor, director and the professor on the Academy of Dramatic Art
  • Nikola Albaneze, art historian, curator and museologist

Moderators:               

  •  Anita Ruso, art historian,
  •  Luka Tripalo, writer

Program

19:00 – 19:10  |  PREAMBLE

•  Presentation of The World Youth Alliance Week and the participants

19:10 – 19:25  |  SCREENING: CROATIA AMONG US

19:25 – 20:30 |  DISCUSSION

•  Discussion with prepared questions for the participants in trhree parts: present, past and the future of the Croatian culture (20 minutes for each part)

20:30 – 20:50  |  QUESTION OF THE AUDIENCE

20:50 – 21:00  |  FINAL SPEECH AND CLOSURE OF THE PROGRAM

Business Date: Make A Stand

Technology Park Zagreb | Avenija Dubrovnik 15 | Zagreb | 23rd November 2017

Main Objectives:

  • To indicate the value of business in Croatia
  • To offer practical advice to young people when enetering the business world

Participants

  • Ivona Zgrabljic, director of Educator creator and professor Lovorka Grgurevic, from Medical Faculcy
  • Davor Debrecin, director Svinaweb and Dragana Gucanin, director of i-Ways
  • Eva Simona Kulenovic, director of Kreartium, and Tomislav Perko, travel writer
  • Ines Dundovic,  Croatian Organisation of Young Agriculturist – Agro and Goran Vrabec, director of Volim ljuto

Moderator

  • Josipa Ancic

Program

18:00 – 18:05  |  PREAMBLE

•  Presentation of The World Youth Alliance Week and the participants

18:05 – 18:40  |  INTRODUCTION

•  Razvojna Agencija Zagreb i Plavi ured

•  four business areas

18:40 – 19:40  |  DISCUSSION – Discussion with participants and the audiance

19:40 – 20:00  |  FINAL SPEECH AND CLOSURE OF THE PROGRAM

 

 Celebration of the 5th WYA birthday

Narodni dom | Opaticka street 18 | Zagreb | 24th of November 2017


Program

20:15 – 20:30  |  PREAMBLE

•  Dedication discourse of the president Simun Loncarevic and vicepresident Kristina Samardzic

20:30 – 21:30  |  CULTURE PROGRAM

•  Choir Gradec

•  Piazzolla (1921.-1992.): ‘Histoire du Tango’ za flautu i gitaru -Bordel 1900, i Cafe 1930, performing: Lucija Petrac, flute i Antun Ivekovic, guitar.

•  Dance performance: Antun Pfeifer i Tena Galesic – rumba.

•  Fran Reizl, guitar