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Eko Centar Latinovac

description of organisation

Eko Centar Latinovac was founded in Latinovac (Croatia) in 1995. but in 1998. has gotten a legal status.
Organization goals are:
- to promote and support peace building in local community
- to protect environment and support, care and respect varieties of living beings
- to inform and raise awareness of environment degradation and ecosystem
- to support personal growth and community development
- to promote philanthropy and cooperation
- to support and promote alternative way of living
- to develop rural tourism
Activities are based on education (lifelong learning) and practice.

Target group is local population of municipality of Čaglin and population of Požeško-slavonska county. We include people from whole Croatia and abroad in our activities. Our work is mostly focused on young people and children. We also give support to elders that represent most on of the population in our area.
With the support of EVS volunteers, we work to empower the whole local community. Diversity among youngsters (cultural and geographical) supports intercultural learning and exchange and influence reduction of stereotypes, prejudices and violence in the society.

Activities that we provide are:
- marking and development of bike routes (capilar route: Latinovac-Milanlug-Jasik-Duboka; Greenway route from Kemes in Hungary to Latinovac in Croatia)
- Straw festival
- seminar for communicational skills, Dragon Dreaming (method for creating common vision and support in planning and decision making processes)
- international summer schools for young people (voluntarism, team work, communicational skills)
- Zen training
- workshops for children

Municipality of Caglin is on eastern part of Pozesko-slavonska county (on the hills of Dilj and Krndija). It gathers 31 settlement, and the whole population numbers 2691 (according to 2011 population consensus). It is characterized by beautiful and preserved nature and many potentials for development that is recognized by many visitors of this area.

Problems that we are faced with are:
- abandonment and extinction of the settlements; young people are looking for job and education possibilities; most of the population are elders
- poor connection among settlements and to bigger towns
- less activities for young people
- passivity among young people and elders
- less possibilities for education

We want to contribute to the whole community development, connect and network with local people, support possibilities for better life and with more quality for youngsters and elders (different programs, touristic offers, social and small entrepreneurship, sustainable living education).

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projects
Economic obstacles
Educational difficulties
Cultural differences

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
EVS in Portugal - Volunteers from Greece, Austria and Croatia
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2017 to Sep 2018
01/10/2017 - 27/09/2018
20/08/2017 closed
Sustainable Organization for Sustainable Community
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Jun 2018 to Nov 2018
01/06/2018 - 30/11/2018
30/04/2018 closed
International Community for Development
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Aug 2018 to Sep 2018
01/08/2018 - 28/09/2018
31/12/2037 open