National Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary since its establishment and the European Year of Citizens
Mirela Despotović and Ivana Neralić attended the celebration of 10th anniversary since the establishment of the National Foundation for Civil Society Development on the 19th November in Zagreb.
National Foundation marked on 19th November at Lauba – house for people and art in Zagreb, their 10th-year anniversary of establishment and support for developing civil society and the European Year of Citizens. The program was attended by 300 associations’ presidents, exponents from institutions of financial support, government institutions, exponents from foreign governments and institutions, awarded schools and civil society organizations, and exponents from local and regional administration.
On the role of the National Foundation in the development of civil society over the past 10 years, and the challenge of investing in civil society, spoke: Mr. Milorad Batinić, Vice President of the Croatian Parliament and the envoy of the President of the Croatian Parliament Mr. Josip Leko, Mrs. Zrinka Vrabec Mojzeš, adviser and envoy of the President of Croatia, Mr. David Slinn, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Republic of Croatia, Mrs. Louisa Vinton, representative of the UNDP Office in Croatia, Mr. Igor Vidačak Head of the Governmental Office for cooperation with CSOs, Mrs. Željka Ljeljak Gracin, president of the Council for Development of Civil Society, Mrs. Vesna Vašiček, president of the Board of Directors of the National Foundation.