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Monday, 6 September 2021

New School Year Begins for 460,000 Students, Including 37,000 First Graders

ZAGREB, 6 Sept 2021 - The new school year 2021-22 begins on Monday for almost 460,000 elementary and secondary school students across Croatia, including about 37,000 first graders, and all will have face-to-face classes. This year again HRK 158 million was earmarked in the state budget for free textbooks for elementary school students. Science and Education Minister Radovan Fuchs said on Sunday that elementary school students in grades five to eight and secondary school students would have to wear masks if the distance between them in classrooms was less than 1.5 to 2 meters. However, masks are mandatory in hallways, outside classrooms, and in…
Monday, 6 September 2021

Times Higher Education Rates University of Split Best in Croatia

September 6, 2021 - Great news for education in Dalmatia as Times Higher Education rates University of Split the best in Croatia!  In the latest World University Rankings, published on September 2, 2021, the University of Split achieved the best result at the national level. In the world, it was ranked between 1001st and 1200th place, reports Slobodna Dalmacija. Since this type of evaluation was first conducted in 2011, the number of participating higher education institutions has grown from 200 to as many as 1,662, with more than 2,112 institutions submitting ranking data this year, representing over 100 million citations…
Monday, 6 September 2021

Vaccinated Croatian Communal Company Workers Given 500 Kuna Award

September the 6th, 2021 - Vaccinated Croatian communal company workers at one enterprise are set to be handed a 500 kuna award for having shown responsibility towards others by getting the vaccine. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, with the aim of preserving the health of Croatian communal company workers, the director of KD Autotrolej, Alberto Kontus, consulted with his Supervisory Board and all unions operating in the company and made a one-time cash award of 500 kuna possible for all workers who own a EU digital COVID certificate proving their status of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. As pointed out in…
Monday, 6 September 2021

Croatian Language Scholarship: Ten Things You Need to Know Before Arriving

September 6, 2021 - With the final list of the Croatian language scholarship recipients already published, many are packing their bags and others are already exploring Croatia before starting their classes. However, some still wonder about many things related to the course. What should they know before arriving? On May 14th of this year, the Central State Office for Croats outside the Republic of Croatia announced the call to apply for the scholarship to study the Croatian language in four cities: Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, and Osijek. Applications were closed on June 14th, and the first list of scholarship recipients was published…
Monday, 6 September 2021

Northern Part of Brac Island Undergoing Large Traffic Connection Project

September the 6th, 2021 - The northern part of Brac island is undergoing quite a large traffic connection project as the popular central Dalmatian island's infrastructure is gradually improved. As Morski writes, Split-Dalmatia County, of which Brac island is a part, has launched a large infrastructure project to properly connect up the northern side of Brac. The project in question is worth a little less than 61 million kuna in total and the very first phase of it all is now nearing completion. This Brac island project involves the construction of a new road and the renovation of the existing road…
Monday, 6 September 2021

Totems and Sensory Technology Put into Function on Lokrum Island

September the 6th, 2021 - One of Dubrovnik's most visited gems, the nearby Lokrum island, has undergone some changes of late. Totems and sensory technology devices have been placed across the uninhabited southern Dalmatian island, providing for a more interactive stay when visiting. As Morski writes, as part of the project "Historical Gardens of the Dubrovnik area", activities from group 1 of ICT procurement were completed. Structured cabling carrying a total value of 84,513.00 kuna and group 3: the establishment of a unique IoT platform, the installation of sensor infrastructure with analytics and the presentation and installation of an interpretation…
Sunday, 5 September 2021

International Lace Festival to Take Place in Lepoglava on 10–12 September

ZAGREB, 5 Sept, 2021 - The 25th International Lace Festival will take place in the northern Croatian town of Lepoglava from 10 to 12 September, showing lace works from Croatia and 11 other countries. "This year's festival will be a sort of retrospective of the past 25 festival years at which we will show visitors some of the finest examples of lace that have been displayed at our festival," Mayor Marijan Škvarić told a press conference earlier this week while announcing the event. The festival will take place at the Pauline Monastery and on show will be examples of lace made…
Sunday, 5 September 2021

Solardo Completes Final Lineup for Two-day HIGHER Dubrovnik

September 5, 2021 - The completed lineup for Solardo’s HIGHER Dubrovnik event is here!  From September 23rd - 25th, party-goers will enjoy the sun-soaked town of Dubrovnik besides the breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea, all the while partying throughout the day and night to an assortment of some of the UK’s (and worlds’) much-loved DJs. Solardo's unique day and night terrace party Higher is now only a few weeks away, and the lineup just got even bigger with the addition of Andrew Meller, Ben Hemsley, Hannah Laing, James Burton, Lost On Mars, Mandalo, Saffron Stone, Versus, and more. These new names come on top of…
Sunday, 5 September 2021

Land of Wine: Connecting Osijek-Baranja Wine Region with Villány, Hungary

September 5, 2021 - The "Land of Wine" project connects Baranja and Erdut with the Hungarian town of Villány through wine and tourism. It is part of an EU project, "Wine tourism without borders - a unique wine tourism destination," carried out by the Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food (HAPIH). The partners are the Osijek-Baranja County Tourist Board and the non-profit winery company from Villány, Hungary, “Tenkes Nonprofit Kft.” The project focuses on developing wine and gastronomic tourism in part of the Croatian Danube region and part of Hungarian Baranja and positioning the destination on the wine and tourist market,…
Sunday, 5 September 2021

Brits Film Croatian Officials Asking for Nonexistent Fee Payments

September the 5th, 2021 - There's bad promotion and there's bad promotion. Unfortunately, it's difficult for it to get much worse than this for the country's nautical tourism as Croatian officials are secretly filmed by some British tourists asking for the payment of fees which don't even exist. As Morski writes, after the recent scandal from the Slavonski Samac border crossing, where two Croatian customs officers asked for a bribe from a foreign tourist, another scandal related to bribes this time involving other Croatian officials managed to remain outside the Croatian media space - until now that is. The location…
Sunday, 5 September 2021

Minister Radovan Fuchs Talks Covid Certificates, Measures, New School Year

September the 5th, 2021 - Education Minister Radovan Fuchs recently answered the question of whether any students will start the new academic year online or actually at their school desks on Monday, he also touched on the topic of covid certificates for parents attending parents' meetings. As Novi list writes, milder epidemiological measures apply to both schools and preschools, and Minister Radovan Fuchs has announced that he will fight to keep schools open even if the epidemiological situation worsens. The new school year 2021/2022 will begin in Croatia with live classes for about 313,000 primary and 143,200 high school students…
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