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LIBERTY, FREE MARKETS, CONSERVATIVISM

LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS

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Robin Harris’s Commentary for The Daily Telegraph on Brexit Deal

  Vice-President of COK and former advisor to the late Prime minister Margaret Thatcher has been asked by The Daily Telegraph (London) to write a commentary on the current Brexit…
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Robin Harris’s report on Višegrad4+ Conference in Prague, 22-25 Nov 2018.

  Most conferences serve, at best, as agreeable talking shops, where like-minded people listen to a serious of empty clichés, meet each other over dinner, and – occasionally – keep…
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COK at Višegrad4+ Conference in Prague

The COK team, accompanied by other young Croats, are in Prague from Thursday 22 November till Sunday 25 November for the 2018 Annual Višegrad4+ Conference. Croatia is not part of…

OUR MISSION

The essential mission of the Center for the Renewal of Culture is to deepen public understanding of what constitute the true foundations of a free society in Croatia.

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Center for the Renewal of Culture promotes the doctrine of limited government based on individual freedom and a free economy.

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We believe that institutions (political parties, judiciary, parliament etc.) alone are no guarantee for a well-ordered society. Citizens must take responsibility themselves for the common good.

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Much of our work is focused on educating a new generation of leaders in Croatia which will be able to confront the contemporary challenges facing all of Europe.

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The Welfare State is considered by many to be the highest moral achievement of Western society, but what is often overlooked is the corrupting effect big government policies have on citizens.

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We believe in low taxes, fair competition and the ability of people to responsibly order their lives for themselves. This philosophy has sustained our mission and it is the reason why the Center hosts the Free-Market Roadshow every year in Croatia.

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We also believe that a culture which protects Life, marriage and the traditional family is essential for a flourishing society.

OUR

LEADERSHIP

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Stjepo Bartulica

President

Associate Professor at the Catholic University of Croatia where he teaches political philosophy. He served as Special Advisor for religious affairs to former President Josipovic and as Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Oreskovic. He has published scholarly articles on subjects including constitutional law, political ideologies and business ethics. He resides in Zagreb with his wife and four children.

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Robin Harris

Vice President

Historian, commentator, journalist, former advisor to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher - now living in Croatia. He received the Order of the Croatian Morning Star in 2008, and in 2017 the Andrija Buvina Prize for outstanding services to Christian Culture. His book titles include: Dubrovnik – A History, The Conservatives – A History, and Not for Turning – The Life of Margaret Thatcher. That book was a Sunday Times Bestseller. In 2016, he published Stepinac – His Life and Times.

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Mate Ćurić

Secretary General

Mate has a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Zagreb. Mate is an independent businessman: his company markets healthcare products. He is an alumnus of Robert Schuman Institute and Croatian Statehood Foundation. Lives with his wife and four children in Zagreb.

OUR STATISTICS

Full

11
years of activity

So far

80
events organized

More than

12000
attendees

Over

250
leaders reached

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