COK:

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International Conference: Energy Security in Croatia and Beyond

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović greeting Žygimantas Vaičiunas, Energy Minister of Lithuania, and Stjepo Bartulica, President of The Center for Renewal of Culture Žygimantas Vaičiunas (Energy Minister of Lithuania), Božo Petrov…
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Žygimantas Vaičiunas, Energy Minister of Lithuania, and Nick Loris, The Heritage Foundation visited The Center for Renewal of Culture

S lijeva na desno: Nick Loris (Seniour Fellow, The Heritage Foundation), Stjepo Bartulica (COK, President), Žygimantas Vaičiunas (Energy Minister of Lithuania), Robin Harris (COK, Vice President), Mate Ćurić (COK, Secretary…
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Mate Ćurić at RSI Budapest conference ““Visions of Europe 2019”

On Friday 12 October, Mate Ćurić, general secretary of COK, spoke at a two-day conference organised by the Robert Schuman Institute in Budapest, entitled “Visions of Europe 2019”. The title…

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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