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Smells like GREEN Spirit vol.2

Organized by AEGEE-Zagreb

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Did you know that protected areas make almost 10% of Croatia? These protected areas include 8 national parks, 11 nature parks and 2 strict nature reserves. Or that Croatia has over 1244 islands and islets, most of which are completely uninhabited? Or that Croatia has the highest volume of freshwater resources per capita in the EU? Come and explore the most beautiful side of Croatia - our nature - while actively engaging in environmental actions across the country!

From the capital of the country situated below the Medvednica mountain, via the UNESCO protected Plitvice lakes National Park, all the way to the Adriatic Sea and the hometown of world’s first sea organ - Zadar, you will experience one of the greenest adventures of your life! And not only that - you will learn how to live a sustainable life and reduce your negative impact on the environment, while taking some small, but meaningful local actions!

We love our nature and we proudly show it to 15 million tourists per year, but it seems like it might change in the future. As you know, climate change is happening all over the world and if we don’t take actions now, who knows if Croatia will still have its 10% of the land protected and all those 1244 islands and islets? That’s why in 2019, Croatia smells like GREEN spirit, and so do YOU!

During 12 days, 25 green spirit chasers will be visiting the city of million hearts - Zagreb, hike up the Sljeme mountain, walk in the beautiful nature of Plitvice lakes, explore the old town of Zadar (elected as the best European destination in 2016) and plunge into the sea. And we will not stop here - you will learn about zero waste lifestyle, experience different kinds of sports, enter the world of permaculture, taste the organic local food, live healthy and take care of the environment. This green adventure is your chance to have a real impact! You will get to know Croatian culture and language while tasting our typical dishes. But don’t think that’s it, we also prepared thematic parties for you, you just have to prove you are green enough to handle them! ;)

General Information:

From: Saturday, July 20th
To: Wednesday, July 31st
Starts in: Zagreb
Ends in: Zadar
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: Green SU / Sports
Fee: 165€ info_outline
25 Friends
Accomodation: Gyms
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Kayaking
Alternative: Beach day
Language: English
Special equipment needed: Mattresses and sleeping bags
Suited for disabled people: No


Mind-blowing combination of zero-waste and active lifestyle brought to you through thematic activities while exploring the wonderful nature of Croatia.


Phone: +385959155070

Our ideal participant:

    You like spending your free time laying in bed all day? You think throwing a candy wrap on the floor is no big deal because it’s just one? Then this is NOT the SU for you! We are looking for open minded, adventurous participants, curious about sustainable development and at the same time eager to party. If you are ready to be a sports-loving environmental enthusiast by day and party animal by night, then we are waiting just for you!!


  • Hiking up the Sljeme mountain
  • City tour on bikes
  • Exciting sport workshops
  • Zero waste and other eco-themed workshops
  • Sightseeing the Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Island trip
  • Pub crawl
  • Myths and legends creative workshop
  • Croatian style team-building
  • Beach time and water games
  • City quest
  • Visit to educational permaculture estate
  • ECO pub quiz
  • EU night
  • Beach clean-up project
  • Thematic parties
  • Picnic

Course Information:

Course: Interactive workshops
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Experienced AEGEE members and trainers from Society and Environment Interest Group
Supported by University: No

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Zagreb is the biggest city and the capital of Croatia. It is an administrational, cultural, educational, and economical hub with long and rich history starting from the Roman time. It has romantic spirit especially during summer when it is full of tourists, who want to see its main attractions, like Ban Josip Jelacic square, Gornji grad (the Upper Town), Zagreb Cathedral, Maksimir and many other beautiful parks and sights.

Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest in Croatia. The national park was founded in 1949. and granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979.The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species.


Zadar, a coastal city in northern Dalmatia, is a charming city where history comes to life. This city is the home to unique attractions such as the Sea organ, an architectural object and an experimental musical instrument which plays music using sea waves, and The Greeting to the Sun, an installation that shows a magical play of light in the Zadar evening.