Aim of Case Study
The Island Movement is a Croatian association representing inhabitants, and admirers of the Croatian islands who use their knowledge, experience, and passion to support, help, and promote the sustainable development of Croatian islands.
The Island Movement network is focused on creating
self-sufficient island communities which understand, and articulate their
needs, are informed about opportunities, and possibilities, and actively
participate in their community, and decision-making processes
Croatia – country with 1000 islands“ was a promo sentence from the Croatian Tourist Office. Islands main financial income comes from tourism, and most islands are developed tourist places in contrast with parts, as they had stopped in time with beautiful nature, and „Robinsons“ tourism. But, along with the benefits of tourism, there are bad sides to it – primarily pollution, and the problem of mass tourism.
Pokret otoka (Island Movement) is a significant movement for islands. Employees, volunteers, and experts of the Island Movement association use the Island Movement platform to contribute to the sustainable development of islands by organizing educational programs, and providing logistical, and professional support to islanders, and island institutions.
By facilitating networking, and creating support programs, the Island Movement association aims to create high-quality cooperation among island communities, and then connect them with best practices, and other island communities on the European level.
‘’The virtual, and physical platform is formed as a place for people who are eager for positive social changes.’’
Through the platform, and by cooperation with other associations, and individuals, the Island Movement association provides opportunities to acquire new knowledge, and skills, build self-confidence, and find like-minded people, and partners to support developing, and implementing project ideas in the local community. The island movement network offers possibilities, and tools for sustainable development, and transition towards a more responsible society.
The expert members of the Island Movement association act in the field of sustainable development, and financing, strategic planning, rural development, and sustainable energy transition. Thanks to their expertise, the association successfully operates on most of the Croatian inhabited islands.
From its inception until today, the association has achieved exceptional results in environmental protection, education, and connecting the community with local governments, and decision-makers. The focus of further development is to continue with education, and encourage the island communities to actively engage in processes that directly affect their rights, and lives.
The Island Movement association is the official regional partner of the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat, and is recognized nationally, and internationally as one of Croatia’s leading organizations for island development.
Through the platform, and cooperation, they work towards a self-sufficient island community that understands, and articulates its needs, is informed about opportunities, and possibilities for progress, and actively participates in decision-making. With its employees, and volunteers, the Movement is a platform through which they want to contribute to the sustainable development of islands by organizing educational programs, and logistical, and professional support to islanders, and island institutions. Thanks to their expertise, they successfully operate on most inhabited Croatian islands. In previous years, they have achieved exceptional results in the field of environmental protection, education, and raising awareness of citizens about the functioning of local governments, and their active involvement in processes that directly affect the rights, and lives of islanders.
ecological transition on islands
In this sector youngsters will gain knowledge of experience in movements that started as a group of people who wanted to make a better life for their island. From that step, they built a community recognized in Croatia, and internationally. Youngsters will be able to think about their ideas in the field of sustainability in the field of tourism, and responsible behavior in environmental protection, and climate change.
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