Women must be involved in peace processes
The former Finnish Minister of Defense and former Minister of Equality Affairs, Ms Elisabeth Rehn participated in a panel discussion on Sexual violence in conflict held in Zagreb on 29 May. During the panel Rehn addressed the importance of involving women in the whole peace processes that takes place after violent conflicts.
Special interview with Siiri Alakorva-Balagović
On the birthday of statesman J.V. Snellman, we talked with translator Siiri Alakorva-Balagović, who has significantly helped in advancing the cultural relationship between Finland and Croatia by translating numerous Finnish books to Croatian. Books have been dear friends to Siiri since childhood, and now she is a retired librarian. Her marriage to journalist and Esperantist Dragutin Balagović (1933-1997) brought her to Zagreb in 1962.
Nordic Glass in Zagreb
Nearly 80 glass items from 13 producers from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are on display at the exhibition of contemporary Nordic glass A Touch of Glass taking place at Museum Mimara in Zagreb from 13-30 May 2014. The exhibition is organized by the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in cooperation with Mimara Musem. Finland is represented by glassworks and studios Iittala, Lasismi, Mafka and Kari Alakoski.
No boring presentations but effective workshops
Action was the name of the game at the most recent Team Finland Warm Up event that took place in Zagreb early April. More than 25 representatives of Finnish companies in Croatia and people with business interests with Finland gathered at the Finnish residence. Many great ideas were generated on how we can work together to strengthen cooperation and partnership and, of course, generate new business opportunities between Finland and Croatia.
Startup Sauna in Zagreb to spur local start ups
More than 10 Croatian startup teams presented their business ideas to mentors from the Finnish Startup Sauna at a “Warm Up” event in Zagreb at the end of March organized in cooperation with the Zagreb Entrepreneurship Incubator (ZIP). The event was part of the Startup Sauna’s Spring ’14 Nordics & Eastern Europe tour.
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