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Croatia: EXPO Greetings from Ston, Croatia


This summer, 40 young people from 8 countries - Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Italy, Japan, Poland, Thailand and Yemen - that will work as pavilion staff at the 2005 World Exposition, took part in the international work camp, named EXPO Summer Camp 2004 - Ston, Croatia.

We were especially honored to have had with us in Ston three participants from Hekinan - Croatia's host town at the EXPO 2005, Aichi, Japan.

This project was organized as a part of the Croatian preparations for the 2005 World Exposition, and therefore located at the Ston's saltpan - the cornerstone of the Croatian presentation at the forthcoming World Exposition. In spite the rainy season, participants did experience the traditional and natural salt production at Europe's oldest saltpan, where salt has been produced by the same method for 4000 years.

After sometimes exhausting work at the saltpan in the mornings, participants got to enjoy the warm Adriatic Sea and beauties of South Croatia, including the astonishing medieval city of Dubrovnik. Also, this was a unique opportunity for the participants to meet their future EXPO colleagues. We believe they left Ston with many pleasant memories and a common wish - to meet up in Japan, during the 2005 World Exposition!

We would like to take this opportunity to, once again, thank all the participants, their respective National Commissioners General of Section for EXPO 2005, representatives of Japan Association for the 2005 World Exposition and others who have contributed to the success of this project.

To find more about the Croatian participation at the 2005 World Exposition and about the International EXPO Summer Camp 2004 itself - please visit

Croatia: EXPO Summer Camp 2004 - Schedule Change

As you probably have read in the article from February, Croatia is organizing a summer work camp for young people involved in EXPO projects in their countries. The project, named EXPO Summer Camp 2004, will be held this summer in a small Mediterranean town of Ston, located 60 kilometers north of Dubrovnik.

Due to the continuing interest for the project, we have extended the application deadline until May 1st, 2004. Moreover, we have divided the initially planned 3-week period in August in two groups, and added an additional term in July.

The new timetable for the EXPO Summer Camp 2004:

First Group (10 days) - July 8th to July 18th;
Second Group (7 days) - August 8th to August 15th:
Third Group (14 day) - August 15th to August 29;

You can find out more about the program in the article from February or on the official website of the program at

Applications are accepted exclusively through national Commissioners General of Section for EXPO 2005. Candidates, regardless of gender, should be 18-35 years old, with knowledge of English.

For additional information feel free to contact by e-mail, phone or fax.
Phone:+385 1 4569 956
Fax:+385 1 4597 749