Gdje sam?

I have chosen Zagreb

I am convinced that it is more important to learn about the culture of the neighbouring countries than to focus on distant countries in the West, whose culture and history have little or no relevance at all to my ones.

My name is Zsófia Antal, I am from Budapest, Hungary.

On the 1st of December I started my one-year volunteer service at the Volunteers Center Zagreb, in Croatia. Among other reasons, I chose Zagreb as the city to volunteer because I found it really exciting that Hungary and Croatia have a significant piece of common history and I hoped that I would enjoy discovering a culture that has some relevance to my own one.

For the same reason, during my service within the framework of a project I am devoting myself to improve the realtionship between Hungary and Croatia by calling Croatian young peoples attention to Budapest, the capital of Hungary, and encouraging them to spend their EVS volunteer service in the city.

One of the most important means to carry out this project and do my best to involve more and more people into building bridges between the two countries is a website, which I created to introduce some of the Hungarian organizations currently being active in hosting.

I am convinced that it is more important to learn about the culture of the neighbouring countries than to focus on distant countries in the West, whose culture and history have little or no relevance at all to my ones.