About Us

We are a team of three, who have set up the Croatian registered charity (Udruga) ECO HVAR, a not-for-profit organization working for the wellbeing of people, animals and the environment.

ECO HVAR was founded in 2013 in order to improve wellbeing for people, animals and the environment. 

In Croatian the charity's full title is: ECO HVAR UDRUGA ZA DOBROBIT LJUDI, ŽIVOTINJA I OKOLIŠA OTOKA HVARA.

OIB (identity number for tax and administrative purposes) : 14009858487.

General registration number (matični broj) : 04089316.

 

Not-for-profit registration number : 0254098

 

ECO HVAR'S registered address is Pitve 93, 21465 Jelsa, Hrvatska / Croatia.

 

ECO HVAR'S aims and planned activities are outlined in the sections on Health, Environment and Animal Welfare. The Charity is based on Hvar Island, but functions over a much wider area, especially with information exchange and mutual support for individuals and organizations having similar aims.

 

For ECO HVAR'S sources and potential sources of funding click here.

 

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The ECO HVAR team: 

 

NADA KOZULIĆ is a lawyer by profession. From being a prize-winning student at the Zagreb Law Faculty, she had an exceptionally distinguished career. After working as a corporate lawyer, she was appointed Judge at the early age of 31 to the Primary Court for Labour-related litigation in Varaždin,where she worked for ten years. She was President of the Court up to the time it was dissolved in 1990. She went on to distinguished posts in the fields of financial and banking law. Among her many significant achievements she was involved in setting up Varaždin's capital market and projects for establishing the capital market in Croatia as a whole, from legislation to founding investment funds. She was a member of the directorate of the central Croatian Chamber of Commerce, which was the first Croatian institution to achieve EU standards well in advance of Croatia's accession.

 

A native of Zagreb, Nada has lived mainly in Varaždin, but has been coming to Hvar Island since her childhood. Now in retirement, she is increasingly spending time in her home in Jelsa.She enjoys devoting time to gardening and looking after cats and dogs according to need. Nada is a founder-member of Eco Hvar, and the Charity's honorary legal adviser.

 

MIRANDA MILIČIĆ BRADBURY has two small children, and so has a keen interest in health and the environment. She studied law, and now works in tourism. She is a skilled photographer, and also very adept at handicrafts. She is particularly good at constructing magically imaginative carnival costumes for the children out of the simplest materials. A native of Jelsa, Miranda cares deeply for the wellbeing of Hvar Island. She is Secretary for Eco Hvar.

 

VIVIAN GRISOGONO worked as a Chartered Physiotherapist in the United Kingdom for over 27 years, specializing in trauma and sports injuries, but also treating patients with chronic conditions, including stroke and heart attack victims, rheumatoid arthritis sufferers and anorexics. Her personal website is www.viviangrisogono.com.

 

As a health worker she is concerned about the environment, because poor environmental management can have - and is having - disastrous effects on our wellbeing. Being a lifelong animal lover, she has always been actively engaged in animal welfare. Having first visited Hvar in about 1968, she moved to the island permanently in 2004. She is President of Eco Hvar.

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