Hvar Organizations

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Links to official administrative and information organizations on Hvar Island, and local charities

MUNICIPAL OFFICES

Grad Hvar - Hvar Town Council, website in Croatian only

Grad Stari Grad - Stari Grad Town Council, website in Croatian only 

Općina Jelsa - Jelsa Town Council, website in Croatian only

Hvar Tourist Board - website in English, German, Italian and Croatian

Stari Grad Tourist Board - website in English and Croatian

Jelsa Tourist Board - website in English, German, Italian, Czech, Slovene, French and Croatian

Vrboska Tourist Board - website in English, German, Italian, Czech and Croatian

Sućuraj Tourist Board - website in English and Croatian

HVAR CHARITIES

HVAR RED CROSS - website in Croatian

ROTARY CLUB

Rotary Club International District 1910, OIB 74861940550. Žiro-račun / bank account 2330003-1500202646. Facebook page

DIGNITEA : primary aims
  • the preservation of the cultural and natural heritage of Hvar Town and the Island
  • promoting sustainable social and economic development on the island
  • contributing to public decision-making processes including development strategy
  • encouraging citizens to participate actively in local community affairs

E-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Facebook: Dignitea Hvar

 
 
UDRUGA TRIM: Local charity to promote traditional values and activities, and to improve the quality of life in Vrboska.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/udrugatrim/. tel:098 940 014
 
TARTAJUN (local charity for Dol) http://www.tartajun.hr/ (website in Croatian)
 
PJOVER (local charity for Velo Grablje): http://www.pjover.com/ (website in Croatian)
 
UDRUGA VARBONJ / VRBANJ (cultural and creative non-profit organization for the village of Vrbanj). Facebook page (in Croatian), tel: 098 985 6258
 
UDRUGA KRIVA MASLINA BRUSJE (youth movement for the village of Brusje, founded in 2012) Facebook page (in Croatian)
 
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