Take part of the 4th edition

Inspired by 4 years of exploring Europe from local projects to EU initiatives, we are organizing the 4th VULCA Seminar.

4 main objectives

Networking & Team building

Network & team build in a multicultural, interdisciplinary environment

Facing global challenges

Discuss the impact makers’ movement and mobility of individuals have on solving global challenges

Impacting the future of policymaking

Discuss the way citizens’ initiatives with « on-the-field » approach can influence the future of policymaking

Joining the Vulca adventure

Vulca activities are based on volunteers’ initiatives, join our European journey

About the seminar

Our journey made us enthusiastic to gather people with various backgrounds and different professions, to create a community of people working towards solutions for collective problems.

Around 100 participants will come from all over Europe believing you don’t have to be a professional stakeholder to make a contribution to the future of the European Union. And we think citizens’ hobbyist ideas can and are already making changes.

Let’s meet in Zadar to better understand how makers are changing the face of the European Union.

Main topics of 4th Vulca seminar

What is the place of MHackers and
fab labs in the politics and future strategies of the EU ?

Innovative programs usually come from the gathering between an institutional vision and an inspired individual that has “on the field” experience. That is why it is essential to create a space and time where researchers, makers, institutional representatives can interact informally. We would like to reach a common ground and see how makers can make their ideas more visible and on the other hand, how policymakers can reach more easily ideas “from the field”.
Help us extend the path of tomorrow’s projects “from the citizen idea to the European policy” by joining the 4th Vulca seminar.

How MHackers mobility is supporting
the development of Sustainable Development Goals ?

We believe that mobility brings the MHackers community together and enables easier conduction of distributed projects, which would help achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In general, the cross-border activities can better implement collective solutions in order to reach overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social disparities, strengthen economic competitiveness, increase the quality of education and reduce poverty.
We would love to welcome Policy Makers, Researchers, M_Hackers from all around Europe in Zadar, Croatia to discuss ways of reaching SDGs through THE M_Hackers movement.
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Tickets booked
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Months before seminar

Discover the venue

Sunset in Zadar

image taken from https://villsy.com/fr/croatie/dalmatie/zadar/

Venues

Address : Sokolska ul., 23000, Zadar, Croatia 

Zadar is a Croatian city on the coast of the Adriatic sea, center of the northern Dalmatia. The city’s long history
dates back to ancient times, a city full of sights to see.

The conference will take place in the historical center of the town. The venue will be both in the St.Dominic church linked to the modern Puppets theater of Zadar.

Lunch & coffee breaks

Coffee breaks

Coffee breaks with sweets and snacks, twice by day, free for all attendees

Lunch

Free lunch will be provided every day; all attendees will be provided vouchers for the restaurant that is 3 min by walk away from the venue

Travel

How to arrive in Zadar?

By airplane:

Zadar Airport Zemunik (ZAD) has good connections with most cities in Europe and Croatia. It is situated 20 minutes from the city centre and there are several ways to reach it:

  • Public transportation – buses
  • By car
  • Taxi
  • Rent a car

More information can be found at http://www.zadar-airport.hr/

By car:

There are few roads that lead to Zadar, but we recommend highway A1 (route Zagreb-Split). You should take exit Zadar istok (Zadar east) or Zadar zapad (Zadar west).

By ferry:

If you are coming from Italy, the shortest possible route is through Ancona by ferry to Zadar. The journey lasts about 8 hours (departure is normally at 22:00 and arrival at 06:00) and the advantage of such a trip is that it is much more pleasant and you are under less stress. More information can be found at http://www.jadrolinija.hr/.

By bus:

Zadar is the centre of north Dalmatia and very well connected with other Croatian and bigger European towns. More information about buses

Additional info

Official Language

Official language of the seminar is English. 

Visa

Letter of invitation: Organizing Committee will issue the Letter of Invitation upon request, to be used for visa application and for your employer. Please send your request to the Vulca Seminar organisers: seminar@vulca.eu

Take part of the seminar

There are different ways you can take part of the seminar. You want to share your thoughts, help us to run the event smoothly or you want to support our initiative in a different way?

become a speaker

You saw an interesting topic in our program and you think your voice can add more value?

Contact us on seminar@vulca.eu

VOLUNTEER

You have skills and want to help? Or you want to learn more about what we do, but from « behind the scenes »?

Contact us on seminar@vulca.eu

become a sponsor

You like our dynamic and would like to make a contribution? You want to talk about us or make a donation?

Contact us on seminar@vulca.eu

Frequently asked questions

Because of corona virus pandemic, together with our Croatian partners and health authorities in Croatia we took the decision to postpone the seminar until spring 2021

The seminar is planned for the 22-25 April 2021. If there will be changes due to health authorities recommendation, we might take the decision to postpone the seminar for 2022.

Note: We will send an automatic email to all people who have already booked the ticket.

The ticket for the seminar is free, but it is mandatory to take the ticket (this helps us estimate how many volunteers we may need or any logistics-related issue 🙂

Ticket link: → http://bit.ly/Ticket_VulcaSeminar – alos, we are limited to 250 places!

There is also a possibility to take the « donation ticket » if one is willing to pay for their ticket. This money will be used to assist the arrival of volunteers or attendees who have a smaller budget.

At the beginning of 2021, we will share on our social media a form « Become a volunteer » that you can fill in.

Volunteers that applied for the seminar that was supposed to take place in 2020 will be notified about the new date in case they are still available for the seminar.

Vulca is an association that exists thanks to volunteers. Therefore, we don’t have our continuous source of funding.

However, feel free to contact us. There are people that give donation tickets which could partially or entirely cover your travel expenses. We also have the option of free accommodation in the sports centre in Zadar.

Feel free to send us an email to get more info. Email: seminar@program-vulca.eu

Detailed program of the Vulca seminar will be available on the Sched platform, once we confirm the speakers and workshops leaders for the new date: https://vulcaseminar2020.sched.com/

Here you will find descriptions of all activities (round tables, workshops, open mics…) and introductions of the speakers.

Since the seminar is postponed, we will review with all speakers their availability for the new date, and update in reasonable time.

All detail about seminar is published on Sched.  For logistic and planing, it is important for us to have an estimation of how many people will be present during each day.
Importantly, for workshops that have a limited number of participants, it is necessary to pre-register.

Fun part of Sched is – you can make your own profile there so other attendees can see in advance info about you – what you decide to share.

Seminar is organised as a joint effort of the Vulca team and the Croatia team (Fablab.hr and the City of Zadar).


For any additional question, send us an email: seminar@vulca.eu

Meet the team

This is the core coordination and organisation team.

There are many other people helping us and contributing in different ways, but these are the people you can contact if you have questions.

Alex (fr)

European Explorer
« Lives in a van, wannabe Eric Clapton »

Charles (FR)

Webmaster genius
« Music is the
answer »

thomas (FR)

Researcher Coordinator
« Map-making
enthusiast »

Inesa (UA)

Coordinator Assistant
« Living her life with spoko vibes «

aleks (hr-SR)

Coordinator
« It’s all about strong coffee and  arguments «

Krešimir (HR)

Partnership & Fundraising
« Zadar, the capital of
the world »

Roberto (HR)

Coordinator & Funding
« The most connected of the world »

Morana (HR)

Coordinator Assistant
« Architect, scientist, educator and child in  ♥ »

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