carpe diem


Carpe Diem is a non-governmental organization founded in 2005. The aim of the organization is to encourage and develop the creative and social potential of children, youth and adults. We are located in the city of Karlovac but we work throughout Karlovac County.

We cooperate with organizations from Karlovac, Karlovac County, Croatia and Europe. Our main target group are young people aged 15-30. The main topics of our activities are – non-formal education, youth information, leisure activities, youth mobility and volunteering.

Our main projects are Youth Club/Youth Centre, Youth Information Centre, Volunteer Centre and youth mobility projects. Youth Centre is a place of non-formal education and leisure activities for young people. Throughout the year we organize in the Youth Centre various activities – art and creative workshops, art exhibitions, IT workshops, foreign languages lessons, social and pedagogical workshops, job skills development workshops.

Through the Youth Information Centre, we provide young people with information about all issues related to young people (e.g. education, employment, health, culture, mobility).

The information is carried out by the principles of ERYICA (European Youth Information and Counselling Agency). We are also a Eurodesk multiplier for Karlovac County and thus we provide young people in Karlovac County information about the opportunities for international mobility. The aim of our Volunteer Centre is to increase the number of volunteers, to increase the number of organizations that provide volunteering activities and to connect volunteers and organizations that receive volunteers. Throughout the year we also organize several volunteer actions in the local community. Through our mobility projects, we aim to give the opportunity to young people in our local community to participate in various types of project (e.g. youth exchanges, training courses, ESC) which enables them to acquire new skills and knowledge in European/international context.