Alliance française Osijek / Francuska alijansa Osijek

National Network

Šetalište Petra Preradovića 8
31000 Osijek

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Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. International/Cultural relations
  2. Youth and education
General Information

Alliance Française Osijek is a local community association that gathers more than 200 active membres. The association is managed by a governing board of 9 membres, 3 french langugage professsors, 1 educator and  1 administrator/director. Our association is a member of national francophone network, network of Croatian Alliances françaises and member of an international network gathered around Fondation Alliance Française. On local level, our association is also involved in various community projects and cooperates with different associations and institutions dealing with youth, education and arts. In last 4 yours, our yearly budget approximates 35000€. Our funding sources come from both income generating activities (french langugage courses that represent 50% of our yearly income) and projects and activities funded by local, regional and national government as well as foreign governments, institutions and foundations. All our activities and projects can be divided into two groups: educational or cultural activities. Educational activities mainly aim improving foreign languages skills among youth, from the age of 3 onwards and increasing mobility opportunities for young people. Besides promotion of early learning projects, we also provided possibilities to our membres to get scolarships and volunteering positions abroad in order to improve their langugage skills and increase their mobility and employability. Our cultural activities aim further development of cultural relationships between Croatia and francophone countries such as exchanges, festivals, art residencies etc. Our project partners are local and regional government, local institutions (public schools, museums) and associations on local and national level (Alliances françaises network or other local associations).

Mission and Objectives

Alliance Française Osijek is an association established in 1897 in order to promote french language and cultural heritage in Osijek and to facilitate intercultural relations between Croatia and France. More than hundred years later, the association still promotes learning of french language as one of major european languages and facilitates intercultural relations between Croatia and francophone countries on individual, organizational or institutional level. Thus today, the promotion of interculturality goes far beyond francophone countries, our mission is mainly to promote the idea of european citizenship and identity and its enormous cultural heritage. 

Main Projects / Activities

Promotion of early learning- French language workshops for 3 to 6 yo children Mobility increasing activities: providing, presenting and facilitating scolarships, exchanges and volunteering opportunities for young people between 16 and 35 years old. Mobility increasing for teachers and other professionals: organising seminars and trainings  for francophone network in the western Balkans Promoting european cultural heritage by: - providing access to a library and mediatheque of cca 2500 titles to our members - cinema-club (cca 30 european movie screenings per year) - organisation of festival Francophony in Osijek (since 2000, more than 15 cultural events in every edition)  

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Thanks to our long tradition, reputation and our contacts in different networks we are part of, we can contribute to the development and strenghtening if ALF network in Croatia. Our material resources such as fully equiped premises and latest IT tools and services can be usefull to other network members.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

In recent years, our association is trying to find both viable partners and funding opportunities for the organisation of cultural exchange programs for children and youngsters from Croatia and other european or mediterranian francophone countries. We hope that the membership in ALF network will open new possibilities for the realisation of the above mentionned programs.

Contact (1) Full Name
Nada Jovanovic
Job Title
Head of the organisation
Nada Jovanovic
Contact (2) Full Name
Mladen Tutavac
Job Title (2)