Has been a member of the European Union (EU) since 2013, with a high standard of living, infrastructure, and economic opportunity.
The European Union is Croatia’s most important trading partner.
Around 11 million tourists visit Croatia annually, with the largest increases of tourists coming from China, Japan, Scandinavian countries, the USA, Australia, South Korea and many others. Croatia is considered one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever visit.
According to Lonely Planet, one of the world’s leading travel sites has described Croatia as the country of glittering waters.
Tourism contributes 15% to the nation’s GDP.
Croatia has a total of eight national parks. One of these–Plitvice Lakes National Park– is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Croatia has 56,542 square kilometers (plus its sea area - 31,900 sq.km.) 1,777 km of coastline (and more than 4,000 km of islands coastline), 4,170,000 inhabitants (just as a quarter of New York), and almost as many abroad.
Croatia has Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia with which it shares its borders.
Has had 3 Nobel Prize winners — 2 in Chemistry, 1 in Literature.
Has non-stop flights to all European capitals and major cities around the world, and is less than 2 hours from London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Copenhagen, Oslo, and Berlin. Croatia is in the heart of Europe, bordering Italy from west and Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia from the east.
Zagreb has been voted as Winner of the best European Christmas Festival during Advent in Europe 3 years in a row (2015, 2016, 2017).
Croatia has become a hot spot country for the filming of major Hollywood and international productions. These include Star Wars, Game of Thrones, The Lake, Mamma Mia, Robin Hood and others.
The official launch of 300 Years of Leadership and Innovation was a truly memorable occasion, with more than 700 guests from all over the world, including MPs and members of the media, gathering in the historic setting of Westminster Abbey's Cloisters to attend the presentation of this prestigious publication. Launched to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the appointment of Britain's first prime minister, Robert Walpole, in 1721, and in the year of Her Majesty The Queen's 95th birthday, the book celebrates leadership across the full spectrum of British society: from Parliament and Crown to captains of industry and those pushing the boundaries of innovation. The book was presented by the editors Gordon Marsden, MP, the History of Parliament Trust's chairman, Royal correspondent Robert Jobson and Stephen van der Merwe from St. James House. Celebrating the best of British leadership, 300 Years of Leadership and Innovation features expertly written articles on those who have shaped British society, past and present: from Walpole to Cromwell, Churcill to Blair, The Queen and Prince Charles to captains of industry and innovation. Among other captains of industry and innovation there is a page in chapter Education and Creative Minds dedicated to our founder and Principal dr. sc. Martin-Tino Časl and his family, supporting wife Zdenka Časl and his son Tino Sven Časl. His educational philosophy is presented under the title Croatian theory. After previous articles about dr. sc. Martin-Tino Časl's work and achivements in education, science and sport in Innovation 800 (monography celebrating 800th anniversary of Cambridge University) and also in The Commonwealth at 70: From Westminster to the World (celebrating 70th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Nations) it is another compliment to our founder and Principal dr. Časl and our school. The British International School of Zagreb is the only school out of UK that is presented in this prestigious publication.