Mrs. Marija Veltruski Awarded

Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Croatia and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Youth of the Republic of Croatia, have opened a tender for the selection of the best senior woman in the European Year of Active Ageing, under the name “Young at Heart”. DEŠA – Dubrovnik proposed its diligent member, Ms. Marija Veltruski, who was selected as one of the three equal winners for the entire Republic of Croatia.

For years, Ms. Veltruski has been volunteering with children to whom, from an early age, points to the consequences of ecological negligence, encourages them to preserve traditional heritage, teach them about the concept of voluntary work and by connecting the youngest and senior population, realizes human relationships within the community.

The award to was handed over to Ms. Veltruski by the Head of EU Delegation to Croatia, the Ambassador Paul Vandoren and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Policy and Youth, Ms. Milanka Opačić.