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Rijeka, Croatia
18.-20. July 2013.

100 experts, activists and artists
will meet 1000 visitors from around the globe
presentations, workshops, debates, exibition
open air movie, parties
sunshine i seaside

Republika is a three day seaside meeting of forward thinkers from all around the world in a festival of creativity and progressive culture. It consists of talks, discussion panels, workshops, screenings, entertainment and music programs organized by prominent international festivals such as SHARE (Belgrade, Beirut), A MAZE (Berlin, Johannesburg) and PAUSE (Melbourne), amplified by new regional projects - RockPaperStartups and Start Art Expo.

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Ulaznice za studente

Republika poklanja trodnevne festivalske ulaznice studentima Sveucilista u Rijeci
Prijavi se za svoju

Tickets sales

Tickets are now available for the price of €30. This is a symbolic fee which will be donated to a local cause selected by the jury during the event. At the festival entrance, tickets will be exchanged for wristbands which are granting access to the day and night programs of Republika.* If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask on


* part of RockPaperStartups program and Hartera Festival require additional tickets. More info is available on their official websites: and


We are no longer accepting applications for scholarships for the Republika Festival. If you were late for that, the tickets priced at 30€ are still available through Entrio booking system, or you could try and get passes from our partners. Also, stay tuned on our Facebook and Twitter, where we will publish additional info about ticketing and pricing. If you have already applied for scholarship, check your inbox soon, and expect us with good news :-) Thank you for participating and we're looking forward to meeting you in Rijeka. If you are a student, we're still inviting applications for free tickets. Get one now! It's easy



City of Rijeka has a lot to offer when it comes to attractive venues for hosting the first edition of Republika. Central location for educational programs is certainly the most important complex of industrial heritage in Rijeka - “Rikard Benčić”, and more precisely, its abandoned 6000 square meters engine factory with preserved impressive atmosphere, this time occupied for talks, discussions and interactive knowledge exchange. Additional, more in-depth programs of SHARE Cyberpunk Academy will be held at soc-real navy ship “Seagull”, docked in the port of Rijeka for this occasion. Seagull (Galeb) was used by the late President of the Yugoslav Republic, Marshal Josip Broz Tito, on his numerous foreign trips and for the entertainment of worldwide renown people. The ship attained an iconic status among the people of Yugoslavia, as well as among the many diverse nations and members of the Non-Aligned Movement. More info on night program locations will be available as soon as music lineup is announced.


Belgrade / Beirut / Rijeka

Concerned with the impact of digital communications on everyday lives and human rights, the goal of SHARE is to fight for the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights, in the areas of privacy, free speech, government transparency and efficiency, surveillance and human rights. Share Foundation is dedicated to protecting the rights of Internet citizens and promoting positive values of openness, decentralization, free access and exchange of knowledge, information and technology.


Melbourne / Perth / Rijeka

Pause Fest is a creative springboard for digital industries to meet, inspire, learn, launch and collaborate. It combines digital video and animation screenings, immersive interactive installations, presentations from industry leaders and skills based workshops. Since its establishment in 2011, Pause Fest has been dedicated to bringing the best of global digital and creative industries to Australia.

A Maze.

Berlin / Johannesburg / Rijeka

At A MAZE, the combination of bold experiments and the joy of playing pave the way for the convergence of computer games and art. A MAZE. is more than just a festival – it is also a series of events and a conceptual format offering a platform for continuous interdisciplinary exchange. Creative people get encouraged to deconstruct conventional computer games and exceed established game concepts. Interdisciplinary, game-centered events transcending media channels and cultures are the signature feature of A MAZE.


RockPaperStartups is the startup spring break shaped for founders, investors, or anyone just interested in some of the most innovative technology businesses in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as across the continent. It focuses on the success stories, hosting speakers from both Europe and the US. RockPaperStartups is initated by Netokracija, a popular Croatian Internet magazine dedicated to business, marketing and new media culture

Start Art Expo

Start Art Expo is a fine arts festival that will host exhibitions, fine arts workshops, lectures by renowned culture experts from the region and the world, art interventions in public space, video projections, film programs, panels and workshops for children and young people. The Festival itself will provide the production of works of art and projects that will be presented on different locations throughout the town.



Dancing at Republika!

Open air disco, queer parties, beach parties, clubbing - line-up is now available and the music program for the hippest festival in Rijeka, Croatia.

1,000 young people from all over the world will visit Republika, a festival that is to advance internet activism, internet freedom and breed fun, for the first time in Rijeka, Croatia, from July 18th-20th. Daytime talks and workshops are many, but visitors will get the chance to relax with exciting night programs at five different locations. Open air disco, queer parties, beach parties and clubbing are only teasers to this incredible mash-up of events.

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