DNA Croatia went international earlier this month, as co-founders Jan de Jong and Tanja Polegubic both took part at the 2021 Cross Border Coworking Conference in Budva. The first regional conference of its kind as part of the 2Code project involving four cities from three countries, the aims of the conference were outlined on the official website:
From Monday, 4th October, until Wednesday, 6th October 2021, regional and global experts will gather on the Montenegrin coast, and in a series of lectures and panel discussions will deal with current topics and with their experience contribute to a better understanding of this popular trend. Participants in the conference will discuss the concept and perspectives of digital nomads, the potential of the Western Balkans, the experience of digital nomads who have stayed in the region, as well as the packages the coworking spaces that make up the Code Hub network in Mostar, Nikšić, Tuzla, and Zadar will provide to this target group in the coming period. The two-day conference will also discuss the regional coworking scene, the impact of the global pandemic on the sector, the challenges faced by coworking managers over the past 18 months, but also the benefits of distance working, and the prospects for developing new coworking communities.
Jan and Tanja were among a very strong contingent in Croatia, with other participants including Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador, Dean Kuchel, digital nomad permit holder, Steve Tsenterensky, and a joint presentation of a DNA Croatia-supported project, Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence, by Dubrovnik Tourist Board Director, Ana Hrnic, and Dubrovnik Deputy Mayor, Jelka Tepsic.
You can learn about the conference in more detail on this report on the first day.