December 21, 2021 – Zagreb Digital Nomad December Ambassadors Anna Maria Kochanska from Poland and Steve Tsentserensky from the United States interviewed in the Index.hr studio.
It’s been a year for Zagreb and its digital nomadic journey.
It’s been 18 months since Dutch entrepreneur Jan de Jong wrote an open letter to Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic asking him to set up a digital nomad visa.
Things went really fast after that. Plenkovic announced his intention to introduce the visa some 44 days later, and it entered into force on January 1 of this year. A variety of high profile events including the Dubrovnik Digital Nomad in Residence program and the Zagreb Digital Nomad Week & Ambassador project have helped raise Croatia’s profile in the global digital nomad community. So much so, in fact, that Croatia was named the second most popular country in the world and Zagreb in the top 5 cities in the recent Nomad List 2021 poll.
One of the great successes of the digital nomad movement has been the integration and acceptance of the concept in Croatian media in a relatively short period of time. The term “digitalni nomadi” is now a widely understood term in the Croatian language.
The Zagreb Tourist Board, in collaboration with Saltwater Nomads and TCN, has been implementing the Digital Nomad Ambassador Project in Zagreb since July 1. Six different ambassadors – from New York, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Israel, Singapore and Poland – have each been staying for a month. city hosts. Their ideas and experiences helped shape Zagreb’s future nomadic strategy.
Anna Maria Kochanska from Poland was a very active Ambassador in December, and she was joined by Special Guest Ambassador from Zagreb, Steve Tsentserensky. Both appeared in Index.hr’s studio last week to talk a bit about the digital nomad lifestyle and their impressions of life in Zagreb.
For more news and articles on digital nomads in Croatia, see the dedicated TCN section.