NGO O.A.ZA. – Sustainable Alternative to Community was established in January 2013 in Zagreb, Croatia. Our aim is to organise various activities for youth during which they can, in a positive and supportive atmosphere, develop their potential, and become exemplary carriers of sustainable social change.


Why such a name? “Sustainable” because we promote sustainable development – fulfilling one’s needs while respecting nature, resources, and future generations. “Alternative” because we popularise lifestyles and – what is more important – viewpoints not so popular in nowaday’s consumerist society. “Community” because we want to encourage the development of new young leaders who will guide society in a sustainable direction.

Our vision – Creating role models of sustainable society
Our mission – Encouraging the holistic development of youth as the architects of the future

We have the accreditation for sending and hosting volunteers within the European Solidarity Corps

Our values


Being mindful for the feelings and needs of other people and living beings


Acting in harmony between the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of life


Searching for the meaning of life, getting to know oneself and looking for imperishable values


Proactive, disciplined and adequate action in different circumstances

Our approach towards youth

  • We approach one's personal development individually according to the holistic principle that consists of the physical, psychological, economic, and spiritual aspect of life.
  • We help find one's life vocation and develop skills and knowledge that will empower them to fulfill themselves. In order to achieve this, we use the non-formal education methods.
  • We involve youth in the sustainable development of society engaging them in the work of our departments.


  • To help youngsters take responsibility for the sustainable development of society by facilitating activities that focus on personal development and environmental protection.
  • To help youngsters develop into wholesome persons and find their life vocation. Involve them in the sustainable development of society according to their life vocation.
  • To educate and inspire youngsters to develop a positive value system and competencies so they can become the change they want to see in the world.


Filip Brničević

President, Head of the Personal Development Department

Branko Drljača

Social Entrepreneurship Department Assistant

Andrea Žuškin

Volunteering Programme Manager

Patrycja Pieniążek

Project Manager

Mile Drača

Secretary, Head of Environment Protection Department

Jasmina Roca

Environment Protection Department Assistant

Andrej Žuškin

Marketing and Video Production



Audit Report

2015 (in Croatian)

Financial Report

2015 (in Croatian)

2016 (in Croatian)

2017 (in Croatian)

2018 (in Croatian)

Annual Report

2014. – 2015. (in Croatian)

2016 (in Croatian)

2017 (in Croatian)

2018 (in Croatian)

OIB: 10764365836    IBAN: HR0224020061100644636