Future stars of the international florist scene will descend on the Croatian city of Split when Croatia hosts for the first time the European Floristry Championship for Young Florists – Eurofleurs 2013 from 4 – 8 September.
Twelve talented young competitors from Belgium, Norway, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, Slovenia, Poland, the United Kingdom and Croatia will be competing for the title of Europe’s finest young florist.
The European Championship will take place at three different historic locations in the Dalmatian city of Split: the Meštrović Gallery; the ‘Riva’ – waterfront; and in the subterranean halls of the beautiful Diocletian’s Palace, built by Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD. Eurofleurs, which is held every four years, was set up to give young floral designers a chance to take their first steps on an international stage.
Croatia’s hopeful at the championship is 23-year-old Josip Novak from the northern Croatian town of Trnovec Bartolovečki which. Novak, who graduated from Agricultural high and work as a florist at Florist shop Viola, has won several floral design awards in Croatia – including second place at the National Championship held in Čakovec.