The task of the Centre Veronica Hostětín is to demonstrate that the attitude towards nature, considerate management of resources, and informed interpretation of local heritage may economically stabilize the countryside and solve unemployment even in rather remote areas. It should serve as a living laboratory of sustainable development attitudes and measurements.
Educational modules of the Centre are developed mainly in the following expert areas:
They are not only limited to theory but mainly focused on practical transfer of experience, based on long-lasting monitoring of realized model projects:
Research and education are built upon cooperation with a range of experts, schools and institutions. Many allied organizations in the White Carpathians complement the offer of ecological projects with other practical examples and regional specifics. The cooperation with promoters of similar projects abroad is equally important - it expands local experience by international knowledge and latest trends.
Centrum Veronica Hostětín is a part of ZO ČSOP Veronica (Basic Organization of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation), a civic association based in Brno, which has been operating in Hostětín and the Zlín region for more than 15 years.