TradFest 2018. Festival of Tradition
and Conservative Ideas
Hotel Dubrovnik, Zagreb
23 - 24 November 2018
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Tradfest 2017.

What is TradFest?

TradFest is an annual international gathering of traditional and conservative leaders, thinkers and activists who through their endeavours promote the (re)establishment of traditional and conservative values in Croatia and the world.

TradFest is an unapologetic festival of traditional and conservative ideas in contrast to so called ‘progressive’ and militant secularist ideas and policies which have in a violent and revolutionary manner in the past subdued and are still today more than 25 years after the fall of communism actively working to deconstruct and do away with the traditional, conservative and Christian foundations and culture of Croatia, Europe and the Western world.

TradFest in a postive manner desires to provoke a thought process with follow on activities that will react to and counter negative ‘progressive’ developments in society and actively disseminate and promote a return to tradition, order, and conservative and Catholic values. The desire is to create a society that is attuned towards the family and the development of a creative and open disposition in civil society, politics and economics.

TradFest creates a space for the spreading of good ideas, personal contacts and networking of people with similar views and values. As such it works to help Croatia to throw off the destructive remnents of communism and to grow into a mature society by re-integrating its rich Christian heritage and culture.


Changes to the program!
Unfortunately our main keynote speaker Mr. Steven Mosher has had to cancel his participation at TradFest this year as he has contracted a serious illness. We thank him for his good will to participate and call upon all to pray for his health.
In place of Steve we will have an interesting round table discussion with three eminent Croatian conservative intellectuals. Thank you for your understanding.

Dr. Ivica Šola


Dr. Nino Raspudić


Dr. Boris Havel

dr. Vice John Batarelo

dr. sc. Vice John Batarelo
Zaklada Vigilare, predsjednik

don Damir Stojić, SDB

don Damir Stojić, SDB
Student chaplain, Zagreb
Recipient of the Award “Witness of the Year“


Paul Hanrahan
Family Life International Australia
Sydney, Australia


Dr. Imre Téglásy
Alpha Alliance, Budapest, Hungary


Dr. Paul Cameron
Family Research Institute, USA

Jerzy Kwaśniewski

Jerzy Kwaśniewski
Ordo Iuris, Warsaw, Poland


Dr. Tymoteusz Zych
Ordo Iuris, Warsaw, Poland


Boris Andreev
Frankfurt, Germany/Sofia, Bulgaria


Mathias Von Gersdorff
Children at Risk, Frankfurt, Germany


Dr. Clemens Cavallin
Religious & Art Historian, Sweden



Friday 23 November 2018     Ban Jelacic Hall (1st floor)
19:45 Opening Ceremony
Introductory Prayer and Thoughts

Dr. Vice John Batarelo,
President of Vigilare
Introductory speech
Round table

Political correctness in Croatia today. What about freedom of speech? 

Participants: Dr. Ivica Šola, Dr. Nino Raspudić, Dr. Boris Havel

Saturday 24 November 2018     Ban Jelacic Hall (1st floor)
10:00 Mr. Paul Hanrahan
Director Family Life International Australia, Sydney, Australija
The Collapse of the Culture of Life in Australia. Or is there still hope?
10:45 Dr. Imre Téglasy
President of Alpha Alliance for Life, Budapest, Hungary.
Culture Wars in Hungary. A True Conservative Turnabout?
11:30 Mr. Mathias Von Gersdorff
Director of Children at Risk & publicist, Germany
The Sexual Revolution in Germany
12:15 Award “Witness of the Year” 2018

Recipient don Damir Stojić, SDB

12:30 Lunch break
14:00 Dr. Paul Cameron
Chairman Family Research Institute, United States of America
Homosexuality, Children, Adults and Society
15:00 Mr. Boris Andreev (LLM Budimpešta)
Law Specialist, Frankfurt, Germany and Sofia, Bulgaria
The Bulgarian Rejection of the Istanbul Convention. More than just Pickled Cucumbers.
16:00  Cofee break
16:15 Mr. Jerzy Kwaśniewski, President Ordo Iuris Poland
Dr. Tymoteusz Zych, Legal Analyst Ordo Iuris Poland
Antidote to Gender Ideology (and the Istanbul Convention); Convention on the Rights of the Family
17:00 Dr. Clemens Cavallin, Sweden
Crisis in the Church Today Yet Looking Towards a Global Christendom
18:00 Closing



”Witness of the year“ is an annual award of the Vigilare Foundation and granted at its TradFest Conference.
The prize is awarded to prominent individuals and organisations for a courageous, authentic and non-compromising commitment to the preservation and dignity of human life and the promotion of the truth about human nature.

The award consists a plaque and a medal.

The winners of the award:
TradFest 2016 – Ante Čaljkušić and the International Initiative ”40 days for life“
TradFest 2017 – Marijan Gubina and Humanitarian Nonprofit Association Auxilium

Support TradFest!

TradFest is financed only by voluntary contributions and donations from our friends and supporters.
If you wich to support us, you can place your donation on our bank account:

Vigilare Foundation
Ul. Janka Grahora 4
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
IBAN: HR5423900011500106809

Bank Information:
Hrvatska poštanska banka, d.d.
Jurišićeva 4, HR-10000 Zagreb

Organizer: Vigilare Foundation