The largest building in the city center, the Moise Palace

The largest building in the city center, the Moise Palace

A North Adriatic cultural monument of considerable historical, artistic, and symbolic importance, the 500-year-old MOISE Palace is located in the old town center of the City of Cres. Set against the pristine natural background of Cres Island, this monumental building is the largest patrician Renaissance city palace in Croatia.

Political, economic, and ecological systems, institutions, and norms must be redesigned for a meaningful research-based, inherently democratic, and participative transformation. The splendid isolation of Moise Palace offers a unique forum space for intellectual shift and collective creation that foster groundbreaking ideas and lead to actual change. Moise Palace aims to evolve into one of the most inspiring spaces for provoking dialogue and future-shaping thought in Europe.

Ultimately consequent in diversity, equity, and inclusion, Moise Palace creates new proximity to reinvent Europeanness and co-design better societies. A radical holistic approach where analytic thinking encounters arts brings social innovation. Having experienced this palace, participants return to their communities as change-makers empowered to act across realms and borders as agents of Democracy and Solidarity.

The Palace Moise Core Program represents a balanced blend of both academic and community activities:

Research & Education ● Fellowship residencies ● Research program (courses, conferences, workshops) ● European Forum Moise ● Regional School of Democracy ● Moise Papers Journal ● Study programs, student cooperation, and mobility ● Residencies and artistic projects ● Partner events (seminars, conferences) Community ● Shared Kitchen ● Creative Communities ○ Youth education ○ Community events ○ Cultural production & Creative incubation ○ Life-long learning ○ Vulnerable communities ● Mediatheque

Cres City Harbor

Western Terrace, Moise Palace

Gathering both international academic and local communities, MOISE is an open place of encounter that brings revitalization, restoration, and resilience.
MOISE offers a pristine retreat for cutting-edge academic research, communication, and progressive pedagogy as a forum for investigation, exploration, and discovery.
MOISE builds new models for embedding communities of solidarity and deep engagement within local and global networks in a radically open, inclusive, and mindful way.

MOISE is a laboratory for transformative thinking of considerable impact, devising strategies, and experimenting with practices for social, economic, and political change.

UNIRI The Moise Palace: Cres Island

An education center of the University of Rijeka. A five-hundred-year-old patrician townhouse and the largest Renaissance palace on the Croatian islands. A venue and forum for various scientific and research activities, it welcomes visiting academics, students and scholars.