Who We Are:

The Plato Society is a non-profit professional association founded in 2006, with headquarters at the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb. The Society gathers scholars, experts, and other interested individuals who study and research Plato and Platonist philosophy, as well as their abiding influence in the European and world philosophical heritage.

A central aspect of the work of Plato's Society is its social and humanitarian engagement in promoting a “culture of dialogue” in the tradition of Socrates and Plato, and advancing methods of philosophizing in life contexts based on this aim. We aim to show that philosophy in its most genuine sense should and can “Bring philosophy down from the heavens and into the cities of human beings” (Cicero).

Among its activities, the Society organizes The Plato Society Lecture and Colloquia Series, book presentations, national and international symposia, and "AGORA", an annual or biannual "Philosopher's Market" to benefit the Society and its activities. 

The Society also sponsors its own project on philosophizing with children, youth and adults entitled “Project Stohrenschule” (founded 2006), implementing its own original methods and workshops created by its members. Anyone with a genuine interest in philosophy/philosophizing and in studying philosopy, or participating in any of our activities, can become a member of the Plato Society.

Basic information:

OIB (Tax identification number) 06484762072

IBAN HR3623600001101912932

SWIFT ZABAHR2X (Zagreba.ka banka d.d., Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 10, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia)

We are a registered Non-Profit organization

Thank you for Your donations in support of our work !

Registry number in Croatian registry of non-profit organizations (Registarski broj udruge u Registru udruga) RH 21004864

Identification number (Matični broj udruge): 2105292

Contact details:

The Plato Society of Zagreb

Ulica grada Vukovara 54 (Institute of Philosophy)

HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Email:  platonovo.drustvo@gmail.com


The Plato Society Lecture & Colloquia Series (formerly: “Zagreb New School of Philosophical Discourse”)

The Plato Society conducts regular meetings and colloquia, as well as reading and discussion groups. Topics are chosen according to the interests of the participants and current activities of the Plato Society, including international conferences, research projects, and topics from our workshops on philosophizing with children. Prior knowledge of philosophy is an advantage, but not a prerequisite for participation. Anyone interested in reading and discussion of philosophical texts and topics is welcome to join us. 

For further information, please contact us by e-mail platonovo.drustvo@gmail.com.

 Board Members

President: Adj. Prof. Dr. Marie-Élise Zovko

Vice-presidents: Laura Blažetić Faller, Željka Lilek Blagus 

Secretary: Miško Ivčić

Treasurer: Stipe Ivković