Rojc Allicance (Pula, Croatia) is a unique gathering place for civil society organisations, encouraging their development under a common roof in a place of revived cultural heritage while also hosting numerous social events. Situated in an Austro-Hungarian structure dating back to the 1870s, today the centre is host to 108 associations from various fields (culture, sports, psychosocial care and health services, activities for children and young people, care for persons with special needs, environmental protection, technical culture, national minorities etc.). Thousands of Rojc inhabitants and their visitors pass through its painted hallways and stairways each week – bringing to life the “streets” of Rojc.
Theatre production, workout, art studios, costume and scenery studios, circus, yoga, martial arts, rhythmic gymnastics, modern dance, working with people with special needs, help in learning, activities to preserve the environment, sports and recreational activities.
Major events are: cultural festivals (International Theatre Festival-PUF, International Street Art Festival – FUČ), music festivals – from classical music to contemporary musical genres (Monteparadiso Punk Festival, Seasplash Festival, Viva la Pola Festival, Art&Music festival etc.), multimedia festivals (Media Mediterranea Festival, Future Nature Festival, Antifa Festival), exhibitions, a variety of educational workshops and presentations.
Former use of the building: Naval military school under the Habsburg Empire, Italy and Yugoslavia. Transformed into army barracks in 1976. Abandoned by the Yugoslavian Army in 1991.
Year of opening as a cultural centre: 2000