Peace Fleet Mirno More
The Peace Fleet Mirno More is the world's largest sailing project for socially disadvantaged young people and takes place annually in September in Croatia. Mirno More has existed since 1994 and means "peaceful sea". It is also a greeting and message of good wishes used by Croatian sailors.
The aim of the one-week trip is to give children the opportunity to throw prejudices overboard by steering a sailing ship together, to overcome exclusion, to make new friendships that transcend ethnic and social borders and thus to promote peaceful coexistence.
Some of the participating children and young people come from crisis centres, residential communities and socio-educational institutions - among them also displaced persons and war orphans as well as groups of disabled people. At Mirno More, the young people are also taught teamwork skills, social competence and peaceful conflict resolution - all within the framework of a unique adventure in the nature of the Dalmatian islands. Meanwhile, more than 100 ships take part in this flotilla every year.
“Assuming social responsibility is in line with the company’s philosophy. We are dedicated to supporting a wide variety of projects, especially in the 30 countries in which we operate. Supporting disadvantaged children has been one of our Group’s leading priorities for years now,” commented VIG CEO Elisabeth Stadler. “And Peace Fleet Mirno More is a project that enables us to do this in a wonderful fashion.”
After a COVID 19-related break, more than 900 children and young people set sail again in 2022 from 17 to 24 September. Vienna Insurance Group sponsored the T-shirts this time, having sponsored the Safety Team ship as part of the Peace Fleet in previous years.