Dan Đaković is a philosopher with a passion for psychology, religions and politics.
He enjoys sitting or lying, reading, thinking and talking all day and all night with a little food, coffee and other drinks. He has always avoided other ”more serious” jobs and is constantly searching for more philosophy, spirituality, mindfulness, community and open debate in friendship.
Dan grew up in small town near Zagreb in a large family with lots of love, discussion, noise and music. He played violin and basketball and studied Philosophy, Religions and Law at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Philosophy and Religious Sciences of the Society of Jesus, where he earned his MA degree in humanities – Philosophy and Religious Sciences. Dan is currently involved in a PhD programme with a focus on the Personalistic Philosophy, Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion of Jacques Maritain on whom he is writing PhD dissertation. From time to time he gives lectures at the University on what he really enjoys.
Since 2006 Dan is employed by the City of Zagreb, capital of Croatia, as an adviser in the Mayor’s Office, Department for Promoting Human Rights, Gender Equality, Relations with National Minorities and Religious Communities and Civil Society Development. His special ”secret” mission and the biggest passion is building bridges between 22 national minorities and 35 religious communities in his town.