A precious friend

Ten days have gone by since the death of Matija, and I am still having trouble facing up to the fact. I wanted to write something, but the words would not come. As if writing about the fact that he was no longer with us would force me to admit that it was true. I […]

Coffe! When? In 5 mins. OK!

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One rainy afternoon a few years ago, walking through my new neighborhood where I moved after bad personal and professional break up I ran into Matija, after a short chat we decided to go for a quick coffee. At that point I was I the worst shape I can remember physically and mentally, but somehow […]

Condolences from Belgium

I only met Matija a few times, but his enthusiasm and insights were inspiring and made a big difference for EFIP and the European Freelancersweek in particular. On behalf of FEDIPRO (Federation of Independent Professionals in Belgium) I want to express our condolences to Matija’s family. – Marc Mestdagh

Think outside the box :)


This pivture tells everything. During that time, I was going through divorce, my brother who I was close to moved to Canada and my job was kinda boring to me. I needed challenges and positive change. Matija was there at the time and pushed me to see behind my beliefs. He learned me how to […]

Once upon a time, in Lisbon


November 2014. What an epic Copass Camp it was. Among the many great people I got to share this huge appartment with in the center of Lisbon, I can still remember this very special moment I spent with this very sweet Croatian guy. There were several of us campers, you were back from an expedition […]

Our condolences from PZO

On behalf of PZO in the Netherlands we would like to send our condolences to Matija’s family. Besides the very special character, he brought alignment, inspiration and innovation. We will miss him very much as a person and also his power and leadership for EFIP and the European Freelancers Week. Our thoughts are with Matija’s […]

Thank you for everything


I first met you in Lisbon at the Coworking Europe conference in 2014. We had been talking online and had planned to collaborate upon meeting. You were waiting for me outside the Copass camp and greeted me with a  hug. I instantly liked you but little did I know that would be the beginning of […]

Meeting Matija was special


I want to remember the Saturday night we met, in Copass Camp Lisbon, 2014. Lionel and I had the room next to the one you were sharing with a Croatian friend. The four of us didn’t feel like sleeping, went to a reggae club and became official 5€ socios for the night. An old foosball table, cheap […]