Humana Nova is part of the ACT Group and ACT Group in turn has its roots in the local punk scene of Northwestern Croatia. It emerged step by step as an alternative community self-help centre out of a group of people who used to organise concerts in the past. Today, ACT Group has various areas of activity. Aside from Humana Nova there is e.g. a public library, a publishing brand, a graphic studio, a bookkeeping service for social organisations as well as a home care service for elderly people. Beyond that, there are plans to open a restaurant which uses only ecologically and bio-dynamically grown products from the region.