The Croatian Diaspora

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Scholarships Offered for Online Learning of Croatian

ZAGREB, August 21, 2019 - The Central State Office for Croats Abroad has published a call for scholarships for online learning of Croatian in the coming school year. The office will award 10 scholarships for attending the semester-long online courses of the Croatian language. The grants refer to the online course called HiT-I organised by the University of Zagreb, the Croatian Heritage Foundation (HMI) and the University Computing Centre SRCE. More information is available on https://matis.hr or on the Office's website. Applications can be sent by ethnic Croats living abroad, and descendants of Croat expat communities as well as their…
Thursday, 15 August 2019

ACAP's Rocking Croatian Excellence Conference in Cleveland Seeks to Connect Businesses

CLEVELAND, AUGUST 14, 2019 – The Association of Croatian American Professionals (ACAP) is hosting their fourth annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio from Sept. 19 to 22, 2019. The ACAP conference will bring together professionals from all facets of the U.S. and international professional community. The Croatian Chamber of Economy (Hrvatska Gospodarska Komora) is organizing a delegation of Croatian businesses to attend the conference and to participate in a Business–to–Business (B2B) meeting. ”This is a tremendous opportunity for Croatian businesses to connect with businesses in Cleveland, across the United States and throughout the world. We’re excited to see what this venture…
Wednesday, 14 August 2019

On the Road with Domovina Birthright Program: Dalmatia

August 14, 2019 - As previously reported on TCN, the first Domovina Birthright Program took place in Croatia last month, an initiative between the American Croatian Association of Professionals, and the Croatian Government. The idea of the program is to take the young adults of Croatian descent (ages 18 – 30), who wish to learn about their heritage, explore Croatia, connect with their Croatian identity and meet other young Croatian adults on an amazing trip to Croatia. Kristiana Banđen is one of the 34 initial participants in the program, and she has kindly agreed to document her journey as she…
Monday, 12 August 2019

Žigmanov says Serbian Minister Should Care More about Ethnic Croat Heritage

ZAGREB, August 12, 2019 - The leader of the Democratic Alliance of Vojvodina Croats (DSHV) and a member of the Serbian parliament, Tomislav Žigmanov, on Monday called on Serbian Culture Minister Vladan Vukosavljević to pay more attention to the protection of the Croat cultural heritage in Serbia than to Nikola Tesla, who has recently caused new disputes between Belgrade and Zagreb. Vukosavljević on Friday accused Croatia of laying claim to Tesla, a US and Croatian inventor of Serb origin, by planning to present him as a Croatian inventor at the Expo 2020 in Dubai. "We have been following with regret…
Monday, 5 August 2019

On the Road with Domovina Birthright Program: Smiljan, Knin & Kornati

August 5, 2019 - As previously reported on TCN, the first Domovina Birthright Program took place in Croatia last month, an initiative between the American Croatian Association of Professionals, and the Croatian Government. The idea of the program is to take the young adults of Croatian descent (ages 18 – 30), who wish to learn about their heritage, explore Croatia, connect with their Croatian identity and meet other young Croatian adults on an amazing trip to Croatia. Kristiana Banđen is one of the 34 initial participants in the program, and she has kindly agreed to document her journey as she…
Wednesday, 31 July 2019

On the Road with Domovina Birthright Program: Istria

July 31, 2019 - As previously reported on TCN, the first Domovina Birthright Program took place in Croatia this month, an initiative between the American Croatian Association of Professionals, and the Croatian Government. The idea of the program is to take the young adults of Croatian descent (ages 18 – 30), who wish to learn about their heritage, explore Croatia, connect with their Croatian identity and meet other young Croatian adults on an amazing trip to Croatia. Kristiana Banđen is one of the 34 initial participants in the program, and she has kindly agreed to document her journey as she…
Sunday, 28 July 2019

Croatian World Congress Seeks 6 Seats in Parliament for Diaspora

ZAGREB, July 28, 2019 - The Croatian World Congress (HSK), an organisation of Croatian expatriates, called on Saturday on the Croatian government and Croat representatives in the Bosnian government to create programmes to encourage the return of expatriates, also asking to be guaranteed six seats in the Croatian parliament. At its annual assembly in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the HSK said it was incomprehensible that Croatian citizens abroad were prevented from voting because of the small number of polling stations and the impossibility to vote electronically or by post. The HSK said expatriates should be represented in Croatia's parliament by…
Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Croatian National Council: Vučić Has to Deal with Every Problem of Croats in Serbia

ZAGREB, July 24, 2019 - The Croatian National Council's (HNV) leadership believes it has raised the level of the Croatian minority's rights in Serbia, albeit by making big political efforts, through media pressure and despite a lack of understanding or passivity from local government, the HNV said on Tuesday. The body which represents the Croatian minority in Serbia's state bodies in education, culture, information and official language use spoke about the first six months of its new makeup. "Croats in Serbia are not part of the system. We don't have representatives in the executive authority, either state or local, unlike…
Tuesday, 16 July 2019

On the Road with Domovina Birthright Program: Zagreb

July 12, 2019 - As previously reported on TCN, the first Domovina Birthright Program is taking place in Croatia at the moment, an initiative between the American Croatian Association of Professionals, and the Croatian Government. The idea of the program is to take the young adults of Croatian descent (ages 18 – 30), who wish to learn about their heritage, explore Croatia, connect with their Croatian identity and meet other young Croatian adults on an amazing trip to Croatia. Kristiana Banđen is one of the 34 initial participants in the program, and she has kindly agreed to document her journey…
Monday, 15 July 2019

Croatia Sets Aside Millions for Diaspora Projects in 11 European Countries

ZAGREB, July 15, 2019 - Croatia has earmarked 4.85 million kuna for grants to programmes and projects of Croatian diaspora in 11 European countries this year, according to a decision adopted by State-Secretary in the Central State Office for Croats Abroad, Zvonko Milas. A quarter of that amount, 1.2 million kuna, has been set aside for programmes and activities of ethnic Croats in Serbia. Thus, the Croatian National Council in that country can count on 125,000 kuna for its development programmes and for boosting media visibility and education in the Croatian language in Serbia. In 2019, 13 associations and societies…
Sunday, 14 July 2019

Croatian Cuisine II: A Book Cooked in Venezuela

July 14, 2019 - Croatia has a large diaspora community in South America. A new cookbook strengthens the links to their homeland.  The book Croatian cuisine II. A tasting of Croatian cuisine in Venezuela, is a publication of the Cultural Association of Croatian Ladies of Venezuela edited by Editemos, with the support of the Central State Office for Croats outside the Republic of Croatia. With a prologue by the editor and author Miro Popic, the book brings together a selection of recipes published in a first edition, dating from 2008, together with a compilation of new traditional recipes that are…
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