The Croatian Diaspora

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…
Sunday, 14 July 2019

On the Road with Domovina Birthright Program: Đakovo and Osijek

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…
Friday, 12 July 2019

Meet Croatian American Annie Bosko – Singer, Songwriter and Entertainer!

Annie Bosko is one proud Croatian American singer, songwriter and entertainer paving her own road in the very competitive music business. There's much to know about this very talented musician. Annie is a farmer's daughter from the Boskovich family in California known for Boskovich Farms produce. The National Federation of Croatian Americans was proud to choose Annie as one of our "40 Under 40" rising stars in 2019, from within our Croatian American community and she was a hands-down winner on the list of extraordinarily talented young Croatian Americans making their mark around the USA! Rolling Stone magazine recognized Annie…
Friday, 12 July 2019

On the Road with Domovina Birthright Program: Ilok and Vukovar

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…
Thursday, 11 July 2019

Meet General Ante Gotovina at His Tuna Farm at Diaspora Conference G2.5

July 11, 2019 - Planning for the 5th G2 Croatian diaspora conference is in its advanced stages. One of the undoubted highlights is the chance to meet General Ante Gotovina.  Connections between Croatia and its diaspora are strengthing. One of the pillars bringing entrepreneurs from the Homeland and Croatian communities abroad is the G2 conference, which will take part for the fifth year later this year: This year, the fifth Meeting G2 conference will be held in November. Please mark this down in your calendars from the 4th to the 6th of November and make the most of the time…
Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Grabar-Kitarović Visits Croats at ETH Zurich Technological University

ZAGREB, July 9, 2019 - On the second day of her visit to Switzerland, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović on Tuesday visited the ETH Zurich Technological University and laid wreaths at a plaque dedicated to two Croatian Nobel Prize winners, Vladimir Prelog and Lavoslav Ružička, and then met with Croatian students and researchers at that institution. ETH Vice President for Research and Corporate Relations Prof. Detlef Guenther accompanied Grabar-Kitarović during the wreath laying ceremony. Ružička won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1939 and today ETH has an award named after Ružička. Prelog was the Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry in…
Tuesday, 9 July 2019

President Meets with Croatian Diaspora in Switzerland

ZAGREB, July 9, 2019 - President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović met with Croatian expatriates in Switzerland on Monday, saying Croats had convinced foreigners of how beautiful their country was but that not the world should be convinced, first and foremost expatriates, of how good Croatia was to live in. "You have always been there for us, also when it was the hardest for Croatia, and I thank you for that," she told them at the residence of the Croatian ambassador to Switzerland in Muri bei Bern. The meeting with Croatian expatriates was organised on the occasion of Croatia's Statehood Day. Earlier in…
Sunday, 7 July 2019

Domovina Birthright Program: Expectations of an Inaugural Participant

The inaugural Domovina Birth Program begins in Croatia on July 10, 2019. Kristiana Banđen is one of the 34 participants. Her hopes and expectations.  There have been several new initiatives to bring the Croatian diaspora closer to the Homeland in recent times. Conferences such as G2 in Zagreb and the recent diaspora tourism conference in Split are the more public of these, but other grassroots ideas are also taking place, including a unique opportunity to connect young diaspora to Croatia with a once-in-a-lifetime visit. Association of Croatian American Professionals (ACAP), working with the Croatian government, has organized a 16-day cultural and…
Thursday, 4 July 2019

President Tells Croats in Bihać Croatia Monitors Migrant Crisis

ZAGREB, July 4, 2019 - Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović has written to a group of Croat residents of the northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina town of Bihać, telling them that Croatia has been closely following the migrant crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Sarajevo-based Dnevni Avaz daily said on Thursday. Bosnia and Herzegovina Foreign Minister Igor Crnadak confirmed to the daily that the Croatian president replied through his ministry to a letter by four Bihać residents who asked her in a letter to intervene over a decision by town authorities to set up a new migrant centre in Vučjak, only ten…
Sunday, 30 June 2019

Follow the Journey of Kristiana Banđen on Croatia's First Domovina Birthright Program

June 30, 2019 - An excellent initiative to bring the diaspora in closer contact with the Homeland starts next month. Follow Kristiana Banđen on her journey on the inaugural Domovina Birthright Program. As previously reported on TCN, the first Domovina Birthright Program will take place next 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…
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