University School of Croatian Language & Culture opens

This year’s University School gathered thirty-six students from fourteen European and overseas countries – besides the daily classes the participants also have an opportunity to take part in a rich culture programme and excursions to the Plitvice Lakes and the Hrvatsko Zagorje region. This traditional programme of the CHF and the University of Zagreb is targeted to young people of Croatian extraction and all other students who wish to learn about Croatia and learn or perfect their Croatian.

24th Croatian Folklore Festival in Grosskrotzenburg

The panel of judges included the head of the Croatian Heritage Foundation’s department for culture Srebrenka Šeravić. Also on the panel was Iva Cvetko in the capacity of an expert leader according to the criteria of the Zagreb-based Croatian Association of Folklore Leaders and Choreographers. Performing at the festival were folklore ensembles from Mainz, Wiesbaden, Mittelbaden, Hannover, Mannheim-Mosbach, Nürnberg, Augsburg, Filderstadt, Main-Taunus/Hochtaunus, Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt and Wupperal.

Tyran lectures in Vienna

On hand for a lecture on The Significance of the Croatian Home Country for Ethic Groups (National Minorities) with a Special Review / Overview of Gradišće (Burgenland) Croatians were Croatian Ambassador to Austria Gordan Bakota, our soon to be appointed consul in Vienna Vesna Odorčić, Croatian police officer in Austria Krešimir Kovačićek and the head of the indigenous minorities department of the Croatian Heritage Foundation in Zagreb Marija Hećimović.