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.
Eight clubs will face off at the 3rd Croatian World Football Club Championships in two groups, from Canada, France, Serbia, Australia, Germany, Switzerland and Sweden.
This year’s sixth issue of Matica magazine covers the commemoration on Bleiburg field, a round table on the return of emigrant Croatians, the Meeting of Croatians in Padua, the Croatian Cultural Garden in Cleveland and much, much more.
The symposium was organised – at the initiative of honorary Croatian consul in Slovenia Šime Ivanjko DSc – for the 3rd of June by the University of Maribor’s Faculty of Arts, the University of Maribor Library, the National Liberation Museum of Maribor and the Croatian Consulate in Maribor.
The exhibition of the Birds (Ptice) series of drawings by Zagreb-based academy educated painter Ivana Vulić is open to the public from the 5th to 23rd of June.
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.
The executive committee of the Croatian World Congress has appointed Ivana Rora the head of the homeland headquarters of the CWC. The homeland office is located at the headquarters of the Croatian Heritage Foundation in Zagreb.
The Dubrovnik branch office of the CHF opened its exhibition season at its Prijeko premises with an exhibition featuring the work of academy-educated painter Vilim Parić. The Dubrovnik exhibition showcased thirty works in pen and ink from his Wolves series.
A meeting was held with the head of the Split branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation Branka Bezić Filipović and Tania Blažević, a returnee and president of the Croatian-Australian Society and Friends of Split, headquartered at the Split office of the CHF.
In the latest issue of Matica magazine also read all about the twentieth anniversary of Operation Flash, about the people of the island of Susak living in New York and its environs, about celebrated German car designer of Croatian extraction Domagoj Đukec and much, much more.