The head of the Pula branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation Ana Bedrina and the rector of the Juraj Dobrila University of Pula Dr Alfio Barbieri organised lectures featuring Davor Pavuna DSc.
An evening of chocolate and tagua was staged at the Croatian Cultural Center in California’s San Pedro as part of the cooperation Between the Center and the Croatian Heritage Foundation branch office in Split in their programme to link with the Croatians of the southern and northern Pacific.
Deputy speaker of Croatian Parliament and academician Željko Reiner, the head of office at the State Office for Croats Abroad Daria Krstičević, Croatian Ambassador to Austria Gordan Bakota, Croatian ambassadors to Hungary and Slovakia, Gordan Grlić-Radman and Jakša Muljačić respectively, vice-mayor of the City of Vienna Maria Vassilakou, the secretary general of the Austrian Ministry of European and International Affairs Michael Linhart, Austrian Ambassador to Croatia Andrea Ikić-Böhm, and many others gathered at the Schönbrunn Parkhotel.
The Pula branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation and the Juraj Dobrila University of Pula organised two lectures by Dr Pavuna, who has worked since 1986 in Switzerland’s Lausanne as a university professor of physics, the chemistry of condensed matter and micro- and optoelectronics.
Attending the school in Crikvenica are participants from Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the United States of America, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Serbia (Vojvodina) and from across Croatia. This year has seen a record ninety-seven participants.
The Istra Croatian Association of the Slovenian coastal town of Piran played host to a traditional Hajduk Football (Soccer) Club “White Night” festivity December 20th.
An exhibition of photographic portraits by Miho Skvrce that comprises fifteen portraits of Croatian artists opened at the gallery of the Dubrovnik branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation.
The fair in Trogir saw representatives of the Croatian community from Molise in Italy and vintner Mate Kliković from the Gradišće (Burgenland) region in Austria take part. A second Advent candle was lit by journalists at the Brasserie on 7 restaurant owned by two returnees from Australia – Marija Mustapić and Korana Bučić
Galjuf left his native municipality of Župa Dubrovačka between the two world wars. By his efforts he succeeded abroad and gained a significant fortune in Peru. For years he sent monetary assistance to various humanitarian institutions in Dubrovnik, including Domus Christi. The people of Dubrovnik honoured him with the installation of a memorial plaque in 1924.
The “Kalamota – Far From Light” exhibition was opened at the Trajko Prokopiev Centre for Culture by Ivan Šerkinić, president of the Kumanovo chapter of the Croatian Community in Macedonia.