The audience at the CHF was presented a 45-minute version of the series featuring the highlights of all five episodes of The Croatian Community in Chile, a documentary series produced by Hrvatska Radiotelevizija (HRT) that follows the life stories of people who moved from Croatia to Chile, most hailing from the Adriatic island of Brač, with some two hundred thousand of their descendants currently living in Chile.
A trio of authors, Nikola Benčić, Štefan Zvonarić and Miroslav Šašić, have produced the first textbook covering the history of the ethnic Croatian enclave of Gradišće. The book was published by the Gradišće-Croatian Culture Association and funded through education institutions in Austria and Croatia.
A delegation of the Croatian Heritage Foundation was at the opening of the Lipša Tofović exhibition and took part in the promotion of a Croatian-Macedonian conversational handbook published by the Council of the Macedonian National Minority of the City of Zagreb. Joining council president Tomo Apostoloski to speak at the promo event was Croatian Heritage Foundation director Mijo Marić.
A symposium on Croats in Vojvodina Post 1990s – From Peril to Perspectives was staged at the CHF. The event was organised by the Association of Refugee Croats of Srijem, Bačka and Banat.
After Iserlohn and Lovas the exhibition was hosted by the Union of Croatians in Romania, an association led by Member of Romanian Parliament Giureci-Slobodan Ghera
As in previous years the Croatian Heritage Foundation took part in the Book Night event with the promotion of a new tome by Tomislav Žigmanov and an exhibition of magazines produced in the Croatian minority enclaves in central and southeastern Europe.
A delegation of the CHF followed a visit to the Croatian House in Ljubljana with a guest appearance on the Little Border Crossing show on Radio Študent. They also showcased the March issue of our Matica magazine at the Marjan Jarc Library in Novo Mesto.
Guests of honour for the most prestigious homeland awards ceremony for prominent figures in the diaspora included state secretary Zvonko Milas, representing the Croatian PM, state secretary Zdravka Bušić, deputy speaker of parliament Milijan Brkić, Miro Kovač MP, apostolic nuncio Nikola Eterović, ambassador Gordan Grlić Radman, and CHF director Mijo Marić with his aids.
The Croatian Women’s Network celebrated International Women’s Day with awards presented to Croatian women and women of Croatian background in the country and in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Switzerland, the United States of America and Australia.
This two-tome collection of papers is financially supported by the State Office for Croats Abroad and published by the Hrvati association, Čakavska Katedra of Šopron (Sopron, Hungary), the PanoniQm institute, and the EMC GRAH KUME foundation.