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Summary: Nowadays in the world (in overseas countries for the most
part) there are about three million of Croats and their descendants.
Therefore Croatia belongs, relatively (if we take into account the number
of its population) to one of traditionally the greatest emigration world
areas. Besides these above mentioned facts, it should be emphasized that
the history of Croatian immigration, at the same time, makes an integral
part of the history of Croatian people as well. Hence the study of its own
immigration has not only a narrow scientific, but also a broader
(political and other) significance for Croatia. In this context "Social
gathering of Croats in overseas countries" (the project) represents one of
important segments (analysis of the institutional framework of social
gathering) of the future history of Croatian immigration. The subject of
the project mainly refers to the creation, importance and role of Croat
immigrant organizations in the whole social (national, religious,
informative, sport, political, cultural, economic and other) life of
Croats in overseas countries from their arrival till recent times
(emphasis of the work).
Keywords: Croatian emigration, overseas countries, social gathering, social activities, organizations
Research goals: The aim of the research is to point at an
exceptionally significant role of Croatian immigrant organizations in the
whole social (national, religious, informative, cultural, economic and
other) life of Croats in overseas countries from their arrival till recent
times by analysing the conditions of the creation and development.
COOPERATION - INSTITUTIONS
Name of institution
: Univerzitet u Mariboru, Katedra za povijest Type of institution: University/Faculty Type of cooperation: Joint project City: Maribor, Republika Slovenija
Name of institution
: Hrvatska matica iseljenika Type of institution: Institution whose primary activities ar Type of cooperation: Joint project City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia Other information about the project.