SVIBOR - Project code: 6-06-274


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Project code: 6-06-274

Emigration as a factor in the overall development of Croatia

Main researcher: ČIZMIĆ, IVAN (72682)

Type of research: applied
Duration from: 01/01/92. to 12/31/95.

Papers on project (total): 26
Institution name: Institut za primijenjena društvena istraživanja, Zagreb (194)
Department/Institute: Institute For Applied Social Research
Address: Marulićev trg 19/I
City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: 385 (41) 417 048
Phone: 385 (41) 444 650
Fax: 385 (41) 448 566

Summary: Croatia is an explicitly emigrant country. Because of this status there are many scientific and scolarly questions to be answered in this field that have been systematically ignored because of the former political regime which brandede the topic taboo. Special attention at this moment is focused on the present Croatian immigrant movement in helping Croatia materialy and politically in the war of liberation. The basis of this movement, its magnitude and the possibility of its application in the development of Croatia in the post war period still have to be analysed and evaluated. This problem will be dealt with in an interdisciplinary way with the aim of making the results concretely applicable for the future.

Keywords: Croats, emigration, development, ethnicity, cooperation

Research goals: The aim of this project is to answer the many research questions, which because of the former political climate in Croatia were not allowed to be even asked. Emigration in fact was in many of its aspects a taboo topic. Therefore it is necessary to: establish an approximate number of emigrant Croats; register and collect, as many as possible, documents and other materials (emigrant newsprint, publications, documents about emigrant associations and organisations, etc.). On the basis of these details the present situation in the emigrant communities will be reconstructed and analyzed; cooperation will be established with scolarly institutions that deal with immigration in the countries where Croatian emigrants exist; a directory will be produced of Croatian associations, organisations, clubs, parishes and prominent individuals; research will be done on the history of the post-war nationally aware Croat emigrants; an assessment of the state of affairs in the most populated Croatian ethnic communities in the United States, Canada, South America and Australia; and research the possibility of economic, scolarly/scientific, and cultural cooperetion with prominent individuals in the emigre communities with corresponding individuals and institutions in the homeland. The result of this research will be able to be applied in a series of projects for the rebuilding and post-war development of the Republic of Croatia.


  1. Name of project: Ethnic conflicts and cooperation in Cleveland, Ohio
    Name of institution: Cleveland State University, Cleveland, U.S.A.
    City: Cleveland, U.S.A.


  1. Name of institution: Cleveland State University
    Type of institution: Economical/Production
    City: Cleveland, U.S.A.

  2. Name of institution: Macquarie University
    Type of institution: University/Faculty
    Type of cooperation: Other
    City: Sydney, Australia


  1. Name: Tisuću prominentnih Hrvata u svijetu
    Type of achievement: Catalogues, address books,
    Authors: Ivan Čizmić, Vice Batarelo, Slavenka Sedlar

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Last update: 10/13/95