From June 28th to July 1st, the Croatian Emigration Congress will be held in Osijek, which will end in a ceremonial holy mass in Vukovar.

As in the case of the previous two congresses, the Third Croatian Emigrant Congress brings together scientists and experts dealing with the topic of studying Croatian emigration from emigration and homeland, as well as business people and returnees in the country that will present their personal experiences in the realization of projects and entrepreneurial activities in Croatia. Among other things, the focus of the Congress will be on members of the second and third generations of descendants of Croatian emigrants and the possibility of their immigration to the homeland of their parents. Within the framework of the specially organized panels, successful business people from Croatia will be presented, who will demonstrate with their examples potential investors and returnees that regardless of the economic crisis through which Croatia has a great potential for their investment in the Croatian economy.

The proposed Congressional themes have been widely deployed and include a variety of areas related to emigration as a capital resource of the Republic of Croatia, a strategy of community, digital age linkage through cultural identity, business, the creation of cultural and economic identity cards of Croatia and other related topics. At the same time, additional introductory and collaborative initiatives.

Approximately 150 exhibitors will discuss with the body of the Congress issues and topics from the following areas:

-Croatian emigrants as a potential driver for economic and demographic reconstruction of Croatia,

-Relationships between Croatian emigrants, returnees in the homeland and domestic population in economic, cultural, scientific and general social development processes of Croatian society,

-Cash contributions and direct investments of Croatian emigrants in the homeland and establishment of the Croatian Emigrant Fund for the needs of immigrant investments,

-State benefits to Croatian emigrants as an incentive for the development of the Croatian economy,

-The integration challenges of Croatian emigrants in the homeland,

-Croatia’s National Strategy on Emigrants – Analysis of Past Policy, Experience – Proposals for Improving Cooperation between Homeland and Out of Croatia,

-Adoption of an electoral voting system for emigrants and greater representation of emigrants’ representatives in the Croatian Parliament,

-Mapping the necessary assumptions for the return of a part of the emigrant – politics, institutions, society,

-Culture (arts and heritage) and the potential of the cultural and creative industries in connecting the homeland and eastern Croatia,

-Digital environment and IT industry development – opportunities for national and global integration.

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