The Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies perceives conferences as opportunities not only to present acquired knowledge, but also to generate new knowledge. Several conferences organized by the Institute resulted in further studies and new publications which were not the product of an occasion but a result of collaboration between experts and scientists before, during and after the conference.
International Scientific Conference Migrant Communities, Associations and Social Activities in North and South America: Comparative Review Croatia – Slovenia
Zagreb, 3 April 2009
The International Scientific Conference on "Migrant Communities, Associations and Social Activities in North and South America: Comparative Review Croatia – Slovenia" was held on 3 April 2009 at the Centre for Croatian Studies of the University of Zagreb. The conference was organized by the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies in Zagreb, and the co-organizers were Slovenian Migration Institute (SMI) at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), and the Department of History of the Centre for Croatian Studies of the University of Zagreb. It was supported by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, the Croatian National Tourist Board and the Zagreb Tourist Board.
Renowned researchers and experts dealing with emigration from Croatia and Slovenia for many years, contemporized the position of Croatian and Slovenian immigrants in the territory of North and South America with their knowledge and professional qualities. Fourteen Croatian and Slovenian lecturers of different professional and scientific education presented their papers which were published in the Proceedings of the Conference as well.