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.


Round Table Ethnic Development of the European Nations: Croatia – Europe

Zagreb (Institut za migracije i narodnosti), 11.06.1997


The Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies in Zagreb organized a round table with the title "Ethnic Development of European Nations: Croatia – Europe" as a part of the ethnicity research in Croatia and in the world. It was the first of several conferences whose aim was to assemble the Croatian scientists engaged in this significant field of research within the framework of social sciences and humanities. These conferences included discussions on key aspects of ethnicity in Croatia and worldwide, ethnic relations in transition societies, ethnic identity as well as discussions on correlations between ethnicity and culture, religion, language, education, politics, history, regionalism, migration, modernisation, development, economy etc.
The first round table included the following topics:

  • Forms of ethnicity in Europe
  • Ethnicity and religion
  • Ethnicity and language
  • Ethnicity and politics
  • Ethnicity and regionalism


Every topic consisted of an introductory lec.