Current Socio-Demographic Processes on the Croatian Islands
Zlarin, 4 June 2013
The Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies organized a scientific conference entitled Current Socio-Demographic Processes on the Croatian Islands which was held on the island of Zlarin on 4 June 2013.
The conference was organized in four sessions: The demographic situation on the Croatian islands, Development policy and the quality of life on the islands, Island identity and cultural heritage, and Migration and second homes. The conference was attended by fourteen scientists with eleven presentations.
The basic idea was to better understand the various dimensions of the concept of islandness determined primarily by the influence and consequences of various types of migration ‒ intraregional, interregional, and external as well as the differences in their size and population, location, past and transport connections which are important for the quality and organization of the way of life of the population through invited lectures of the most eminent Croatian scientists who dealt with the problems of the island. In the quality debate, the participants sought to improve access to research on the island areas and reach new knowledge applicable to the future development of the Croatian islands. In that respect, it was a complete success.
The papers presented at the conference were published in a special thematic issue of the journal Migration and Ethnic Themes (no. 2/2013).