VEČERNJI LIST: Meeting of the South American Croatian Diaspora

By Alejandra Pavisich

South America has a Croatian diaspora of over 600,000 people spread across a continent of superlative natural wonders from the tropical basin of the Amazon river and forest, through the snowcapped, mighty and majestic Andes, through our Mediterranean climate valleys, our connection to the Antartic in the South Pole and the fertile fishing waters of the Pacific, having  Atacama the driest dessert in the world, being a continent that is the cradle of ancient civilizations and pre-hispanic cultures. This diverse environment shaped the mindsets of the close to 70 vibrant Croatian descendants who gathered in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia, the heart of South America to attend the working sessions of the 2016 Meeting of the South American Croatian Diaspora.

 

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Katia Marachi and Liz Yakisich from Paraguay
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Right to left: Robert Jakubek, Ambassador Nives Malenica, Branka Bezic

The event was held at the Inegas congressional center attended by close to 70 individuals that represented a diverse group of professional men and women who represented the 600,000 strong Croatian diaspora communities of the countries of Argentina, Chile, Bolivia,  Paraguay and Peru who brought their very unique experiences and needs of this South American continent. The common goal is to tighten and strengthen the relationships between our South American nations and our motherland Croatia.

This 3 day event is organized around 3 thematic areas which are: the socio-political problems of the South American Croatian diaspora, Croatian cultural experiences in the South American diaspora and strengthening our ties with the Croatian motherland through the learning of the Croatian language and culture, and the business roundtable which aims to develop more businesses between the South American countries and also with Croatia.

Mr. Robert Jakubek, honorary Consul of the Republic of Croatia in Santa Cruz, Bolivia gave the opening remarks recalling the over 100 year old start of the Croatian immigration to South America who came here to seek work and a better future for themselves and their families. He thanked Ambassador Nives Malenica, the State Office for Croats abroad and the Croatian Heritage Foundation for the support provided by the Government of Croatia and the Foundation to the diverse array of projects that have also contributed to the realization of this meeting.

Croatian Ambassador, Nives Malenica (concurrent for Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador) talked about the support given by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce to establish a commercial office in Chile that will identify businesses and common commercial projects in Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador to establish a bridge with Croatian businesses in Croatia and also Croatian owned businesses in the 4 countries that she oversees. There is also an initiative to increase information and promote South American tourism to Croatia.

Mrs. Branka Bezic, represting the Croatian Heritage Foundation (matica.hr) from the Split-Dalmatia County congratulated the Croatian community of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia for organizing the extraordinary event of the 2016 Meeting of the South American Croatian diaspora, and for all the long hours, work, sacrifice and love that the group of volunteers and organizers put into the meeting. She brought her book “Croatian Footprints in the World” which is a compilation of stories and photographs from Croatian communities around the world whose sale proceeds during this South American event will go towards a charitable donation to needy people and children in Bolivia.

Mr. Jorge Kuljis, Bolivian representative to the Croatian World Congress read the letter of Croatian World Congress President Stephen Asic, from Australia regarding the event. He emphasized that the objectives are to be able to invest in Croatia, with the presentation of success stories in Croatia, and to work on this groundbreaking idea of generating commercial opportunities between the South American diaspora and Croatia.

Mr. Josip Hrgetic and his wife, entrepeneurs who are from Venezuela and currently work and live in Zagreb and belong to the G2 meeting organization connected into the working session from Zagreb, Croatia via Skype and talked about the soon to be launched Business G2 portal aimed at Croatian investors from the diaspora around the world, that will have basic information about Croatia, it will also have professional business advice on how to set up a business in Croatia, as well as business legal in Croatia. The idea is to connect investors to the correct professionals, companies and organizations to troubleshoot and solve any problems with their future and current business investments in Croatia. He also mentioned that the 2nd G2 business meeting for Croatian diaspora investors around the world will take place on October 10-12, 2016 in Zagreb and invited South American business leaders and entrepeneurs to attend it.

From the Argentina delegation Mr. Kresimir Jerkovic expressed that the Argentinian Croatian Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated their 25th anniversary, and that the chamber is fully functioning and engaged in the activities and goals that they’ve set up to do as part of their businesses in Argentina and with Croatia.

Mr. Carlos Lonza, President of the Croatian Stadium in Santiago, Chile who led the delegation from Chile, expressed his interest in promoting cultural and sports events, to generate more participation from the younger generation and to strengthen the sporting links between our countries. He also stressed that it is important to ease the obstacles that prevent the participation of Croatian citizens living in the South American diaspora in Croatian parliamentary and presidential elections.

Mr. Alex Tudor also from the Chilean delegation mentioned the project to create a Chamber of Commerce that would unite Croatian diaspora businessmen from Bolivia, Chile, Peru and Ecuador, and said that currently the quantity of business activities is limited.

Dr. Pedro Marinov from Chile mentioned that the Croatian community in Antofagasta is totally integrated, he is also surprised at the quantity of Croatian descendants in his country where every single day he meets a new Croatian descendant, and the community has such an impact in Chilean political life that 10 members of the Chilean congress are Croatian descendants. He mentioned that in Chile, the Croatian community is highly respected in the country because the Croatian diaspora in Chile is perceived as having individuals that are: believable, responsible, serious, honest and hardworking.

Miss Liz Yakisich from Paraguay gave a brief description of the history of Croatian immigration to Paraguay which founded one of the earliest Croatian associations in the continent in 1889. The association was refounded last year under the name of “Paraguayan Croatians Association” with the active participation of 50 members. The hay Croatian language classes that have just began and  have already been featured in articles and interviews in the Croatian Heritage Foundation magazine and HRT’s La Voz de Croacia (Croatian Voice). The main problems that they face is the lack of interest and attention that the Croatian Embassy in Argentina has given them, with  Embassy staff being rude, disrespectful and inattentive with their paperwork and their requests for Croatian nationality.

Mr. Zdenko Teply Bagatelj from Peru thanked the proactive work of the Croatian Embassy in Chile under the leadership of Ambassador Nives Malenica for her efforts to unite the diasporas of the 4 countries that she oversees (Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru). He mentioned that his community is working on a project to create the Peruvian Croatian Chamber of Commerce, and that Croatian language classes have started in Lima, Peru under the leadership of Father Marko Yukic’ gathering about 50 students.

From Bolivia, Dani Nigoevic expressed that their century old Croatian Club infrastructure has been restored, and also that the Croatian cemetery in Oruro is being restored and preserved. A recent development has been that Bolivian National Archives through a project with a local university is working on preserving, organizing and cataloguing the Oruro Croatian diaspora archives, asking Dr. Gonzalo Nigoevic to become a member of the national program of memoirs for UNESCO.

Also from Bolivia, Mr. Tomislav Kuljis said that it is important to keep awake the interest of the younger generations in their Croatian heritage, and that we have to go beyond commerce and culture, through new initiatives like fostering  Bolivian Croatian exchange programs, and work more efficiently through individual projects targeted to specific needs in order to expedite results and generate community engagement.

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Delegates from Chile and Bolivia

WORKING SESSIONS

During the afternoon working sessions of the “Meeting of the South American Croatian Diaspora” participants from various countries, gathered in 3 different rooms to listen to short presentations from different countries regarding their experiences in the 3 thematic areas of the event. Participants exchanged opinions, expressed the successes as well as the obstacles that arise in their areas, as well as the lessons learned, and proposed conclusions with solutions to these problems. The 3 thematic areas were: a) Socio-political situation of the South American diaspora, b) Culture and learning of the Croatian language in the South American diaspora, c) Business round table and issues of regional trade integration between South American companies Croats and business opportunities and investments with Croatia. The next day the proposals of the 3 commissions, a consensus was reached and the joint declaration of the three commissions will be sent to Croatia, to the authorities in the motherland in the different spheres of government, the Chambers of Commerce in Croatia, institutions involved in the disputed areas.

The “Croatian Culture and Teaching of the Croatian Language” commission was the most attended session of the event. Ana Paola Parada Pavisich and Claudia De Ugarte presented the experiences of the activities of the Croatian language classes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Miss Liz Yakisich of Paraguay gave a very interesting speech about the origins of the Croatian community in Paraguay through the experiences of the past as well as the new experiences of the recently created Paraguayan Croatian Association.

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Newspaper clippings of Croatian articles from Argentina
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The most attended commission “Culture and Croatian language courses”

Mr. Gonzalo Pedreros of the Klapa Tri Sulara of Antofagasta Chile, who is not of Croatian origin talked about his personal experience of falling in love with Croatian klapa music and instruments after his marriage to a Chilean Croatian lady. His story was mesmerizing and an example the wonderful and interesting things that happen with the non-Croatian spouses around South America who are actively involved and collaborate in the Croatian communities in their countries.

Mrs. Branka Bezic of the Croatian Heritage Foundation (matica.hr) from Croatia spoke about current and future projects of the foundation that are specific to the South American Croatian diaspora.

Mr. Gonzalo Nigoevic of Oruro, Bolivia proposed the idea of creating a project to rescue the oral history of Croatian emigrants who have been told to their families so that those stories and traditions do not disappear when the Croatian emigrants die.

A representative of Argentina told the story of how her community has recorded Croatian stories through short articles in the local newspaper. These stories reflect the historie and contributions of the Croatian immigrants to Argentina.

Ambassador Nives Malenica spoke about existing projects and a proposal that is being worked on, creating an platform to have access online to Croatian classes online and free of charge that could be accessed by the members of the Croatian diaspora in South America.

Participants of the business roundtable and commercial exchange committee had individual business meetings, formulated strategies and next steps for the current chambers of commerce in Argentina and Chile, as well as the creation of the Croatian Chambers of Commerce in Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador.

CONCLUSSIONS, NEXT STEPS AND JOINT DECLARATION OF THE MEETING OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN CROATIAN DIASPORA

On Saturday, April 30, 2016 all the participants of the “Meeting of the South American Croatian Diaspora” gathered in the final plenary session to present the conclusions reached in their working groups after 2 days of work and discussion. The close to 70 participants representing the Croatian communities of Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay helped to fine tune and signed both the official declaration and the conclussions reached in their individual working groups. Two delegates from each country will sign the declaration, and this declaration will be sent to the Croatian Parliament (Sabor), to key members of the Croatian government, Croatian leaders and Croatian organizations.

Socio-political area

  1. Call to Croatia and the South American Croatian diaspora to continue to work to maintain Croatia as a free and sovereign nation.
  2. South American Croatian voting is very limited and concentrates only in the 3 metropolitan areas of Buenos Aires (Argentina), Brasilia (Brazil) and Santiago (Chile) leaving a large majority of elegible Croatian citizen voters unable to exercise their right to vote in the South American continent.  We request to modify law to allow us to vote through the mail or electronically, because our right to vote is guaranteed in the Croatian Constitution.
  3. Representation in the Croatian Parliament (Sabor). Article 44 of the Law for the Croatian diaspora states that it is indispensable that the Croatian citizens living in the diaspora can and must participate in the socio-political  life. It is therefore crutial that we have real representatives in the Croatian parliament and we request to have 2 members in the Sabor.
  4. Croatian diaspora attaches at the Croatian Embassies. We request that the Croatian Embassies in South America have staff member that would be a Croatian Diaspora Attache whose mission would be to act as liaison between the Croatian communities and the Republic of Croatia.
  5. Croatian language courses. We request that the Croatian Heritage Foundation (matica.hr) develop a Croatian language internet course that is free of cost and easily accessible for our diaspora through the web.
  6. Leadership program aimed at young leaders.  We request the Croatian Heritage Foundation to develop a leadership program based in Croatia aimed at  young leaders from the South American Croatian communities, so they can further develop their leadership skills through short courses in Croatia while they get to know the motherland better.
  7. Student exchange program. We request the Croatian Heritage Foundation to help us develop a student exchange program aimed at having South American students of Croatian origin to go to Croatia and live with a Croatian family, fostering also young Croatian students to come and live for a few months with a South American family.
  8. Quotas for South American descendants to study at Croatian universities.  We request the competent Ministry of Education to provide a number of spaces at Croatian universities  for young South American Croatians to go to  Croatia and study at the universities.
  9. Next meeting of the South American Croatian diaspora will be in Santiago, Chile in 2017.

Business roundtable and commercial area

  1. Bi-national chambers of commerce. Maintain the existing Argentinian Croatian, and Chilean Croatian Chambers of Commerce.  Create and obtain the legal status of the Bolivian Croatian, Peruvian Croatian and Paraguayan Croatian Chambers of Commerce. Develop a Croatian business network of Croatian chambers of commerce which will link efforts with the Croatian Government in the next 90 days.
  2. Coordinating committee. The South American Croatian Diaspora coordinating committee will line-up commercial goals with Croatian businesses, Croatian Embassies and the Croatian Government.
  3. Unified database. A unified database will be created to house the products and services according to the business offer and demand.
  4. South American Business and Croatian Business. The character of business with have 2 objectives, to generate business within the South American region and with Croatia in the next 60 days, using the existing business contacts that we have in South America and Croatia.

 

 

Croatian culture and Croatian language classes

  1. Develop Croatian language learning centers in South America that will teach Croatian descendants the Croatian language using local Croatian speaking teachers.
  2. Promote student exchange programs, such as the model mentioned in the socio political goals.
  3. State Office for Croats Abroad. Request the Office, to publish the call for scholarships to learn Croatian in Croatia twice a year, considering that in South America the seasons of the year are opposite to Croatia for academic purposes.
  4. Support in Croatian language training, and teaching materials. Request the Croatian Heritage Foundation and the State Office for Croats Abroad to provide local South American Croatian language teachers with training opportunities, help us unify the best teaching methods and teaching materials such as books, and request funds for these activities.
  5. Strenghten Croatian heritage and culture in the South American diaspora. Do this through Croatian movies with Spanish subtitles, folkloric music and dancing groups, Croatian cuisine culinary events across the continent, sporting events, etc.
  6. Create an information webpage or portal for Croatian language learning resourses and Croatian culture.
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Mr. Danko Muzevic and Ana Paola Parada Pavisich from Bolivia review Argentinian newspaper clippings of Croatian articles.
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Liz Yakisich of Paraguay gives presentation about her country

Additional requests

  1. Request the presence of high level Croatian government missions that address the political, economical and cultural issues mentioned in this declaration.
  2. Promote the bi-national signing of agreements between our individual countries and the Croatian government to facilitate our work in the socio-political, economic and cultural areas.
  3. Form country specific tailored sporting teams to represent us in Croatian games though the disciplines in which each country is great at.

 

Source: VEČERNJI LIST: MOJA HRVATSKA: Meeting of the South American Croatian Diaspora

Meeting of the South American Croatian diaspora, April 28-30, 2016 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

During a Croatian community dinner last December 2015, the “Meeting of the South American Croatian diaspora 2016” event was presented. This meeting will take place in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, from April 28 to 30th, 2016 was discussed by the organizing committee chaired by Eng. Robert Jakubek, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Croatia in Santa Cruz Sierra, Bolivia, as well as Eng. Jorge Kuljis and Mr. Tomislav Kuljis, BSc who are in the organizing committee. The event will focus on three areas: socio-political area of the Croatian diaspora, Croatian culture and a business roundtable. The meeting has the support of the Croatian Embassy in Chile headed by Ambassador Nives Malenica, as well as the State Office for Croats outside Croatia based in Zagreb, Croatia chaired by Ms. Darija Krsticevic. Below is the official invitation, meeting program and the address of the website where you can find additional information about the event in English and online registration form. Additionally, committees will be formed to support this event in which the participation of people from the Croatian community in Santa Cruz, Bolivia is requested.

“Dear friends of the Croatian diaspora,

According to plan at our last meeting in Lima in September 2015, we are inviting all of you to our next meeting.

“MEETING OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN CROATIAN DIASPORA 2016” 
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia –  April 28 – 30, 2016

With your help and participation we are sure that our next meeting of the Croatian Diaspora will reach the memorable success of previous meetings we’ve had, including such as the historic meeting of the binational Chambers Croats of South America, held in June 1996 in Buenos Aires, Argentina when we experienced a lot of happines as members of the Republic of Croatia, which was then a brand new free and sovereign state. This has been followed by other meetings such as the one held recently in Lima, Peru where we shared a lively and unforgettable encounter similar to annual meetings that have also taken place in Chile, and Paraguay.

Looking forward to our meeting in April that is aimed at a larger number of people, the official program is organized around work on three areas: socio-political area of the Croatian diaspora, the Croatian culture and a Business Roundtable. More details can be found on the program below.

We have the support of the Croatian Embassy in Chile and I am sure we will also get the support ofthe embassies of the Republic of Croatia in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Brasilia, Brasil as well as the State Office for Croats outside Croatia and its director, our friend, Ms. Darija Krstičević.

We expect to host in the Business Roundtable businessmen and businesswomen, entrepreneurs and companies of Croatian capital from South America and Croatia, as well as local businesses that could be interested in the participating entrepreneurs.

To conclude this invitation we wish to inform you that our committees are waiting for your inquiries. Various details, accommodation options, alternative travel options, as well as the program of international baroque music that will take place in Santa Cruz at same time develops, can be found on our website:

Lodging and accomodations with corporate discounts

It is worth noting that the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra is at 400 meters above sea level. Santa Cruz de la Sierra is located in the center of South America, in an area with abundant tropical vegetation, at the start of the Amazon basin. The city of about 2 million people has daily connections to most capitals in South America. Currently, Santa Cruz is the largest development center and gateway for business in Bolivia.

Dear Friends, we hope to address the causes that unite us and enjoy this time to share and know about each other.

Jakubek Robert F.
Organizing Committee
“MEETING OF CROATIAN DIASPORA SUDAMERICANA 2016”

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“MEETING OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN CROATIAN DIASPORA 2016”
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia – 28th  to  30th April 30, 2016
PLACE: Congressional Center “Inegas” Av. Bush before reaching the 3rd ring

MEETING  SCHEDULE
Thursday, April 28:
19:30 Welcome reception and dinner for visitors from other countries and guests.
Friday, April 29:
8:30 to 9:00 Presentation of credentials.
9:00 to 9:45 Welcome and opening remarks.
9:45 to 10:20 Economic overview of Bolivia and other countries of the South American continent.
10:20 Joint photos.
10:20 to 11:00 Break (coffee and soft drinks).
11:00 to 12:30 Presentation of the representatives of the delegations of the countries attending the meeting.
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch (in the congressional center).
14:30 to 18:00  Separate work groups by thematic areas:

1. socio-political problems of the Croatian diaspora.

2. Croatian Culture and the teaching of the Croatian language.
3. Business Roundtable.
20:30-23:00 Official dinner in honor of the guests, with artistic presentations with the  two attending Croatian diaspora folk groups .

Saturday, April 30:
Congressional center “Inegas” Av. Bush
9:00 to 10:30 Continuation of work in separate groups and elaboration of conclusions:
1. Problematic political partner of the Croatian diaspora.
2. Croatian Croatian Culture and language teaching.
3. Business Roundtable.
10:30 to 11:00 Break (coffee and soft drinks).
11:00 to 12:00 Closing ceremony: 1. Exhibition of the conclusions of each working group. 2. Proposal and approval of the final document with conclusions and statement for the media.
12:30 hours the congressional Center Transfer to lunch site.
13:00 to 17:00 Farewell lunch (rural environment).
After: Free.

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEES OF SANTA CRUZ BOLIVIA:
General coordination and protocol
Business conference
Culture and Youth
Reception, Lodging and Transportation
Information Center
Medical emergencies
Attention to visitors

Article by: Alejandra Pavisich. Source: http://diasporacroata.com

Encuentro de la diaspora croata sudamericana del 28 al 30 de abril 2016 en Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

 

 

 

 

Articulo elaborado por: Alejandra Pavisich.

Durante una reunion el pasado mes de diciembre 2015, fue presentado el evento “Encuentro de la diaspora croata sudamericana 2016”. Este encuentro que tendra lugar en la ciudad de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia del 28 al 30 de abril, 2016 fue presentado por el comite organizador presidido por el Ing. Robert Jakubek, Consul Honorario de la Republica de Croacia en Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, asi como el Ing. Jorge Kuljis y el Lic. Tomislav Kuljis que encabezan el comite organizador del evento. El evento se enfocara en 3 areas tematicas: el área socio política de la diáspora croata, la cultura croata y una rueda de negocios. El encuentro cuenta con el apoyo de la Embajada de Croacia en Chile presidida por la Embajadora Nives Malenica, asi como de la Oficina Estatal para los croatas fuera de Croacia con base en Zagreb, Croacia presidida por la Sra. Darija Krsticevic. A continuacion la invitacion oficial y el programa asi como la direccion de la pagina web donde pueden encontrar informacion adicional sobre el evento y el formulario electronico de inscripcion. Cabe destacar que se formaran comites de apoyo a este evento en los cuales se solicitara la participacion de las personas de la comunidad local en Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

“Estimadas Amigas y Amigos de la diáspora Croata,
Acorde a lo planificado en nuestro último encuentro realizado en Lima, en mes de septiembre de 2015, estamos invitando a todos Uds. a nuestro próximo encuentro.
“ENCUENTRO DE LA DIASPORA CROATA SUDAMERICANA 2016”
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia – 28 a 30 de Abril de 2016
Con su ayuda y participación pretendemos que nuestra próxima reunión de la Diáspora Croata alcance el éxito de los anteriores memorables encuentros que hemos tenido, entre los cuales especialmente recuerdo el histórico Encuentro de las Cámaras binacionales Croatas de América del Sur, realizado en mes de junio de 1996 en Buenos Aires, cuando nos sobraba el entusiasmo al poder manifestarnos como miembros del estado Croata, libre y soberano. A este lo han seguido otros encuentros anuales, en Chile, Paraguay, para recientemente reencontrarnos nuevamente en Lima, donde hemos compartido un animado e inolvidable encuentro.
Deseando que nuestra reunión sea interesante para un mayor número de personas, el programa oficial prevé que se trabaje en 3 áreas temáticas: área socio política de la diáspora Croata, la cultura Croata y una Rueda de negocios. Mas detalles pueden ver en la programación que se encuentra en el archivo adjunto.
Contamos con el apoyo de la Embajada Croata de Chile y estoy seguro que también nos van a apoyar las embajadas de la R. de Croacia de Buenos Aires y de Brasilia, como también la Oficina Gubernamental para los Croatas fuera de Croacia y su directora, nuestra amiga, Sra. Darija Krstičević .
Pretendemos que en la Rueda de negocio participen empresarios y empresas de capitales croatas de América del Sur y de Croacia, como también empresas locales que pueden ser interesantes para los empresarios participantes.
Concluyendo esta Invitación deseamos informales que nuestras comisiones están esperando sus consultas. Variados detalles, alternativas de hospedaje, opciones turísticas alternativas, la programación del festival de música barroca que al mismo tiempo se desarrolla aquí, etc., pueden encontrar en nuestra página web:
Vale la pena señalar que la ciudad de Santa Cruz de la Sierra se encuentra en la altura de 400 metros sobre el nivel del mar, está ubicada en el centro de Sud América, en una zona con abundante vegetación tropical, en el inicio de la cuenca Amazónica. La ciudad de aproximadamente 2 millones de habitantes tiene conexiones aéreas diarias con la mayoría de los capitales de Sud América. En la actualidad es el más grande polo de desarrollo y puerta de ingreso para los negocios en Bolivia.
Estimados Amigos, los esperamos para abordar causas que nos unen y disfrutar del agradable compartir que nos agrada.
Robert Jakubek F.
Comité organizador

“ENCUENTRO DE LA DIASPORA CROATA SUDAMERICANA 2016”

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia – 28 a 30 de Abril de 2016

LUGAR:Centro congresal “Inegas”Av. Bush antes de llegar al 3er anillo

PROGRAMA DEL EVENTO

Jueves, 28 de abril:

19:30                     Recepción de bienvenida y cena para los visitantes de otros                                     países e invitados.

Viernes, 29 de abril:

8:30 – 9:00         Entrega de credenciales.

9:00 – 9:45         Palabras de bienvenida y apertura de encuentro.

9:45 – 10:20       Reseña socio económica de Bolivia y de otros países del                                          continente Sudamericano.

10:20                   Fotos conjuntas.

10:20 – 11:00     Pausa (café y refrescos).

11:00 – 12:30      Exposición de los representantes de las delegaciones de los                                     países presentes.     

12:30 – 14:00      Almuerzo (en el centro congresal).

14:30 – 18:00      Trabajos en grupos separados :                                                                                 1. Problemática socio política de la diáspora Croata.

2. Cultura Croata y enseñanza del idioma croata.
3. Rueda de negocios.

20:30 – 23:00       Cena oficial en honor a los invitados, con presentaciones                               artísticas dos de los grupos folclóricos de la diáspora presentes.

Sábado, 30 de abril:

Centro congresal “Inegas”, Av. Bush

9:00 – 10:30         Continuación de trabajo en grupos separados y elaboración                           de las conclusiones :

1. Problemática socio política de la diáspora Croata.

2. Cultura Croata y enseñanza del idioma croata.
3. Rueda de negocios.

10:30 – 11:00        Pausa (café y refrescos).

11:00 – 12:00       Clausura del evento :                                                                                               1. Exposiciones de las conclusiones de cada grupo de trabajo.                                                           2. Propuesta y aprobación  del Documento final con conclusiones  y pronunciamiento  para los medios.

12:30                     Salida del Centro congresal y traslado al sitio de almuerzo.

13:00 – 17:00        Almuerzo de despedida (ambiente campestre).

Después:                  Libre.

COMITÉS DE VOLUNTARIOS DE SANTA CRUZ BOLIVIA:
  1. Coordinación general y protocolo
  2. Rueda de negocios
  3. Cultura y Juventud
  4. Recepción, Hospedaje y Transporte
  5. Centro de Información
  6. Emergencias medicas
  7. Atención a los visitantes