"Croatian-Serbian relations – issues of national minorities, political myths, dominant narratives and the culture of memory"
At the Fourteenth International Scientific Meeting “Croatian-Serbian Relations – Issues of National Minorities, Political Myths, Dominant Narratives and Culture of Memory”, in Golubić near Obrovac in Croatia, which was held from 23 until the 26th August 2021 it was concluded that political relations between the heads of state of the Republic of Croatia and the Republic of Serbia do not exist.
It was pointed out that Croats in Serbia are excluded from the decision-making process. Both Serbs in Croatia and Croats in Serbia still have a negative status in the public eye, which is a consequence of political myths, dominant narratives and uncritical cultures of memory.
However, there are also positive developments in the relations between the two nations. They refer to the improved position of Croats in Vojvodina when it comes to cultural and educational institutions, and for Serb returnees in Dalmatia, it was pointed out that the situation improved not only through the participation of Serb representatives in decision-making processes, but also through the participation of the Serbian population in the tourism development of Croatia through special dynamic participation in all types of rural tourism.