37 / 2013
Janja Žitnik Serafin

Organisation, Activities and Future Challenges of Slovenian Societies in Other Parts of the Former Yugoslavia


The article is a result of empirical research among Slovenian cultural societies in other republics of the former Yugoslavia. The central part of the article presents the results of a survey carried out in the spring of 2012 by members of the Slovenian Migration Institute at ZRC SAZU in the context of the research project entitled “Slovenian Labour Migration to the Countries of Former Yugoslavia: from Settlers to Transmigrants”. General introductory data about the past and current presence of Slovenians in the discussed territories are followed by a summary of the findings based on a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the survey results as well as the findings of the informative-strategic roundtables co-organised by the Institute at the time of the survey.

KEY WORDS: Slovenians abroad, Slovenian cultural societies, cultural-artistic activities, preservation and promotion of cultural heritage