On October 19 and 20, 2020, the Faculty of Croatian Studies of the University of Zagreb hosted an international scientific-professional conference "Croatian Emigrant Poem - from Reality to Romanticism". In my welcome speech, I spoke about the multiple meanings of a half-century-old guest worker (Gastarbeiter) poem and paraphrased Max Frisch: "We sent workers, people left us."
At the Faculty of Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb, I opened the course in Korean culture and language, which enrolled 96 participants. The programme is run in collaboration with Chung-Ang University in Seoul and the King Sejong Institute Foundation. The course is run by lecturer EunGyeong Kim, the office is led by Lina Seonghyun Kwon, and I have been appointed director of the King Sejong Institute at the University of Zagreb.
International conference "After the Crisis - a New Strength for Europe" was held from 17 to 19 July 2020 in the Bavarian town of Hof near the border with the Czech Republic. I participated with a talk on education and culture policy within the symposium "Educate Europe - Culture as a Starting Point for the Future".
On June 19, 2020, at the Faculty of Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb, a scientific conference "The Importance of European Memory for the European Future: Communist Postwar Crimes" was held. In my welcome speech, I emphasised the importance of exploring historical facts and the dangers of ideological overshadowing of truth.
The exhibition of Croatian cultural monuments in art photographs "Croatia In the Heart of Europe – Mediterranean and Central European Cultural Landscapes of Croatia" was opened on Friday, June 5, 2020 at the Faculty of Croatian Studies by Ivica Poljičak, envoy of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia and State Secretary at the Ministry of Culture.