Head Krstičević received Secretary of State for the Integration of the Republic of Austria
Mr.cc Daria Krsticevic, Head of the State Office for Croats abroad received the Austrian delegation headed by Mr. Sebastian Kurz, Secretary of State for Integration at the Ministry of Interior.
The dominating theme of the meeting was the integration of foreigners, including the Croatian community in Austrian society and what issues the Republic of Croatia and the State Office are seen as areas to improve integration and position of the Croatian diaspora in Austria.
As the most important questions in the field of cultural autonomy, head Krstičević emphasized education and the use of the mother tongue. She pointed out that after the first July 2013., the Croatian language will be one of the 24 official languages of the EU, and in this regard suggested that the Austrians began to be treated as a separate language. Beside this, the head Krstičević asked for help her colleague of the Austrian with the establishment of the Croatian House in Vienna, which would primarily serve the needs of the Croatian community in Austria.