A book by Dean Ajduković, Dinka Čorkalo Biruški, Margareta Gregurović, Jelena Matić Bojić and Drago Župarić-Iljić titled “Challenges of Integrating Refugees into Croatian Society: Attitudes of Citizens and the Readiness of Local Communities“ was published by the Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities of the Government of the Republic of Croatia.
The authors have analysed capacities and challenges, and assessed the resources and needs of local and regional self-government units given their past or future experience with the reception and integration of persons under international protection (i.e. persons granted asylum and refugees). Furthermore, this research has also identified the attitudes of Croatian citizens towards persons under protection and their readiness for the reception and integration of persons granted asylum in their local communities, with the overall aim to contribute to preventing and mitigating any negative manifestations of discrimination, exclusion and marginalisation, and ensuring that persons under international protection become accepted and integrated members of local communities and society as a whole.
The English version of the book is available at: http://idiprints.knjiznica.idi.hr/831/.