The Croatian Statehood Foundation (ZHDZ) was established in October 1995 and became operative in April 1996. Its Trustee is the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), member of the European People’s Party.
The foundation has its registered head office in Zagreb and, according to a decision of the HDZ Presidency, it is managed by a 3-member Foundation Management Board.
The Chairman of the Foundation Management Board is the General Director, Mr. Srećko Pusina, (signer of the membership agreement) elected according to a decision made by the Founder on 16 May 2006. The Trustee is represented by the Chairman of the Croatian Democratic Union, Mr. Andrej Plenković.
Mission and Objectives
The Foundation’s mission is to become a centre of excellence for political education and political consultation, operating on the basis of Christian democratic principles. The Foundation’s core task is to engender political education with a commitment to peace, freedom and justice both at home and abroad.
The Foundation’s objective is to contribute to strengthening political culture, the culture of dialogue, and to support the development and enhancement of democratic society and the rule of law, and a socially-conscious market economy so that democracy may be reinforced, for the meaning of democracy is human dignity and freedom.
The Foundation works toward the achievement of its objectives by organizing seminars, round table lectures and conferences. In this vein, the Foundation has held seminars and conferences dealing with political communication and a number of economic themes dedicating a particular attention to work with the Youth of HDZ.