The Rovinj History Research Centre was established in 1968 by the Italian Union, the most important non-political entity championing the rights of the Italian minority in Croatia and Slovenia.
The Centre was conceived as a relevant scholarly and research institution, the task of which is to engage in objective processing of facts, customs and events in the area of the complex history of Istria, specific on account of its geo-political position and the principles of multi-ethnicity and multiculturalism adopted long ago, with an emphasis on the Italian minority.
Within the Centre, apart from research, a fully computerised Scholarly Library especially stands out, which today holds about 100,000 titles of great bibliographic value.
In 1995, the library has won the status of a depositary library of the Council of Europe, with a special section on human rights and the rights of minorities.
The Centre is annually visited by some 850 researchers and 700 students from numerous European universities, who use the fund as basis for their graduation theses.
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Official Website: https://www.crsrv.org
Address: Trg Mateotti 13, Rovinj