Our president Günther Leiner and our Secretary General Matthias Schuppe met up with Dr Ante-Zvonimir Golem, Croatian State Secretary for Health and Social Welfare, in Zagreb last week to discuss further collaboration and networking. He expressed great interest in the EHFG in general but also topics at this year’s forum, especially the Parallel Forum Health2020 which is organised by the World Health Organisation. Croatia already has cooperations with hospitals in Linz, Austria and are open to further collaborations in the health sector. They are also interested in topics as crossborder healthcare and rare diseases which again will be thematised at the EHFG 2011. Croatia is likely to join the EU as 28th Member State in 2013 as second ex-Yugoslav country.