World Association of Slovaks Living Abroad

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Svetové združenie Slovákov v zahraničí
Contact: Vladimír Skalský Chairman
Mailing address: 
P O Box 33, 814 99 Bratislava, Slovakia
421 (0) 2 2491 9525
421 (0) 2 2491 9525

SZSZ - logoMeeting in Bratislava in July 2002 at the standing conference 'Slovak Republic and Slovaks Living Abroad', Slovaks from all around the world put their heads together and agreed that they needed a tool to be able to speak out efficiently and for their words to be taken seriously. They needed a tool of global nature, ie an organisation of Slovaks living and working all around the world. An organisation that would join them in the effort to be useful to themselves and their beloved Slovakia, an organisation that would create the preconditions for an efficient co-operation and mutual communication. An organisation that would be able to speak with one voice, despite the different historic, political or religious preferences of its member entities, and regardless of when the latter have left Slovakia and where they have gone.

In this way the World Association of Slovaks Living Abroad came to life. Members of the Association are Slovak associations operating abroad, personalities of the Slovak community who use their respected words to the benefit of Slovakia.

The fact that SZSZ became a member of the European organisation 'Europeans throughout he world' shows that it doesn't strive for its goals by itself. Rather it sees itself as an active part of a trans-european movement supervising and advancing all kinds of Europeans – including all Slovaks around the world.