History of Serbs in Croatia is as complex as Croatian history and the history of relations between Croatia and Serbia. The position and the status of the Serbian people in Croatia has always been primarily marked by sociopolitical organization of Croatian territory. In order to understand that history we need to also understand that the Serbian people is not a homogeneous entity we observe in continuity but a very specific national group. Understanding this complexity would definitely enable a more balanced relationship towards the present and the future of Serbs and of all other nationalities in Croatia.
Notable Serbs in Croatia are surely one of the least visible categories that is still waiting for its rightful place in education and in the public sphere. Theretofore the Serb National Council aims to speed up this painfully slow processes by collecting archival materials and information from their contemporaries about influential men and women of Serbian origin who were active in the field of science, politics, economy, humanitarianism, and arts.
Serb Institutions in Croatia represent an attempt to develop representative structures, both on a vertical and on a horizontal level and coordinate and preserve a vast network of activists. It is precisely the members of the Council, subcommittees in Prosvjeta, parishes, and political branches that are a primary source of vitality for the Serbian community, both by preserving traditions and their birthplace, as well as striving for the future.