In the Republic of Croatia there are institutions and organizations which focus on human, civil and national rights of Serbs and promote our cultural and religious identity. Apart from the Serbian Orthodox Church and the representatives of Serbs in the Croatian Parliament, there are also organizations in Croatia with rich and long tradition such as Serb Cultural Association Prosvjeta and the Serbian Business Association Privrednik. Furthermore, there is the Joint Council of Municipalities (ZVO), based on Erdut Agreement, an international legal act that started the process of peaceful re-integration of Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Srijem, was founded. It represents a body which aligns the interests of Serbs in eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Srijem, coordinates initiatives and makes recommendations to authorities.