Thematic collections

The Croatian Web Archive periodically harvests websites related to topics and events of national importance.
Select the title of a collection to access the related list of archived websites.


War in Ukraine (2022)

On 24 February 2022, the Russian Federation launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, mounting missile attacks on a large part of Ukrainian territory, including its capital, Kyiv. Responding to the Russian aggression, the European Union, United States and other countries soon started providing Ukraine with economic and military assistance, at the same time imposing harsh sanctions against Russia. A great many civilians were killed in brutal Russian attacks and several million people left their homes in Ukraine fleeing the aggression.

In order to collect as wide a range of online resources on this topic as possible, the Archive invited the wider public to take part in gathering relevant content. Considering the continuing Russian aggression, new content is still being collected and will soon be added to the collection.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 22 April 2022, resulting in 162 collected URLs, totalling 86 GB of data.

Climate change (2022)

Responding to the recent raising of public awareness of climate change and of the need to urgently act in order to alleviate its impact, marking World Meteorological Day and fulfilling its task with regard to the role libraries must take in promoting resources on this pressing issue, the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) and the Croatian Web Archive, the Library’s User Services Department, Official Publications Collection and NSK European Documentation Centre jointly prepared this collection.

The collection includes carefully selected varied online content, ranging from websites, through weather portals and resources related to ongoing climate change-related projects and programmes, to publications issued by bodies of central and local government and international organisations such as proposals, drafts and programmes focusing on environmental protection in relation to climate change, in which context UN Agenda 2030 and its 17 sustainable development goals, especially Goal 13, particularly stand out.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 18 March 2022, resulting in 133 collected URLs, totalling 99 GB of data.

COVID-19 (4)

The global pandemic of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2), started in December 2019, in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, wherefrom it rapidly spread to the rest of the world, causing a wide range of global socio-economic consequences.

The collection includes websites and news sites covering issues relating to the origin of the latest coronavirus, infection patterns, experiences of COVID-19 patients, official mortality rates and other COVID-19 cases-related statistics and recommendations from doctors, politicians, researchers and healthcare professionals. Also, the included resources cover the medical, scientific, social, economic and political aspects of the pandemic.

In order to make the collection as comprehensive as possible, the Croatian Web Archive issued a call for submissions of relevant COVID-19-online content. Since the pandemic is still present, online resources are still being collected and the collection will soon be updated.

Environmental protection (2021)

In 2020, the world marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Since climate change poses by far the greatest challenge to the future of humankind, the Croatian Web Archive and the Official Publications Collection of the National and University Library in Zagreb jointly selected environmental protection-related websites to be included in the collection.

The included content covers a wide range of issues in the field of environmental protection, from climate change, energy efficiency and waste management to industrial pollution management, water protection, recycling and the like, and also presents various ongoing environmental programmes, projects, initiatives and movements. Apart from the websites of the bodies of the Croatian government administration, departments of the Government of the Republic of Croatia (ministries), organisations of state administration, economic, cultural, educational, research and sport institutions, the collection includes the websites of institutions dealing with or advocating and promoting environmental protection and other related bodies and associations in the Republic of Croatia, as well as news sites.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 29 October 2020, resulting in 148 collected URLs, totalling 228 GB of data.

Vukovar: 1991-2021

In November 2021, Croatia is marking the 30th anniversary of the suffering of Vukovar in the 1991-1995 Croatian Homeland War. The National and University Library in Zagreb joined this commemoration by archiving selected online content related to this anniversary, along with content presenting the life of this heroic city today.

Webpages, news sites and other online content included in the collection were harvested in a crawl performed on 29 October 2021 as part of preparations for an exhibition spotlighting Vukovar’s tragedy as well as its centuries-long cultural heritage (Sloboda se njegovim imenom zove), whose programme also included the presentation of two online exhibitions, one presenting Vukovar-related cultural heritage (Vukovar) and the other Vukovar’s contemporary culture (Kultura u Vukovaru danas).

The collection includes 60 URLs, totalling 69 GB of data.

COVID-19 (3)

The global pandemic of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2), started in December 2019, in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, wherefrom it rapidly spread to the rest of the world, causing a wide range of global socio-economic consequences.

The collection includes websites and news sites covering issues relating to the origin of the latest coronavirus, infection patterns, experiences of COVID-19 patients, official mortality rates and other COVID-19 cases-related statistics and recommendations from doctors, politicians, researchers and healthcare professionals. Also, the included resources cover the medical, scientific, social, economic and political aspects of the pandemic.

In order to make the collection as comprehensive as possible, the Croatian Web Archive issued a call for submissions of relevant COVID-19-online content. Since the pandemic is still present, online resources are still being collected and the collection will soon be updated.

2021 Local Elections

The elections in Croatia for the members of the representative bodies of the units of local and regional self-government, municipality heads, mayors and county prefects and their deputies are held every four years.

The collection includes all publicly available 2021 elections-related online content, as well as the websites of the participating political parties, webpages of the candidates and web portals covering the elections.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed between 28 and 30 June 2021, resulting in 448 collected URLs, totalling 277 GB of data.

Earthquake in Sisak, Petrinja, Glina and the surroundings

On 29 December 2020 at 12.19 PM an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale with the epicentre at 3 kilometres southwest of the city of Petrinja severely hit Croatia?s Sisak-Moslavina County, resulting in human casualties and extensive material damage in Sisak, Petrinja, Glina and other cities, towns and villages in the county.

The earthquake was one of the two strongest recorded earthquakes in the Republic of Croatia since the beginning of the 20th century and apart from all across Croatia it was also felt in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Montenegro, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Serbia.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed between 4 and 6 February 2021, resulting in 452 collected URLs, totalling 144 GB of data.

2020 Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

From 1 January to 30 June 2020, Croatia presided over the Council of the European Union for the first time since its accession to the European Union in 2013. Croatia?s first term in this capacity, for which the presiding offices were located at the National and University Library in Zagreb, was marked by the unfavourable conditions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The websites and news sites included in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed between 16 to 23 November 2020, resulting in 89 collected URLs, totalling 115 GB of data.

COVID-19 (2)

The global pandemic of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2), started in December 2019, in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, wherefrom it rapidly spread to the rest of the world, causing a wide range of global socio-economic consequences.

The collection includes websites and news sites covering issues relating to the origin of the latest coronavirus, infection patterns, experiences of COVID-19 patients, official mortality rates and other COVID-19 cases-related statistics and recommendations from doctors, politicians, researchers and healthcare professionals. Also, the included resources cover the medical, scientific, social, economic and political aspects of the pandemic.

In order to make the collection as comprehensive as possible, the Croatian Web Archive issued a call for submissions of relevant COVID-19-online content. Since the pandemic is still present, online resources are still being collected and the collection will soon be updated.

Environmental protection

In 2020, the world marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Since climate change poses by far the greatest challenge to the future of humankind, the Croatian Web Archive and the Official Publications Collection of the National and University Library in Zagreb jointly selected environmental protection-related websites to be included in the collection.

The included content covers a wide range of issues in the field of environmental protection, from climate change, energy efficiency and waste management to industrial pollution management, water protection, recycling and the like, and also presents various ongoing environmental programmes, projects, initiatives and movements. Apart from the websites of the bodies of the Croatian government administration, departments of the Government of the Republic of Croatia (ministries), organisations of state administration, economic, cultural, educational, research and sport institutions, the collection includes the websites of institutions dealing with or advocating and promoting environmental protection and other related bodies and associations in the Republic of Croatia, as well as news sites.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 29 October 2020, resulting in 148 collected URLs, totalling 228 GB of data.

2020 Croatian Parliament Elections

The general election for the tenth assembly of the Croatian Parliament was held on 5 July 2020, and on 4 and 5 July 2020 at the offices of the Croatian diplomatic missions, resulting in the election of altogether 151 MPs ? 140 MPs elected in ten electoral districts in Croatia, three in the electoral district for Croatian nationals voting abroad and eight MPs representing national minorities.

The collection includes the websites of the participating political parties and blogs and web portals that followed and covered the election.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 29 July 2020, resulting in 2,084 collected URLs, totalling 186 GB of data.

COVID-19 (1)

The global pandemic of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2), started in December 2019, in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, wherefrom it rapidly spread to the rest of the world, causing a wide range of global socio-economic consequences.

The collection includes websites and news sites covering issues relating to the origin of the latest coronavirus, infection patterns, experiences of COVID-19 patients, official mortality rates and other COVID-19 cases-related statistics and recommendations from doctors, politicians, researchers and healthcare professionals. Also, the included resources cover the medical, scientific, social, economic and political aspects of the pandemic.

In order to make the collection as comprehensive as possible, the Croatian Web Archive issued a call for submissions of relevant COVID-19-online content. Since the pandemic is still present, online resources are still being collected and the collection will soon be updated.

2020 Zagreb earthquake

On 22 March 2020 at 6.24 AM an earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, with the epicentre at 7 kilometres north of the city?s centre.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed between 15 and 20 April 2020, resulting in 195 collected URLs, totalling 231 GB of data.

Elections for the President of the Republic of Croatia 2019-2020

The 2019/20 Croatian presidential election was the seventh election for the President of the Republic of Croatia. The election was announced based on the decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia and held on 22 December 2019. Owing to none of the candidates obtaining a 50% majority of the votes, the election was repeated on 5 January 2020.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 14 January 2020, resulting in 386 collected URLs, totalling 34 GB of data.

2019 European Parliament Elections in Croatia

The 2019 elections for the Croatian members of the European Parliament, altogether 12 MEPs, were held on 26 May that year in the polling stations in Croatia and the offices of the Croatian diplomatic missions.

The collection includes all publicly available 2019 European elections-related online content, as well as the websites of the political parties whose candidates participated in the elections, webpages of the candidates and web portals covering the elections.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 24 June 2019, resulting in 393 collected URLs, totalling 43.6 GB of data.

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

The 2018 FIFA World Cup was hosted by Russia, from 14 June to 15 July. The Croatian national football team, nicknamed ?The Blazers? (Vatreni), took part in the tournament headed by coach Zlatko Dalić. For the first time in its football history, the Croatian team made the finals of the World Cup and took second place. On its way to the medal, it beat Nigeria, Argentina, Iceland, Denmark, Russia and England, and lost in the final to France.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed between 27 and 29 August 2018, resulting in 168 GB of data.

2017 Local Elections

The elections in Croatia for the members of the representative bodies of the units of local and regional self-government, municipality heads, mayors and county prefects and their deputies are held every four years.

The collection includes all publicly available 2017 elections-related online content, as well as the websites of the participating political parties, webpages of the candidates and web portals covering the elections.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 7 and 8 July 2021, resulting in 75 collected URLs, totalling 22 GB of data.

2016 Croatian Parliament Elections

The general election for the ninth assembly of the Croatian Parliament was held on 11 September 2016.

The collection includes all publicly available 2016 election-related online content, as well as the websites of the participating political parties, the election-related blogs and web portals covering the election.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 31 October and 1 November 2016, resulting in 64 collected URLs, totalling 38 GB of data.

2015 Croatian Parliament Elections

The general election of representatives to the Croatian Parliament is regularly held every four years.

The collection includes all publicly available 2015 election-related online content, as well as the websites of the participating political parties, the election-related blogs and videos, as well as web portals covering the election.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 16 and 17 January 2016, resulting in 99 collected URLs.

Flood in Croatia 2014

From 14 to 16 May 2014, large parts of eastern Croatia were struck by severe floods, inundating the Sava River Basin at the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia all the way through Serbia up to the mouth of the Danube River in Belgrade, Serbia?s capital. The parts of Croatia that were worst hit were those around Županja and Slavonski Brod. Several thousand inhabitants had to be evacuated from the flooded region, which the Government of the Republic of Croatia proclaimed the disaster area.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 16 and 17 January 2016, resulting in 104 collected URLs.

The Accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union (1 July 2013)

The Republic of Croatia joined the European Union as its 28th member state on 1 July 2013.

The collection includes all publicly available Croatia?s EU accession-related online content, as well as news sites, the web portals of Croatian cities? administration and the accession-related local news media content.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 16 and 17 July 2013, resulting in 116 collected URLs, totalling 32 GB of data.

2013 Local Elections

The elections in Croatia for the members of the representative bodies of the units of local and regional self-government, municipality heads, mayors and county prefects and their deputies are held every four years.

The collection includes all publicly available 2013 elections-related online content, as well as the websites of the participating political parties, webpages of the candidates and web portals covering the elections.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 6 and 7 June 2013, resulting in 202 collected URLs, totalling 15 GB of data.

2013 European Parliament Elections in Croatia

The first elections for the Croatian members of the European Parliament, regularly taking place every four years, were held on 14 April 2013.

The collection includes all publicly available 2013 European elections-related online content, as well as the websites of the political parties whose candidates participated in the elections, webpages of the candidates and web portals covering the elections.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 1 May 2013, resulting in 55 collected URLs, totalling 8.9 GB of data.

Referendum on the Accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union (22 January 2012)

The collection includes all publicly available content on the national referendum on the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union, held on 22 January 2012, as well as online features published on various domains and web pages related to this important event.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 16 October 2012, resulting in 476 collected URLs, totalling 929 MB of data.

2011 Croatian Parliament Elections

The general election of representatives to the Croatian Parliament is regularly held every four years.

The collection includes all publicly available 2011 election-related online content, as well as the websites of the participating political parties, the election-related blogs and videos, as well as web portals covering the election.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed between 2 and 8 December 2011, resulting in 140 collected URLs, totalling 64 GB of data.

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