Ruža Studer Babić
Category: Leadership & Innovation Country: Switzerland
A humanitarian from Switzerland, Ruža Studer Babić, has for many years worked intensively on the challenges of the Croatian dijaspora. To aid in this mission, in June 2016 Ruža launched the online portal Moja Domovina to provide emigrants and returnees with much needed information. Croats the world over use both the Portal and its social media channels to ask for advice and to discuss current hot topics related to their homeland. In 2016, she was instrumental in the estab- lishment of the IPU – Migrants, Returnees and Immigrants organization which was the main driver in the inclusion of a positive amendment related to taxation of foreign pensions as a part of reform of Croatia’s Tax Act in early 2017. For her contribution for the Croatian community in Switzerland, in 2017, she was elected as the representative to the Council of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, where she is also vice-president of the European Committee. With their endless engagement for the general well-being of Croatian emigrants and returnees in their homeland, Ruza and her co-workers have lunched numerous humanitar- ian actions in support of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.