22nd International Congress of Vexillology FlagBerlin 2007 is held on 6th through 10th August 2007 in the Belin Arsenal (Zeughaus) which is hosting the German Historical Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum, DHM). The vexillological congresses are biannually organized by the International Federation of Vexillological Associations (FIAV) and the host for this Congress are the DHM and the German Vexillologic Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Flaggenkunde, DGF).
Croatian representatives attended several of the previous Congresses, and this time the organizer admitted the papers by two of our delegates in the first category of papers to be given in full 30 minutes presentations:
Jelena Borošak Marijanović Flag-shaped badges – the symbols of countries in WW I
Željko Heimer The Flags of Zagreb
As it is usual during the Congress, the FIAV General Assembly (GA) was held. This was especially interesting for us, our application for FIAV membership was discussed. The HGZD delegates defended our application and the delegates decide it positively, admitting HGZD to the FIAV membership.
Also, during the Congress, a meeting of the present members of the international association Flags of the World (FOTW) was held. Our members are active in FOTW for years, and this was yet another opportunity for the promotion of our Association, our work and our heraldic and vexillological heritage.