zastava RH.jpg

Recent papers of CROZA members

The application of the packed bed reactor theory to Pb and Zn uptake from the binary solution onto the fixed bed of natural zeolite
2016; Chemical Engineering Journal; Ivona Nuić, Marina Trgo, Nediljka Vukojević Medvidović
Synthesis and structure characterization of zinc and cadmium dipeptide coordination polymers,
2016; New journal of chemistry; Puškarić, A., Halasz, I., Gredičak, M., Palčić, A., Bronić, J.
Impact of external surface passivation of nano-ZSM-5 zeolites in the methanol-to-olefins reaction,
2016; Applied Catalysis A: General; Losch, P., Boltz, M., Bernardon, C., Louis, B., Palčić, A., Valtchev, V.
Emergence of Oxacillinases in Environmental Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Associated with Clinical Isolates,
2016; Microbial Drug Resistance; Goić-Barišić, I., Hrenović, J., Kovačić, A., Musić, M.S., A.
Structural and degradation studies of a biocompatible Zn-L-tartrate metal-organic framework,
2015; Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Mazaj, M., Kaučič, S., Zabukovec Logar, N.


Extended list of
meetings in organization
of IZA and FEZA members
can be found here.


For .pdf version of statute click here.






Article 1.
The name of the Association is HRVATSKA ZEOLITNA UDRUGA (HZU). The name of the Association translated into English reads the CROATIAN ZEOLITE ASSOCIATION (hereinafter "CROZA").

Article 2.
The head office of the CROZA is in Zagreb, Bijenička 54 (within the Ruđer Bošković Institute), and its activities are carried out in the territory of the Republic of Croatia.
The Association has the capacity of a legal person, and it is registered as a professional association with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia.

Article 3.
The Association has a round seal with the text HRVATSKA ZEOLITNA UDRUGA written along its edge, and its abbreviated name, i.e. HZU, in the middle of the seal.

Article 4.
The CROZA can join international scientific and professional associations having similar goals (IZA, FEZA).

Article 5.
The work of the CROZA shall be public. The Association members shall be informed about its work via written materials (email, post, web pages). Representatives of the media can attend the meetings of the CROZA management bodies and report on their work.

Article 6.
The Statute shall be the basic general act of the CROZA, and all other bylaws shall comply with its provisions.
Draft amendments and supplements to the Statute shall be prepared and established by the Steering Board and sent for discussion to the CROZA members. The Steering Board shall analyze the comments and suggestions brought up by the members during the discussion, and it shall establish the proposal of the Statute.
The CROZA Assembly shall interpret the provisions of the Statute


Article 7.
The main goal of the CROZA shall be to develop and promote scientific, professional and teaching activities in all fields of research and application of natural, synthetic and modified zeolites and other microporous and mesoporous materials having related properties, with an emphasis on:

Article 8.
The CROZA shall perform the following activities:


Article 9.
The CROZA shall have full and honorary members.
Any person who is professionally interested in the research and application of zeolites and/or supports the activities of the Association can become its full member. A legal person supporting the activities of the Association can also become its full member.
Any person from the Republic of Croatia or from abroad particularly contributing to the research, production, application and popularization of zeolites and/or any person deserving special credit for the work and the prosperity of the CROZA can become its honorary member.

Article 10.
Any person interested in becoming a full member shall fill in an application form, and a decision on his/her admission into membership shall be passed by the Steering Board.
A decision on an honorary member shall be passed by the Assembly of the CROZA on the basis of the reasoned proposal of the Steering Board or on the proposal of at least 10 full members.
An honorary member shall have all rights otherwise granted to a full member, shall be exempted from a membership fee, and shall be entitled to a copy of each publication without any compensation.

Article 11.
The membership records shall be kept by the secretary of the CROZA. The records shall contain the basic information about the members of the CROZA requisite for their identification and delivery of notifications. A decision on the type of data to be recorded shall be passed by the Steering Board. The records shall be kept on the appropriate medium and in a comprehensible and accessible manner.

Article 12.
Obveze članova HZU su:

Article 13.
The members of the CROZA shall have the right to:

Article 14.
The membership in the CROZA can be terminated by:

A decision on expulsion shall be passed by the Steering Board. The expelled member shall have the right to appeal to the Assembly, whose decision shall be final
The disciplinary procedure can be instituted by the Steering Board, the Supervisory Board or the Ethical issue Board, or it can be instituted on the basis of a written reasoned request of at least three members of the CROZA lodged with the Steering Board.


Article 15.
The CROZA shall consist of the Assembly, the Steering Board, the Ethical issue Board and the Supervisory Board.
The Assembly shall be the supreme body of the Association, and it shall consist of all members of the CROZA.
As a rule, the regular meeting of the Assembly of the CROZA shall be held once a year. It shall be convoked by the Steering Board, the president or at least 10 members. All members of the CROZA shall be notified about the meeting of the Assembly.
If necessary, an extraordinary meeting of the Assembly can be convoked in the same way, however to discuss only the matter because of which it has been convoked.

Article 16.
The Assembly of the CROZA shall:

The Assembly shall make valid decisions if the meeting is attended by at least 1/2 of the CROZA members. If there is no quorum at the time of the scheduled meeting of the Assembly, there shall be a 30-minute waiting period. After the expiry of this period, the Assembly shall pass valid decision if at least 20 members of the CROZA are present at its meeting. Valid decisions shall be passed by majority vote of the present members, except for decisions on amendments to the Statute and the dissolution of the CROZA which shall be passed by a two-thirds majority of the present members of the Assembly.

Article 17.
The election of the president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and other members of the Steering Board and the members of the Supervisory Board and the Ethical issue Board shall be by open or secret ballot, according to the decision of the Assembly.
A list of candidates with the necessary or higher than necessary number of candidates for each body shall be drawn up at the meeting of the Assembly prior to voting.
The candidates who receive the highest number of votes shall be elected.

Article 18.
In the event of breach of the Statute and/or law or in the event of malpractice, the Assembly of the CROZA can relieve the Steering Board, the Ethical issue Board, the Supervisory Board or some of their members from duty even before the expiry of their terms of office.

Article 19.
The Steering Board shall have 7 members: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and 3 elected full members.
The Steering Board of the CROZA shall:

The term of office of the members of the Steering Board shall be two years. As a rule, the former president shall be elected as the vice president. The president can be elected for maximum two terms of office (or the total of 6 years), while the term of office of other officers is not limited

Article 20.
The Steering Board shall report to the Assembly of the CROZA. Valid decisions shall be passed by majority vote of the present members of the Steering Board. Decisions shall be passed by majority vote of the Steering Board members (i.e. at least four members).

Article 21.
The Association shall be represented by its president and its secretary, and if necessary, i.e. if they are not available, by the vice president or a member of the CROZA authorized in writing by the Steering Board.
The president of the Association shall be at the same time the president of the Assembly and the president of the Steering Board.

Article 22.
The president of the CROZA shall:

Article 23.
The vice president shall assist the president in his/her work and replace him/her if he/she is unavailable.
The secretary shall prepare the meetings of the Assembly and the Steering Board of the CROZA, organize daily operations, and assume responsibility for membership records, archives and documentation of the CROZA.
The treasurer shall keep records of payment of the membership fee, as well as of all revenues and expenditures of the CROZA, draft financial plans and reports, keep a temporary treasury, and submit a treasury statement.
The CROZA can engage a professional, who shall work under the supervision of the president and the treasurer of the CROZA, to provide professional legal, accounting and bookkeeping services.


Article 24.
The assets of the CROZA shall consist of financial and tangible assets that the Association shall procure from the membership fees, donations and subsidies from the state and other institutions and from the individuals supporting its work and activities as well as from other sources.

Article 25.
The CROZA shall be liable to the extent of its property.

Article 26.
The Association shall manage the assets in line with the regulations on financial and material operations of non-profit organizations.
The assets shall be distributed on the basis of the financial plan for each calendar year. At the end of the year, the annual financial statement shall be made. The treasurer shall be responsible for financial assets of the CROZA.
The president of the CROZA shall have the executive right to dispose of the assets of the Association.

Article 27.
The Supervisory Board of the CROZA shall closely supervise its work, its compliance with the Statute and legal acts, finance, and the protection of the assets and other rights and obligations.
Once a year the Supervisory Board shall thoroughly analyze the operations of the CROZA and submit the corresponding report to the Assembly.


Article 28.
The Association shall be dissolved by a decision of the Assembly and in the cases laid down by the Act on Associations.
In the event of dissolution, the assets shall be assigned to the Ruđer Bošković Institute upon settlement of creditors and costs of court and other procedures.

Article 29.
This Statue shall enter into force on the day of its adoption at the meeting of the CROZA Assembly.


This Statute was passed by the Assembly of the Croatian Zeolite Association (CROZA) at its founding meeting held on 26 January 2006 pursuant to the Act on Associations (Official Gazette 88/01, Article 11).

  President of the CROZA:
      Dr. Josip Bronić