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Davor Zovko – Curriculum Vitae

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1965 Born in Mostar.

1984 Finished technical high school in Mostar.

1985 Member of Mostar city choir. Started my education at the University of Mostar.

1986 Started my education in solo singing.

1989 Degree of Teacher of Language and Literature at the University of Mostar.

I became a member of The Cathedral Choir in Mostar.

1991 Started to perform as a baritone soloist.

1992 Moved to Sweden.

I started to sing a number of solo concerts for the purpose of helping suffering people in my homeland. The collected money was sent partly via Catholic ”Caritas” and partly via Swedish ”Lutherhjälpen”, since even Swedish Church helped me with organisation of my concerts.

1993 Between 1992 and 1996 I studied Swedish, worked as a teacher assistant, teacher and as an analyst in a certain minor survey.

During this time I continued to sing my humanitarian concerts.

1995 Married Ružica.

My interest for heraldry was born. My heraldic works were very positively accepted by experts and I continued to study this art very intensively.

1996 Started my studies in psychology and pedagogy at the Mälardalen University.

1997 Finished my humanitarian action of helping an elementary school in Čerin, Herzegovina. The action was finished with a concert of the school’s principal Ferdinand Zovko, well-known baritone singer.

1998 Together with Croatian Catholic Mission in Stockholm, I arranged a production of a music album with songs of Croatian romantist Ivan von Zajc. The purpose of this musical production was to give aid to the Mission’s humanitarian work as well as to present Croatian art music in Sweden.

In the end of the same year I composed a coat of arms for H. E. Anders Arborelius Bishop of Stock­holm.

I was elected as member of the Heraldic Council of Scandinavian Roll of Arms.

1999 Our son Eugen was born. Employed as Employment Adviser at Swedish Public Employment Service.

2000 I won a competition for composing a coat of arms for the Swedish Heraldic Society. I was elected as member of ”Heraldisk Samfund” in Stockholm.

2001 Elected as member of the Pastoral Council in diocese of Stockholm and member of Pastoral Council in decanat of Stockholm.

2002 Composed a coat of arms for a new Catholic Music School in Stockholm as well as an emblem for the 50thanniversary of the Diocese of Stockholm.

Degree of Bachelor of Education, at the Mälardalen University.

2003 Degree of Master of Education, at the Mälardalen University.

I won at competition for composing a bookplate for H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden.

The Swedish Heraldic Society published a postcard with my picture of St. Bridget.

2004 Appointed Knight of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Appointed as the Order’s first Master of Ceremonies in Sweden.

Arranged and sang two concerts for the purpose of helping Christian schools in the Holy land.

I sold also several of my heraldic paintings for the same purpose. The paintings were made as illustrations for my book on rights in heraldry (publ. 2009 by Laurana Zagreb).

2005 Worked as a research-assistant at the University of Mälardalen in Eskilstuna. My work was to evaluate governments efforts intended to speed up integration of immigrants already during their waiting for residence permission. My report was published in 2005 by Mälardalens University and Mälardalen Evaluation Academy.

2006 Worked again as research-assistant. My work was to evaluate implementation of new methods for treatment of patients with double diagnosis (substance abuse and psychical disorder) in Sweden.

Our daughter Helena was born.

2007 My report about methods for patients with double diagnosis published by Mälardalen University and Mälardalen Evaluation Academy.

2008 Employed as a doctoral student at the University of Örebro and Mälardalen University.

Appointed as Public Relations Officer in Lieutenancy of Sweden of the EOHSJ.

Draw and published two post cards with the arms for Blessed Cardinal Stepinac and bishop Anders Arborelius. The purpose of publishing the postcards was: to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of the beatification of Blessed Cardinal Stepinac, to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of the ordination of bishop Anders’ as well as to give an aid to differ­rent humani­tarian projects.

The Swedish Lieutenency of the EOHSJ published a postcard and a Masscard with my picture of the Order’s Arms.

2009 Knight Commander och the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

My book on rights in heraldry published in Croatia by “Laurana” Zagreb. Arranged and sang a new concert for the purpose of helping Christians in the Holy land.

Published also many articles, reports, book-reviews, etc. about heraldry, orders of chivalry and other subjects. Please, see the subsection Articles.

2010 Knight of Saint George.

2011 Golden Medal of Merit of the Swedish Heraldic Society.

Arranged and sang a new concert for the purpose of giving aid to humanitarian work of the Equestrian Order.

2012 Appointed as Chancellor of the Swedish Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

The Swedish Lieutenency of the EOHSJ issued two postcard with my paintings:

– Portrait of Blessed Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac

– Coat of Arms of H. E. Edwin O’Brien Grand Master of the Order.

Arranged and sang a new concert for the purpose of giving aid to humanitarian work of the Equestrian Order.

2014 Worked as an Analyst at Swedish Public Employment Service.

2015 Rank of Grand Officer of the Holy Sepulchre.

2016 Published, together with Senior Professor Elinor Brunnberg PhD and Senior Lecturer Mats Ekermo PhD, a scientific article about the use of evaluation in Swedish Public Employment Service. The Article is published in the Journal Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv 22(1), 6-26.

My book about the difference between real Orders of Chivalry, bestowed by sovereign states or governments, and different private associations that call themselves ”Orders” or ”Knights” was published in Croatia by ”Naklada Sv. Antuna” Zagreb.

Employed as Analyst at the Municipality of Enköping.

Rank of Knight Grand Cross of the Holy Sepulchre, Motu Proprio.

2017 Received the Decree (dated Dec. 1, 2016) and Insignia of the Rank of Grand Cross of the Holy Sepulchre, from H. Em. the Grand Master personally, at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, on the Feast of Blessed Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac, Feb. 10.

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