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Geoeconomic Forum, Association for the World Economic Development Studies.
The Geoeconomic Forum is Croatian think tank specialized for the issues of foreign policy and processes of integration in South-East Europe.

We live in integration times

Since we live in integration times Geoeconomic forum(GEOFO) considers important to provide and spread of knowledge about processes of integration and foreign policies which have power to affect the Republic of Croatia, and every day life of its citizens, South East Europe, Europe and the World.

The Forum encourages that kind of Croatian economic culture that gives the advantage to the social solidarity.

Geoeconomic forum is dedicated to being a resource to help people better understand  South East Europe, Europe, the World and the foreign policy structural and political  choices facing Croatia and the Region.There is a real lack of konwledge about these things international, and purposes  of Croatia's diplomacy.

 Geoeconomic forum is oriented to quality, independence,  and impact. Activities, the analysis and recommendations of GEOFO' s experts  absolutley reflect its commitment.

Geoeconomic forum member of Silk Road Think Tank Network (SiLKS)

The Silk Road Think Tank Network (SILKS) was launched during the 2015 Silk Road Forum held on October 28th and 29th, 2015, in Madrid. The Network includes more than 40 other think-tanks and international organizations.

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Jasna Plevnik speaks at Hongqiao Forum 2019

SHANGHAI – 5-6 November 2019 – President of the Geoeconomic Forum Croatia Jasna Plevnik spoke at Hongqiao Forum's session devoted to China’s 70-Year Development and the Building of a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind.

The topic of her speech was China’s approach to economic globalisation and transformation of its position through the process economic interdependence with the world for the past eighteen years.  Within that context Dr. Plevnik discussed China’s capacities to consolidate economic globalisation.

Hongqiao International Economic Forum as a part of the Second China International Import Expo was organised by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Over 400 representatives from think tanks and media outlets of some 100 countries and regions attended the event and adopted  the Shanghai Consensus on November 6.

Guo Weimin, Vice Minister of the State Council Information Office delivered the Consensus paper stressing China's development has also contributed to globalization and provided growth and employment opportunities for different countries.

He said, citing the Paper, the BRI has promoted collaboration between countries with different cultures and institutions and has created a new platform for integrative development.

"The idea raised by China of building a community with a shared future for mankind has made significant contributions to gathering all parties to combat global challenges hand in hand and pursuing sustainable development of mankind," he added.




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Dr. Zhao Baige opens the 6th China-CEECs High-level Think Tank Symposium

BLED – 3 - 4 September 2019 – President of the Geoeconomic Forum Croatia Jasna Plevnik, participated in The Sixth High -level think tanks symposium of China and Central and Eastern European Countries in Bled, Slovenia at IEDC-Bled School of Management. The Symposium is regarded as one of the China- CEECs most significant gatherings of distinguished officials, scholarsand opinion makers from China, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and other Central and Eastern European countries. More than 80 attended this year Symposium.

Dr. Zhao Baige, Vice Chairwoman of the 12th National People's Congress Foreign Affairs Committee, Chairwoman of Advisory committee of the Belt and One Road International Think Tank, CASS said in her opening speech the 17 plus 1 and the New Silk Road has brought to the world more peace, security and development what made these Initiatives to be recognised as vital generators of stability in economic international relations.

Jernej Pikalo, Slovenian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Science and Sports explained 17 plus 1 as a comprehensive cooperation network focused on upgrading transport infrastructure connectivity, communication, culture and tourism.

Jasna Plevnik’s kickoff speech at the Conference “16+1 Cooperation” and its Prospect

ZAGREB – April 8, 2019 – The President of the Geoeconomic Forum (GEOFO) Jasna Plevnik delivered kickoff speech on the attractiveness of “16 plus 1” cooperation for Croatia. Organized by the 6+1 Think Tanks Network, Institute of European Studies CASS and Zagreb University of Economics and Management, the Conference, entitled "16+1 Cooperation’ and its Prospect”, was held on the occasion of the visit of President of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Li Keqiang and the 8th Summit of China and Central and Eastern European Countries ("16 plus 1").  The debate also featured Huang Ping, the Director General of  Institute of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences(CASS) and visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins University, Oxford University, Duke University, and I-House, Japan. The Conference was  moderated by Dr. Zvonimir Stopić, Center for Study of Civilizations  Capital Normal University, Beijing.    


Research and opinion

Dr. Jasna Plevnik for CGTN: BRI gives Southeastern Europe a feeling of a better future



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Opinion 23:15, 18-Jul-2019



BRI gives Southeastern Europe a feeling of a better future


Jasna Plevnik

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About us

GEOFO, association for world economic development studies, specialized for the issues of economic globalisation in Croatia and South-East Europe expresses its orientation through the interconnection of interests of economy, diplomacy and national security.

GEOFO advocates for the domination of economic function in foreign policy of the country, but its every conference considers important to encourage the kind of Croatian economic culture that gives the advantage to the social solidarity in relation to unlimited freedom of profit.

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