Geoeconomic Forum!


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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Dr. Srgjan Kerim gives address to Global Forum of China's Road to Human destiny Community

Ningbo – 24 November 2019 - Dr. Srgjan Kerim a globally renowned diplomat, economist, former Foreign Minister, President of the 62nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (2007- 20028) and member of the Geoeocnomic Forum’s Council  gave in Ningbo the address devoted to the comparative analysis of China’s concept of reforming, opening and modernization in the new era.

Dr. Kerim stated that The Communist Party of China under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping paved the way forty years ago for profound reforms of the economic system which resulted in a dynamic economic growth and accelerated industrial progress of China. In fact capitalist market forces have been introduced as the complementary driving force together with the basic values of Socialism including state regulation of the economy, to become the engine of a comprehensive development of Chinese society.


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 Tanks 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.

Research and opinion

Jasna Plevnik on Covid -19, China and America, China Daily.


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Jasna Plevnik, international relations specialist and president of the Geoeconomic Forum, Croatia wrote a an article for Croatia's daily newspaper Vecernji list on Covid -19, China and America  that was republished by China Daily.

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Conferences and publications

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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