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, Southeast 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  Southeast 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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China and the Balkans: Past, Present, and Future

BELGRADE - March 3, 2021 - Institute of International Politics and Economics, Belgrade organized an online international round table  "China and the Balkans: Past, Present, and  Prospects". The meeting was moderated by the head of the Centre for “Belt and Road” of the Institute of International Politics and Economics Dr. Ivona Lađevac, 

Director of the Institute prof. Dr. Branislav Đorđevic said in his introduction speech that the meeting aims to provide insight into the current development of foreign policy and economic relations between the Balkans and China and on that basis to discuss in which direction relations will develop in the future.

Dr. Jasna Plevnik, President of the Geoeconomic Forum, Croatia, said, „the Institute for International Politics and Economics has a central position in the region in researching modern relations between China and the Balkans.

The participants of the round table emphasized that the "17 + 1" Initiative has significantly improved economic, academic and cultural relations between Balkan countries and the People's Republic of China. The relations have been discussed in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

 The speakers were  Li Manchang, former Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Serbia, prof. Dr. Žarko Obradović from the Faculty of Security, Serbia, Amel Kovačević, former Ambassador of the Federation, Dr. Anastas Vangeli, Research Associate ESSCA EU and Asian Institute, Northern Macedonia, Dr. Katarina Zakić, Research Associate, Institute of International Politics and Economy, Serbia and Nenad Stekić, Research Associate, Institute of International Politics and Economics, Serbia.



Dr. Jasna Plevnik on the China-CEEC online Summit for CGTN's news show The Link

LONDON - Feb 9, 2021, 01:30 PM-  The LINK,  one - hour CGTN's news show,  invited, on February 9, 2021, President of the Geoeconomic Forum Croatia Dr. Jasna Plevnik  to comment the China-CEEC online Summit chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping and held in Beijing the same day.

Jamie Owen anchor of CGTN Europe from the new London broadcast center talked with Jasna Plevnik.

It was the highest-level summit since the establishment of the cooperation mechanism that has charted the course for post-pandemic cooperation.

Jasna Plevnik stated that the current accumulation of public debt in the countries participating in the 17 plus China could be a factor that might slow down cooperation in the field of large infrastructure projects.

Geoeconomic Forum's President Jasna Plevnik speaks at SiLKS 2020 Video Annual Meeting

BEIJING - September 29, 2020. – Jasna Plevnik, President of the Geoeconomic Forum Croatia, which has been a member of the Silk Road Think Tank Network (SiLKS), since 2015 when it was founded in Madrid, stressed the BRI cooperation should strongly work to stop eroding of global economic interdependence, free trade, and free market.

Dr Ma Jiantang, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group of the Development Research Center of the State Council of China, and SiLKS Co-Chair opened a ceremony of the Silk Road International Think Tank Network 2020 Video Annual Conference. “At present, the global epidemic is still raging, the world economy is in serious recession, trade and investment have fallen sharply, and the sustainable development goals, economic globalization and global governance system are facing severe challenges. In times of crisis, more than ever, we need to uphold the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind, work together, unite and cooperate, uphold multilateralism, support the United Nations and the World Health Organization and other international institutions to play an important role, and respond to global challenges with connectivity, openness and inclusiveness, and promote World economic recovery and sustainable development,“ said Dr Ma Jiantang. The conference was guided by the Development Research Center of the State Council, supported by the UNCTAD and the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development, and hosted by the SiLKS Secretariat. The meeting was focused on "consolidating multilateralism mechanisms, deepening global partnerships, and promoting high-quality joint construction of the Belt and Road in the post-epidemic era". This year's SiLKS brought together 34 participants from business, research centers from international relations who study the development of the One Belt, One Road initiative, in the direction of quality green low-carbon development and a new digital revolution on the principles of inclusive development. 

Research and opinion

Experts: Chinese vaccine approach humanitarian and fair

Jasna Plevnik's video clip – China Daily 


People don’t care about where vaccines are made, but are they safe, effective and quickly available | Updated: 2021-03-02 08:30

Chinese global vaccine approach, donations and commercial supply have boosted vaccination around the world, especially in developing countries, says Jasna Plevnik, president of the Geoeconomic Forum Croatia, adding that Beijing's vaccine approach has been recognized as a humanitarian policy, not a geopolitical one, and also fair.

Andy Heng, general manager of a foreign bank in Guangzhou, says it's critical for those producing their own vaccines to share with those who cannot. It is when the entire region is safe, that every single individual country is safe. It is when the entire region is safe, that trade investment will flow once again.

Please see the video clip with Jasna Plevnik's statement below

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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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