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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, 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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Dr. Jasna Plevnik: The geopolitical perspective has shown a potential to expand towards China-CEECs at all levels

NINGBO- May- 17-2023. The President of the Geoeconomic Forum Croatia Jasna Plevnik delivered an online speech at the Second High-level Think Tanks Forum on High-quality Development of China – CEEC Local Cooperation entitled “The Future of China-CEEC local cooperation and Geopolitics“.

The forum was hosted by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Zhejiang Provincial People's Government. The Forum was held in Ningbo, a hot spot for products from the CEEC to enter the Chinese market, as one of 22 events including exhibitions, conferences, forums, trade meetings, and cultural activities during the 3rd China-CEEC Expo.

More than 80 officials and representatives of governments, universities, and research institutions attended the forum in person, while a few scholars from think tanks or academic institutions in Central and Eastern European countries participated via video link. They discussed deepening China-CEEC local cooperation in the economy, trade, environmental protection, and technological innovation. In her remarks, Jasna  Plevnik noted that the West with its protectionism and sanctions against Chinese companies strengthens its double standards approach towards China.The Western practice of sanctions against China businesses is part of „national security policy" while  China's reaction on it to the West is „economic coercion“ and violation of free market rules.

The Geoeconomic Forum's leadership met with Yuyan Zhang

ZAGREB- 28-APRIL-2023- The President of the Geoeconomic Forum, Jasna Plevnik, and the members of the Council met with  Professor Yuyan Zhang a Director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and the experts from that China’s top-tier institution for international economy and development,  on  April 28, 2023. 

Professor Zhang is a global renown expert on international economy and the author of several books on international economic policy and China's development. He is an adviser on international economics and finance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and the Ministry of Commerce of China and the president of the Chinese Society of World Economy the Chinese Society of Emerging Economies. Zhang is a frequent speaker at international conferences like the World Economic Forum and Boao Forum.

The meeting was focused on a discussion of EU-China relations in the context of the new trends in the global economy like decoupling and the influence of geopolitics.

China-CEEC cooperation successful paradigm of relations between China and Europe

BELGRADE-BEIJING-16-NOVEMBER-2022-Jasna Plevnik, the President of the Geoeconomic Forum Croatia, attended the 8th China-CEEC Think Tanks Symposium focused on "China-CEEC Cooperation in the Context of Global Changes"

This prestigious event, held on November 16, 2022, concluded that cooperation between China and the Central and East European Countries (CEEC) has brought concrete benefits and improved all kinds of ties among countries included in the framework. Now, after ten years of existence the mechanism, is facing discussion on how further to strengthen the cooperation in the context of today's unstable economic and geopolitical situation in the world.

The Symposium was organized by the Institute of International Politics and Economics in Belgrade and the Institute of European Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, as well as the China-CEEC Think Tanks Network, and brought together experts from China and Central and East European countries how could discuss on national and global condition for achieving a viable future of the cooperation.

Research and opinion

Yaw Asamoa Adoo, Geoeconomic Forum Expert on China-Europe digital cooperation

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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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