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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Geoeconomic Forum hosts CASS' finance and banking experts to talk high-quality Belt and Road cooperation

ZAGREB – October 23-2023- The Founder and  President of the Geoeconomic Forum Croatia  Jasna Plevnik and  the members of the Geoeconomic Forum's Council met with Professor Dr. Zhang Xiaojing,  Director of  China  top-tier educational institution the Institute of Finance and Banking of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and his colleagues,  distinguished experts from the Institute,  on October 23 , 2023. 

The meeting   provided a comprehensive overview of cooperation between Croatia and China, with a special emphasis on  how to strengthen the high-quality Belt and Road cooperation in finance.

Dr. Jasna Plevnik said that  current difficulties in the global economy mostly have come from geopolitics for which the macro economy had no effective measures.

Jasna Plevnik speaks at the International Conference on China and the World: Towards Building a Community with a Shared Future for Humanity

BEIJING - July 5 - 2023 - Opening the International Conference on China and the World: Towards Building a Community with a Shared Future for Humanity, Li Shulei, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, said that one vision, rooted in 5,000 years of Chinese civilization, is increasingly showing prominent values to the modern world.

Li gave a comprehensive overview of the current world order, with special emphasis on the Community of Common Future for Humanity as a way to advance international development cooperation.

He pointed out that Beijing will continue to follow the path of peaceful development, as a result of China's global diplomacy.

"Ten years after it was first proposed by Xi during a speech in Moscow, Beijing has continued to enrich the content of its guiding vision — from the joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative to the Global Development Initiative, the Global Security Initiative and the Global Civilization Initiative.

The vision has been repeatedly enshrined in United Nations documents, and while it promotes high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, it has received the active support of three-quarters of the world's countries, according to China's foreign ministry, Li said.

The President of the Geoeconomic Forum Croatia Jasna Plevnik, gave a speech, which was entitled “A Community with a Shared Future for Mankind: Towards True Multilateralism”, at the working part of the Conference.

She participated in the Session 4 "Practicing true multilateralism", which discussed the risks to the world order from the revival of the Cold War mentality, unilateralism and protectionism.

Drawing a parallel between the Chinese and American approach to the world order, Jasna Plevnik gave an in-depth analysis of the differences between the two global leaders, but also showed where the opportunities for their cooperation lie.

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.

Research and opinion

Jasna Plevnik on the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative for China Daily


The 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

China Daily, 2023-10-17

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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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