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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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Jasna Plevnik speaks at Croatia's Theme Day on the sidelines of the 2023 Shenzhen International Low Carbon City Forum

SHENZHEN – November  26th-28th, 2023 - The Forum „Take the Initiative of Green Development, Explore a Future with Low Carbon Technologies“ kicked off in Shenzhen on November 26, was hosted and sponsored by Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, and co-organized by the Development and Reform Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, and the Ecology Environment Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality.

The theme of the 2023 forum was focused on Green Development and  Exploring a Future with Low Carbon Technologies, through the thematic forum, seminar, international theme day, and other forms of activities.

"We must pay attention to the fact that those ongoing wars have the power to delay action against climate change not regionally but globally and ruin the path to true sustainability which needs sustainable peace. As you all know when there is a war, it is harder to comply with the Paris Agreement on climate change or to build a developed carbon market", Dr. Jasna Plevnik, President of the Geoeconomic Forum croatia, said.

The President of the Geoeconomic Foruma Croatia, Jasna Plevnik delivered a speech at the 2023 World Internet Conference

Wuzhen – November 8-2023- The President of the Geoeconomic Foruma Croatia, Jasna Plevnik delivered a speech at the 2023 World Internet Conference kicked off on November 8 in the ancient water town of Wuzhen in East China's Zhejiang province entitled "Geopolitics and  -- Building a Community with a Shared Future in Cyberspace.

President of China Xi Jinping addressed the opening ceremony of the 2023 Wuzhen Summit via video link. 

President Xi Jinping called for joint efforts for the building of a community with a shared future in cyberspace to enable the internet to better benefit people of all countries.

The internet is increasingly becoming a new driving force for development, a new domain for safeguarding security, and a new platform for cultural exchange, Xi added.

President Xi called on the international community to deepen exchanges and pragmatic cooperation to jointly advance to a new stage the building of a community with a shared future in cyberspace.

"China is willing to work with all parties to implement the Global AI Governance Initiative and promote the secure development of artificial intelligence", he said.

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.

Research and opinion

Jasna Plevnik comments the Xi-Biden meeting for China Daily

Xi-Biden meeting has significant global impact


Published China Daily 17 November 2023


"The Xi-Biden meeting is an achievement in itself because after years of trade conflicts between the United States and China, the meeting sparks optimism about the possibility of cooperation between the two great powers.

China has never thought of a multipolar world order without the US in it, and its position at the meeting is guided by this approach. The US and China share many things in the global world, such as the UN SDGs. No one can change the US leadership but itself.

The meeting could have a sobering effect on the EU, which, since 2019, has made the US approach to China the basis of its foreign policy, which now includes protectionism, forming trade blocs, and global supply distraction. Such a policy is harmful to the interests of the EU's citizens.

Although the EU is seen as a leading practitioner and supporter of multilateralism and a multipolar world order, its US-style approach to China has put Brussels in a bizarre position where it is helping strengthen a unipolar world order.

In Europe, people feel the meeting between Biden and Xi will help to significantly improve relations between the EU and China, something Brussels is not able to do on its own. It is sad for the EU that its ties with China can be improved only after Sino-US relationship improves."

Jasna Plevnik, president of the Geoeconomic Forum Croatia


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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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