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Successful transfer of knowledge during the International Summer School in Šipan

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The new role of NATO and challenges in the Western Balkan

Our 16th International Summer School, that is traditionally being held in the island of Šipan, with this year's topic: 'The new role of NATO and challenges in the Western Balkan' was held during the last week in June in Hotel Sipan, with the support of NATO PDD and International Institute for Peace from Vienna. After the President of the Atlantic Council of Croatia Prof. Radovan Vukadinovic greeted all the speakers and participants, the opening presentations were held by NATO PDD Program Officer Zsolt Rabai and Assistant of Croatian Minister of European and Foreign Affairs Gordan Bakota. The discussion was focused on the role of NATO and the process of stabilization of the Western Balkan countries.

Interesting debate continued with the 'American session' Professor Lee Kendall Metcalf from Florida State University, US, talked about the impact of Trump's policy to the Western Balkans, while Col. Robert Duggleby presented top 6 global security threats, with frozen conflicts being one of the major security threat. Participants from all around the world really enjoy the fruitful discussion.

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International Summer School on Šipan starts on Monday, 26 June

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Traditional International Summer School Šipan, 16th this year, will be held in the period of 26 – 30 June 2017, organized by the Atlantic Council of Croatia, with the support of NATO PDD and the International Institute for Peace Vienna, with the topic: 'The new role of NATO and challenges in the Western Balkan'. It will gather distinguished speakers, experts in international relations and international security from the whole world, as well as participants, young postgraduate students and leaders.
Click here to see full program.

The latest edition of Yearbook Šipan

The latest edition of Yearbook Šipan 2016, with the scientific essays related to our last year's International Summer School in Šipan, with two working titles: 

'NATO, EU and Crisis Management – Importance of Cooperation for Effective Crisis Management'
and: 'Western Balkan Countries and New Security Challenges – Integration or Isolation'
was recently published and you can read it here

Congratulations to Montenegro for being the 29th Ally of NATO Alliance

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NATO General Secretary stated that NATO will benefit from Montenegro’s insight into the Western Balkans and the professionalism, bravery and dedication of its men and women in uniform. He stressed the fact that NATO’s collective pledge, Article 5, has kept Allies safe for almost seven decades.

Roundtable discussion: Contemporary development in the Republic of Macedonia

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Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia to the Republic of Croatia and Council of the Macedonian National Minority of Zagreb, in cooperation with the European Movement Croatia, Center for International Studies and our Atlantic Council organized a round table discussion with the topic: Contemporary development in the Republic of Macedonia. The event was held in Europski dom in May in Zagreb.

Roundtable discussion "Contemporary developments in the Republic of Macedonia" with distinguished keynote speakers Monika Begovic, Zhidas Daskalovski, Nenad Markovikj and Stefano Pilotto, moderated by respected prof. Radovan Vukadinovic, was opened by H.E. Maciej Kaczorowski, and raised many issues that could be related to the possible solutions of the current crisis in Macedonia among the numerous participants.

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President of the Atlantic Council of Croatia Prof. Vukadinovic promoted his book in Skopje

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Institute for Political and International Studies (ISPN) from Skopje, with Prof. Ylber Sela, published a book in Albanian language written by Professor Radovan Vukadinovic and Prof. Lidija Cehulic Vukadinovic: 'European Idea from Charles the Great to the European Union'. The book was promoted in Skopje with many participants listening to the presentation held by Prof.Vukadinovic and other distingushed speakers.

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Training seminar for high school professors on Euro-Atlantic values

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'Contemporary International Relations' was the topic of a training seminar that was held in December 2016 in Gymnasium Velika Gorica, Croatia, with the aim to train high school professors on promoting Euro-Atlantic values, and was organized by the Atlantic Council of Croatia and Gymnasium Velika Gorica, with the support of Zagreb County.

International Conference – Importance of regional dialogue

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International conference 'Bilateral relations between Croatia and South-Eastern European countries', that was held in Hotel Dubrovnik in Zagreb, gathered many speakers from the Western Balkan countries, such as Prof. Dragan Vukčević from Montenegro, Prof. Marina Mitrevska from Macedonia, Dr. Milan Sitarski from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dr. Dušan Janjić from Serbia and representatives of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and Croatian Parliament. They presented bilateral relations with Croatia from the perspective of their countries. Dr. Klaus Fiesinger, Hanns Seidel Stiftung Regional Director for South-East Europe, and Prof. Radovan Vukadinovic, President of the Atlantic Council of Croatia, greeted the participants and speakers, promising that there will be further joint efforts in promoting good neighbourly relations and dialogue in the region, that was also the conclusion of the conference.

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Professor James Seroka at the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb

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Professor at the University of Alabama, USA, James Seroka held a presentation at the Faculty of Political Sceince in Zagreb, during their classes: International Relations from the Cold War to Global Order', with the topic: US Foreign Policy: A Geopolitical Perspective and President Obama.

Professor Seroka explained how the globa role of the United States and also reflected on the president-elect Donald Trump, stressing that the international relations will be more unpredictable than ever so far.

See more at: http://www.fpzg.unizg.hr/?@=2e3m5#news_8980

Predavanja o krizi EU

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Pozivamo vas na predavanja koja će održati akademik Zvonko Posavec – KRIZA PROJEKTA EU i prof. dr. sc. Radovan Vukadinović – EU NAKON BREXITA, u utorak 22. studenoga s početkom u 11 sati, u velikoj dvorani palače Hrvatske akademije znanosti i umjetnosti na Trgu N. Š. Zrinskog 11 u Zagrebu.

Pozdravne riječi uputit će predsjednik Hrvatske akademije znanosti i umjetnosti akademik Zvonko Kusić.

International Scientific Conference 'Western Balkan in International Relations'

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International Scientific Conference 'Western Balkan in International Relations – Facing New Challenges after Warsaw Summit' , that was held on 9 November 2016 in European House in Zagreb, gathered many experts in international relations from the whole world: United States, Russia, Turkey, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria and from the region of the Western Balkan. The conference was organized by the Atlantic Council of Croatia and Center for International Relations, with the support of NATO PDD, and had the aim to show how new relations in the international politics bring a special dimension in the contemporary international community and world politics. Great powers are reshaping the world order and are positioning accordingly, which significantly reflects to the area of the Western Balkan. 

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A report on the Summer School published in 'Glas narodne diplomacije'

Experts' magazine 'Voice of People's Diplomacy' - 'Glas narodne diplomacije' published in its latest edition a report on the International Summer School, that we held this July on the island Šipan, with the support of NATO and International Institute for Peace from Vienna, under the high auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia.

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NATO’s Summit in Warsaw

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President of the Atlantic Council of Croatia Prof. Radovan Vukadinovic PhD participated in the NATO's Summit in Warsaw, during which decisions to strengthen the Alliance’s deterrence and defence were reached as well as plans to project stability in the wider neighbourhood.
Joint Declaration especially stressed partnership between NATO and the European Union to an ambitious new level. The Declaration sets out areas where NATO and the EU will step up cooperation – including maritime security and countering hybrid threats.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that NATO is committed to delivering on its plans, adding ''NATO remains a fundamental source of security for our people, and stability for the wider world''. One of the main points was to strengthen the Alliance’s military presence in the east, with four battalions in Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on a rotational basis, as well as to develop a tailored forward presence in the south-eastern part of the Alliance.
Leaders also decided that NATO AWACS surveillance planes will provide information to the Global Coalition to counter ISIL, and agreed to an expanded maritime presence in the Mediterranean Sea. Concerning the NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, leaders agreed to continue it beyond 2016, while confirming funding commitments for the Afghan forces until 2020. NATO leaders agreed to step up support for Ukraine and expressed support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, stressing their non-recognition of Russia’s illegal and illegitimate annexation of Crimea. The Secretary General stressed that “an independent, sovereign and stable Ukraine, firmly committed to democracy and the rule of law, is key to Euro-Atlantic security,” and that “NATO is committed to helping Ukraine achieve that goal.”
For the first time, as future NATO member, Montenegro participated in the Summit of the Alliance. Prime Minister Đukanović supported the ally’s efforts towards further strengthening defence capabilities of the Alliance.

 

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