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tLO192167The Atlantic Council of Croatia's Vice-President, prof. dr. Lidija Čehulić Vukadinović, deliver a lecture within the project ˝School of the Euro-Atlantic Integrations˝ on September 19, 2014, at the PR Center in Podgorica, Montenegro. Prof. dr. Čehulić Vukadinović held presentation titled ˝NATO and Euro-Atlantism during the cold war˝. She talk about challenges that world faced after the II World War, formation of NATO, its development and consolidation. She said that cold war shaped NATO as it is today. Prof. dr. Čehulić also mentioned new challenges that emerged at the end of the cold war, which demanded that NATO member countries start with finding new modalities for the NATO's existence in the years to come.

Within the aforementioned project, prof. dr. Čehulić Vukadinović delivered lecture ˝NATO in post cold war period: process of transformation in political and security organization˝. She talked about challenges that emerged after the cold war, as well about the process of adjusting to them.

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t10568896 726483604076087 7677907686858790056 nFor the 19th consecutive year, the Portuguese Atlantic Committee and the Portuguese Atlantic Youth Association, organized Portuguese Atlantic Youth Seminar under the general thematic of “The Alliance’s Capabilities Facing the New Challenges of a Changing Geopolitical Agenda”. Seminar was held at the Sintra Air Force Base no. 1, near Lisbon, from the 26th of July to the 02nd of August.

Ms. Rea Poljak and Mr. Amir Chamae participated at PAYS 2014 on behalf of the Youth Committee of the Atlantic Council of Croatia.  

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''Where are the Boundaries of NATO's Activities? The Road to Cardiff's Meeting''


The Atlantic Council of Croatia in cooperation with the Center for International Studies, Zagreb, with help from the Youth Committee of the Atlantic Council of Croatia and with the support from NATO Public Diplomacy Division, Brussels, organized the 14th International Summer School titled “Where are the Boundaries of NATO’s Activities? The Road to Cardiff’s Meeting”.  It was held from June 16th till June 23rd in Dubrovnik, Dalmatia, Croatia, with fifty participants and speakers including military, government, student, ATA and YATA representatives, and university professors from Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine, and the United States of America. The main goal of the scientific conference was to discuss about the security issues of the transatlantic area as well as to analyze the role and future activities of NATO as a military and political alliance in the 21st century.

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 Fourth 2BS (To Be Secure) Forum under the title: “NATO in 21st century: New Threats and New Theaters” was held from May 30-31, 2014 at Hotel Splendid, Budva, Montenegro.

2BS Forum is an annual high-level conference dealing with global, transatlantic issues, as well as the issues in the South-Eastern Europe. Organizer of 2BS Forum is the Atlantic Council of Montenegro under the auspices of the Government of Montenegro, while traditional partners of the Forum are NATO and the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica.

The 60th ATA Chapters Leadership Summit was held prior to the 2BS Forum where participated delegates from the ATA and YATA Chapters.

Mr. Luka Vidak and Ms. Rea Poljak participated at the 2BS Forum and at the ATA Leadership Summit on behalf of the Atlantic Council of Croatia and YATA Croatia, respectively.

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Conference review
On April 1st the Atlantic Council of Croatia hosted an international conference ''Five years of Croatia in NATO'' at the Croatian Defense Academy ''Petar Zrinski'' in Zagreb. The conference gathered more than 50 participants from the region including government, military, academia and YATA representatives from Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, and United States. The goal of the conference was to evaluate the first five years of Croatia's integration into NATO and to share valuable experiences with countries from the region that are membership candidates.

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The visit of the ACC delegation to Austin, Texas, U.S. (February 25-27, 2014)

texas The delegation of the Atlantic Council of Croatia visited Austin, Texas, in order to participate in the program ˝Visit of Representatives of South East Europe˝ at Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward’s University. During their stay, the delegation met with representatives of St. Edward’s University and University of Texas, with whom they discussed future cooperation (exchange of lecturers, joint educational programs, their participation at International Summer School 2014, etc.).

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Dr. sc. Mladen Nakić decorated with The Legion of Merit

S002 Dr. sc. Mladen Nakić, member of the Atlantic Council of Croatia and general director of the Center for International Studies, has been decorated with the Legion of Merit of the United States of America for his extraordinary achievements, special efforts and supreme performance of his duties. The award was presented on behalf of the President of the United States for successful cooperation between the United States and Croatia.

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Perspectives of the Europeanization of the Western Balkans

The Atlantic Council of Croatia and Hanns Seidel Foundation organized the international conference titled: „Perspectives of Europeanization of the Western Balkans – On the Eve of the Fifth Anniversary of Membership of the Republic of Croatia in NATO and First Anniversary of Membership in EU“. The conference was held on December 17, 2013 at the Esplanade Hotel in Zagreb, Croatia.
Members of academic community, state officials, recognized experts, foreign diplomats, ambassadors, and students have contributed to the conference with their presence, and their participation in constructive and fruitful debate and discussions. Participants had the opportunity to hear very interesting and informative lectures given by: dr. sc. Mladen Nakić, prof. dr. sc. Lidija Čehulić Vukadinović, prof dr. Marina Mitrevska, doc. dr. sc. Miloš Šolaja, and mr. sc. Nikoleta Tomović. 
After the conference, the Annual Assembly of the Atlantic Council of Croatia was held. Within the Annual Assembly reports were submitted by: the president of the Atlantic Council of Croatia, prof. dr. sc. Radovan Vukadinović; the president of the Youth Committee of the Atlantic Council Croatia, Rea Poljak MA; and the president of the Supervisory Board of the Atlantic Council of Croatia, prof. dr. sc. Radule Knežević.


Participation at Balkan SAYS

balkansaysThe Youth Section of the Euro-Atlantic Council of Slovenia organized a seminar titled “BALKAN SAYS – Security Architecture Youth Seminar” which took place between 29th– 30thNovember 2013 at Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The purpose of the seminar was to engage students and young professionals in the search for solutions to the security related challenges in the Western Balkans based on research and analysis through cooperation with international experts and colleagues.
Ms. Rea Poljak and Mr. Amir Chamae participated at the Balkan SAYS seminar on behalf of the Youth Committee of the Atlantic Council of Croatia.