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.
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.
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.
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.).
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.
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.
The 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.
We have the great pleasure to inform you of the publication of a new book written by president of the Atlantic Council of Croatia prof. dr. Radovan Vukadinovic titled “The Political Profile of Pablo Picasso – Philatelic Interpretation”.
The promotion of the book was held on November 21, 2013 at Europe House in Zagreb, Croatia.