SEECP Summit and Dubrovnik Forum Will Mark the Weekend in Dubrovnik

The twelfth annual international conference Dubrovnik Forum, entitled “Adriatic-Mediterranean Cooperation and Security in Southeast Europe”, will be held on Saturday, 1 July 2017 in Dubrovnik. As in previous years, the Dubrovnik Forum will cover current international affairs topics.

The focus of this year’s Dubrovnik Forum will be on the Adriatic-Mediterranean Area, which is, geographically, a meeting point and the crossroads of Middle East, North Africa and Europe. The Forum will address common challenges of security and stability in the Mediterranean and neighboring areas through strengthening of cooperation and fostering dialogue, while, at the same time, addressing the opportunities for concrete and future actions.

The Dubrovnik Forum will also put emphasis on the developing business opportunities in the Eastern Mediterranean region, as well as on the intercultural dialogue, underlining youth’s mobility and education.

About SEECP Summit

On 1 July 2016 the Republic of Croatia took over the one-year SEECP Chairmanship from Bulgaria. The next SEECP Chair will be Slovenia.

The five basic principles of the Croatian SEECP Chairmanship-in-Office are: solidarity, support to EU candidates and potential candidates, connectivity, strengthening of political dialogue (through parliamentary cooperation) and energy synergies, with focus on three priority areas: science and education (SEECEL), energy (floating LNG terminal Krk, the Adriatic-Ionian gas pipeline) and emergency response (migration, terrorism, radicalism, violent extremism and other crisis).

The motto of the Croatian SEECP Chairmanship is: Connectivity. Communication. Cooperation.

During the Croatian SEECP Chairmanship, two Informal Meetings of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs were held: 22 September 2016 in New York (on the margins of the UN General Assembly) and 3 March 2017 in Zagreb (adopted Joint Statement).

Final Meetings of the Croatian SEECP Presidency will be held in Dubrovnik:

Meeting of Political Directors: June 29, 2017
Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs: June 30, 2017 (in the morning)
Meeting of Heads of State and Government: June 30, 2017 (in the afternoon)