President and EuroMeSCo "liaison officer": Tonci Tadic
Euro-Mediterranean Forum (EMEF) is a non-profitable and independent organization, part of Croatian civil society and the only national non-governmental organization which supports multidisciplinary think-tank of free-minded theorists, experts and scientists who produce policy proposals and recommendations based on foresights, researches and analyses.
EMEF was founded in December 2008 with it’s headquarter in Split, the largest city on the East Adriatic coast. Following the vision of Croatia’s national interests, potentials and benefits related with Adriatic/Mediterranean resources and opportunities, EMEF contributes to public debate and participates in studies, events and projects, presenting reliably Croatian civil role in the decision making process. The Organization’s permanent working groups produce policy briefs, reports, analyses and researches to enable general and sustainable development in Croatia. EMEF produces and publishes independent and multidisciplinary studies, policy briefs, papers and proposals based on foresights, researches and analyses, with aim to promote and enable sustainable use of the Croatian Adriatic sea, coast and islands, as crucial national resources and main generators of its transition and socio-economic development.
Areas of work
Croatian Mediterranean Policy and EU Membership
Role of the South-East Europe in the Mediterranean
EU Policies and Transition in the Mediterranean
Three Thesis on Mediterranean Islamism
Regionalism of Globalism
Objectives of the Euromed/Middle East programme(s)
To follow and participate in EuroMed policies and integrations, as well as to inform and advocate them on both national and sub-region’s level. Croatia, a soon-to-become EU member state, is the biggest country in the Eastern Adriatic sub-region, (Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania) with by far the largest part of its coast and islands (72% and 97% respectively). This important Mediterranean sub-region is connecting Italy with South-eastern Europe (“the Balcans”), and has to be better represented in EuroMed research studies. EMEF is taking this responsability.EMEF wants to enchance the political and economic role of Croatia in the Adriatic and the Mediterranean, considering its real potentials opportunities related with traditional friendly relations with MENA countries and historical respect of muslim people. The institution also wants to participate in the EuroMed integration processes, projects and events, in order to include contribution of Croatia and East Adriatic sub-region in them.
Publications and activities
- Raising the awareness on organization’s mission, structure and activities;
- Production of framework documents, briefs, foresights, analyses, studies and reports;
- Permanent public dialogue with governmental and local authorities;
- Continual communication with relevant media;
- Involvement and training of civil participants interested in process;
- Work on specific developing projects;
- Participation in international Mediterranean projects;
- Building the cooperative network of involved actors;
- Provision of the shared knowledge, experiences and best practices;
- Forming new organization structures;
- Enlarging the organization with respectable analysts and opinion makers;
- Upgrading organization’s web sites and newsletter;
- Maintaining the office, communication tools and other technical resources.
Membership to other networks
Mediterranean information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development - MIO-ECSDE
Anna Lindh Foundation - ALF
Mihanoviceva 36 c, 21000 Split, Croatia
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