Events at the Institute for Development and International Relations IRMO, Zagreb

irmo phConference “Further EU Enlargement in South Eastern Europe – the Road Ahead”, 17th April 2013, Westin Hotel, Zagreb                 

The Institute for Development and the International Relations (IRMO) from Zagreb and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) from Stockholm organized the conference on enlargement on the occasion of the visit of the Swedish Royal couple to Croatia. The main purpose of this event, supported by the Swedish Embassy in Zagreb, was to assess implications of Croatian EU accession on the 1st of July 2013 for continuation of the EU enlargement process in the region of South-Eastern Europe. The speakers at the conference were Neven Mimica, Deputy Prime Minister for Home, Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia, Carl Bildt, Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Paul Vandoren, Head of the EU Delegation in Croatia as well as experts from each country of the region and Turkey. In assessing implications of Croatian EU membership the panellists indicated that it represents the EU gateway for the whole SEE region.

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irmo 250th Anniversary of the Institute for Development and International Relations, 21st May 2013, Mimara Museum, Zagreb

The Institute for Development and International Relations celebrated its 50th anniversary under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Ivo Josipović, Ph.D., in the Mimara Museum in Zagreb on May 21st, 2013. It was the occasion for recalling the long history, the different areas of research and the work of the Institute, as well as for presenting the Institute’s vision of its future development.

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irmo 3Culturelink Conference “Cultural Diversity, Civil Society and International Cultural Cooperation in South East Europe”, 3-4 June 2013, Mimara museum, Zagreb 

This event was organized jointly by the Culturelink / IRMO and the Centre for Democracy and Law Miko Tripalo in cooperation with the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (Venice). The aim of the conference was to assess cultural diversity as the principal challenge of our time, analysed as such in all the EU’s cultural programs. UNESCO’s Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, which was adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in 2005, was at the centre of the Conference programme. The Convention aims to foster cultural interaction and dialogue, and to establish innovative approaches towards international cooperation.

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