Welcome to the official web site of the Atlantic Council of Croatia!
Atlantic Council of Croatia was founded on the May 26, 2000 in Zagreb and it has been an associated member of the Atlantic Treaty Association since November 3, 2000. The main incentive to its founders was the necessity of promotion of the idea of Euro-Atlantism, education of Croatian citizens and admission of our country into the Euro-Atlantic structures. A group of intellectuals actively involved in scientific and practical work in the field of national and foreign policy, headed by distinguished professor and president of the Atlantic Council of Croatia dr. Radovan Vukadinović recognized the need to establish a firm cooperation with both domestic and foreign institutions in order to raise public awareness about the issues mentioned above. They were also aware of the benefits coming from an active cooperation with regional, European, and other international partners that are important not only for Croatia but for the broader Euro-Atlantic community. The main goal of the ACC is to observe activities and policies of NATO, to educate and inform the public in order to raise awareness about the importance of the Euro-Atlantic integrations. However, the most important aspect is to create a network between all these countries and institutions so we could easily fulfill our joint goals and makes this world a better and more secure place to live. To fulfill these tasks, we organized a number of lectures, seminars, and conferences on the national and international level that give opportunities to people from different countries to meet each other and to remove the stereotypes. Members of the ACC publish appropriate books and journals and run the researches that give us directions on what to focus in our work. Because our efforts already showed satisfactory results that we are proud of, we intend to continue with all these activities in the future but with more experience and knowledge.
Croatia became a NATO member state at the Kehl/Strasbourg summit in April 2009. For the Atlantic Council of Croatia this was just partly a realization of its founding goals, but there is still a lot of work to do in terms of educating and informing the Croatian population about NATO membership, obligations and benefits resulting from it, historical development, transformation, as well as the current role of the Alliance.