The Forum of the Adriatic and Ionian Chambers of Commerce is a transnational, non-profit association linking the chambers of commerce of countries residing on both Adriatic and Ionian coasts: Italy, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Greece and Albania.
The aim of the association, established in 2001, owing to the will and vision of the founding chambers of commerce, those of Ancona and Split, is to strengthen the synergies and opportunities for socio-economic development of the Adriatic and Ionian area
With the scope of achieving better coordination of its activities, the Forum identified topics of common interest from which six Workgroups were created: Agriculture, Environment, Women’s Entrepreneurship, Transports, Tourism and Fisheries/Aquaculture. Furthermore, a Workgroup on EU Project Management and the International Court of the Adriatic and Ionian Area were established.
The AIC Forum is one of the major promoters of the ambitious Adriatic and Ionian Macroregion project. This strategy represents a joint governance system that involves various participants, diverse politics and attributes present on the territory of the area, increasing the value of cultural heritage and the richness of diversities.
The Macroregion transforms the concepts of territorial cohesion, environmental protection, sustainable economic and social development into tangible results and it does so by utilising existent networks, without creating new structures. Those networks, in conjunction with the AIC Forum, form an organism involved in development, in the process of sustainable growth and in the dissemination of experiences and potentials present in the economic productivity of the Adriatic – Ionian area.
The initiative of the President of the Forum of the Adriatic and Ionian Chambers of Commerce (AIC Forum) Mrs Mirjana Čagalj about the cooperation between the Forum and the Danube Chambers of Commerce Association (DCCA) [...]
On 21th November 2018, in Tirana (Albania), in the framework of AI-NURECC initiative, the event entitled “CREATIVE AND CULTURAL INDUSTRIES IN THE EUSAIR AREA - Training Workshop on CCI Start-up: Adriatic Start-up School model” was held at [...]
The 3rd Business Forum was organized by the Chamber of Commerce of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Međugorje on the 8th November, with the participation of the President of the Adriatic-Ionian Chamber of [...]
Opportunity for CCI and CCS experts as ultimate recipients of €480.000 for providing their innovation expertise to selected companies. The 4helix+ project is looking for experts belonging to Cultural and Creative Industries and Creative Community Spaces i.e. ‘new innovation agents’ (fablabs, makerspaces etc) for [...]
International workshop "The Cultural Routes of the Olive Tree" as a model for Europe's values, heritage and sustainable development was held in Mali Lošinj, Croatia from 14th until the 16th of November. The conference was [...]
INSTITUTIONAL WELCOMING GREETINGS "Our Macro-region is made up of 70 million people and 8 Countries which are extremely rich in natural beauty and diversity, history and culture. Although our roots and economic indicators are mostly [...]
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