In the framework of the Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe an international parliamentary Conference "Building democratic security in the Mediterranean" will be held in Dubrovnik on 6th November 2018. The Conference is organized by the Croatian Parliament in cooperation with the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy of the Council of Europe.
The aim of the Conference is to bring together Council of Europe member states parliamentarians and representatives of parliaments of countries of the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) to discuss various political challenges as well as the challenges of stability in the Mediterranean. The theme of the debate will be the contribution of the Council of Europe in building democratic security, promoting good governance and countering threats to the rule of law in the area.
It is foreseen that the opening session will be introduced by Gordan Jandroković, Speaker of the Croatian Parliament. Besides Marija Pejčinović-Burić, Vice-President of the Croatian Government and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Sanja Putica, Chairperson of the Croatian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, numerous other guests will participate, among them Liliane Maury Pasquier, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe and Gianni Buquicchio, President of the Venice Commission.