The XIII edition of the Forum of the Adriatic Ionian Chambers of Commerce was held in Medjugorje from 14 to 16 May.

In this occasion, a Declaration of Intent was signed by the Executive Secretariats of the Adriatic Ionian civil society Fora (Cities and Towns, Chambers of Commerce, UniAdrion) and the AII Permanent Secretariat.

Such a Declaration (enclosed to this article) marks the beginning of a closer cooperation among them by establishing an "Integrated Secretariat" that will be capable to channel the needs and indication of civil societies to the eight AII Governments and the European Commission. The new instrument will not add any financial burden to all institutions involved.