THE CONTRIBUTION OF SCIENCES, ART AND CULTURE
TO THE FUTURE OF SOUTH-EAST EUROPE
A CONFERENCE OF THE ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES AND ARTS
The Representatives of the Academies of Scinces and Arts of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Makedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey met of 19 November 2001 in Venice, isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, at the invitation of the Foundation Giorgio Cini and the Group of Policy Advisors to the President of the Europan Commission
being aware of the tragic events of the recenty years in the region
taking into account the necessity to secure substainable peace and development unanimously agreed on the following
1. to create an Inter-Academy Council for South-East Europe, composed of all participant Academies
2. that this Council shall meet at least once a year
3. thar this Council shall be presided upon in turn first by the Academy of Athens, then by the Turkish Academy of Sciences; each next Presidium shall be electted by the Council at its subsequent meetings.
Eduart SULTAROVA, Albanian Academy ofn Sciences
Ejup GANIC, Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ivo PADOVAN, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Nicolaos CONOMIS, Academy of Athens
Nexhar DACI, Kosova Academy of Sciences and Arts
Mateja MATEVSKI, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Branislav ŠOŠKIC, Montenegran Academy of Sciences and Arts
Dan BERINDEI, Romanian Academy of Sciences
Dejan MEDAKOVIC, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Murat SERTEL, Turkish Academy of Sciences
Given in Venice, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, on this day, 19 November, 2001
1. the Representatives of the participant Academies furthemore decided to elaborate, by 31 March 2002 at the larest, a common working plan
2. contributions to this Conference will be published in the near future in written form
Disinguisched President Prodi,
We the undersigned representtives of the Academies of the Arts and the Sciences of South-East Europe express our gratitude to the President of the European Commission, Professor Romano Prodi, for his support to our meeting on this day, 19 November, 2001, Which has given birth to our Venice Declaration on the premisses of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice.
We would be in continued gratitude if his Excellency could extend his kind patronage to the newt two meetings of the newly formet Inter-Academy Council for South-East Europe, to be president upon first by the Academy of Athens and then by the Turkish Academy of Sciences.
Acept, Mister President, the assurance of our highest esteem.