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2000 Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary found the Salzburg Forum (SF) ( 27 kB) as a Central European Platform for Internal Security
The SF is an Austrian initiative and Austria holds the chairmanship
2003 The 2003 Salzburg Declaration ( 29 kB) lays the foundations for the principle of a 6-month rotation system of the chairmanship in alphabetical order
2004 The Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary join the EU
Oct. 2006 Bulgaria and Romania become members of the Salzburg Forum after having signed the EU Accession Treaty
2006 Croatia is granted observer status in the Salzburg Forum
Oct. 2006 The Salzburg Forum Member States adopt a common external strategy of the Salzburg Forum at the Ministerial Conference in Brdo ( 20 kB)
Sept. 2007 The Salzburg Forum Member States establish a Group of Friends of the Salzburg Forum ( 63 kB) on the basis of the common external strategy: The Western Balkan Countries have been regularly invited to participate in the Salzburg Forum Ministerial Conferences ever since
Sept. 2007 21 September 2007: First Salzburg Forum Ministerial Conference with the Western Balkan Countries
2008 The Republic of Moldova takes part in a Salzburg Forum Ministerial Conference for the first time
2010 10-year anniversary conference in Salzburg ( 40 kB)
Aug. 2010 The Salzburg Forum Member States adopt the Salzburg Forum Vision 2020 ( 44 kB) which sets out the roadmap for the next 10 years. The SF Vision 2020 also establishes a new coordination system – the trio presidency and the 18-month work programmes
Jan. 2011 -
June 2012
First Salzburg Forum trio presidency ( 122 kB) (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic)
Nov. 2011 Memorandum of Understanding on Enhancement of Cooperation in the field of Road Safety and facilitating cross-border enforcement of road-safety related traffic offences is signed
2012 Croatia joins the Salzburg Forum after having signed the EU Accession Treaty
Oct. 2012 Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia and Hungary sign the Salzburg Forum Agreement on the Cross-Border Enforcement (CBE) of road-safety related traffic offences