The Forum of Adriatic and Ionian Cities (FAIC) is a non-profit international association open to municipalities of the Adriatic-Ionian basin.
It was founded in Ancona in 1999, upon the initiative of the Municipality of Ancona and of the National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI), with the approval of the “Charter of Ancona”, establishing a set of principles aimed at creating a place for intercultural dialogue and political mediation and fostering a peaceful Adriatic and Ionian community, open to Europe.
Today it represents a tool for economic, political, cultural and human cooperation, broadly in line with the European Union Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR). The FAIC has been officially recognised as key actor of the implementation of the Strategy, fully supporting it through all its activities and collaborating with the European Commission and the other relevant institutions. The FAIC is also formally involved in the Adriatic Ionian Initiative (AII) Round Tables works, fostering the EUSAIR Thematic Steering Groups.
It brings together local authorities of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Slovenia, and it is open to those from Serbia and North Macedonia.