Open Up is specially designed for spokespersons dealing with the news media on a daily basis. We have media training and discussions using current and realistic events from each country. 2008 was the 11th time that the Norwegian Ministry of Defence worked with partners in East and Central Europe to organise an Open Up seminar.

The event took place in Croatia, in Podstrana, Split, 21-24 September 2008.

The purpose of Open Up seminars is to promote openness towards the media and the public. The seminars also give the press and information officers in the participating countries a unique opportunity to strengthen their relations and cooperation. Existing and future NATO members are invited. Previous seminars have been held in Oslo (Norway), Riga (Latvia), Bucharest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Prague (Czech Republic), Warsaw (Poland), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Bratislava (Slovakia) and Becici (Montenegro).