BUCHAREST – The evolving security landscape and the emerging challenges on the Euro-Atlantic frontier require for a more cooperative stance on the part of the Alliance and actions that involve sharing both capabilities and knowledge. In order to fill the existing hiatus still impeding cooperation in certain areas, The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) will organize, from 28-30 September 2017, the second edition of the Bucharest Security Conference, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of National Defence, and co-financed by NATO Public Diplomacy Division.
The event is organized by NATO Partnership Studies Center within the Department of International Relations and European Integration from SNSPA and aims to provide a professional arena for debate and discussions regarding the regional and international security landscape. In this regard, the conference will tackle the most recent cooperation formats – the Bucharest format (B9) and the Three Seas Initiative (3SI) – whose implications will be discussed by high level officials and experts from the security and military fields.
Intended to address the most pressing issues that affect the security environment on the Eastern adn Southern Flanks, the conference will cover topics like Resilience on the Euro-Atlantic Frontier, The Defense and Deterrence Posture on the Euro-Atlantic Border, Economic and Financial Security and Stability, Cyber Warfare and Propaganda, Allied Intelligence and Energy Security, but also Old and New Challenges in the Eastern Neighborhood and in the Western Balkans, the Implications of the Three Seas Initiative.
In order to address these issues, the conference will gather high level decision-makers, academics and experts, high level officials such as ministers of Foreign Affairs, Chiefs of the General Staff, academics, NATO, UN and EU officials. We are proud to announce that among those who confirmed their presence are the President of the European Parliament, Professor Ioan Mircea Pașcu, His Royal Highness Prince Radu, the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Meleșcanu, the Minister of Foreign Affairs from Poland Witold Waszczykowski, the Governor of the National Bank of Romania Mugur Isărescu, the Assistant Secretary General of NATO Sorin Ducaru.
The 2017 edition will mark a novelty for the format of the conference, as it will initiate an award under the high auspice of the Royal House of Romania for personalities with a major contribution in the security and defence debate from the region.