The first objective of SNSPA is to continue its close cooperation with NATO HQ, based on the strong tradition of working with the organization and the NATO Defence College. This conference aims at creating a broader framework for excellence in education and research projects and at strengthening the regional dimension of SNSPA’s academic programmes and its presence in the Wider Black Sea area. The second objective is related to regional frameworks of cooperation such as B9 Format and the Three Seas Initiative; BSC will assess the role of these formats and their potential contribution for the allied efforts to counter both traditional and hybrid threats, as their stated goals are to enhance the effectiveness of the decisions taken by NATO and the EU.
The overarching goal of the Bucharest Security Conference is to increase NATO visibility by presenting to the public its firm commitment to collective defense, the development of NATO’s partnerships and its global role in crisis management. Each past edition gathered around 60 speakers which were high level decision-makers, NATO, UNO officials, diplomats, former ministers, academics, governmental and non-governmental experts, who provided strategic reflections on the implementation of key NATO decisions, respectively, debated the future of NATO’s partnerships, in particular the welcomed recent impetus in NATO-EU relations and also highlighted Romania’s role in the region as a factor of stability.