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 make effective the decisions such as NATO and the EU.
The overarching goal of BSC is to increase NATO visibility and to raise awareness on the new challenges, on NATO policies, presenting to the public its firm commitment to collective defence, the development of NATO’s partnerships and its global role in crisis management. BSC gathers high level decision-makers, academics and experts who will provide strategic reflections on the implementation of key decisions from Warsaw’s Summit and Brussels Meeting (2017), respectively, will assess the necessity of a new strategic concept, on the future of STRATCOM and resilience, in particular the welcomed recent impetus in NATO-EU relations and will highlight Romania’s role in the region as a factor of stability. The purpose of this conference is to enhance dialogue and promote a shared understanding and vision among all allies regarding the risks and threats we are confronted with.