The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) will organize, on 27-29 September 2018, the third edition of the Bucharest Security Conference, the largest international conference in Romania that addresses the most recent security developments and evolving threats on the Euro-Atlantic frontier and NATO’s decisions to respond to them. On the one hand, the conference starts from the premise that the security environment of the region evolves in the global context and requires cooperative approaches. Events with an international impact such as Russia’s intentions and actions on the Euro Atlantic frontier in the East, NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence, the Brexit and the 2017 “National Security Strategy” of the USA prove that the road is open for evolutions that may change some critical characteristics of the security situation in Eastern and Central Europe. In this context, BSC fosters debate and transparency in order to support allied efforts to meet evolving threats.
On the other hand, the evolution of the relationship between the European Union and the North Atlantic Alliance becomes more and more relevant in the future. The EU-NATO declaration from Warsaw and the implementation of the decisions stipulated are extremely important. The decisions taken at the Brussells NATO Summit from May 2017 and EU Summit from June, represent a marking point for the future relations between the two organizations, as well as the B9 Format Summit in 2018 and the NATO Summit in July 2018 .
Moreover, we deal with a paradigm shift in the military field, generated by the evolution of conflict typologies in the contemporary period. On one side there is the hybrid war which requires quick and adapted response measures/means, though on the other side there is the need of adaptation, from interventions specialized on hostile environment (Afghanistan case), to classic operations (Ukraine case).