The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) organizes, between 28 – 30 September 2017, the second edition of the Bucharest Security Conference, an international conference designed to address the most recent security developments and evolving threats on the Euro-Atlantic frontier and the necessary decisions to respond to them. Our assessment is that in this region the security environment changes dramatically.
We intend to continue our close cooperation with NATO, based on our strong tradition of working with NATO Headquarters and the NATO Defence College (see the inception of the “NATO Studies Centre” of the National University). This conference is part of our strategy of creating a broader framework for excellence in education and research projects. The project will be most relevant also for the regional dimension of SNSPA’s academic programmes and our presence in the Wider Black Sea area.
The overarching goal of the whole project is to increase NATO visibility and to raise awareness on the new challenges, on NATO policies with a strong emphasis on its firm commitment to collective defence, the development of NATO’s partnerships and its global role in crisis management. The conference gathers high level decision-makers, academics and experts who will provide strategic reflections on the implementation of key decisions taken at Warsaw’s Summit and Brussels Meeting (2017), respectively, will debate the necessity of a new strategic concept, the future of NATO’s partnerships, 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 vision among all allies regarding the risks and threats we are confronted with.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE CONFERENCE
- fostering regional cooperation;
- constructive interaction and networking of senior representatives of institutional, political and academic communities;
- a policy report;
- the substantive volume that will be published after the conference, comprising the contributions of the speakers;
- continuing the long lasting tradition that the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration has in strategic leadership education as well as in training experts in the field of security studies, diplomacy and governance, many of whom became important assets for NATO and other international or national institutions.