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28-29 August 2023


What is BSF?

Bled Strategic Forum is a global platform for generating ideas and exchanging views on contemporary society and its future. It is committed to creating a sustainable world by offering strategic views and solutions to the most pressing issues of today and tomorrow.

As a platform of inclusivity and diversity it strives to bring together as many different stakeholders as possible and disseminate their views through events, discussions, roundtables, projects, analyses and publications.

Its central annual event – the Bled Strategic Forum international conference – is the leading conference in Central and South-Eastern Europe and is taking place at the end of August in the picturesque Alpine setting of Lake Bled, Slovenia. The conference is a gathering of participants from various fields with diverse knowledge, encouraging them to exchange views and generate ideas to address present and future challenges. In addition, the conference also offers a unique opportunity for tailored meetings and networking with regional and global stakeholders.

The Bled Strategic Forum is an intragovernmental project of the Republic of Slovenia.

Recent events

Roundtable discussion ‘Europe Going Global: The Road to Strategic Autonomy’

How can the EU lead by example in the current volatile and unpredictable international global environment? Is it even strong enough to assume a role of a leader?

BSF is organising an interactive roundtable discussion with young people ‘Europe Going Global: The Road to Strategic Autonomy’ and discuss these topics with:

  • Mr Marko Štucin, State Secretary for European affairs, international law and the protection of interests, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia
  • H.E. Ms Florence Levy, Ambassador of the French Republic to the Republic of Slovenia
  • H.E. Mr Adrian Pollmann, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Slovenia.

The discussion will be moderated by Mr Peter Grk, Secretary General of the Bled Strategic Forum.

On 25 May at 17:00 in the Grand Hall of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana.


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admin May 4, 2023

BSF 2023

Annual Bled Strategic Forum international conference will take place between 28 and 29 August 2023 in Bled, Slovenia. It will take place under the title ‘Solidarity for Global Security‘.

Young BSF 2023

Back-to-back with the BSF, Young BSF will take place between 25 and 28 August in Ljubljana and Bled under the title ‘Mitigating our Butterfly Effect’.

Applications open until 28 May 2023.

About BSF 2022

The 17th Bled Strategic Forum took place between 29 and 30 August 2022 in Bled, Slovenia. It was held under the title  ‘The rule of power or the power of rules’, focusing on the repercussions of Russian aggression against Ukraine and the crisis of multilateralism. At 25 panel discussions, 136 speakers discussed topics ranging from European security architecture, food security, disinformation, Western Balkans enlargement, tourism recovery, decarbonisation and many more.

The conference was attended by more than 2000 participants coming from politics, academia, international organisations as well as  business and nongovernmental sector. High-level participants included four Heads of state, three Prime Ministers and 14 Ministers of Foreign Affairs as well 7 high-level representatives of international organisations. 


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