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About the Bled Strategic Forum

Since its launch in 2006, the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) has evolved into a leading international conference in Central and South-Eastern Europe, offering a platform to express and contrast opinions on modern society and its future.

The purpose of the Forum is to gather participants from various fields with diverse knowledge and encourage them to exchange views and seek innovative solutions to contemporary and future political, security, strategic and developmental challenges.

The Bled Strategic Forum is a project of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia. It is organised jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and the Centre for European Perspective.

In the last couple of years, BSF has been accompanied and enriched by the Young BSF. Young BSF is a Forum that strives to give youth a voice and a platform to develop their vision in cooperation with their peers from all over the world. You can read more on the Young BSF here.

The Forum takes place annually at the end of the summer, each year under a different title that guides the content of the discussions. More information on the past editions of the Forum can be accessed here.

Furthermore, the content of the discussions is influenced by the following four thematic pillars: 1) Global Europe, 2) Emerging technologies, 3) Sustainable societies and 4) World community.

In addition, the Forum is also a unique opportunity for meetings and networking with regional and global stakeholders.

Hundreds of influential political representatives, business leaders, think tanks and NGOs, representatives of international organisations, business representatives, thinkers and academics gather each year at the Bled Strategic Forum to actively shape the future we want for us and the generations to come.

Since the BSF is recognised as one of the crucial international conferences in the region, it annually attracts numerous high-level participants.

BSF 2023 hosted 3 presidents, 5 prime ministers, 16 ministers of foreign affairs and 12 high-level representatives of international organisations. 

With the ever-changing global situation, the BSF remains determined to strive towards innovative thinking and forward-looking visions. It is our hope that the Forum will continue to grow, evolve into a year-round platform and influence various policy agendas and solutions of tomorrow.


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