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Past Events

Past Events

Bled Strategic Forum 2021

The recent crises, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic, and the changing international environment have revealed the need for the EU to adapt and change. The EU needs to build its resilience to successfully counter the crises of the future. The post-COVID recovery provides a unique chance to steer the EU on the much-required path towards an inclusive green and digital transformation. Globally, the EU needs to strengthen its external political power and build robust partnerships with its allies.

The 16th Bled Strategic Forum international conference took place on 1 and 2 September 2021 in Bled, Slovenia under the title ‘The Future of Europe‘.

 

 

Bled Strategic Forum 2020

We are entering an unprecedented era of crisis management. In these challenging times, with global response inefficient and inadequate, we are seeing a renewed shift in the international community towards enhanced neighbourly and regional cooperation and a need for new initiatives. The pandemic has clearly revealed the issues and problems that effective multilateralism is facing and brought to the forefront different concepts of international cooperation. Good neighbourly relations and robust regional initiatives will play a significant role in redefining and reinventing the way the global community faces new and asymmetrical threats in the future.

The 15th Bled Strategic Forum international conference took place on Monday, 31 August 2020 in Bled, Slovenia titled ‘Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-COVID–19 World: Neighbours – Regions – Global World: Partners or Rivals?‘.

 

Bled Strategic Forum 2019

Resources, their availability and regional dispersion are shaping strategic relations in the international community. The effective management of strategic resources maintains stability, reduces security risks and contributes to improving living standards, whereas uneven and unjust distribution lead to inequality and the concentration of resources in centres of power.

Under the title ‘(Re)sources of (In)stability’, the 14th Bled Strategic Forum, took place between 31 August and 3 September 2019 in Ljubljana/Bled, Slovenia, and was dedicated to discussing the role of (re)sources regarding peace and security, sustainable development and economic progress.

 

Bled Strategic Forum 2018

Recent technological advances have helped deepen our understanding of the world and, in certain areas, bring us closer together than ever, but the world remains rife with tensions. The predictions and indeed hope of many political thinkers at the end of the 20th century that access to information would result in greater homogeneity has not materialised. While many believe that facts are objective, we are now learning that in human interactions, distinguishing between facts and perceptions is harder than it seems, that reality is very personal, depending on our cultural experience, traditions and values. How do we distinguish a fact from a perception or a myth? How do we decide that what we see is true and not merely the result of subjective views? And when our realities differ, how do we bridge the divide?

Under the title ‘Bridging the Divide’, the 13th Bled Strategic Forum, took place between 10 and 11 September 2018 in Bled, Slovenia.

 

Bled Strategic Forum 2017

Under the title ‘New Reality’, the 12th Bled Strategic Forum, took place between 4 and 5 September 2017 in Bled, Slovenia.

 

Bled Strategic Forum 2016

Under the title ‘Safeguarding the Future’, the 11th Bled Strategic Forum, took place between 5 and 6 September 2016 in Bled, Slovenia.

 

Bled Strategic Forum 2015

Under the title ‘Visions of New Partnerships’, the 10th Bled Strategic Forum, took place between 31 August and 1 September 2015 in Bled, Slovenia.

 

Bled Strategic Forum 2014

Under the title ‘Power of Trust’, the 9th Bled Strategic Forum, took place on 1 September 2014 in Bled, Slovenia.

 

Bled Strategic Forum 2013

Under the title ‘A Changing Europe in a Changing World’, the 8th Bled Strategic Forum, took place between 1 and 3 September 2013 in Bled, Slovenia.

 

Bled Strategic Forum 2012

Under the title ‘Europe and the Reshaped Global Order’, the 7th Bled Strategic Forum, took place between 2 and 3 September 2012 in Bled, Slovenia.

Bled Strategic Forum 2011

Under the title ‘The Power of Future’, the 6th Bled Strategic Forum, took place between 9 and 10 September 2011 in Bled, Slovenia.

Bled Strategic Forum 2010

Under the title ‘Global Outlook for the Next Decade’, the 5th Bled Strategic Forum, took place between 29 and 30 August 2010 in Bled, Slovenia.

Bled Strategic Forum 2009

Under the title ‘The Politics of Economic Crisis: Redefining Economic and Geopolitical Landscapes in Europe and Eurasia’, the 4th Bled Strategic Forum, took place between 30 and 31 August 2009 in Bled, Slovenia.

Bled Strategic Forum 2008

Under the title ‘Energy and Climate Change: Si.nergy for the Future’, the 3rd Bled Strategic Forum, took place between 31 August and 1 September 2008 in Bled, Slovenia.

Bled Strategic Forum 2007

Under the title ‘European Union 2020: Enlarging and Integrating’, the 2nd Bled Strategic Forum, took place between 26 and 27 August 2007 in Bled, Slovenia.

Bled Strategic Forum 2006

Under the title ‘Political Reform and Sustainable Development in the South Caucasus’, the 1st Bled Strategic Forum took place between 27 and 28 August 2006 in Bled, Slovenia.