THE FIFTH BELGRADE SECURITY FORUM ANNOUNCEMENT The Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, the European Movement in Serbia and the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy are organizing the Fifth Belgrade Security Forum that will take place from September 30 – October 2, 2015 under the working title “Can Europe redefine itself?”... Read
BELGRADE SECURITY FORUM 2014 CONFERENCE SUMMARY Belgrade Security Forum 2014 Conference Summary is now available. The organisers are pleased that the 4th Belgrade Security Forum has again served as fruitful ground for exchange of ideas and different views on global and regional security issues between various stakeholders, including over a hundred discussants, 10 young scholars and 600 participants from region, Europe and the world....... Read
BSF ON THE RECORD! BSF served as fruitful ground for exchange of ideas and different views between over a hundred discussants, 10 young scholars and 600 domestic and foreign senior officials from European countries and the world. Now you can watch all Panels of Belgrade Security Forum 2014 and go through our photo gallery!... Read

The Fifth Belgrade Security Forum Announcement

The Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, the European Movement in Serbia and the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy are organizing the Fifth Belgrade Security Forum that will take place from September 30 – October 2, 2015 under the working title “Can Europe Redefine Itself?”

Belgrade Security Forum 2014 Conference Summary

Belgrade Security Forum 2014 Conference Summary is now available.

The organisers are pleased that the 4th Belgrade Security Forum held under the title “Europe 2014: Closure and/or New Beginning” has again served as fruitful ground for exchange of ideas and different views on global and regional security issues between various stakeholders, including over a hundred discussants10 young scholars and 600 domestic and foreign senior officials from European countries and the world, as well as representatives of the European Union, NATO, OSCE, German Marshall Fund,  renowned scientific and research institutes, parliamentarians, civil society, and journalists.

 

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Full videos from the Main Panels of the fourth Belgrade Security Forum and Photo Gallery are now available in the Multimedia section of the BSF website.

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Everything you missed and more from the BSF 2014 you can find in separate sections: BSF on WEB and BSF in Press.

Global Risks Call for Joint Action

Climate change, Ebola outbreak and other global risks can only be tackled with joint cooperation, as the discussants concluded. They agreed not only that global civil society is necessary and feasible, but that these talks need to be carried out of the scientific community and taken into the world, out on the street. Moreover, global civics are compared to a tree that needs to be planted and carefully attended until it grows big and green.

New Cold War without Ideology

The Session of the final day of the Belgrade Security Forum that attracted the most attention on the final day of the Belgrade Security Forum, deliberated on the outcomes of the Ukrainian crisis and its effects on shaping of European policy. The new interpretation of the Cold War is in order, this time without ideology behind it as a cover. European solution needed to be found together with Russia, however the dilemma lingers: before or after intervention.

Disasters Know No Borders

The Session Regional Prospects of the Joint Crisis Intervention focused on prevention and crisis management in emergency situations and examined possibilities of regional cooperation in those respects. There is evident lack of political responsibility for tragic consequences of disasters. Governments should pay more attention and resources to prevention and reaction in cases of emergency. Regional mindset should be reformed, so that societies could also become part of the solution.

The End of Energy Interdependence

The crisis in Ukraine inspired the debate on ensuring energy security in a hypothetical scenario in which there would be no more energy delivered from Russia. The Morning Session 5 Rethinking Energy Security: Balancing Concerns, Managing Expectations concluded that Europe has sufficient other sources to obtain energy from.