Bled Strategic Forum

“The leading strategic conference in the region attracting over 1000 participants.”

Bled Strategic Forum 2018 convenes on September 10 – 11, 2018! Save the date!

In 2006, the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) was launched with a vision to bring together decision-makers from different fields, to encourage open debate on contemporary political, security and development challenges, and to search for new ideas and solutions.

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

In all the years since, we have had the privilege of meeting many new friends and partners and have built new relationships in many different fields. The complex and interdisciplinary challenges of today’s globalised world require comprehensive solutions, which the BSF and its participants have never been afraid of bringing up and discussing. As such, the BSF gives a voice to differing positions, views and understandings of the topics that require the attention of the wider international community.

Contributing to the Forum’s multifaceted identity are two additional programmes: the Business BSF, offering a platform for cooperation between the public and private sectors, and the Young BSF, voicing the visions of the next generation of leaders. In addition, the BSF has also developed a tradition of discussing less conventional issues – the Hidden Dimensions of International Relations.

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 and influence various policy agendas and solutions of tomorrow.

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New synergy between Bled Strategic Forum and MOS

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Young BSF: Special opportunity for youth leaders coming from Danube region countries

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Young BSF: Special opportunity for youth leaders from Eastern Partnership

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CEP at the Eurasian Economic Summit

Bled Strategic Forum, jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Centre for European Perspective, is a strategic partner of the Eurasian Economic Summit, organized by Marmara Group Foundation that takes place annually in Turkey.  The 21st Eurasian...
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Young BSF: Applications are now open

Are you a young leader between 18 and 35 years old, with a proven record of making an impact on your community, country or the world at large? Then we cordially invite you to apply for the Young Bled Strategic Forum 2018 (Young BSF). Young BSF is an annual conference...
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Western Balkans & the EU: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

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Light at the End of the Tunnel: Western Balkans & the European Union Part II

We kindly invite you to the round table discussion »Light at the End of the Tunnel: Western Balkans & the European Union Part II«. Round table will be held on Thursday, 7 December 2017, starting at 11 am, followed by a Pre-New Year’s Reception starting at 1 pm, at...
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Ever-present Cyber Security Challenges discussed in Ljubljana

A round table discussion “The Evolving and Ever-present Cyber Security” attracted a large crowd of participants from various fields interested in cyber security, ranging from academics, IT specialists, companies to embassy and ministry representatives, who discussed...
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Roundtable on “The Evolving and Ever-present Cyber Security”

On Friday, 17 November 2017, a roundtable discussion "The Evolving and Ever-present Cyber Security" will be taking place within the framework of the Bled Strategic Forum international conference in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of...
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