Bled Strategic Forum

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

2020 Bled Strategic Forum – Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-COVID–19 World

Neighbours – Regions – Global World: Partners or Rivals?

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

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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.






FP E3: NATO – Ready for 2030?

British Embassy Ljubljana, Centre for European Perspective – CEP and Bled Strategic Forum – BSF are pleased to invite you to the third event in the FUTURE PERFECT series titled:   NATO – Ready for 2030?   Thursday 4 February 2021, 12.00 p.m. to 13.00 p.m. (CET)...
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COP26 and COVID-19 – British and Slovenian experts debate the pandemic’s impact on climate change.

COVID-19 remains top priority for governments worldwide. What does this mean for climate change?    With one year to go before major UN climate change conference COP26 in Glasgow, the British Embassy, Centre for European Perspective and Bled Strategic Forum...
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“Will the last person to leave, turn off the lights? Tackling demographic challenges in the Western Balkans”

On 4 March 2020, Jable castle hosted a group of some 40 experts, practitioners, state officials, diplomats, students and civil society representatives to discuss demographic challenges of the Western Balkan (WB) countries in the context of brain drain and possibility...
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Youth as a (Future) (Re)Source – Preparatory Event Leading to Young BSF

Centre for European Perspective has together with Bosnia and Herzegovina Association for United Nations and supported by International Visegrad Fund, organized a 2-day event that opened the floor to youth and civil society of the Western Balkans, V4 and EU, giving...
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The Young Bled Strategic Forum (Young BSF) is an annual conference bringing together young leaders to engage in lively discussion and develop out-of-the-box solutions to some of the most pressing world issues. The Young BSF model has been growing and changing and has...
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CEP and Bled Strategic Forum have supported Salient – Youth Conference titled “The Transatlantic Divide”

Centre for European Perspective has together with Bled Strategic Forum supported Salient – Youth Conference titled “The Transatlantic Divide” The Salient conference has always been about great content delivered in innovative ways. This year they have taken their...
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First annual forecasting event “EU and Western Balkans in 2019”

  Bled Strategic Forum Secretary General took part in First annual forecasting event “EU and Western Balkans in 2019”, held in Belgrade. Event, organised by European Fund for the Balkans, Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) and European Western...
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BSF representatives at the MED Dialogues

BSF representatives, BSF Programme Director Ambassador Mirošič and Young BSF Programme Director Ms Muherina, have participated at MED – Mediterranean Dialogues, which is the annual high-level initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and...
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BSF Delegation attends the Belgrade Security Forum 2018

The eighth Belgrade Security Forum titled “Finding Answers Together to the New Normal” concluded on Friday, with the members of the Executive Board Sonja Licht, Suzana Grubješić and Sonja Stojanović Gajić agreeing that EU should change its approach to the Balkans, and...
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New faces of Western Balkans politics: continuity or change?

CEP Project Manager Sabina Carli moderated a discussion “New faces of Western Balkans politics: continuity or change?” in the framework of the 2018 edition of Balkan SAYS – Security Architecture Youth Seminar in Ljubljana, Slovenia in the beginning of October. A...
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Official Gazette of the Bled Strategic Forum

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BSF 2018 Highlights