Bled Strategic Forum 2023

Solidarity for Global Security

The 18th Bled Strategic Forum international conference took place in Bled on 28 and 29 August 2023. The conference was be held under the title “Solidarity
for Global Security” and was the most globally inclusive and representative forum
yet. In light of the recent catastrophic floods in Slovenia, the conference also featured fundraising activities for flood relief.

With an excellent attendance of guests coming from all five continents, Bled Strategy Forum 2023 further consolidated its reputation as an event with global reach.
In total,Bled Strategic Forum hosted 32 panel sessions and more than 200 speakers. Nine prime ministers, three presidents, the president of the European
Council, 14 foreign ministers and many other high-level guests, as well as members
of civil society, international organisations, businesspeople, decision-makers and
academics, attended the Bled Strategic Forum.

18th edition of the Bled Strategic Forum further strengthened its partnerships with key international think tanks (CEBRI – Brazil, Center for China and Globalization – China,
Observer Research Foundation – India, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung – Germany, Global
Diplomacy Lab – Germany, BMW Foundation – Germany, Interpeace – international)
that have been actively involved in preparing the content of specific debates. Several
Slovenian ministries have also been involved in the development of the content and
are organising additional activities on the margins of the Bled Strategic Forum.

Learn more about the Bled Strategic Forum HERE.

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Bled Strategic Forum team at CEP is looking for reinforcements!

CEP is looking for a dynamic and resourceful individual willing to join Bled Strategic Forum team and contribute to the success of the leading conference in Central and South-Eastern Europe and other BSF events. Are you ready to take on a pivotal role in the execution...

Mitigating our Butterfly Effect within societies towards a positive effect

Ljubljana and Bled, Slovenia, once more hosted young leaders within the activities of the Young Bled Strategic Forum and Bled Strategic Forum. More than 40 young perspective leaders from 25 countries (Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina,...

Representatives of WB media and civil society meet at Bled Strategic Forum 2023

On 28 August 2023, Western Balkans media and civil society representatives gathered at the margins of the Bled Strategic Forum for a roundtable discussion, 'The Line Is(n't) Thin: Fact v. Opinion, Regulation v. Censorship'. Joining the discussion was a Deutsche Welle...

Mitigating our Butterfly Effect – We are kicking off the 12th Young Bled Strategic Forum

Cooperation, dialogue and youth empowerment will hold the central stage within the Young Bled Strategic Forum, organised at Ljubljana and Bled from 25th August until 28th August 2023. The activities will gather more than 40 young leaders from 5 continents, and experts...

Representatives of Western Balkan media and civil society are joining a roundtable discussion on the margins of the Bled Strategic Forum, on 28 August

Kliknite tukaj za branje prispevka v slovenskem jeziku. Project Strengthening Societal Resilience and Countering Foreign Perpetrated Disinformation has invited twelve representatives of Western Balkans media and civil society organisations to join a roundtable...

Young Bled Strategic Forum 2023 – Applications open

YOUNG BSF 2023 – Mitigating our Butterfly Effect The Bled Strategic Framework is excited to announce the 12th edition of the Young Bled Strategic Forum, an interactive platform, capacity building and global network of young professionals that will be held late this...

BSF 2023 title announced

The 18th Bled Strategic Forum international conference will take place between 28 and 29 August 2023 under the title ‘Solidarity for global security’. Contemporary global uncertainty and insecurity are a product of multiple interconnected and interdepended crises....

Advancing Peace Operations: The Inaugural Climate Change, Peace, and Security Training Comes to a Close

Last week, from the 24th to the 26 of April, Jable Castle welcomed 33 participants from 25 countries in what was the first training of its kind on the topic of the emerging concept of “climate security”. 20+ participants were...

The Bled Strategic Forum joined the Raisina Dialogue 2023

'Provocation, Uncertainty, Turbulence: Lighthouse in The Tempest?' was the main title of the 2023 Raisina Dialogue, the leading geopolitical and geoeconomic conference in India and the South Asian Region, held in New Delhi (India) between 2 and 4 March 2023. The Bled...

Call for applications: Climate Change, Peace and Security; April 24-26, Jable Castle, Slovenia

Peace Operations Training Centre (POTC) is organizing a pilot training on Climate Change, Peace and Security, which will take place in person at Jable Castle, Slovenia, from 24th to the 26 of April 2023.


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.

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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