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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THE STORY OF BLED STRATEGIC FORUM
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.