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)




NATO is 71 years old – when it was founded, jet aircraft were a recent innovation.  Since 1949, the world has changed beyond recognition. The next decade will bring still more radical change. In an age of hybrid threats, challenges in cyber space, autonomous vehicles and developments in AIhow can NATO continue to evolve and keep allies safe?

As the world continues to address the immediate challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, what kind of threats do states need to be preparing for over the next ten years and what role will NATO play in mitigating these threats?


In the latest of our Future Perfect series, the British Embassy Ljubljana and Centre for European Perspective are, alongside the Bled Strategic Forum, hosting a discussion with policymakers and security experts to ascertain how ready NATO is for the security threats of the 2020s and what this means for defence policy.



  • Uroš Zorko, Director-General of the Defence Policy Directorate at Slovene Ministry of Defence
  • Daniel Drake, Head of Euro-Atlantic Security Partnership at UK Ministry of Defence
  • Marta Dassù, Senior Director of European Affairs at The Aspen Institute; Member of NATO Reflection Group
  • Dr Božo Cerar, Former State Secretary at Slovene Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Slovenia to NATO

Moderator: Katja Geršak, Executive Director, Centre for European Perspective


Please join us via Zoom at the link below.





This will be the third event of the FUTURE PERFECT event series, organized by the British Embassy in Ljubljana, in cooperation with CEP and BSF. The FUTURE PERFECT series will gather experts to ask big questions about our post-COVID future.

For more about the series, follow CEP on Facebook and Twitter or Bled Strategic Forum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or follow the hashtag #FuturePerfectSeries.