On September 30 – October 2, 2014 experts, policy makers, academics, diplomats, military and media gathered in Belgrade, Serbia for the 4th Belgrade Security Forum (BSF). The BSF 2014 has been organized by the consortium of three Serbian civil society organizations: the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE), Belgrade Center for Security Policy (BCSP) and the European Movement Serbia (EUM-S). The Slovak Atlantic Commission, member of the Strategy Council, was for the fourth year in row one of the strategic partners of the Forum.
The Slovak Atlantic Commission co-organised one of the main panels of the Forum entitled the “GLOBSEC Debate: Rethinking Energy Security – Balancing Concerns, Managing Expectations”, which dealt with a highly topical issue of the energy security in the Central European and South-East European regions: http://2014.belgradeforum.org/agenda/Session5.html
The Forum also touched upon the issue of development in the transatlantic relations after the crucial NATO Summit in Wales, which took place just couple of weeks earlier. It was the first NATO Summit ever in history to be attended by the Serbian Minister of Defence – in the framework of the Partnership for Peace. The Transatlantic Agenda kept high profile at the Forum also thanks to the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Belgrade as the current NATO Contact Point Embassy for Serbia and the Slovak Atlantic Commission and its public diplomacy project “Partnership for Serbia” supported by the SlovakAid.