It is already becoming a tradition that GLOBSEC Forum is joining hands with one of the high-profile political summits in the region. As well as last year, in 2015 again, all four prime ministers of Visegrad countries, Robert Fico, the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Ewa Kopacz, the Prime Minister of Poland, along with heads of governments of Czech Republic, Bohuslav Sobotka and Hungary, Viktor Orbán, will join the debates at the conference. However, this year will be special, not only because GLOBSEC will celebrate 10 years of its existence, but also because the French President François Hollande will be one of the participants at the V4 table.

“I am happy to witness that GLOBSEC is becoming an important platform for Central Europe. Our mission is to offer most prominent leaders and thinkers the forum for discussions on the issues that shape politics in whole Europe. GLOBSEC not only supports these political debates in a very constructive way, but also offers a brilliant platform for amplifying their outcomes,” said GLOBSEC founder and CEO of Central European Strategy Council Róbert Vass.

The concluding meeting of the Slovak Visegrad presidency will reflect on priorities pushed ahead during the last year, such as energy politics, digital agenda, and innovations aimed at boosting competitiveness of the region. GLOBSEC 2015, taking place from 19th to 21st June in Bratislava, responds to these issues by incorporating a special Cyber Security and Innovation Forum and a special Energy Forum into its agenda. Since energy security and the EU’s Energy Union are key topics at GLOBSEC this year, leaders will be able to utilize the presence of Mr. Maroš Šefčovič, the Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Energy Union.

The meeting proves that despite some differences on foreign-policy topics, the region holds together in many issues and is able to decide on common action not only in European policies.

GLOBSEC Forum is the leading annual forum on foreign policy and security in Central Europe. This year, GLOBSEC marks 10 years since its establishment. GLOBSEC’s mission is to engage the community in supporting regional cooperation and enhancing the transatlantic bond. The GLOBSEC Forum is organized by the Slovak Atlantic Commission, member of the Central European Strategy Council.

 

Central European Strategy Council is an independent non-governmental organisation with the mission to strengthen the voice of Slovakia and Central Europe in European and global affairs. The organisation connects key Central European personalities and experts in foreign and security policy. It associates three organisations – the Slovak Atlantic Commission (SAC), the Central European Policy Institute (CEPI) and the Centre for European Affairs (CEA).