GLOBSEC TATRA SUMMIT is a prominent international conference discussing the most pressing European political, economic  and financial affairs. It is organized by GLOBSEC and October 2016 will bring already the fifth edition of the conference. While scrutinising the most burning economic and political EU issues of today, GLOBSEC TATRA SUMMIT incorporates a variety of perspectives and builds trust among the representatives of the EU institutions, member states’ ministries of foreign affairs, finance and economy, business leaders, think tanks and international media.

By bringing together an immensely diverse pool of participants and creating an open forum, GLOBSEC TATRA SUMMIT conferences aim to make a lasting contribution to defining the future of the economic and political governance of the European Union. Making sure the voice of the Central Europe is heard, GLOBSEC TATRA SUMMIT provides a unique opportunity for shaping and presenting the positions of Visegrad countries. The 2016 edition of GLOBSEC TATRA SUMMIT will be even more important as it will take place during the first ever Slovak Presidency in the Council of the European Union and it considered as the most important public event during this period.

Over time, GLOBSEC TATRA SUMMIT’s guest list included Jeroen Dijsselbloem, David Lidington, Maroš Šefčovič, Valdis Dombrovskis, Werner Hoyer, Gunter Verheugen, Jan Krysztof Bielecki, Hans Jörg Schelling and many others personalities.


European solutions of current challenges – GLOBSEC TATRA SUMMIT 2016 will take a look at the ongoing multiple crises which the European community is facing these days. Financial crisis, migration crisis, crisis of trust of EU citizens towards the common project are just a few examples of them. Key European stakeholders will discuss how to overcome these crises, restore ties between EU member states and thus to strengthen the future of European project.

Migration crisis – In its early stages, migration crisis has divided European countries in their attitudes towards accepting migrants. Some countries built fences while other were very welcoming. Now it seems that all European countries converge in disillusionment with the policy of open borders, yet they are divided over burden-sharing and future of Schengen and asylum policy as such. GLOBSEC TATRA SUMMIT will discuss securing EU borders, desirability of a quota system, future of Schengen system and asylum policy.

Economic and Monetary Union – Creating Economic and Monetary Union is one of the most ambitious goals of the European integration process. Recently, dividing line between ‚in‘ and ‚out‘ Eurozone countries is getting clearly visible. At GLOBSEC TATRA SUMMIT 2016 top EMU stakeholders will exchange their views on the future of the EMU and how to find a common route to its stability.

Energy Union – While the implementation of the Energy Union project has already begun, most anticipated results are yet to come. Energy security has been the crucial and most provoking aspect of European energy policy for years, reaching a stalemate of dependence and uncertainty. GLOBSEC TATRA SUMMIT will provide a platform to discuss the issues of diversification, foreign policy goals versus energy security and large transit infrastructure projects.

Transatlantic relations – Outcome of the U.S. presidential elections might shape future Transatlantic relations for years to come. Europe is watching closely as the political competition reaches its peak, awaiting the new administration of its ally. What will be the future of Transatlantic security cooperation, TTIP or coping with migration flow?

Digital Single Market – One of the key efforts in order to boost economic competitivness of the EU in the 21st century is creating the Digital Single Market. Removing obstacles in cross-border e-commerce, geo-blocking, compatibility of VAT frameworks, cybersecurity and data protcetion will be covered by GLOBSEC TATRA SUMMIT 2016.