Press release

GLOBSEC signs memorandum with the Munich Security Conference


GLOBSEC is excited to announce that the partenrship with  the Munich Security Conference will be even tighter in 2019.

Today, GLOBSEC President Róbert Vass and Chairman Rastislav Káčer signed in Berlin a Memorandum of Understanding. The Munich Security Conference was represented by its Chairman Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger.

The scope of the proposed cooperation is broad and ambitious. Over the course of next year, both organisations will work together on key gatherings that will attract high-profile participants from business, academic, policymaking and other sectors. Opportunities include sharing data, analysis and information to support research projects, and developing high-quality thematic content for annual reports and other publications. The latter includes the Munich Security Report, which this year featured data from GLOBSEC Trends 2017 and highlighted One Alliance: The Future Tasks of the Adapted Alliance as essential reading. The cooperation does not end with forums. Next to come is the joint research and analysis of topics and issues of mutual interest.

‘’As Central Europe’s leading think tank, GLOBSEC is determined to bring this part of the world and Western Europe closer together for conversations that matter,’’ says GLOBSEC President Róbert Vass. ‘’We’re confident that we can fulfil this ambition with the Munich Security Conference and spur our Visegrad 4 neighbours into greater participation in conversations that lead to constructive ideas and solutions.’’

Next year promises to be an exciting one for Slovakia, with its Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europepresidency of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and continued presidency of the Visegrad 4.  For its part, GLOBSEC looks forward to raising the profile of its home country in such a critical year through closer relations with the Munich Security Conference. We’ll keep you posted with key updates throughout the year.’’