Press release

On May 2, GLOBSEC and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on the preparation of this year's GLOBSEC Forum


Prague, May 2, 2024 - GLOBSEC and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic will cooperate in the preparation of the 19th edition of the international GLOBSEC Forum conference. On May 2, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Jan Marian, and the President and Founder of GLOBSEC, Róbert Vass, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation at a meeting in Prague. It establishes cooperation in the preparation of this year's GLOBSEC Forum, which will be held in Prague at the turn of August and September.

"One of the fundamental pillars of the preparations for a successful GLOBSEC Forum conference is cooperation with the foreign ministry of the host state. I am therefore very grateful to Mr. Minister Jan Lipavský for supporting the conference under their auspices," said Róbert Vass, president and founder of GLOBSEC, after signing the memorandum.

Cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic will be important in supporting dialogue on geopolitical issues and in finding solutions to security issues or foreign political and economic challenges. The framework topics of the 19th edition of the conference will be the priorities of the European Commission following the European Parliament elections, continuation of support for Ukraine in the political, military, and economic spheres, and implementation of the conclusions from the July NATO summit in Washington, D.C. Conference guests will also discuss the upcoming presidential elections in the United States and their significance for transatlantic and European security, and Europe's role in de-escalating the situation in the Middle East, as well as the impact of technology on geopolitics and geoeconomics.

"Prague will again be at the center of international events at the end of the summer. The organization of the renowned GLOBSEC Forum will strengthen the significant geopolitical role of Czechia in the past years and reconfirm that long-term cooperation with think tanks and civil society is a traditional part of Czech foreign policy," said Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Lipavský.

The GLOBSEC Forum 2024 will be held in Prague from August 30 to September 1. This decision is the result of GLOBSEC's long-term effort to strengthen the Central European identity of its brand and the efforts to diversify its activities across Central Europe: "The high foreign policy reputation of the Czech government and the strategic importance of Prague make it an ideal place to support international dialogue and spread the constructive voice of Central Europe. In cooperation with Czech partners from the governmental, non-governmental, and private sectors, we want to take advantage of 18 years of experience and organize a successful 19th edition of this conference in Prague," adds Róbert Vass.