7th Belgrade Security Forum starts today

BELGRADE – The 7th Belgrade Security Forum, starts today.

The President of the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, Sonja Stojanović Gajić will give a welcoming speech, after which the Academic Event titled “The European Union as a Global Crisis Manager“ will start.

Some of the high-ranking officials who will take part in the conference will be Director-General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Christian Danielsson, Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Ivica Dačić, Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Crnadak, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council Goran Svilanović and Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Serbia Denis Keefe, while some of the key speakers from CSOs at this high-level international conference will be Florian Bieber, Steven Blockmans, Milena Lazarević, Hedvig Morvai, Jovana Marović, Nikolaos Tzifakis, Dejan Jović, Ardian Haçkaj, Florent Marciacq, Milan Nič, Eleonora Poli and Srđan Cvijić.

The keynote adress at the closing ceremony will be delivered by Serbian president Aleksandar Vučić, president of the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy Sonja Stojanović Gajić, president of the European Movement in Serbia Mihailo Crnobrnja and president of the the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence Sonja Licht.

Belgrade Security Forum (BSF) provides a place where Balkan policy and opinion-makers, as well as members of the academic community and civil society, meet with their counterparts from other parts of the world to exchange views on pressing security issues. The Forum was initiated by three partner civil society organizations – the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy and the European Movement in Serbia and launched in 2011.