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International conference "Adapting NATO to the new challenges" was held on October 4, 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria. More that 150 participants from governmental organizations, NGOs, diplomatic corps and academia discussed different aspects of international and regional security. The conference was organized by Sofia Security Forum, NATO PDD, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, PISM and SOR "Atlantic"


Over 60 young Bulgarians graduated from the Sofia Security Forum,s Leadership Academy /26-28 July 2017/. The young participants learned about the leadership, took part in role games and met with confirmed leders. 

 

 

On 5 June, 2017 Sofia Security Forum organizez a conference titled "THE DEBATE ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE IN THE CONTEXT OF EUROPEAN SECURITY AND DEFENCE AND BULGARIA’S PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EU IN 2018"



Sofia Security Forum and Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies organized on December 5, 2016 an International conference "Debating Europe - towards common European defense and European Army". On the picture below: Dr. Werner Faslabend, Former Defense Minister of Austria, Dr. Monika Panayotova, Vice-President of Sofia Security Forum, former Member of the European Parliament and Mr. Anu Anguelov, Minister of Defense of Bulgaria /2010-2013/


Sofia Security Forum hosted on November 14, 2016 an International workshop on regional security with participation of 20 diplomats form Afghanistan. 


Experts  from  more  than  40 countries  discussed  the  security  situation  in  the  Black  Sea region, the crisis in Ukraine and the role of NATO and the EU at an international conference held in Sofia on 9-10 September 2015. Among participants was the Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Daniel Mitov, who delivered a keynote speech.

 

Conference "The dynamic security environment and development of an integrated security sector in Bulgaria" June 30, 2016 Sofia, Bulgaria. Keynote speech by Ms. Rumyana Bachvarova, Deputy Prime-minister and Minister of Interior.

 

 

Mr. Yordan Bozhilov delivered a speech in Sofia University on the relations between Turkey and Russia, January 13, 2015

                                                                                 

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The refugee crisis and its implications on the EU and European policies was topic of the workshop organized by Sofia Security Forum and ECFR in cooperation with the Martens Center and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung on November 16-17 in Sofia, Bulgaria               

 

 

 

On the picture above: Openning ceremony of the International conference "FOSTERING RELATIONS BETWEEN EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA IN COMBATING THE GROWING THREAT OF TERRORISM, RADICALISM AND FOREIGN FIGHTERS", which took place on May 21-22, 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria.  

 

Participants in the 2015 Summer Leadership Academy received certificates from Sofia Security Forum.

Below - family picture after the awarding ceremony.

 

 

 

 

On January 12, 2015 Sofia Securty Forum hosted a meeting with the Commander of the Strategic Studies Center of the Qatary Armed Forces MG Al Nuaimi and members of the Center. During the meeting representatives of both organizations exchanged views on future common projects.

 

 

 

 

Among the participants in the 2014 Annual Security Review Conference we Amb. Sorin Ducaru NATO ASG, Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Daniel Mitov and Minister of Defense HE Nikolay Nenchev.

 

One of our priorities is to train young leaders.

On the picture below: Participants in the course for young leaders, Sofia, July 29-31, 2014

 

 

 

On June 22, 2014 participants in the Summer school of Sofia Security Forum for young leaders reseived their certificates for the successful completion of their training.

 

 

"Young leaders" is one of our priority programs. 

One of the events of Sofia Security Forum for 2013 was discussion on national security priorities. On the picture - students which took part in the discussion the Headquarters of the Prezident of the Republic of Bulgaria

 

 

We are training future diplomats. On the picture - workshop on Foreign policy of China, Sofia University May 21, 2014

 

On the picture below - opening of the Second Security Review Conference /2013/

 

 

 

Sofia Security Forum organizes every year a Security Review Conference. On the picture below - participants in the 2012 Conference which main focus was crisis management. Special guest at the conference was Ms. Kristalina Georgieva - Member of the EU Commission.

 

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International Conference "Fake news, propaganda and geopolitics" was organized on June 27,2017. Learn more about the event HERE.

 

A roundtable doiscussion "Bulgaria in 2017" was held on January 19, 2017 by Sofia Security Forum in cooperation with the Centre for National Security and Defense Studies.

 

Sofia Security Forum and the Wilfried Martes Centre for European Studies organized on December 5, 2016 an International Conference "Debating Europe - towards common European defense and European Army"

 

On 17 November 2016 a Roundtable discussion "Radicalization and terrorism. Is Bulgaria ready to cope with the riscs and threats?" was held in the Central Military Club in Sofia

 

 

 

On 28 November 2016 a Conference "Information security. Challenges to the cybersecurity" was organized in the Central Military Club in Sofia

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "Adapting NATO to the New Challenges" October 4, 2016, Sofia Bulgaria


"Radicalization among young people - new challengе to Europe"


 A new survey of Sofia Security Forum on the refugee integration.


International Conference "New challenges to European Security - refugee flows, radicalization and terrorism. The refugee crisis and the Balkans: is the regional stability at stake?" was held on December 3, 2015, Sofia Bulgaria. 

 

Sofia Security Forum conducted on November 10-12, 2015 a conference and training excersise dedicated to the internet security of young people. 


"The NATO countries’ curtailed defense expenditures: from a deficit of funds to a deficit in security" Nevena Mandadjieva, Project Manager in Sofia Security Forum


International conference: “The role of NATO and EU in the wider Black sea region” was held on September 9-10, 2015,  Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Address of Mr. Elmar Brok, Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament, to the participants in the International conference "FOSTERING RELATIONS BETWEEN EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA IN COMBATING THE GROWING THREAT OF TERRORISM, RADICALISM AND FOREIGN FIGHTERS", which took place on May 21-22, 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

On January 22, 2015 Sofia Secuity Forum and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences are organizing a discussion on refugees and the related risks and threats. More infromation is available through the Bulgarian section.

 

 

The Third Annual Security Review Conference took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on November 13-14, 2014. Among the speakers were representatives of the Bulgarian Government, NATO, EU, countries of the Black sea region, academia and NGOs. 

 

Speeches at the Conference are available through the website www.2014asrc.sofiaforum.bg. 



Lecture and discussion on the situation in Syria and Iraq was organized by Sofia Security Forum on October 9, 2014 in the Central Military Club in Sofia. 


A round table discussion on Crises management will be organized by Sofia Security Forum on September 24th, 2014 in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Interior and Sofia municipality.


A round table discussion on the security situation in Iraq and its implications on the Bulgarian security took place on July 17, 2014. The events was co-organized by Sofia Security Forum and the Center for Security and Defense studies. Materials are available through the Bulgarian section.


Summer workshop of Sofia Security Forum  for young leaders,  June 20 – 22,  2014, Borovetz, Bulgaria. Read more HERE


Sofia Security Forum and the Center for National Security and Defense Studies organized a discussion on issues related to the crisis in Ukraine. The discussion was held on June 12, 2014 at the premises of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Meterials are available through the page.

 

Mr. Georgi Krastev a Project Manager at Sofia Security Forum delivered a lecture at The South-Eastern European  NATO  Academy, which took place on the 11th-15th of May, in Sibiu, Romania. 

 

 

One of our analysts Mr. Pavel Anastasov has published a new article on the relations between EU, China and countries from Central and Eastern Europe.

 

On April 16, 2014 Sofia Security Forum in cooperation with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences will organize a discussion "The situation in Ukraine and its implications on the security of the Republic of Bulgaria". Short materials on the topic can be sent to events@sofiaforum.bg

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