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Thurdsay, 11.11.2021, 13.00-13.30



Thursday, 11.11.2021, 13.30-15.15

          The Black Sea is a strategic crossroads between Europe and Asia having enduring geopolitical and geo-economic relevance both regionally and globally. It connects energy routes from the Caspian Sea and Central Asia to Europe, being also a meeting point of four great driving forces: Western democracy to the west, Russian military aggressiveness to the north, Chinese financial influence to the east, and Middle Eastern instability to the south...click for details




Thurdsay, 11.11.2021, 15.30-17.30

The 21st century is marked by profound changes in the security environment. The emergence of a global, highly interconnected, economy reconfigures the system of international alliances, accelerates the adoption of new technologies and gives impetus to the development of new economic centres. The interconnected world offers new opportunities; however, it generates significant risks to international security. Nowadays, globalisation determines the high speed of technological development. In this context, security professionals will have to combine scientific, educational and commercial advantages in order to annihilate the ability of opponents to acquire and use capabilities generated by the new wave of technological evolution...click for details




Thurdsay, 11.11.2021, 18.00-20.00
          The current global security environment is characterised by the increasing trend towards changing the balance of power within the international system and towards transitioning to a stratified multipolar system, having power centres at the global or regional level... click for details


Friday, 12.11.2021, 09.00-11.15

          Despite the expansion of liberal democracy on the Black Sea coasts in the past two decades, the Black Sea region remains the realm of Realpolitik. Since the Ottoman Empire expansion peaked in the mid-17th century, no general security system has been realised in the Black Sea. Even during the Cold War, when the Soviet Union enjoyed a position of first amongst equals in the area, the Black Sea remained a heterogeneous and divided security region. NATO enlargement to the Black Sea in 2004 went even further, and in early 2014, all coastal states, except for Russia, were either NATO Allies or NATO partners...click for details

Friday, 12.11.2021, 11.30-13.30

          Geopolitical and geo-economic supremacy at the regional and global levels represents the challenge of the millennium, from the transformational perspective of the new world order, of a multipolar and competitive world, with tendencies of innovative multilateralism. In the current geopolitical and geostrategic context, regional and subregional, there is an increasing tendency to generate and actuate risks and threats to the national security and safety of Eastern European states...click for details


Friday, 12.11.2021, 09.30-13.45
          Bordering the Middle East, the Caucasus, the Mediterranean Sea and Southeast Europe, the Wider Black Sea Region is notable for its strategic position, at the crossroads of the main trade routes in antiquity. Later, in modern times, the main geopolitical axes intersected in the Wider Black Sea Region, which thus became a demarcation line, a natural frontier between three continents...click for details






Friday, 12.11.2021, 09.30-12.00

          Cyberspace is a unique field in which technologies, including the emergent and disruptive ones, play an extremely important role. The mentioned technologies can generate both opportunities, for those that have to defend themselves in cyberspace, and vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by attackers. In this regard, the analysis conducted by NATO Allied Command Transformation – Cyberspace Strategic Foresight Analysis points out that potential competitors and opponents will increasingly include operations in this domain in their own warfare strategies, mainly to respond to hybrid or information operations...click for details





Friday, 12.11.2021, 10.00-12.15

          Military education is a complex field, subject to multiple pressures and competing agendas. At a time when the armed forces insist that uncertainty is a dominant feature of future operations, and the security environment is becoming increasingly complex and unpredictable, education, literally, has never been more important to the military than it is today...click for details  

Friday, 12.11.2021, 12.30-14.15

          The historical record shows that at regular intervals the national security policy, the most important of all public policies suffers improvements and significant changes in order to keep up with the challenges of the day. At the height of the Cold War national security policy had a distinct military character and concentrated on the competition of the main superpowers, the United States of America and the Soviet Union, as well as on the antagonism between the western free world and the communist camp. In the post-Cold War era, which was less tense in geopolitical terms, we needed to balance the relationship between the military and the non-military dimension of the national security policy....click for details