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Belgrade Security Forum 2013

The Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy and European Movement in Serbia are organizing the third Belgrade Security Forum that will take place on September 19-21, 2013 under the working title "Is the state under de (construction)? Risks and responses from the Balkans and beyond", in strategic partnership with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Slovak Atlantic Commission, Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Research Council of Norway and the OSCE Chairmanship Task Force of the Swiss federal Department of Foreign Affairs

The Belgrade Security Forum 2013 will address pressing issues of regional and international foreign policy, security and economy, with a special emphasis on the role of state and non-state actors in transitional international relations. Among other issues, the renowned participants will discuss the transformation of security cooperation in Europe and beyond, as well as its effects on security prospects in different parts of the world. They will also examine the results of state-building processes in the region and beyond. The final main session will be dedicated to inter-state relations and their transformative consequences. Particular attention will be given to the “Helsinki plus 40” process and the future of the security community of OSCE states. As it has been our aim for the last two years, most of the panels will try to examine the transformation of the Balkans from a security problem to a security partner and bring forward the opportunities and lessons learned from this process.


Following on the best practices from the last two years, the academic part of the forum, titled Transformation of State and Professional Practices in International Security, will be organized for emerging leading scholars, so that they, too, may have an opportunity to provide insights on the topics on the conference agenda.

It is the biggest international security conference in Southeast Europe which gathers several hundred top level policy and decision makers, NGO leaders, experts, academics and journalists each year.

The Belgrade Security Forum is a high-level regional hub for policy dialogue intending to meaningfully contribute to the development of the security community in the Western Balkans and to ongoing European and global security and foreign policy debates. For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter