The first in-person conference after months of virtual events, structured into three panels.
The first one will frame the current and future role of the EU in the Black Sea and Balkan regions with respect to the strategic competition among great powers (namely Russia, China, Middle Eastern countries) currently unfolding in the area.
The second panel will delve into the challenges of regional security, taking into account the role of NATO, the protection of critical infrastructure and of freedom of navigation.
Finally, the third one will discuss how international and regional cooperation can effectively tackle a very specific and distinct threat to the security of the area: powerful non-state actors, often helped by external organised groups, especially those dealing in trafficking and organised crime (arms, drugs, money laundering also through crypto-currencies, migrant exploitation, etc.).
All information and programme available on the dedicated page on our website.