Warsaw Security Forum launched a new hashtag #NewCEEnter promoting its new approach towards programming for the 2023 edition of the conference. The hashtag will be used to signal the WSF’s team contributions to the debate about the role of CEE in the changing paradigm of European and transatlantic security.
Now, more than a year into the Russian unprovoked aggression against Ukraine, news headlines around the world mention Central and Eastern Europe more frequently than ever before. NATO and the EU shape their leadership by creating the response to the most serious threat to transatlantic values for decades. Germany responds with #Zeitenwende. Western Europe looks east to grasp CEE expertise on Russia and its imperialistic policies. Is CEE ready to contribute to the joint response to the changing security landscape?
In 2022 we discussed how much the world around us has changed as a result of the Russian aggression against Ukraine. In 2023 we are ready to discuss what kind of transatlantic security architecture and EU’s future foreign policy the CEE region would like to embrace. With free and secure Ukraine, with new comprehensive Western policy versus Russia, with a strong US-European alliance to counter democratic disruptions.
The Warsaw Security Forum as an established platform combining Central and Eastern European leaders and experts with their international counterparts, engages in finding out what could be the new role of the region in the security debate. We will analyze the factual and desired contributions of CEE states (in particular Poland, the Baltic States, Romania and Ukraine) to Transatlantic security in three key areas: foreign policy, defense and state resilience. This leitmotif will be clearly visible within the agenda of the conference. It is also the key element of other activities: advocacy trips, roundtables, and panel discussions, organised by the WSF team on the road to the main event.
If you are interested in discussing if CEE can become a new center of security gravity, please follow #NewCEEnter & join us during #WSF2023 to find out.