Time for evaluation after the NATO Summit – Warsaw Security Forum 2016 wsf team
Time for evaluation – Warsaw Security Forum 2016
The future of Europe’s and Transatlantic security after the Warsaw NATO Summit
The Casimir Pulaski Foundation announced 3rd edition of the Warsaw Security Forum (WSF) to be held between 26th-28th October 2016 in Warsaw – Poland. The Warsaw Security Forum addresses key security issues through an international gathering of experts who specialize in security and present their solutions for European and Transatlantic complex security challenges. WSF annually gathers more than 400 high-level governmental officials, experts, senior representatives of international organizations, members of world’s leading think-tanks, journalists and academics.
Europe is currently facing several complex and dynamic security risks and the Europeans are experiencing greater vulnerability and a feeling that the security architecture that they have gradually built over the past few decades is more fragile than previously perceived. Geographic distance from a crisis no longer implies distance from its consequences. Numerous plenary sessions dedicated to discussing heightened security issues, particularly those related to the future of NATO; the Common Security and Defense Policy of the European Union, a resurgent Russia on Europe’s eastern border, energy security, security in the economic, military and politic dimensions, the rise of the Islamic State operations in Europe, immigration crisis and forthcoming post Brexit challenges have urged a demand for a constructive dialogue amongst European allies. In a rapidly changing and complex security environment, strategic analysis and policymaking are more important than ever before.
WSF2016 comes at a perfect time to tackle these issues and evaluate the execution of decisions undertaken during the Warsaw NATO Summit with the support of renown speakers i.a. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, President of the Republic of Latvia (1999-2007), Carl Bildt, Prime minister of the Kingdom of Sweden (1991-1994), H.E. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission (2004-2014), Hans Peter Doskozil, Federal Minister of Defense and Sports of Austria, Ryszard Czarnecki, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Hanna Hopko, Member of Verhovna Rada of Ukraine along with many other state officials and global experts.