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2020 Bled Strategic Forum



Over the years of its existence, the Bled Strategic Forum has evolved into a leading international conference in Central and South-Eastern Europe, offering a platform to express and contrast opinions on modern society and its future.

The purpose of the Forum is to gather participants from various fields with diverse knowledge, and encourage them to exchange views and seek innovative solutions to present and future challenges.

In addition, the Forum is also a unique opportunity for meetings and networking with regional and global stakeholders.


Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) international conference is a project of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, and is organised jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and the Centre for European Perspective.


Mr Peter Grk, Secretary-General of the Bled Strategic Forum

Ambassador Iztok Mirošič, BSF Programme Director

Ms Katja Geršak, Executive Director of the Centre for European Perspective and Executive Editor of the Bled Strategic Times

Mr Žiga Pirnat, BSF Creative Director

Ms Magdalena Rakovec, BSF Project Manager (responsible for panels and speakers)

Mr Jernej Grahor, BSF Project Manager (responsible for Young Bled Strategic Forum)

Ms Katja Škabar, BSF Project Manager (responsible for logistics and accommodation)

Ms Ana Novak, BSF Project Manager (responsible for PR)

Ms Urška Volk-Kovačič, BSF Project Manager

Mr Tomaž Rogač, BSF Corporate Partnerships

Former Secretary-Generals

Mr Alain Brian Bergant, Secretary-General of Bled Strategic Forum 2013 – 2015

Ms Miriam Možgan, Secretary-General of Bled Strategic Forum 2010 – 2012

Ms Melita Gabrič, Secretary-General of Bled Strategic Forum 2009

Ms Darja Bavdaž Kuret, Secretary-General of Bled Strategic Forum 2006 – 2008

Past Editions

1st Bled Strategic Forum, 27 – 28 August 2006
“Political Reform and Sustainable Development in the South Caucasus”

2nd Bled Strategic Forum, 26 – 27 August 2007
“European Union 2020: Enlarging and Integrating”

3rd Bled Strategic Forum, 31 August – 1 September 2008
“Energy and Climate Change: Si.nergy for the Future”

4th Bled Strategic Forum, 30 – 31 August 2009
“The Politics of Economic Crisis: Redefining Economic and Geopolitical Landscapes in Europe and Eurasia”

5th Bled Strategic Forum, 29 – 30 August 2010
“Global Outlook for the Next Decade”

6th Bled Strategic Forum, 9 – 10 September 2011
“The Power of Future”

7th Bled Strategic Forum, 2 – 3 September 2012
“Europe and the Reshaped Global Order”

8th Bled Strategic Forum, 1 – 3 September 2013
“A Changing Europe in a Changing World”

9th Bled Strategic Forum, 1 September 2014 in Bled, Slovenia
“Power of Trust”

10th Bled Strategic Forum, 31 August – 1 September 2015
“Visions of New Partnerships”

11th Bled Strategic Forum, 5 – 6 September 2016
“Safeguarding the Future”

12th Bled Strategic Forum, 4 – 5 September 2017
“New Reality”

13th Bled Strategic Forum, 10 – 11 September 2018
“Bridging the Divide”

14th Bled Strategic Forum, 2 – 3 September 2019
“(Re)sources of (In)stability”

15th Bled Strategic Forum, 31 August 2020
“Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-COVID–19 World: Neighbours – Regions – Global World: Partners or Rivals?”