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About BSF 2011

Belgrade Security Forum 2011

Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy and the European Movement in Serbia are launching new security initiative - Belgrade Security Forum. The first conference under the title “The Balkans and Global Security: What Do We Have in Common, What Sets Us Apart?” is due to take place on 14-16 September 2011 in Belgrade.

The purpose of the Belgrade Security Forum is threefold:

  • To bring the European and global security debate to the Balkans;
  • To discuss Balkan security issues within the European and global security framework; and,
  • To present Balkan achievements and dilemmas to the participants in the European and global security debate.

Two decades ago the Balkan region was considered to be, not for the first time in its history, the powder keg of Europe. Today, it is regarded as a success story in the making. The region is no longer conflict ridden, but the political and security transition towards liberal democracy and sustainable peace is yet to be consolidated. One of the prerequisite for this transition to be brought to a successful and irreversible conclusion is to build a genuine security community composed of peoples and states of the region. This can be achieved only through a region-wide debate about the burning issues in the Balkans, carried out by political leaders and members of the international community, civil society and research community.