Preparing NATO and the Allies to the Future Challenges Conference

Preparing NATO and the Allies to the Future Challenges Conference

Preparing NATO and the Allies to the Future Challenges ConferenceDate: (27-10-2020)
City: Sofia
Location: Central Military club
Duration: 1
Classification: NATO UNCLASSIFIED Releasable to Partners

International Conference ′Preparing NATO and the Allies to the Future Challenges′ will take place on 27 October 2020 at the Central Military Club in Sofia, Bulgaria.


The Conference is organized by:



With the support from NATO PDD PROGRAM and foundation Konrad Adenauer Bulgaria


The global pandemic caused by the corona-virus has a devastating effect on many countries. The crisis is having an impact on NATO activities and exercises. The complex security realm posed new and unknown challenges to NATO which require an adequate response. Discovering, developing and utilizing advanced knowledge and cutting-edge science and technology is fundamental to maintaining the technological edge that has enabled the Alliance to succeed across the full spectrum of operations over the past decades. Therefore, it is at most importance to be up to date with new technologies which can improve NATO’s capabilities, in particular: computing available anytime and anywhere. Sharing such key technologies among NATO members could provide new capabilities for the Alliance or combining and translate them into synergistic superiority, where pre-pandemic challenges remain with digitalization, artificial intelligence (Al), cyber, robotics, mass-migration and frozen conflicts.

The conference will comprise four plenary sessions on October 27, 2020, followed by pannel discutions.


27 October 2020

PANEL 1. NATO in the next decade: Providing peace and security in a challenging security environment.

PANEL 2. NATO’s key tasks in the dynamic security environment. Non-military non-traditional risks and threats to NATO and the member-states. Shall NATO adopt new roles?

PANEL 3. Providing NATO with new capabilities in the new technological environment.

PANEL 4. Anticipating the future.  How to prepare NATO and Allies to meet the future risks and threats.



Working languages: Bulgarian and English /simultaneous translation/


More information and Draft program wil be provided soon


The conference agenda can be find here.

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