Preparing NATO and the Allies to the Future Challenges CoferenceDate: (27-10-2020)
Location: Central Military club
Classification: NATO UNCLASSIFIED Releasable to Partners
International Conference and Workshop ′Preparing NATO and the Allies to the Future Challenges′ will take place on 27-28 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 five plenary sessions on October 27, 2020 and a workshop in two working groups on October 28, 2020:
VIP Panel – “The Dynamics of the Complex world: Traditional and Future Challenges to Security”.
27 October 2020
PANEL 1. Anticipating the Future: What Impact on NATO and Member States the New Technologies and Non-Military Threats May Have.
PANEL 2. Non-Military and Non-Traditional Risks and Threats to NATO and the Member States. First Analysis and Lessons-Learned from the COVID 19 Crisis.
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.
28 October 2020
WORKING GROUP 1 - Non-Military and Non-Traditional Risks and Threats to NATO and the Member States. Crisis Complexity in 21st Century. Lessons Learned from the COVID 19 Crisis, good practices and Future Actions.
WORKING GROUP 2 - The New Technological Developments - Status and Expectations. How to Improve NATO’s Capabilities Using the New Technologies - Policies, Coordination, Best Practices, the Human Factor.
Working languages: Bulgarian and English /simultaneous translation/
More information and Draft program wil be provided soon