International Conference the future of transatlantic relations: Turning a new page on enhanced cooperation amid new security challengesDate: (07-12-2021)
Location: Sofia, Central Military Club, online
The future of transatlantic relations: Turing a New page on Enhanced Cooperation Amid New Security Challenges
The transatlantic relationship is at the core of preserving peace and stability on the European continent. The shared democratic values and cultural familiarity between the United States and Europe has helped the latter to advance its economic and political development in the decades following the Second World War. The transatlantic partnership has helped countries from the Eastern Bloc to effectively integrate into the Euro-Atlantic security system in a post-Cold War world.
We are now entering a new era of both traditional and emerging security challenges. The United States and Europe are facing complex defence and security issues, which require a new approach to rebuilding trust and working together to meet the new threats which both sides confront.
The main purpose of this conference is to critically examine the ways in which the new relationship between the European Union and the Biden Administration will evolve in the future. It will also discuss potential strategies for addressing and dealing with the most pressing security challenges of our times under this reinvigorated transatlantic partnership.
The conference will seek to unpack and discuss in-depth the following issues:
- the present state of transatlantic relations will be examined as perceived by the United States and Europe respectively;
- the role of these relations in the context of the future of European defence and security;
- how the ‘reset’ of transatlantic relations would impact the Eastern European countries;
- the impact of the new security challenges on the relationship between the United States and Europe.
The Conference will bring together representatives from both sides of the Atlantic – Europe, the United States and Canada, including high level political representatives: Presidents, Senators, Ministers, High-level military representatives, NGOS and think-tanks, academia, media.
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President of Sofia Security Forum
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Rumen Manchev, NATO CMDR COE
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Efthymios Greventopoulos, NATO CMDR COE
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