NATO and the new Strategic Concept. Romania’s priorities
From the 21st of September to the 24th October 2009 the National Defense College, the Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Center together with NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized the Project „NATO and the new strategic concept. Romania’s priorities”.
The main goal of this activity sponsored by NATO PDD was debating the content of the future NATO strategic concept and bringing a substantial contribution to the national effort oriented at strengthening Romania’s position regarding the features of the new strategic concept.
This Project encompassed several Workshops and a final Conference which took place in the above mentioned timeline as follows:
– the first workshop was held on the 21st on September at Casa Titulescu and brought the issue of the strategic concept to the attention of the NGO community
– the second workshop on the 8th of October at the National Defense College focused on the topic of „Strengthening NATO as a security provider in the 21st century. Article 5 for the 21st century. The need to address the new threats. A special focus on terrorism, missile defense, energy security, cyber defense”
– the third workshop on the topic of “Getting the right security in NATO’s wider neighbourhood: does this still matter? The future of NATO’s partnership network. A special focus on the Balkans and Wider Black Sea-Caspian region” was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the 15th of October
– the fourth workshop took place at the Ministry of Defense on the 19th of October and focused on “Protecting the Alliance’s security at strategic distance or closer to home: right balance and false dilemmas”.