(Sponsored by: NATO)
The Bulgarian Euro-Atlantic Youth Club, with the support of NATO Public Diplomacy Division, organized for a second consecutive year NATO summer school in Bulgaria, which was on the topic “NATO after the summit 2014: New challenges and concerns”. The event took place in the period 30 May – 7 June 2015 in Smolyan, Bulgaria.
The summer school gathered young people from NATO member-countries and partner-countries and focused on some of the most important security aspects after 2014, in addition to the responsibilities and challenges that the Alliance has been facing.
The program of the summer school focused on key topics such as preparing for threats in emergent spaces, including cyber space and maritime security, smart defence and planning for the future in times of austerity, NATO’s role as a global security actor, NATO-Ukraine cooperation for 2015, NATO-Russia relations, women’s role in peace and security, war against terrorism, as well as NATO’s transparency and reforms.
The main task of the forum was to provoke the active participation and engagement of the audience with the subject of the event. Therefore the seminar went through a direct contact between the young people, representatives of governments, NGOs and media, in the course of the planned panel discussions, group activities and debates, presented by experts, professors and competitive speakers.