30 May – 7 June 2015, Smolyan, Bulgaria
In the period 30 May – 7 June 2015, ACB’s youth organization, Bulgarian Euro-Atlantic Youth Club (BEAYC), with the support of the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, organized for a second consecutive year a NATO Summer School in Bulgaria. The international seminar was on the topic “NATO After Summit 2014: New Challenges and Concerns”. The event took place 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 was currently facing.
The program of the summer school included key topics, such as: Preparing for Threats in Emerging Spaces, Including Cyber Space and Maritime Security; Smart Defense and Planning for the Future in Times of Austerity, NATO’s Role as a Global Security Actor; NATO-Ukraine Cooperation in 2015; NATO-Russia Relations; Women’s Role in Peace and Security; The War Against Terrorism; and 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. To this goal, the seminar went through direct contact between the young people, representatives of governments, NGOs and media, in the course of planned panel discussions, group activities and debates, lead by experts, professors and competitive speakers.