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The Night Owl Session, held in cooperation with Global Diplomacy Lab (GDL) and dubbed Ordinary radical(s): In Search of a Meaningful Response, focused on preventive action, and on how to turn the trend of growing numbers of radicalised individuals. Participants addressed the reasons for the increasing radicalisation of young people and reflected on opportunities for …

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Dr Danilo Türk, Former President of the Republic of Slovenia, said in his address to the networking reception at the Bled Strategic Forum that the title of the event, Safeguarding the Future, may seem paradoxical at first glance. However, looking at it more deeply, the future is not what will happen tomorrow; the future is …

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Leadership and vision – or the possible lack thereof – was in the focus as the Bled Strategic Forum got under way with the Leaders’ Panel debating what the EU in particular needed to do now and in the future in the face of increasing global uncertainty. “We’re at a crossroads, we can deepen the …

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Common visions and seeking common solutions against the backdrop of growing uncertainty in the global arena were two main points highlighted by speakers at the opening of the 11th Bled Strategic Forum, running under the banner Safeguarding the Future. “To create and then safeguard our future is not an easy task,” stressed Mr Peter Grk, …

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Governments and chambers of commerce from the region agreed to forge closer ties in accelerating the digitization of industry and government services as two agreements were reached at the close of the ministerial meeting Digital Transformation in the Region of Western Balkans, held as a side event of the Bled Strategic Forum. Ministers responsible for …

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Young international leaders were kept busy at the Young Bled Strategic Forum (YBSF) as they tackled the Generation of Global Citizens over the weekend. It was all about smart cities, youth mobility and participation, and intergenerational cooperation for some 30 participants from all over the world. Welcomed at the opening ceremony and networking event in …

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The Young Strategic Bled Forum (YBSF) closed over breakfast on Monday morning with addresses by Mr Klemen Ponikvar, Programme Director of YBSF, and Mr Janez Fajfar, Mayor of Municipality of Bled. Mr Ponikvar expressed hope that panels, touching on important challenges “that Slovenia and other developed countries are facing these days”, had been useful. He …

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It was time for the highlight of the Young Bled Strategic Forum on Sunday evening as seven teams competing in the business challenge – drawing up strategic solutions for a Sustainable Intersection in Ljubljana, consisting of a zero-waste shop, a café and bed & breakfast – presented their projects. The jury, consisting of Mr Janko …

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Challenges and benefits of intergenerational cooperation were discussed as participants of the Young Bled Strategic Forum sat down for the third and final panel dealing with the issue of the rapidly ageing global population. Drawing on mainly Slovenian experience, the Simbioza Genesis social enterprise working on building a digital society through intergenerational cooperation and active …

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Participants of the Young Bled Strategic Forum (YBSF), who were welcomed at Bled on Friday evening by Mr Peter Grk, Secretary General of the BSF, Mr Klemen Ponikvar, Programme Director of the YBSF and Ms Sabina Đuvelek, Business Challenge Coordinator, got down to real work this morning as they came to Ljubljana to engage in …

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