Lennart Meri conference “One Past, Many Futures”

From 17 to 19 May 2019, special envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia (Ambassador-at-large) and BSF Programme director, Ambassador Iztok Mirošič, participated at the Lennart Meri conference entitled “One Past, Many Futures” in Tallinn, Estonia. This year’s event focused on foreign policy and security developments and the choices they bring.

State of the Union Spitzenkandidaten Debate

Special envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia (Ambassador-at-large) and BSF Programme director, Ambassador Iztok Mirošič, took part in the State of the Union Spitzenkandidaten Debate, which took place on 2 May in EUI’s Villa Salviati, home of the Historical Archives of the European Union, in Florence, Italy.


The availability, geographical distribution and allocation of strategic resources (natural, capital, human etc.) greatly influence relations between different actors and are among the main determinants of stability in the international order.

2019 Bled Strategic Forum

‘(Re)sources of (In)stability’


Resources, their availability and regional dispersion are shaping strategic relations in the international community. The effective management of strategic resources maintains stability, reduces security risks and contributes to improving living standards, whereas uneven and unjust distribution lead to inequality and the concentration of resources in centres of power.


Under the title ‘(Re)sources of (In)stability’, the 14th Bled Strategic Forum, to take place 2 and 3 September 2019 in Bled, Slovenia, will be dedicated to discussing the role of (re)sources regarding peace and security, sustainable development and economic progress.

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Add to My Calendar 2019-09-10 13:00:00 2019-09-11 17:30:00 Ljubljana 13th Bled Strategic Forum Recent technological advances have helped deepen our understanding of the world and, in certain areas, bring us closer together than ever, but the world remains rife with tensions. The predictions and indeed hope of many political thinkers at the end of the 20th century that access to information would result in greater homogeneity has not materialised. While many believe that facts are objective, we are now learning that in human interactions, distinguishing between facts and perceptions is harder than it seems, that reality is very personal, depending on our cultural experience, traditions and values. How do we distinguish a fact from a perception or a myth? How do we decide that what we see is true and not merely the result of subjective views? And when our realities differ, how do we bridge the divide? Bled, Slovenia



Crossroads of ideas

We bring together over 1000 regional and global actors from the spheres of diplomacy, policy, business, science, and innovation. One stop shop to seek for global answers to the burning challenges of today and tomorrow.

The one and only, Bled

Our Forum would not be what it is without its famous location. Hosted in the most beautiful alpine resort, the event offers a 2-in-1 deal: magnificent views and meaningful purpose.


An excellent opportunity for seeking fresh opportunities, starting new partnerships and exchange of ideas between political and business leaders.

Innovative session formats

Lean back and relax? Not at the Bled Strategic Forum! A fusion of panels, interviews and interactive formats sparkles vivid and at times heated debates.





Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of the Republic of Slovenia


Centre for European Perspective