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, took place between 31 August and 3 September 2019 in Ljubljana/Bled, Slovenia, and was dedicated to discussing the role of (re)sources regarding peace and security, sustainable development and economic progress.

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Raisina Dialogue 2020 “21@20: Navigating the Alpha Century”

Between 14 and 16 January 2020, 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 Raisina Dialogue 2020 in New Delhi running under the title “21@20: Navigating the Alpha Century”. On 15 January, Ambassador Mirošič took part in the Live…

Conference on Security Challenges for Europe

On 10 December, 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 a two-day “Conference on Security Challenges for Europe“. The event was organized by RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Office in…

10th Festival della Diplomazia

Ambassador-at-Large Iztok Mirošič attended the 2019 edition of Rome’s Festival della Diplomazia, where he participated at the session on migrations, visas and new technologies. There, he presented the dilemmas connected to collecting large amounts of data, inter-operability of European databases, protection of privacy as well as efficiency of data processing at national and EU level…


12 – 15 November, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Creativity is recognized as a driving force for development – socially, culturally, economically, environmentally and even politically. Its potential, however, is still greatly untapped, the disconnect between policy makers and creative communities being one of the principal reasons.

To unlock the cultural and creative sector’s potential for regional development, Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Union for the Mediterranean launched Creative Forum Ljubljana in 2018. With its focus on the Southern Mediterranean and the Western Balkans, it brings together policy makers and creative communities from twenty countries: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Palestine, Serbia, Slovenia, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.

While its first edition in April 2018 reviewed the regional state of play of the cultural and creative sector, this year’s Forum will set the ground for collective action. Under the title “Creative Capital United”, it is an invitation to unite our forces – regionally and sectorially, from education to the economy and policy making.

Creative Forum Ljubljana is the only platform that links the Southern Mediterranean and the Western Balkans through creativity. It provides capacity building, networking opportunities, room for debate and policy review. It is an advocate and a catalyst of a policy change that creates a region-wide enabling environment for the cultural and creative sector.

More at www.creativeforum.si.


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.




Turkish Airlines is the official airline of “Bled Strategic Forum” and special discounts are offered on certain booking classes. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website and use the event code “152TKM19” under delegate section.