The staff, led by Slovenian Navy Captain Gorazd Bartol, participated in an opening of the conference which was organized by Partnership for Peace Consortium Emerging Security Challenges Working Group.
NATO Assistant Secretary General for emerging security challenges, Ambassador Antonio Missiroli, was also present in the conference as a key note speaker during the two day conference.
The objective of the conference was to examine the concept of hybrid threats, their recent evolution, and how they might evolve over time. During the event, hybrid threats were discussed together with their effects on the integration process of the Western Balkans to NATO as well as adopt a comparative regional approach that goes beyond Europe and includes experiences in Asia and in the Middle East.
The conference was co-organized by the Partnership for Peace Consortium, Emerging Security Challenges Working Group and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*/ Institute for Geostrategic Research and Foreign Policy, in cooperation with the ATA, Military Academy "General Mihajlo Apostolski”- Skopje and the Faculty of Security Skopje.
* Turkey recognizes the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.
Story by NLO Skopje