About the forum

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In 2006, the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) was launched with a vision to bring together decision-makers from different fields, to encourage open debate on contemporary political, security and development challenges, and to search for new ideas and solutions.

In all the years since, we have had the privilege of meeting many new friends and partners and have built new relationships in many different fields. The complex and interdisciplinary challenges of today’s globalised world require comprehensive solutions, which the BSF and its participants have never been afraid of bringing up and discussing. As such, the BSF gives a voice to differing positions, views and understandings of the topics that require the attention of the wider international community.

Contributing to the Forum’s multifaceted identity are two additional programmes: the Business BSF, offering a platform for cooperation between the public and private sectors, and the Young BSF, voicing the visions of the next generation of leaders. In addition, the BSF has also developed a tradition of discussing less conventional issues – the Hidden Dimensions of International Relations.

With the ever-changing global situation, the BSF remains determined to strive towards innovative thinking and forward-looking visions. It is our hope that the Forum will continue to grow, evolve and influence various policy agendas and solutions of tomorrow.


Bled Strategic Forum is a project of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia. It is organized jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and the Centre for European Perspective.


Mr Peter Grk, Secretary-General of the Bled Strategic Forum (Curriculum Vitae)

Mr Gorazd Justinek, Executive Director of the Centre for European Perspective (gorazd.justinek@cep.si)

Ms Iza Tršar, Young BSF Programme Director (iza.trsar@gov.si)

Mr Matej Gregorec, BSF Project Manager (matej.gregorec@gov.si)

Ms Neža Repše, BSF Project Manager (neza.repse@gov.si)

Ms Nina Čepon, BSF Project Manager (nina.cepon@cep.si)

Ms Sabina Carli, BSF Project Manager (sabina.carli@cep.si)

Ms Sandra Palamar, BSF Project Manager (sandra.palamar@gov.si)

Mr Matej Petrovčič BSF Corporate Partnerships (matej.petrovcic@cep.si)

Mr Žiga Pirnat, BSF Creative Director