On behalf of the organisers of the Wrocław Security Summit 2021, including the Director of the Institute of International Studies and Chairman of the Scientific Committee - Prof. Krzysztof Kociubiński, Head of the Department of Security Studies and Chairman of the Organising Committee - Prof. Piotr Krzysztof Marszałek, and Project Coordinators - Dr. Marek Kulczycki and Dr. Marek Musioł- we would like to inform you that a post-conference report has been published, co-financed from the budget of the Ministry of Education and Science, under the "Excellent Science - Support for scientific conferences" program (project number: DNK / SP / 513960/2021). The authors of the report are Dr Marek Musioł, Dr Marek Kulczycki, Tomasz Wieteska, Diletta Marcucci, Otylia Bieniek and Piotr Kosiorek.
On December 14th-16th, 2021, an international conference was held in the Library of the University of Wrocław. The Wrocław Security Summit - 2nd International Science Conference NATO and the EU - strategic partnership and cooperation within the Euro-Atlantic security area organised by the University of Wrocław and the Institute of International Studies. The project was co-financed by the NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division’s Co-Sponsorship Grants, the budget of the Ministry of Education and Science, the "Excellent Science - Support for scientific conferences" program (project number: DNK / SP / 513960/2021), the Regional Representation of the European Commission in Wrocław, and the City of Wroclaw. The event was devoted to the security policy of NATO and the European Union, strategic partnership and transatlantic cooperation in combating current challenges, and threats to Euro-Atlantic security, as well as building capabilities, stability, and developing partnership within NATO. The main goal of the conference was to create the possibility of a joint dialogue between research centres and universities, and to initiate an international debate on the issue of counteracting current challenges and threats to modern security architecture. The considerations were based on the security policy of Euro-Atlantic structures, its main assumptions, programs, doctrines,and concepts.
During the conference, national and foreign experts from research centres and universities could exchange views and experiences on subjects including national security, structural security, international security, military security and international relations. The Wrocław Security Summit also made it possible to present the current NATO program in the context of the analysis of such aspects as: defence and security (including investments and defence capabilities); designing the stability / partnership of the Euro-Atlantic area; defence, deterrence and dialogue (with particular emphasis on NATO-Russia relations); transatlantic security cooperation, and new security challenges. During the summit, a plenary session and a debate on the main security issues took place. Each of them gathered over 60 participants, but due to the current pandemic situation, no more than 50 people could take part. The conference was divided into six thematic panels on which the following issues were discussed:
1. The following speakers participated in the first panel, entitled "Development Of National And Allied Capabilities In The Context Of Building Resilience To New Types Of Threats - Cooperation Between Nato And The Eu In The Face Of Hostile Information And Disinformation", with the following speakers: moderator - Dr. Simone Soare (The International Institute for Strategic Studies, UK); Prof. Craig Greathouse (University of North Georgia, USA); Major Joseph Davis (NATO Joint Force Training Center, Poland); Prof. Ing. Jozef Ristvej, PhD., EMBA (University of Žilina, Slovakia); Prof. Eugeniusz Cieślak (Col., Ret.) (Baltic Defense College, Estonia).
2. Another panel entitled "Increase Of The Global Importance Of China And Its Consequences For Euro-Atlantic Security", moderated by Prof. Dlynn Williams (University of North Georgia, USA) with speakers Prof. Marek Wróblewski (University of Wroclaw, Poland, WTO); Prof. Bibek Chand (University of North Georgia, USA); Dr. Moses Khanyile (Stellenbosch University, South Africa).
3. The third pannel on "Building Peace And Security In The Southern Neighborhood Of NATO And The EU” was analyzed by the following experts: moderator - Prof. Elżbieta Stadtmüller (University of Wrocław, Poland); Dr. Fatma Zeynep Özkurt (Nişantaşı University, Turkey); Prof. Jarosław Jarząbek (University of Wrocław, Poland); Dr. Aleksandar Nacev (European University Skopje, North Macedonia); Prof. Andrzej Polus, (University of Wrocław, Poland).
4. In the fourth panel discussion entitled "Capacity Building In The Field Of Conventional And Unconventional Forces As One Of The Basic Elements Of The NATO Strategy", moderated by Prof. Zdzisław Śliwa (Col., Ret.), (Baltic Defense College, Estonia) with speakers Prof. Grigoriy Perepelitsya (Taras Schevchenko National University, Ukraine); Dr. Savas Bicer (Col., Ret.), (Nişantaşı University, Turkey); Prof. Nika Chitadze (International Black Sea University, Georgia); Dr. Yevhen Mahda (National Technical University, Ukraine).
5. The fifth panel was devoted to "Russia's Influence On The Euro-Atlantic Security System In The Context Of Threats And Challenges" was a field of debate for moderator Prof. Natalia Yakovenko (Taras Schevchenko National University, Ukraine); Dr. Zachary Paikin PhD (Center for European Policy Studies, EU); Dr. Picria Asanishvili (Tbilisi State University, Georgia); Dr. Filip Bryjka (The Polish Institute of International Affairs, Poland); Dr. Janis Bērziņš (Security and Strategic Research Center, Latvia).
6. In the last thematic panel entitled "NATO Policy Towards New Global Challenges and the NATO 2030 Process" was attended by: moderator - Prof. Mariusz Wiatr (Brig. Gen., Ret.), (Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland); Prof. Piotr Mickiewicz (Kmdr., Ret.) (University of Gdańsk, Poland); Dr. Halyna Kuchyk (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine); Dr. Oleksandr Kuchyk (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine).
The last day of the Wrocław Security Summit conference, December 16th, was devoted to a summary of the presentations of experts and an attempt to present final conclusions on partnership and strategic cooperation in the Euro-Atlantic security area and cooperation of the North Atlantic Alliance and the European Union in combating challenges and threats to modern security architecture. The conclusions were continued with the "Forum for International Debate", where questions were asked by experts. The issues focused on the most important security sectors. Issues such as opportunities, threats and strategic thinking were raised, with the diverse nature of the challenges discussed for the Euro-Atlantic security system taken into account. The media could take part in this part of the conference. The following experts participated in the last day of the event: moderator - Dr. Jarosław Stróżyk (Brig, Gen., Ret.) (University of Wrocław, Poland); Amb. Shota Gvineria (Baltic Defense College, Georgia); Prof. Elżbieta Stadtmüller (University of Wrocław, Poland); Prof. Dlynn Williams (University of North Georgia, USA); Prof. Laurel Wei (University of North Georgia, USA); Prof. Natalia Yakovenko (Taras Schevchenko National University, Ukraine); Prof. Piotr Mickiewicz (Kmdr., Ret.) (University of Gdańsk, Poland); Prof. Dariusz Kozerawski (Col., Ret.), Jagiellonian University, Poland); Prof. Zdzisław Śliwa (Col., Ret.) (Baltic Defense College, Estonia); Dr. Peter Lunak (Deputy Head of Section, Engagements Section, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO); Dr. Simone Soare (The International Institute for Strategic Studies, UK); Dr. Janis Bērziņš (Security and Strategic Research Center, Latvia) Dr. h.c. Dirk Dubois, (European Security and Defense College, Belgium).