Warsaw Security Forum – the largest transatlantic event devoted to the security of Central and Eastern Europe.
The Warsaw Security Forum has become a permanent element of the European landscape of conferences devoted to transatlantic cooperation and focusing on elaborating shared responses to common security challenges
Organized since 2014, the Warsaw Security Forum is a platform for the exchange of views between the highest representatives of governments, international institutions, industry, think-tanks and experts in the fields of politics and defense. Each year the Forum focuses on the key challenges facing the North Atlantic Alliance, the European Union and their partner countries, with particular emphasis on the security of Central and Eastern Europe.
The axis of discussions is international policy (primarily in the transatlantic perspective) and aspects of economic, energy and cyber security. Topics related to the participation of women in shaping political decisions, current trends in regional and world geopolitics, terrorism and strictly military aspects are also discussed.
Every year, the conference is attended by approximately 1,500 in-person guests, including several dozen Presidents, Ministers, Secretaries of State and representatives of high-level international organizations. In addition, about 1,000 people have the opportunity to participate in the Forum through the WSF interactive online platform. Key sessions are also streamed live via media partner channels and social media.
The agenda of the Warsaw Security Forum includes a total of few dozen open discussion panels divided into three thematic blocks: Global Track, Defense Track and Resilience Track. Discussions in the Global Track concern broadly understood geopolitics, cooperation strategies between countries and international organizations, and the most current and clear threats to national and international security. In the field of defense and resilience issues of defense cooperation, strengthening democratic structures in the countries of the region, as well as cybersecurity and hybrid conflicts are discussed.
The Forum also organizes several closed, Chatham House rules-based, round table meetings where views on a wide range of topics are freely exchanged. During the two-day conference, guests also have the opportunity to learn more about the potential and the latest solutions proposed by the industry to the armed forces. Our guests can also get acquainted with the culture, art and traditions of one selected Guest Country.
The Warsaw Security Forum is also a place where dozens of bilateral meetings are held and political arrangements are made between the presidents, foreign ministers, defense ministers of NATO, EU and the European Neighborhood.
Every year, the Casimir Pulaski Foundation also awards the Knight of Freedom award to an outstanding figure who contributed to the promotion of the values of General Casimir Pulaski, i.e. freedom, justice and democracy. A permanent and important component is also a working breakfast organized together with the Women in International Security Poland for all female participants of the Warsaw Security Forum; as well as the New Security Leaders program, which involves the voices of a new generation of decision-makers and experts specializing in transatlantic relations in security discussions.
Casimir Pulaski Foundation is the organizer of the Warsaw Security Forum which is organized under the strategic partnership with the Polish National Security Bureau and the NATO Headquarters. Since 2020, the Forum is co-organized by The German Marshall Fund of The United States.
Casimir Pulaski Foundation is an independent Think Tank specializing in foreign policy and international security. In the report ‘Global Go To Think Tank Index 2020’, Casimir Pulaski Foundation ranks first in Poland among think tanks dealing with defense and national security.
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