21-22 July 2020

1. DAY 21. july

Time: 18:00 to 19:30
Venue: Klub narodnih poslanika, Tolstojeva 2, Beograd 11000, Srbija

18.00 - 19.30

PANEL 1 - Because everything you know about me

Because everything you know about me...

Introduction - 18.00 to 18.05

  • Bojan Klačar, Executive Director, Center for Free Elections and Democracy CeSID (video)

Special address:

  • Vladimír Bilčík, Chair, Delegation to the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee, European Parliament’s Standing Rapporteur on Serbia (video)

Moderated by:

2. DAY 22. july

Time: 09:00 to 19:30
Venue: Klub narodnih poslanika, Tolstojeva 2, Beograd 11000, Srbija

9.00 - 9.30


9.30 - 10.00


SHORT VIDEO ADDRESS – 10:00 to 10:10

10.10 - 10.40


Presentation of the results of the latest survey designed by CEAS for the needs of this year’s NATO Week on NATO, USA, EU, KFOR, and Serbia


  • Jelena Milić, Director, Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies
  • Bojan Klačar, Executive Director, Center for Free Elections and Democracy CeSID (video)

10.40 - 11.00


Presentation of results of: 

  • Media monitoring on reporting on NATO and other related issues during the state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the election campaign;
  • Positions of election’s participants on NATO, US and dialogue with Pristina. 

Media monitoring was conducted jointly by CEAS research team and team of Belgrade University Students from the Faculty of Political Sciences. 


  • Anđa Petković, Deputy Director, Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies
  • Ivan Milovanović, Junior Researcher, Faculty of Political Sciences (video)

Moderated by: 

11.00 - 11.30


KFOR during the pandemic. The capacity of maintaining the full operational capabilities, fulfilling its tasks and adopting all the necessary measures to guarantee the safety of soldiers and helping the local Authorities in facing the emergency as well

Assessment of security situation in Kosovo. How important is the communication between KFOR and relevant actors of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Serbia

Activities of the Serbian Armed Forces during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Serbia

Moderated by: 

11.30 - 12.00


Strengthening resilience against disinformation: What role for NATO?

Moderated by:

12.00 - 13.30


Serbian-NATO cooperation: 

  • Analysis of the Serbian-NATO cooperation on the ground
  • Political framework, Partnership for Peace Programme (PfP), NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme, NATO Trust Funds
  • Analysis of the implementation of the second cycle of the Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP)


  • Branimir Filipović, Assitent Minister, Sector for Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affeirs, Republic of Serbia (video)
  • Brigadier General Tommaso Vitale, Chief, NATO Military Liaison Office Belgrade (NATO MLO) (video)
  • Professor Zoran Dragišić, MP at the Serbian Parliament, Professor at the Faculty of Security (video)
  • Professor Duško Tomić, head of doctoral and master's studies in security at the American University in Dubai (College of Security and Global Studies)

Moderated by: 

13.30 - 14.30


14.30 - 16.00


EU and NATO cooperation, implications for the Western Balkans and Serbia


  • Pietro Mostardi, Military Attaché, EU Delegation to Serbia 
  • Jacqueline Dow, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division (PASP), NATO (video) 
  • Roland Freudenstein, Policy Director, The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies (video)
  • Andrew A. Michta, Dean, George C.  Marshall Center, College of International and Security Studies (video)
  • Suzana Grubješić, Center for Foreign Policy

Moderated by: 

16.00 - 16.30


16.30 - 18.00


Importance of regional cooperation. Lessons learned from Covid-19. Increasing role of significance of crisis management system and emergency planning


  • Timothy Lannan, Operations Division, NATO (video) 
  • Goran Svilanović, Former Foreign Minister, Serbia and Montenegro (video)
  • Baron Lobstein, Economic Section Chief, US Embassy (video)
  • Aleksandar Radovanović, Head of the Regional Cooperation Center, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (TBC)

Moderated by:

  • Lt.Col. Egil Daltveit, Defense Attaché of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Belgrade (video)

18.00 - 18.10


Imagining a US-Serbia Strategic Partnership

  • Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council US (video)

18.10 - 18.30


  • Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council US (video)
  • Jelena Milić, Director, Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies
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