To our participants
The 2018 edition of the Security in the Black Sea Region. Shared challenges, sustainable future Program (SBSR) is aimed to bring together in an interactive and collaborative format – including lectures, debates, applied scenario making and problem solving exercises – policy makers, academia, security experts and foreign affairs officials from the Black Sea Region and their strategic partners.
The SBSR program is organised under the high patronage of the Romanian Presidential Administration, by the Romanian Intelligence Service’s “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy, in partnership with Harvard University and the National Intelligence University (NIU), US.
The 2018 edition of the Program – Shaping the future of the Black Sea Region. Gamechangers and Predictors – will be focused on identifying best ways to address threats experienced by countries in the region and capitalize on opportunities through partnerships. The main goal of the 2018 edition is to foster and enhance strategic thinking, foresight and policy planning in order to identify means and tools to turn the Black Sea from an area of confrontation to one of cooperation. The social, economic, security, cultural and identity issues at stake for resilient sustainable partnerships in the region are also brought into focus.
The novelty that this year’s edition brings is a highly interactive and practical oriented alternative scenario making exercise based on the creative technique of storylines. Each topic is approached through a kick off briefing, followed by a Q&A session, a practical, interactive and dynamic exercise and last but not least, the creation of scenarios, in which each participant will have a chance to promote his/her perspective.
The dynamic format provides academics, policymakers and practitioners with the right framework in which to create authentic communication and vision. The challenging set of strategic foresight and scenario-making tools encourages communication skills, collaborative work, strategy-making and the creation of an integrated, multi-level vision and knowledge on the topics discussed.
The dynamic format provides academics, policymakers and practitioners with the right framework in which create authentic communication and vision. The challenging set of scenario making tools and alternative exercises, that represent 70% of the actual program fosters and encourages communication skills, collaborative work, strategy making and the creation of an integrated, multilevel, transdisciplinary vision and knowledge on the topics discussed.
All participants in the program will become part of a distinguished community of alumni and platform where ideas are debated, strategies are created and innovation is encouraged. They will also have the chance to become in their turn speakers in the program and therefore influence the vision and developed of the next generation of experts, practitioners and policy makers sharing a common vision for the development of the Black Sea Region.
Intercontinental Hotel Bucharest
Day 1 (Monday, May 28th): Opening ceremony & academic roundtables
Day 2 (Tuesday, May 29th):
Panel dedicated to “Strategic Thinking, Foresight and Policy Planning in the Black Sea Region: Political and Economic Dimensions”;
Panel dedicated to “Strategic Thinking, Foresight and Policy Planning in the Black Sea Region: Social and Cultural Dimensions”;
Problem solving session one
Day 3 (Wednesday, May 30th):
Panel dedicated to “Strategic Thinking, Foresight and Policy Planning in the Black Sea Region: Regional and National Security”;
Problem solving session two
Day 4 (Tuesday, May 31st): Cultural Tour
Detailed agenda here.