BSF selects papers and volunteers for its 8th iteration

Marko Savković

06. July 2018

BSF selects papers and volunteers for its 8th iteration

In the first week of July, Belgrade Security Forum team selected papers for its academic pre-event; think-tank panel; and volunteers, without whom the event would not be possible.

This year’s academic event will be organized on October 17, under the title “How conflict sensitive is EU crisis response?”, and it will consist of one keynote speech, two panels and a concluding remarks.

Eight panelists have been selected on the basis of their academic excellence, through the open Call for Papers that was widely distributed to various interested audiences, but also among the participants of the project EUNPACK.

This year’s Academic Event will be organized and partially funded from this project, in cooperation with the Brussels think-tank Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

The keynote speech, that traditionally opens the BSF Academic Event, will be delivered by Professor Roger Mac Ginty from the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University.

Next, thanks to the OSF financial support, this is the second year that we organize a BSF panel for think-tankers from the Western Balkans.

The panelists are selected through an open call for policy papers which this year was entitled ‘Balkan 2025 – What Kind of Future Can We Expect?’.

Among a number of high-quality applications from the region, we have selected four policy papers (from Skoplje, Belgrade, Podgorica and Athens) that will be presented at the BSF 2018.

You can check last year papers and other analysis here.

And finally, upon reviewing all the applications and conducting a series of interviews during June, the BSF Team is pleased to announce that 28 volunteers have been selected to join other volunteers and the BSF Team during the eighth Belgrade Security Forum to be held on October 17-19, 2018 in Belgrade.

Newly selected BSF volunteers are:

  • Aleksandar Ostojić, Faculty of Law and Faculty for diplomacy and security, Belgrade
  • Aleksandra Baklaja, Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade
  • Ana Vesić, Faculty of Law, Belgrade
  • Bojana Nikolić, Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade
  • Dušan Brujić, FEFA Faculty, Belgrade
  • Dušan Ružić, Faculty of Security Studies, Belgrade
  • Gala Bogunović, Faculty of Economics, Novi Sad
  • Ilma Kitivojević, Faculty of Philology, Belgrade
  • Ivan Bogićević, Faculty of Economics, Novi Sad
  • Ivana Spirovska, Faculty of Pedagogy and Faculty of Law, Skopje
  • Jelena Jevtić, Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade
  • Jelena Radin, Faculty of Security Studies, Belgrade
  • Jelena Valentik, Faculty of Security Studies, Belgrade
  • Jelena Vidanović, Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade
  • Kana Bošković, Faculty of Law, Belgrade
  • László Szerencsés, Center for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz
  • Luka Stijepović, Master Studies of Terrorism, organized crime and security, University of Belgrade
  • Milan Dragačević, X Belgrade Gymnasium
  • Milana Ilić, Faculty of Science, Novi Sad
  • Milica Branković, Faculty of Security Studies, Belgrade
  • Milica Simić, Faculty of Security Studies, Belgrade
  • Milja Zdravković, Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade
  • Miljana Miletić, Master Studies of Terrorism, organized crime and security, University of Belgrade
  • Miloš Lukić, Faculty of Philology, Belgrade
  • Natalija Stolić, Faculty of Security Studies, Belgrade
  • Olga Dević, Secondary School “Milena Pavlović Barili“ and Music High School “Kosta Manojlovic”, Belgrade
  • Sofija Stolić, ICT College of Vocational Studies, Belgrade
  • Teodora Višnjić, Faculty of Law, Belgrade

Volunteers will be provided with all the necessary information and skills during a two-day preparation training which will be organised in mid-September.

By helping to ensure a welcoming and remarkable conference experience for over 600 participants from around the world, volunteer team represents an essential part of the Belgrade Security Forum.

Volunteering at BSF is an opportunity to be a part of a large-scale international conference, gain knowledge in the field of foreign affairs and security policy, and obtain valuable first-hand experience in the organisation of a high-level international security discussion.