The Purpose of our International conferences are to raise awareness. To explore, analyze, present, negotiate current and future security challenges, strategic trends, development and investment possibilities, at a time of fiscal and social austerity measures. To propose new issues that are of practical consideration at a specific given timeframe. To provide stability, prosperity and development nationwide and internationally.
It is part of our national, European and internationall culture and professionalism to explore and examine opportunities for future security and stability. It is in our nature to propose issues for practical consideration that can be applied.
Strategy International has specific goals. We are aiming to become a center of international mediation, and mediation. We are already a consultation and education institution of global knowledge, global effectiveness and engagement. We are aiming to discuss, analyse and resolve standing issues. It is our aim to become an analysis center amongst others. We aim to constantly consult those who wish how to, solve either local or bilateral or multilateral issues. We aim to educate practitioners, experts, professionals, academics and students via our education, analysis, investment and development methods. The experts that we bring forward are of key importance. They are experts. They are key people. They are decision-makers. They are willing to help and support us, to educate and to share knowledge to the local, national, international communities. To promote the needs of the region. To let Strategy International become a leader in engagement of practical discussions and proposals for practical solutions.
We at Strategy International are investing in education and professionalism. We aim to create global leaders in this new era.
3rd Strategy International Conference:
This is an important and international meeting of experts. It is an opportunity for a joined live on-site consideration, research, examination, and formulation of new proposals from academics, professionals, politicians, entrepreneurs and negotiators. At a time of austerity and an international crisis of many questions and reasons we believe that new challenges are raised. We therefore seek solutions.
A report to the conference shall be drawn. It shall be drawn on the future of security through business. It shall be published online soon after the end of the conference.
The conference report as always circulates amongst International Organizations and International Institutes, Think Tanks as well as governments. They do have an important impact. They are estimated with a positive posture.
This conference will also have an academic/professional impact.
We at Strategy International publish Our innovative online Journal (a project that is co-sponsered by NATO) every quarter of the year. Its abbreviation name is SESSTL.
A Few Words About the Last 2 Annual Conferences:
In February 2010, we enriched the ongoing discussion for NATO’s new Strategic Concept with our annual Strategy and Security conference (http://www.nato.int/cps/en/SID-0C6C6DD9-AE37B65E/natolive/news_61713.htm)
We enjoyed the kind support of NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division, the NATO Deployable Corps of Greece, Ministry of Defence of Greece with central speech from our Minister of Defence of Greece, the US consulate General in Thessaloniki, the Consulate General of the French Republic, the Institut de Recherche International et Strategique IRIS Paris France, the periodical Defence and Diplomacy, and the support of known academics for the USA, the German Marshall Fund, and from Tufts University.
This Conference became the seminal Hellenic Contribution towards the discussion about NATO’s new Strategic Concept. Important policies and new aspects were pointed out. All invited guests agreed to a common memorandum, sent to NATO’s Strategic Concept Committee of Experts and to the respective national delegations.
In February 2011, we continued the discussion on examining the New Security Challenges in the Periphery of South-Eastern Europe and the Balkans. We were well attracted by the support of Major International Organizations such as NATO and NATO’s Public Diplomacy, the United Nations, the European Union, the US Consulate General of Thessaloniki the French Consulate General of Thessaloniki, The Marshall Center in Germany, the Center for Transatlantic Relations (SAIS) Johns Hopkins University, The Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, along with Sakkoulas Publications Thessaloniki Greece.
An Important Conference Report was published by Strategy International. It was led and accepted by the leading Scientific Committee and the Directorship of the Think Tank.
In January 2012, at a time of great fiscal and social turmoil throughout the world, most importantly Europe, after the 4th succesful year of our work, we hope, to have a practical impact factor with concrete academic and professional negotiations/consultations. We will discuss analyze and propose practical issues. We will propose innovative solutions. We will be constructive . We will be effective. We will be adding an interest in modern security and business affairs locally, peripherally and globally.
Global and International options, international development assurances and national interests will eventually be emerged. Strategy International holds practical and concrete proposals for practical consideration against this period of social, political and fiscal instability.
The report of the Conference will be:
A. Proposed for consideration to the European and Greek Governments and International Organizations and Transatlantic allies.
B. We aim to enhance co-operation with regional actors, institutes, non for protits, states, but also International Organizations: The EU, NATO, the OSCE, amongst others.
Our annual convention enrich international, transatlantic and global ties. This is our motivation and our statement for our new conference. With the help and support of all possible members involved, we hope for the best possible effect.
Expressing the Security and Development Needs in The Area:
On the basis of a much needed pragmatic strategy for consolidating future prosperity in South-Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean, it is evident that there is much fertile ground on best practices expressing current and future fiscal and social challenges. It is time to constructively negotiate the integration of the region’s countries into the relevant security structures, as long as they fulfill the needs of future co-operation and collaboration.
Ongoing transformations of the International Organizations, allow us to think both peripherally and globally. Security and development organizations can be a crisis management tool for existing, and frozen issues, with appropriate new and future initiatives and innovations. The upcoming conference in Thessaloniki, shall call on all sides of South-Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean, to take bold steps forward. To negotiate and resolve existing security problems, and express new security concerns (financial, social, political, legal); moreover, taking a look at methods of investment and development thought new construction projects but also the support of international consultation and research. Amongst them, to discuss and bring forward important issues that are of global concern through peripheral possible change.
Through the conference, Strategy International is set to promote a diplomatic, academic, professional and political agenda, that will permeate government levels but also the private sector. Strategy International will also seek to address all security and stability concerns in the Mediterranean and SE Europe areas.
The strategic location of Thessaloniki is important.
Thessaloniki is celebrating in 2012 its 100 years of liberation.
Thessaloniki was nominated the European Youth City in 2014. As such anything made from young people to the future can only be an asset.
Such conferences are important to the community, to the city to the people. to the state and to the region. It is an important time for us to discuss the future of the city as the ‘Capital City’ of the Balkans and Southe-Eastern Europe.
It will help assist the dissemination of the international community’s efforts in the area and to counter the fiscal crisis. To create credible institutions and far better credible communities of people. It will help start a practical discussion for joint and international development for the city, the region and the periphery.
As such, the goals of Strategy International regarding this international meeting are thus defined as:
a) Educating the public,opinion makers in Greece, the periphery of the Balkans, Europe and the World. Through Security affairs and resolution of conflicts and bilateral or multilateral affairs development can achieve progress.
b) Engaging internationally renowned academics, experts and opinion-makers in formulating a new Security and development thinking.
We shall be taking into account the influence and the political-military initiatives that Greece can and should portray in the region along-side the international community initiatives.
c) International cooperation with world renown international institutions and international organizations, governments and companies that will bring forth a better international perspective while engaging in a peripheral international discussion on the future of security and strategy.
We hope that you will enjoy this international conference. We hope of you support and co-operation as we try to put Thessaloniki to the edge of innovation and technology, through decision-making.