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“Strenghtening the Regional Cooperation in Europe and Euro-Atlantic Area on Security and Defense Industries for Maintaining and Developing Priority – Established Defense Capabilities. The Use of Wider Military Cooperation Programmes to Increase Security and Defense in Europe.”



The current volatile and complicated Geo-economical/Geo-strategic realm of Europe is subject to many and comprehensive debates in order to find available solutions to mitigate new risks and threats that jeopardize the security and defence of European and Euro-Atlantic area. The new geopolitical situation in the region, the migration crisis in Europe are real concerns of the present and future of Europe, with big implications for Central and Eastern European countries.

Some possible measures to solve these issues heavily rely on deepening the Military Cooperation inside NATO and the EU, developing those multinational defence capabilities necessary to face new risks and treats, as well as strengthening the involvement of national defence industries in scientific research and modern technology’s products.

The organizers of the international academic conference “Strengthening the Regional Cooperation in Europe and Euro-Atlantic Area on Security and Defense Industries for Maintaining and Developing Priority – Established Defense Capabilities. The Use of Wider Military Cooperation Programmes to Increase Security and Defense in Europe” have decided to open for discussion the above-mentioned issues. The importance of national defence industries from Central and Eastern Europe in sharing responsibilities for the development of multinational defence capabilities along with military cooperation programmes in NATO and the EU incline to take an interdisciplinary research approach.

Therefore, conference organizers  would like to invite researchers, experts and analysts in the fields of international relations, diplomacy, geopolitics, law, economics, history, and securitology to exchange ideas, opinions, views and doubts related to the experiences and forecasts of military cooperation initiatives and national defence industries in Europe and Euro-Atlantic areas, with main focus on Central and Eastern Europe.


November, 02, 2019: Deadline for  pentru trimiterea rezumatelor și fișei de participare; 

November, 04, 2019: Notification of acceptance;

November, 07-09, 2019: International Experts Conference SECDEF 2019;

November, 30,  2019 : Deadline for final version in order to be included in Conference Proceedings.

The submission and review of papers for the SECDEF 2019 will be managed through an online conference paper management system called EasyChair. This system gives you, as an author, complete control over your submission for any conference that uses EasyChair.

As regards SECDEF 2019, you may upload your extended abstract, check on the review status of your submission, resubmit it, if necessary, after revisions suggested by your reviewers, and update your information.

This guide is intended to explain the submission process. It has the following steps (EasyChair link for sending abstracts and full papers):

1. Set up an account as an author (if you have not one already)
2. Log in to your EasyChair account
3. Visit SECDEF 2019 page with EasyChair
4. Make a submission


Admin Details:

  • The International Expert Conference will take place in the Military Technical Academy “Ferdinand I” Barracks, 39th-49th George Coşbuc Boulevard, Sector 5, BUCHAREST, Zip Code 050141.
  • Participation fee is 70 Euros and has to be paid no later than November 4th, 2019,  on the banking account of the Romanian Reserve Officers Association (AORR) BCR BANK  RO04RNCB0071003744960003 (please title the money transfer as follow: CONFERENCE + Participant’s Name and Surname). The conference fee should be paid after the acceptance of the conference application.
  • Accomodation will be arranged at the IBIS PALATUL PARLAMENTULUI CITY CENTRE (in walking distance):
    • SGL Room – 55 Eur/night/pers.;
    • DBL Room– 63 Eur/night/pers..

I.   Adapting National Defense Industries of the Central and Eastern European States to the new Geo-economics/Geostrategic framework marked by globalization and the emergence of new risk and threat factors

  • main characteristic of the new regional security environment;
  • the influence of globalisation on the rise of new risk and threat factors;
  • increasing the terror in Europe –the new face of international terrorism;
  • mass migration in Europe and the danger of islamization of the old continent;
  • the role of National Defence Industries ]n strengthening Euro-Atlantic and European Security and Defence;
  • the importance of developing and maintaining adequate defence capabilities at the national and Alliance’s levels;
  • developing multinational strategic capabilities and the involvement of national industries.

II.   Military Cooperation programmes and special initiatives at the Alliance’s Level and within the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy

  • increasing the role of Security through Cooperation task of the Alliance;
  • Russian Hybrid Threats in Europe and the Special Status of cooperation with NATO;
  • redefining NATO’s Military Cooperation programmes with Partners–Partnership for Peace (PfP), Mediterranean Dialogue (MD), Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI), Partners around the Globe (PaG);
  • cooperation methods between European states to diminish new risks and threats;
  • the importance of Alliance’s Special Initiatives for securing Allied borders–Partnership Interoperability Initiative, Defence and Security Capacity Building Initiative, Contribution to NATO-led Operations and Missions; 
  • strengthening NATO-EU Partnership and its domains for common interest; 
  • Military Cooperation in the EU – CSDP;
  • BREXIT or a divided EU.

III.   Increasing the importance of scientific research and technology in Partnerships

  • War of Robots and the future of armed conflicts;
  • increasing role of Cyber and Information spaces in the modern battlefield;
  • introducing alternative energies and their influence on the Energetic War;
  • Cosmos exploitation and possible new missions for Pol – Mil Alliances;
  • Nano-technology and the development of miniaturesieddefence capabilities;
  • European cooperation for scientific research;
  • Allied Strategies for reducing state and non-state actors’ access to High-Tech.

IV.   Strengthening the Relations between the Military Technical Education and National Defense Industry

  • increasing Military Technical Education System’s efficiency through a deeper connection with the National Defence Industry;
  • the organization of Military Technical Education System in Central and Eastern Europe states;
  • involvement of the Military Technical Education System in the modern technology inventions and innovations.