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Equilibrium Institute has become the Hungarian Institutional Partner at the NATO Public Forum 2024, the flagship public conference at the NATO Summit in Washington DC on 10-11 July 2024.

This year, the NATO Public Diplomacy Division is organizing the event in collaboration with the United States Government, the Atlantic Council, Center for a New American Security, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, GLOBSEC, and Hudson Institute. 

Institutional Partnership is a privileged status that NATO PDD offers to a select group of organizations in recognition of the important role they play in discussions of transatlantic security in their home country.

The Equilibrium Institute will be the exclusive organization representing and amplifying the NATO Public Forum in Hungary.

The changing world order and the challenges to the transatlantic alliance system are also affecting our country more and more intensively, so the Equilibrium Institute also intends to devote more space to foreign and security policy issues in its activities. This year, the Equilibrium Institute has launched an online foreign and security policy discussion series on the Three Seas Initiative, the first of which was hosted by Ian Brzezinski, US foreign policy and military expert and former Assistant Secretary of State. In the autumn, we published a policy proposal to increase energy security in Hungarian municipalities.

In September we will organise Hungary’s new security policy conference! The Budapest Energy and Security Talks (B.E.S.T.) will discuss the most important security policy issues in Central and Eastern Europe with leading experts and decision-makers from the region. Key topics include transatlantic security challenges and the assessment of the Washington Summit, the future of the Three Seas Initiative, energy security dilemmas, especially in the context of the war in Ukraine and the EU’s green transition, and the role of cyber defence and artificial intelligence in the management and prevention of cyber attacks.