International Conference Strategic Streams 2020: Geopolitics of Covid-19 and the Consequences of the Pandemic to the World, the Europe and the Balkans

The International Conference Strategic Streams 2020: Geopolitics of Covid-19 and the Consequences of the Pandemic to the World, the Europe and the Balkans, will be organized by the Forum for Strategic Studies (FORST) of the Institute of Social Sciences (IDN) on 23th of October 2020.

The Conference will discuss the social, geopolitical, strategic and economic consequences of the Covid-19 virus and the effects that the pandemic will leave on the world in which we live, with special emphasis on the future of international relations after the pandemic. The Conference will try to answer the question of how much the Covid-19 pandemic will affect future global geopolitical and economic trends and relations between the world's most important powers, as well as how the economic and geopolitical consequences of the pandemic will affect the future of the European Union and the stability of the Balkans as a specific region in which different geopolitical interests intertwine.

The Conference will take place only a few weeks before the most important global event of the year – the 2020 United States presidential election – which outcome will surely impact the world politics and international relations in the following decade, which will also be discussed at the conference. The aim of the Conference is to consider the main strategic streams and directions that will affect the future of international relations in the following decade that started with the Covid-19 pandemic – the global crisis which short-term, mid-term and long-term consequences to the World, Europe and the Balkans will be analysed at the conference.  

The Conference will be attended by ambassadors of important world countries in Serbia, members of the European Parliament, and distingguished analysts and researchers from the European Union and the Balkans, engaged in research of international relations and global strategic trends. The publication of proceedings from the Conference is expected in the first half of 2021.

The Conference will be held at the Institute of Social Sciences in Belgrade, on Friday, 23rd October 2020, starting at 9 am. The working languages of the Conference are English and the languages of the region. The organizer of the Conference covers the costs of stay and accommodation for participants outside Serbia. The travel costs are borne by the participants.

The program of the conference Strategic Streams 2020: Geopolitics of Covid-19 and the Consequences of the Pandemic to the World, the Europe and the Balkans can be downloaded at the following link.