NATO 2030
Events

Since announcing the NATO 2030 initiative, NATO has engaged with public and private sector experts, media, youth and other stakeholders in dozens of public events across the Alliance.

  • 19 February 2021
  • 04 February 2021
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  • 29 January 2021
  • 18 January 2021
  • 06 January 2021
  • 11 December 2020
  • 10 December 2020
  • 03 December 2020
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  • 25 November 2020
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NATO Secretary General sets out ambitious transatlantic agenda at Munich Security Conference

On 19 February 2021, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke at a virtual meeting of the Munich Security Conference, calling for a strong NATO at the heart of a new transatlantic agenda. Mr. Stoltenberg said, “we now have an historic opportunity to build a stronger Alliance, to regain trust and reinforce our unity - Europe and North America working together in NATO in strategic solidarity.”

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NATO’s First Policy Hackathon rewards Freie Universität Berlin

On 4 February 2021, NATO concluded its first policy hackathon. An expert jury as well as the live audience voted for the team from Freie Universität Berlin as the winner for their pitch on “Innovating innovation: next steps in Allied technology cooperation”.

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Shaping our agenda for NATO 2030 : NATO Secretary General engages with Young Leaders Group

On 4 February 2021, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg engaged with the NATO 2030 Young Leaders Group on their vision of the future of the transatlantic Alliance. The engagement was part of the “New Ideas for NATO 2030” online event, organized in partnership with Chatham House.

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NATO’s first policy hackathon about the future of our security

On 29 January 2021, NATO kicked off its first policy hackathon, in partnership with LEAD Mindsets & Capabilities. Over five days, students from ten top universities in Allied countries developed policy pitches which they presented to the NATO Secretary General as part of his NATO 2030 initiative.

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NATO Secretary General speaks at Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs

On 18 January 2021, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke at a virtual event hosted by the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs. He emphasised that in an unpredictable world, NATO is the strategy to deal with uncertainty and safeguard peace.

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NATO Secretary General gives virtual address to German Christian Social Union (CSU) parliamentarians

On 6 January 2021, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke ahead of a virtual address to German Christian Social Union (CSU) parliamentarians, emphasising that 2021 will be a crucial year for NATO. At a press point with Alexander Dobrindt, Chairman of the CSU Parliamentary Group, Mr. Stoltenberg praised Allied armed forces for supporting civilian efforts to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană said that NATO’s DNA is values and foresight

On 11 December 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană addressed a virtual audience at an event organised by the Atlantic Council. He emphasised that shared values and adaptation are key for future success of the Alliance.

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Deputy Secretary General: private sector is vital to strengthening NATO’s resilience

On 10 December 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană spoke at a webinar hosted by the American Enterprise Institute, emphasising the role of the private sector in strengthening the resilience of the Alliance. He also underlined that NATO is working closely with the European Union, civil society and academia to boost the resilience of our societies in the face of complex challenges.

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NATO Deputy Secretary General spoke on the importance of partnership with Colombia

On 3 December 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană spoke at the Concordia Americas Summit on the importance of having global partnerships with countries like Colombia, to counter common challenges such as pandemics, terrorism or climate change.

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Secretary General: NATO must continue to adapt

On 3 December 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked a group of independent experts for their new report, which outlines 138 recommendations on how to bolster NATO’s political cohesion and ability to face new security challenges.

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NATO Deputy Secretary General: our societies have to be tech ready, and our tech sector security ready

On 25 November 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană spoke at the NATO-Private Sector Dialogue hosted by GLOBSEC. He stressed that NATO has to continue to compete in battle spaces where conflicts are defined as much by bytes and big data as by bullets and battleships.

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Independent group of experts presents report to Secretary General

On 25 November 2020, an independent group of experts, co-chaired by Dr Thomas de Maizière and Dr Wess Mitchell, handed over a report to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on how to make NATO an even stronger Alliance. The group’s report is one of a number of inputs into the Secretary General’s NATO 2030 initiative.

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Secretary General addresses the NATO Parliamentary Assembly – adapting NATO for 2030 and beyond

On 23 November 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s virtual Annual Session. He emphasised that the NATO 2030 initiative will “make our strong Alliance even stronger and fit to face any challenge, in the next decade and beyond” and added that, “NATO is the only place where the countries of Europe and North America meet every day. We need to build on this and use NATO even more as a forum for frank discussion, on a wide range of security issues.”

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Secretary General discusses NATO’s response to strategic challenges at Halifax International Security Forum

On 22 November 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in the Halifax International Security Forum, where he discussed preparing the Alliance for the future with the NATO 2030 initiative, and addressed the rise of China, cyber threats and other challenges. The Secretary General engaged in an online conversation with Robin Shepherd, the Forum’s Vice President, in a discussion opening the Forum’s Plenary Session on “75 Years On: Re-Making the Democratic World Order”.

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Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană: NATO is preparing for the unexpected

On 18 November 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană spoke at the Warsaw Security Forum. He stressed that as NATO looks to the next decade and beyond, it needs to accelerate innovation, strengthen resilience and expand its partnerships.

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NATO Secretary General: we need to work together to find common solutions

On 13 November 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke at the annual Riga Conference, stressing the importance of Alliance unity and Allies’ continued investment in defence to ensure peace and prosperity for the future.

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NATO Secretary General discusses NATO’s adaptation to future threats with Ian Bremmer of GZERO

On 12 November 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gave an interview with Ian Bremmer of Gzero World (published 16 November 2020), discussing how the Alliance is adapting to a variety of threats and challenges ranging from the rising influence of China to cyber warfare to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Secretary General opens NATO 2030 Youth Summit

On 9 November 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed young people from across the Alliance to the NATO 2030 Youth Summit. Organised in cooperation with the Munich Security Conference, the Youth Summit brought together hundreds of young people for an online conversation with the Secretary General and other NATO leaders, and a series of interactive debates focused on keeping NATO strong militarily, making it stronger politically and taking a more global approach.

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NATO Deputy Secretary General speaks about cooperation on Artificial Intelligence

On 28 October 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană participated in the high-level virtual discussion “Transatlantic cooperation in the era of AI” organised by the Atlantic Council's Future Europe Initiative and GeoTech Center. The Deputy Secretary General engaged in a conversation about why the United States and the European Union should cooperate on AI, how best to promote shared values in the field, and what modern technologies mean in the defence and security context for European and American stakeholders.

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NATO Deputy Secretary General: NATO is ready for whatever challenges it might face

On 27 October 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană participated in an international conference on ‘Preparing NATO and the Allies for the Future Challenges’ in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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15th annual NATO Run in Budapest includes virtual run for the first time

On 18 October 2020, the 15th edition of the NATO Run organised by the Budapest Athletic Federation took place in Budapest. The NATO Run has been co-sponsored by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division since its creation, and has raised awareness about NATO 2030 among more than 5,000 participants of all ages from various countries. The 2020 edition paid a special tribute to the heroes and victims of the COVID-19 pandemic and included an innovative new element – a virtual run – allowing participants from around the world to join the running festival and complete the run remotely.

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NATO Deputy Secretary General speaks at Bucharest Model NATO

On 16 October 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană spoke at the opening of the Bucharest Model NATO, calling on younger generations to take part in keeping NATO strong. "We need each other to shape the strategic landscape, or others will shape it for us," he said. "We also need each other to ensure that we keep our technological edge in an increasingly competitive space.”

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NATO and Women, Peace and Security: Strength is in gender diversity and equality

On 15 October 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke at an online dialogue on the future of Women, Peace and Security at NATO. He stressed that further advancing gender equality was a priority for NATO in the 2030 horizon: “You have my personal commitment to provide the leadership and support needed”, he said. “It is about making our strong Alliance even stronger”.

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NATO Deputy Secretary General stresses there is no substitute to the transatlantic relationship

On 13 October 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană spoke at a Friends of Europe event, emphasising that the bond between Europe and North America is still essential. “I do believe there is no substitute to the transatlantic bond,” he said.

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NATO Deputy Secretary General speaks at Aspen Institute Seminar

On 8 October 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană spoke on the future of NATO at a seminar organised by the Aspen Institute, in partnership with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and the Spanish Real Instituto Elcano.

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NATO Secretary General highlights the importance of resilience

On 7 October 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke about the importance of technology and resilience at the yearly Global Security Bratislava Forum. The forum was held as a virtual event.

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NATO Deputy Secretary General speaks at Atlantic Forum’s Transatlanticism 2020 event

On 2 October 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană delivered a keynote speech at the online conference “Transatlanticism 2020” organised by the Atlantic Forum. The event featured speakers from Friends of Europe, GLOBSEC, Carnegie Europe, ATA and the Atlantic Forum and gathered 85 young professionals.

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Secretary General: NATO must help to curb climate change

On 28 September 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivered a keynote speech for the Alliance to take further action to address the threat of climate change. Speaking to students from 10 universities across the Alliance, he said: “NATO’s core task is to keep us all safe. Climate change is making the world more unsafe. So to fulfil our main responsibility, NATO must help to curb climate change.”

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Secretary General stresses the importance of engaging with the young people for NATO’s future

On 21 September 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivered an online keynote speech on “Mapping the New Transatlantic Decade” at the 12th annual Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) Forum. The Secretary General emphasised that NATO 2030 is about the future of the Alliance. He underscored his determination to take the ideas and concerns of the young people into account and the importance of engaging with them to discuss the new challenges that NATO is facing.

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NATO Deputy Secretary General speaks at Emerging Europe event

On 27 August 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană gave a keynote speech at the online event “Emerging Europe and the United States: Towards 2030”. Organised by Emerging Europe, a London-based intelligence, community and news platform, the conference brought together political and business leaders as well as media representatives from Europe and the US.

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NATO Deputy Secretary General addresses the Symi Symposium

On 28 July 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană took part in the online 22nd annual Symi Symposium in Greece on “Pandemic - The World post COVID-19”, organised under the auspices of the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe. As part of the NATO 2030 reflection process, he emphasised the value of global partnerships for the defence of shared democratic values and the need to identify synergies between NATO and the EU towards enhanced resilience.

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NATO Deputy Secretary General participates in EU Defense Washington Forum

On 9 July 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană discussed “EU defense and the present and future of EU-NATO cooperation” with Brookings Institution President General John R. Allen at the 2020 EU Defense Washington Forum, organised by Brookings and the EU Delegation to the US. They addressed transatlantic relations, the Secretary General’s NATO 2030 agenda, and lessons learned from COVID-19, among other topics. The event included a keynote speech by EU HR/VP Josep Borrell.

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Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană speaks at Transatlantic Conference at the Harvard Kennedy School

On 2 July 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană participated in a virtual conversation on “Redefining Inclusive Transatlantic Security in the COVID Era” with former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the annual Transatlantic Conference. The discussion focused on transatlantic relations, the future of the Alliance and its efforts to adapt and innovate, including through the reflection on NATO 2030.

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NATO Secretary General underlines the need for NATO to take a more global approach

On 30 June 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed an online event of the German Institute for Global and Area studies (GIGA). Speaking about “The Geopolitical Implications of COVID-19”, the Secretary General called for a global approach to address the security challenges we face. He stressed NATO 2030 was recently launched to reflect on where we see our Alliance 10 years from now and how it will continue to keep us safe.

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NATO Deputy Secretary General calls for a global approach to tackle global challenges

On 29 June 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană participated in the virtual European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR) Annual Council Meeting. Stressing the importance of NATO as an indispensable forum for security cooperation, he emphasised that NATO and the EU are natural partners, working together to ensure peace and prosperity in Europe.

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NATO Deputy Secretary General participates in 2020 Brussels Forum

On 29 June 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană engaged in a conversation on “Anticipating the Unknown after COVID-19” with US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun and Financial Times Correspondent Katrina Manson at the German Marshall Fund’s virtual Brussels Forum. He discussed NATO’s response and security challenges in the COVID-19 context, disinformation, the rising influence of China, NATO’s efforts in the field of resilience and the main elements of the Secretary General’s vision for NATO 2030.

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NATO Deputy Secretary General gives keynote speech at the Czech National Security Conference

On 25 June 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană delivered a virtual keynote speech at the 7th Czech National Security Conference, "Our Security Cannot Be Taken for Granted", organised by the Jagello 2000 Association. Mr Geoană stressed that “NATO’s job is to remain ready to defend all Allies against any threat” and said that “to adapt our policies and strategies, we have to continue to invest in our armed forces and in modern military capabilities” and to “bring all the issues that affect our security to NATO’s table.”

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Secretary General at Brussels Forum: As the World is Changing, NATO is Changing

On 23 June 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke at the German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum, addressing issues ranging from arms control to plans for a second wave of COVID-19. He said, “NATO has to be able to defend all Allies against any threat from any direction." He continued, "that one of the purposes of NATO 2030, is to make sure that we adapt, that we change as we see the world is changing.”

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Secretary General launches NATO 2030 to make our strong Alliance even stronger

On 8 June 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg launched his outline for NATO 2030 in an online conversation with the Atlantic Council and the German Marshall Fund of the United States. “This is an opportunity to reflect on where we see our Alliance 10 years from now, and how it will continue to keep us safe in a more uncertain world,” the Secretary General said.

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NATO reflection process: Secretary General’s first meeting with the group of independent experts

On 8 April 2020, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held his first meeting with the group of independent experts supporting his work on a reflection process to further strengthen NATO’s political dimension. The meeting, held by video conference, was an opportunity for the Secretary General and the experts to exchange initial views on their work for the coming weeks and months. The group, co-chaired by Thomas de Maizière and Wess Mitchell, is scheduled to meet by video conference with the North Atlantic Council on 22 April 2020.

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Secretary General appoints independent experts group as part of NATO reflection process

On 31 March 2020, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced the appointment of a group of independent experts to support his work in a reflection process to further strengthen NATO’s political dimension. The group of five men and five women will be co-chaired by Thomas de Maizière and Wess Mitchell, and will report to the Secretary General.

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NATO Leaders ask Secretary General to lead forward-looking reflection process

On 3-4 December 2019, at the Leaders Meeting in London, NATO heads of state and government agreed to launch a forward-looking reflection process under the auspices of the Secretary General.

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