Consultations &


NATO’s Strategic Concept is developed through two important types of consultation: internal consultation with Allies and external engagements with partner countries, organisations and civil society. At the 2022 Summit, the Concept will be presented to Allied Leaders for approval.



Internal consultations are conducted between Allies on NATO’s evolving strategic environment, approach and priorities. In addition to regular consultations at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, a number of seminars were organised in Allied capitals to bring together NATO leadership, officials and expert communities. Each seminar included both a public event and closed-door segment.



NATO also engages with partner countries, other international organisations, expert communities, youth organisations, civil society and the private sector to enrich the Concept’s development through diverse perspectives.

10 May 2022

Roundtable on NATO’s Strategic Concept: view from Finland

Embassy of Romania in Finland - Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland

06 April 2022

Discussion on NATO’s next Strategic Concept, Atlantic Council Strategy Consortium

Atlantic Council of United States - Virtual

01 April 2022

NATO Strategic concept 2022 roundtable

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Multilateral Dialogue Office - Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

15 March 2022

Engagement with French experts

Institut Montaigne - Paris, France

Paris, France

08 March 2022

NATO’s new Strategic Concept: view from Sweden

Embassy of United Kingdom to Sweden - Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

07 March 2022

Towards’ NATO’s new Strategic Concept: Perspectives from the North

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs - Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norway

03 March 2022

Italy and the new NATO Strategic Concept: transatlantic reflections and Italy’s response

Institute of International Affairs - Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

19 February 2022

Towards NATO’s next Strategic Concept: Future-proofing NATO for the next decade

Munich Security Forum - Munich, Germany

Munich, Germany

07 February 2022

NATO 2022 Strategic Concept roundtable

NATO Liaison Office in Georgia with Embassy of Poland - Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia

21 January 2022

Round table discussion “Road to the new NATO Strategic Concept 2030: View from Ukraine

Prism Ukraine - Kyiv, Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine

18 November 2021

Priorities for NATO’s Strategic Concept: Perspectives from Berlin

German Atlantic Association - Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

10 November 2021

NATO’s deterrence and defence posture on NATO’s Eastern flank

Annual Baltic Conference on Defence - Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

29 September 2021

Transatlantic Priorities for NATO’s Next Strategic Concept: Perspectives from Washington

CEPA Forum, Center for European Policy Analysis - Washington DC, US

Washington DC, US
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