NATO will adopt its new Strategic Concept at the 2022 Madrid Summit. It will define the security challenges facing the Alliance and outline the political and military tasks NATO will carry out to address them.
At the 2021 Brussels Summit, NATO Leaders asked Secretary General
Jens Stoltenberg to lead the process of developing the next
Strategic Concept. The Secretary General has initiated a phase of
consultations that is both internal and external.
Internal consultations are being conducted with Allies on NATO’s evolving strategic environment, approach and priorities. Four seminars are being organised in Allied capitals to bring together NATO leadership, officials and expert communities.
NATO is also engaging with partners, other international organisations, and with expert communities, youth organisations, civil society and the private sector.
After this consultation phase, Allies will negotiate and agree the next Strategic Concept, with a view to Leaders endorsing it at the 2022 Madrid Summit.
The NATO 2030 initiative is about making sure the Alliance remains
ready today to face tomorrow’s challenges.
In December 2019, NATO Leaders asked Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to conduct a forward-looking reflection process to strengthen the Alliance. In June 2020, the Secretary General laid out his priorities for NATO 2030: making sure NATO remains strong militarily, becomes even stronger politically and takes a more global approach.
At the 2021 Brussels Summit, Allies agreed the ambitious NATO 2030 agenda, which included the decision to update the Strategic Concept. Visit the NATO 2030 website to find out more.