The Rīga Conference 2020 will be taking place on the 12th and 13th of November online. This year the agenda addresses NATO relevance on both sides of Atlantic, COVID-19 caused consequences for deterrence, Post-pandemic global order, EU resilience in case of crisis, as well as infodemic. The conference will be broadcasted in www.rigaconference.lv and different social media platforms.
The conference offers seven panel discussions on topical foreign and security issues, as well as special addresses from Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, and Initiator of Coordination Council of Belarus Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Special side events that will discuss women in security, NATO future, Baltic energy security, and the Quad group impact on peace and security will be offered as the added value of the event. To see the full program please visit the website of the conference.
This year The Rīga Conference celebrates its 15th anniversary. Annually it brings together regional and international experts in foreign policy and defence, academics, journalists, and business representatives, promoting the discussion and assessment of issues affecting the transatlantic community.
The Rīga Conference is organised jointly by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, and the Ministry of Defence of Latvia in close cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division, Konrad Adenauer Foundation in the Baltic States, and the European Commission Representation in Latvia. The conference is supported by the Embassy of Canada to Latvia, the United States Embassy in Latvia, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Riga, Meet Riga, Latvenergo, Swedbank, Seal and other supporters and sponsors.
The organizers invite journalists to register for accreditation to get a chance to get full access to all online discussions of the conference. The wider public will be given the opportunity to watch the conference's open part discussions online on various social media platforms.