National Security Policies of the Visegrad Group Countries

Center for Security Studies of the Metropolitan University Prague will be arrange the 3rd annual experts´ conference that will examine the challenges and opportunities in the realm of national security policies faced by the Visegrad Group (V4) countries as a consequence of the recent budgetary cuts in their national security expenditures. In particular, the presenters were asked to examine the following topics:

• The recent strategic security and/or defense reviews conducted in V4 countries
• The potential for sharing and/or pooling of certain military capacities among V4 countries
• The participation of V4 countries in major security arrangements and/or organizations (especially NATO, EU, OSCE, UN)
• The bilateral security relations of V4 countries with major players in the EU and beyond, in particular with the United States and/or Russia

The conference will consist of two panels with academics and practitioners, respectively. Each V4 country will have a national representative in both the academics and practitioners’ panels. The opening keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Jiří Šedivý, the First Deputy Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic.

The conference will take place on December 2, 2011 in Prague at our Žižkov premises (Prokopova 16, Prague 3).

Working language is English only.

Due to limited capacity, we request that you kindly register to attend the conference by filling a short on-line form at This registration for the public will be closed on November 27, 2011 or earlier in case of full capacity.

For the conference program and other information, please visit

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