The Youth Section of the Euro-Atlantic Council of Slovenia organized the traditional 9th Balkan SAYS (Security Architecture Youth Seminar) on 15 and 16 September 2021, which took place via Zoom for participants from 22 countries.

The seminar focused on Mediterranean Security, Contemporary Security Challenges in the Balkans, Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, and the future of NATO.

On the first day, experts from several countries discussed the relationship between the European Union and Turkey, new mass migration flows, tensions between Greece and Turkey, and presented natural disasters and other emergencies from a regional perspective of cooperation in crisis management. On the second day of the seminar, experts talked about Slovenian presidency of the Council of the EU, cyber security, the enlargement of the European Union and NATO’s agenda for 2030, as well as its future viability.