Two days long training on “How to assess and counter malign influence in the Western Balkans” started today in the Atlantic Council of Montenegro and will last until September 18.

The training was implemented with the support of the International Visegrad Fund and it was the occasion for analyzing how to assess and counter foreign malign influence in Western Balkans with a particular emphasis on the national plan. In this context, there were discussions about shared experience from beyond Western Balkans, particularly from Czech Republic.

The participants from the Central Europe and Western Balkans region will also address the security issue on social media, how to protect data on personal computer or mobile phone, as well as about what other protection measures there are.

Youth Atlantic Treaty Association (YATA) Montenegro is announcing a contest for admission of new members!

YATA is a very significant pillar of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, with its young members who participate in numerous activities in Montenegro and abroad, including various visits to relevant institutions, meetings with ambassadors, attending schools and seminars as well as participating in international conferences.

Atlantic Council of Montenegro is educating members of YATA in order to form a team of young people who will be able to contribute to these activities and to take part in the activities on the international level.

If you are ready to present your ideas and initiative and if you want to become a member of our team, send your motivation letter and CV to the following e-mail address: [email protected]. Applications are open until September 30, 2019 for candidates between 18 and 30 years of age.

Become a member of YATA team!

2BS FORUM – a flagship event of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro is a leading International Forum in SEE.

Next year’s 2BS Forum will be held on June 04-06, 2020. At the same time Forum will celebrating its 10thAnniversary and thus mark a decade of its efforts to impact, change and shape new and tactical thinking and provide answers for regional and global burning challenges.

2BS Forum provides perfect blend of interesting ideas, panel sessions and interviews which enables great and engaging discussions that will never leave you without hot and compelling food for thought.

It will bring to Budva great number of regional and global actors, among others a number of key decision-makers, governments representatives, experts and other key foreign policy and security policy stakeholders from the spheres of diplomacy, business, academia, and media.

Mark the date in your calendars and join us in our efforts to make this region a safer and more prosperous place, able to contribute to global challenges in the future.

Dr István Balogh, Deputy State Secretary for Security Policy and Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, together with his delegation members, met with the President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, Dr Savo Kentera and his team. On that occasion, they discussed the mission and projects of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, activities that it implements through its three centers and future challenges.

Delegation also visited the Digital Forensic Center whose mission is a fight against disinformation and strengthening of the society’s resilience to this increasingly common phenomenon. They stated that the elections which will take place next year in Montenegro and the region will be the ideal target for malicious foreign influence and that the DFC is facing a year full of hard and devoted work to suppress it, i.e. to reveal it. When it comes to this phenomenon, they pointed out that a good cooperation between NATO member states is of a key significance.

The meeting was a great opportunity to establish agreement on a future cooperation and on exchange of experiences and expertise with Hungarian institutes which engage in similar issues. As it was concluded, strengthening of a cooperation is crucial.