Towards #NATO2030: The Regional Perspective of the Baltic States and Poland

In order to contribute to the discussion of the #NATO2030 reflection process, LIIA has coordinated and edited the publication: "Towards #NATO2030: The Regional Perspective of the Baltic States and Poland." The publication gathers together distinguished experts from the region to discuss events, trends, opportunities, and challenges lying ahead for the Alliance in the next decade and beyond. The project's added value is the experts' recommendations indicating the most challenging and topical issues from the regional perspective.

The recording of public discussion and presentation of the publication: "Towards #NATO2030: The Regional Perspective of the Baltic States and Poland" please see below. 

Opening remarks:

  • Andris Sprūds, Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs; Professor at Riga Stradins University

Keynote speech:

  • H.E. Egils Levits, The President of the Republic of Latvia


  • H.E. Baiba Braže, Assistant Secretary-General of NATO


  • Martin Hurt, Research Fellow, The International Centre for Defence and Security, Estonia
  • Toms Rostoks, Senior Researcher, The Centre for Security and Strategic Research at the National Defence Academy of Latvia, Latvia
  • Emilija Pundziūtė-Gallois, Research Fellow, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  • Piotr Szymański, Research Fellow in the Regional Security Programme the Warsaw-based Centre for Eastern Studies, Poland


  • Benedetta Berti, Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary-General, NATO

Moderator: Imants Lieģis, Senior fellow at LIIA, former ambassador to France, Benelux, NATO, the EU Political and Security Committee, and the Kingdom of Spain, as well as former Latvian Minister of Defense and Justice, and existing member of the Advisory Board for the European Leadership Network (ELN).

The project is being carried out with the support of the NATO Public Diplomacy Division.

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Published 07 December 2020