• Wednesday, 7 June
Participants’ arrival
[Hotel Del Mar, Mamaia, Constanța]

• Thursday, 8 June
09.00 – 10.00 – Registration [Main entrance – Hotel Del Mar]

10:00 – 10.15: Official opening (open session)
[Paris Hall – Hotel Del Mar, floor 1]
10.00 – 10.15 Introduction: Mr. Ionel Nițu |president of New Strategy Center|, Mr. Decebal Făgădău, |Mayor of Constanța|, Mr. Sorin Rugină |rector of the Ovidius University Constanța|, Mr. Dan Petre |director of the Romanian Diplomatic Institute|

10:15 – 11:30 Panel I – Security challenges in the Black Sea area and the Balkans (open session)
[Paris Hall – Hotel Del Mar, floor 1]
ChairAmbassador Sergiu Celac |member of the Scientific Council of the New Strategy Center|
• Ambassador Sorin Ducaru |Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO|
• Mr. Alexandru Victor Micula |Minister of Foreign Affairs, Romania|
11.00 -11.30 Open discussion

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break

12:00 – 14:00 Panel II – Cyber security and its growing challenges (open session)

[Paris Hall – Hotel Del Mar, floor 1]
ChairMr. Gabriel Mazilu |advisor to Government, Romania|
• Ambassador Sorin Ducaru |Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO|
• Mr. Augustin Jianu |Minister of Communications, Romania|
• Mrs. Melissa Hathaway |former director of the Joint Interagency Cyber Task Force at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence during the George W. Bush Administration, USA|
• Mr. Anton Rog | head of the National Cyberint Center, the Romanian Intelligence Service, Romania|
• Mr. Tal Pavel |research fellow, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Israel|
13.15 – 14.00 Open discussion

14.00 – 15.30 Lunch

15:30 – 17:30 Panel III a  – Energy security: a common issue in the Balkans and the Black Sea (Chatham House rules, no press access)
[London Hall – Hotel Del Mar, floor 1]
ChairMr. Dan Petre |director of the Romanian Diplomatic Institute|
• Mr. Theodoros Tsakiris, |Energy Programme Director ELIAMEP, Greece|
• Mrs. Mariana Gheorghe, |CEO OMV Petrom, Romania|
• Ms. Gulmira Rzayeva |senior research fellow at Strateji Arasdimalar Merkezi (SAM), Azerbaijan|
• Ms. Natalia Shatirishvili |lead researcher, World Experience for Georgia (WEG), Georgia|

16.45 – 17.30 Open discussion

15:30 – 17:30 Panel III b –The Balkans and the Black Sea area: confrontation region for the information war (Chatham House rules, no press access)
[Paris Hall – Hotel Del Mar, floor 1]
ChairMr. Dan Dima |member of the Scientific Council of the New Strategy Center|
• Colonel Aivar Jaeski |deputy Director of NATO Center of Excellence STRATCOM Riga, Latvia|
• Mr. Dan Mihalache |ambassador of Romania to UK, Romania|
• Mr. Yevhen Mahda |associate professor Ihor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine|
• Mr. Iulian Chifu |president of CPC EW, Bucharest, Romania|
• Mr. Igor Munteanu |president 0f IDIS “Viitorul”, Republic of Moldova|
• Ms. Milena Bešić |executive director of CEDEM – Centre for Democracy and Human Rights, Montenegro|
16.45 – 17.30 Open discussion

• Friday, 9 June 

10.00 – 12.15 Panel IV – Security challenges in the Black Sea area and the Balkans Part II (Chatham House rules, no press access)
[Paris Hall – Hotel Del Mar, floor 1]
Chair– Mr. Dan Dungaciu |member of the Scientific Council of the New Strategy Center|
• General Nicolae Ciucă |Chief of the General Staff, Ministry of Defense, Romania|
• Lieutenant General Jan Broeks |Director General of the International Military Staff, NATO|
• Mr. Mustafa Aydin |rector of Kadir Has University Istanbul and president of the International Relations Council of Turkey, Turkey|
• Mr. Przemysław Żurawski vel Grajewski |advisor for defense issues to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland|
• Mr. Robert Barić |Lecturer, Croatian Defense Academy „Dr. Franjo Tuđman”|, Croatia|
11.30 -12.15 Open discussion

12.15 – 12.30 Coffee break

12.30 – 14:30 Panel V a – Cyber security and education (open session)
[Paris Hall – Hotel Del Mar, floor 1]
Chair– Mr. Ionel Nițu |president of the New Strategy Center|
• Mr. Cristian Cucu |Secretary of state for information technology, CIO office coordinator, Romanian Government|
• Mr. Siim Alatalu |Head of International Relations, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, Tallinn, Estonia|
• Mr. Florian Ciolacu |Vice-president SIVECO Romania|
• Mr. Cristian Sfichi |BD Director Defense & Security, Thales Systems Romania|
• Mr. Alexandru Andriescu, |CEOProvision Software Division , Romania|

13.45 – 14.30 Open discussion

12.30 – 14:30 V b- The Black Sea militarisation and the effects on the regional security (Chatham House rules, no press access)
[London Hall – Hotel Del Mar, floor 1]
ChairMr. Emanuel Plopeanu |dean of History and Political Sciences Faculty, Ovidius University Constanța|
• Mr. Constantin Ionescu |state advisor, Presidential Administration, Romania|
• Ms. Deborah Sanders |reader at King’s College London, UK|
• Cdor. Marius Șerbeszki |Deputy Dean of the Command and Staff College, National Defense Academy, Romania|
• Mr. Francesco Tosato |senior fellow at Centro Studi Internazionali, Rome, Italy|

13.45 – 14.30 Open discussion

14.30 – 15.45 Lunch
[Del Mar Restaurant – Hotel Del Mar]

15.45 – 17.45 Panel VI – Security and economic cooperation in the Balkans and the Black Sea area (Chatham House rules, no press access)
[Paris Hall – Hotel Del Mar, floor 1]
ChairDr. Mihai Girtu |professor, Ovidius University Constanța|
• Col. Cristian Bizadea |deputy director of the Romanian Intelligence Service, Romania|
• Mr. Iliya Lingorski, |president of the European Institute for Strategy and Analysis, Bulgaria|
• Mr. Marko Savcović |programme director of the Belgrade Security Forum, Serbia|
Vasile Iuga |senior advisor at PriceWaterhouseCoopers Romania|

17.00 – 17.45 Open discussion

17.45 – 18.00 Closing remarks: Ambassador Sergiu Celac, |members of the Scientific Council of the New Strategy Center|

• Saturday, 10 June
Participants’ departure

Note – Simultaneous translation into English and Romanian is available.

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