Policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic better serve their own national defense and security agendas when their national strategies are conscious of transatlantic interests and values. A strong transatlantic partnership is essential to successful foreign policy implementation and Slovakia commits to it as well. However, various – often hybrid – challenges undermine such reality. Moreover, unprecedented attack on Ukraine, direct Slovak neighbor, transformed the notion of “continuous peace in Europe”, and once again raised questions about the price of security and further of defense.

To build upon successful activities, accomplished by the support of the HBS, EuroPolicy intends to extend a gender aspect in the discussion on foreign policy, especially when facing authoritarian regimes.

Media freedom and protection of journalists is crucial for the health of the European democracy. The issue has been rising at the European political agenda, with publication of the Media Act planned for autumn and an ongoing discussion about the effects of digital legislation (DSA, DMA) on media. 

The main objective of the project is to strengthen the democratic legitimacy of the European Union reform process by creating a platform for engaging a broader range of actors in the discussions taking place in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe and by informing the wider public about their key themes.

The main objective of the project is to provide an assessment of the processes of the strategic direction of the North Atlantic Alliance and to define recommendations for the adaptation of NATO 2030 in the Slovak Republic, as well as to cover the topic of the preparations for the NATO Summit and its subsequent implications for the development of the Alliance.