On 7-8 October 2020, Professor Korosteleva was invited to join the GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum 2020 ‘Let’s Heal the World Together’. The coronavirus pandemic accentuated the need for the international community to come together to resolve an unprecedented global health and economic crisis. It also revealed how fragmented and uncertain the world has become. Under the overarching theme “Let’s Heal the World Together“, the discussion has focused on the most pressing issues that need to be resolved in order to quickly recover from the Great Lockdown, and to build safer, more prosperous and resilient societies. For the first time GLOBSEC will be held in a hybrid format, the international community will be involved in the Forum both virtually and in-person.
The star cast of speakers included H.E. Zuzana Caputova, Slovak President; H.E. Madeleine Albright; H.E. Sebastian Kurz, Chancellor of Austria; COMPASS Advisory Board member, Nathalie Tocci, IAI Director; Svitalan Tikhanovskaya, Presidential Candidate 2020 Belarus Election and many more (for full details please visit here). Professor Korosteleva and Dr Zachary Paikin were invited to contribute to the discussion at the panel ‘Eastern Partnership: The Impact of Regional Political Crisis on the Civil Society and Increased Resilience for Unfolding Trends’, also involving Ivan Krastev, Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies and Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM); Karatína Mathernová, Deputy Director-General, European Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission; Corina Rebegea, Director for Democratic Resilience, Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA); and Thomas de Waal, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe. The focus was on political and security crises in the Eastern Partnership countries, and the role of civil society in helping people to cope with crises and build their resilience.