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"Vilnius Security Forum 2024" agenda and registration


Strengthen Lithuania's national security by supporting democratic processes within the country and across the region

Our Mission

Support democratic processes and enhance coordination efforts to deepen the understanding of civil-military dialogue within Lithuania.

Educate policymakers, the general public, and our allies about Lithuania's national security interests and concerns.

Enhance ties within the Trans-Atlantic community to maintain and deepen Lithuania’s connections with NATO allies in North America and Europe.

Our approach

Support governmental and non-governmental organizations in enhancing national security.

Encourage and support progressive ideas that would enhance security and stability in Lithuania and the surrounding region upon implementation.

Build trust and confidence among diverse societal groups in the region.

Collaborate with similar organizations worldwide.

Our Vision

"Lithuania is a secure and confident country, enjoying a high level of trust and an esteemed reputation among NATO and EU members, as well as with its neighboring countries."

Mr. Michael Carpenter

Senior Director of the Joseph R. Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania

"The National Defense Foundation brings together military and civilian experts from Europe and North America to strategize on how best to deter, counter, and defend against hybrid and conventional military threats to democratic states, particularly in the Baltic region. A key element of its approach is to promote democratic resilience by fostering an active and engaged civil society willing to stand up and defend its values."

LTG (Ret.) Ben Hodges

Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), Expert, Former Commander of United States Army Europe (USA)

„Lithuania has always been the role model for all of us in NATO and our friends in the European union for how society takes responsibility for building resilience, understanding, and a realistic approach to deterrence, defence, and security. The National Defense Foundation has long been one of the leaders of this nation-wide effort. Its annual “Vilnius Security Forum” is one of the ways in which it helps bring friends and allies together to generate innovative, achievable, concrete recommendations and cohesion across the region.”

News and publications

2024 June 28

Vilnius Security Forum 2024: Deterrence, Coercion and the Future of Total Defence

Vilnius Security Forum 2024 (   9th Vilnius Security Forum: Deterrence, Coercion and the Future of Total Defence | 2024-02-23   Emilė Balodytė, former intern at […]
2022 February 7

Vilnius Security Forum 2022 “DEFENCE OF EUROPE” Summary and Video

SUMMARY: Vilnius Security Forum 2022 “DEFENCE OF EUROPE” WEBINAR   Growing tensions in the Eastern EU and in vicinity of the Ukraine border combined with the […]
2022 January 10


  Broadcast  Lithuanian Broadcast English FOR QUOESTIONS: Slido – Audience Interaction Made Easy Username: VSF2022   Vilnius Security Forum 2022 “DEFENCE OF EUROPE” WEBINAR […]
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