2017: About the conference

Jagello 2000 prepared the fourth edition of national conference „Our Security Cannot Be Taken for Granted“ that was held on 8 June, 2017 at the premises of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. The top-level politicians, security experts and others met to sum up the last year development and discuss challenges and plans for further ensuring the defence and security of the Czech Republic. 

The aim of the conference is to keep the debate on security and defence at the highest political and expert level, therefore the main topic was on developments in this area over the past year and their summarization, as well as the priorities of the parliamentary political parties in the area of defence and security ahead of parliamentary elections. 

Chairmen of all political parties represented in the Chamber of Deputies were invited to the conference, together with ministers and prominent security experts. Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, NATO Deputy Secretary General, was this year’s key note speaker.

One of the main objectives of the event is to facilitate debate on defence and security among top political figures, experts and members of the armed forces and security forces. Over the years, this unique format of interaction and factual discussion between political representation and professional public has earned success and positive responses. 

Every year are the organizers trying to bring the conference to the general public too via wide media coverage – through the broadcasting, articles on news portals or in security magazines 

The 4th edition of the conference was held under the auspices 
of the President of the Chamber of Deputies Jan Hamáček.