Jagello 2000 prepared already the fifth edition of the national conference „Our Security Cannot Be Taken for Granted“, which was held on 1 November 2018 in New Gallery of the Prague Castle. We organize this conference to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of independent Czechoslovakia. The aim of the conference is to review the past 100 years of the Czech and Slovak history and to consider the influence of geopolitics, freedom and democracy on development of the Czech Republic. The conference further supports the discussion among top politicians, experts, military and security agencies’ representatives about current security situation.
Gen. Yair Golan, former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Israel Defence Forces is the key-note speaker of 2018 edition. The State of Israel celebrates 70 years since its founding this year and both countries have their history closely bound together.
The conference was held under the auspices of Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamáček and Minister of Defence Lubomír Metnar. Chairmen of all political parties represented in the Chamber of Deputies were invited to the conference, together with ministers and prominent security experts. Gen. Aleš Opata, Chief of Staff of the Czech Armed Forces, and Gen. Petr Pavel, former Chairman of NATO Military Committee confirmed their participation among others.
Members of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, top representatives of armed forces, representatives of the ministries of defence, foreign affairs and interior, prominent Czech security experts, ambassadors and military attachés of NATO member countries, journalists and other expert guests were present at the conference. Upon invitation only.
The conference was supported by the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic, Aero Vodochody, BAE Systems, Bell Helicopter, Česká zbrojovka, Satum, Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic, NATO Public Diplomacy Division. Media partners are Czech News Agency (ČTK) and Natoaktual.cz.