(Sponsored by: The German Marshall Fund – US)
The founding idea of the project was a reflection of Bulgaria’s Euro-Atlantic choice. By its implementation the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria aspired to have a considerable and useful contribution to the achievement of a goal we perceive as a priority on the Euro-Atlantic agenda, especially in the light of new challenges to global security and the ongoing antiterrorist campaign in particular – enhancing the Alliance’s capacity to counter threats to peace and reassert itself as both the main generator and guarantor of peace and stability. In pursuit of such an objective, we tried to identify more avenues for co-operation within the region of South East Europe and between South East Europe, NATO and its member states and the new invitees, the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the South East Co-operative Initiative (SECI) etc.
The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized an International conference on the topic “The Outlook of the Bulgarian-American Relations”. The Conference commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of Bulgarian-American relations. It took place at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel on 19-20th of September 2003 - the exact date, on which a century ago Ambassador John Jackson presented diplomatic credentials to Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria.