Regional Stakeholders Conference: Black Sea Synergy: the way forward

7th November 2019

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Welcome to Athens!

Launched in 2007, the Black Sea Synergy initiative aims at supporting regional development through cooperation, in a bottom-up and project-oriented approach.

In the recent Joint Staff Working Document ‘Black Sea Synergy: review of a regional cooperation initiative – period 2015 -2018’, the EC and the European External Action Service (EEAS) offer a detailed implementation report, highlighting best practices, lessons learnt and key opportunities for further development.

Within this context, and as a follow-up to the Ministerial Meeting on BSEC – EU Cooperation (Brussels, 18 June 2019), the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) will organise a Regional Stakeholders Conference on ‘Black Sea Synergy: the way forward’, in Athens, Greece, on Thursday 7 November 2019.

In a bottom-up approach, the event aims to provide a platform for dialogue for stakeholders from EU/MS and non-EU Black Sea countries, to stimulate the discussion on the future of the Black Sea Synergy in the short and medium term.

Through interactive thematic working groups, special emphasis will be placed on the fields of cooperation identified with some progress, i.e. culture and tourism, education, transport and energy, in order to overcome bottlenecks and maximize their potential.

The event will be organised by the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) within the framework of the Hellenic BSEC Chairmanship-in-Office.

For additional information and clarifications on the content of the event, please contact:

  • Mrs.Georgia CHANTZI
  • e-mail:


Please complete the online registration form by 10th October 2019, to confirm your attendance. Once registered on the website, you will receive a confirmation email within a few working days. Please consult the website regularly to view any updates.

We look forward to seeing you in Athens !

Ms. Ludmila Magkaeva
Project Manager
M +32 477 31 75 96

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Registration is open until 10th October 2019,
room capacity is limited and participation is subject to approval of the EC. 

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