3rd Symposium 2010

3rd IBSS 2010: “The Black Sea Region in Flux”

Building on two years of success, the International Black Sea Symposium (IBSS) project continues in 2010 with the 3rd International Black Sea Symposium on “The Black Sea Region in Flux”. From 29 June - 4 July 2010 the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) welcomed young professionals and international experts on the island of Aegina, Greece, for an intensive course on Black Sea issues. The event’s working language was English.

Thirty-nine selected participants had the unique opportunity to gain insights into issues of importance for the Black Sea region during a four-day intensive course led by prominent experts. During the first part of the Symposium participants followed interactive sessions focusing inter alia on security concerns, the role of key stakeholders like NATO and Russia, relations with the EU, or democratic institutions and good governance. In the second part they participated in a series of workshops on conflict resolution methodology. Under the guidance of expert facilitator Prof. Benjamin J. Broome of Arizona State University, participants developed action recommendations for policy makers and civil society as well as project ideas to be pursued by them after the Symposium.

Relevant reading material was provided prior to the event and participants received a certificate of attendance. They also had the chance to experience beautiful summer days in the picturesque island of Aegina and to become acquainted with the local culture.

The 3rd IBSS enjoys the support of the following partners and sponsors:

  • The Black Sea Trust, a Project of the German Marshall Fund of the United State
  • Kadir Has University

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