4th International Black Sea Symposium 2011

 
The 4th International Black Sea Symposium 2011
“The Black Sea Region in Transition: New Challenges and Concepts”
Vouliagmeni, Attica, Greece 19 – 23 September 2011

Building on three years of success, the International Black Sea Symposium (IBSS) project continues in 2011 with the 4th International Black Sea Symposium on “The Black Sea Region in Transition: New Challenges and Concepts”.

From 19 September to 23 September 2011 the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) welcomed young professionals and international experts in Vouliagmeni, Attica, Greece, for an intensive course on Black Sea issues. The event’s working language was in English.

4th IBSS 2011: “The Black Sea Region in Transition: New Challenges and Concepts”

This year, the 4th IBSS offered participants the unique opportunity to gain insights into a wide range of issues related to Black Sea regional cooperation, such as security concerns, relations with key stakeholders, democratic institutions, good governance and environmental governance presented by prominent scholars, experts and policymakers. In this context various sessions addressed the following issues:
 i. Security concerns: transnational risks; Euro-Atlantic institutions
ii. Institutional reforms and participation
iii. Regional cooperation and sustainable development
iv. Environmental governance: green growth, entrepreneurship; energy security

The three-day intensive course was consisted of interactive sessions, relevant reading material was provided in advance and participants received a certificate of attendance. While speakers set the stage for lively and interactive discussion on the different topics, workshops provided participants with the opportunity to closely analyse specific conflicts, develop action recommendations for policy makers and civil society leaders and produce project ideas to be pursued after the end of the Symposium.

Participants also had the chance to experience beautiful days in the picturesque coastal zone of Attica and visited the archaeological site of Sounio. Please find relevant information in the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sounion

The 4th IBSS enjoys the support of the following sponsors and partners:

Black Sea Trade and Development Bank
Harvard Black Sea Security Program
International Hellenic University
— LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe, European Institute, LSE
Middle East Economic Survey (MEES)
Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford

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