12th International Black Sea Symposium
“30 Years of Black Sea Economic Cooperation”
22 November 2022
Athens, Greece (hybrid)
The International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) launched the International Black Sea Symposium project with the aim to provide a platform for dialogue and transnational cooperation in the wider Black Sea region. Now, in its twelfth edition, the International Black Sea Symposium (IBSS) built on the success and positive impact of its previous editions and invited regional and international stakeholders with an interest in the Black Sea area, to reflect on the role of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) over the past thirty years and exchange views on its perspectives for the next thirty years.
More about the 12th IBSS
Established in 1992, the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) is a full-fledged intergovernmental, regional economic organisation that includes thirteen Member States from the wider Black Sea region. With more than 25 areas of cooperation, the BSEC Organisation is today the oldest, most representative, most inclusive and institutionally mature intergovernmental Organization in the wider Black Sea area, which contributes to the promotion of regional cooperation and economic development.
On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the BSEC Organisation, and amidst immense regional developments, the 12th IBSS brought together regional and international stakeholders to a) reflect on BSEC’s role over the years, as a pivotal regional and international actor; b) exchange views on how the Organisation could be better equipped to meet present-day challenges; c) identify key priorities and strategic goals for the future.
The 12th International Black Sea Symposium on “30 Years of Black Sea Economic Cooperation” was held on 22 November 2022, in Athens, Greece, in a hybrid format.