5th International Black Sea Symposium
“The Black Sea region as an influential crossroad between East and West: A path towards extroversion”
2 - 4 July 2012
Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel, Athens - Greece
The International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) successfully organised its 5th International Black Sea Symposium on “The Black Sea region as an influential crossroad between East and West: A path towards extroversion” in Athens, on 2-4 July 2012.
Fifteen young professionals from the Black Sea countries, the EU Member-States and the US attended an intensive three-day course where 22 renowned international experts addressed a wide spectrum of issues, such as energy efficiency, environmental governance, security, innovation, science technology, economic relations, culture and education, that currently form the framework within which many cooperation schemes and synergies have been promoted.
Participants, speakers and observers used the Symposium to network and to form ideas for new joint projects; to discuss; to exchange views and to enhance the dialogue among “domestic” and “external” knowledge.
Closing the event, Dr. Zefi Dimadama, ICBSS Director General and Dr. Tevan Poghosyan, Executive Director of the International Center for Human Development (ICHD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming at establishing and developing cooperation between the two organisations with a view to promoting and enhancing the dialogue in fields of common interest.