News

May 19, 2021

Call for Applications: Regional Essay Competition for the Youth (Black Sea React project)

The Regional Essay Competition for the Youth aims to raise awareness and motivate young people in the BSEC Member States to take action against the growing marine pollution challenge in the Black Sea. Apart from fostering a culture of eco-friendly behaviour and environmental consciousness in younger age groups, the initiative aspires to motivate the wider society to learn from its youngsters in adopting sustainable practices for reducing marine litter and marine pollution.
April 27, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: 2nd SEArica online Conference on the Black Sea, co-organised by ICBSS and BBSC CPMR (22 April 2021)

The International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) co-organised together with the Balkan and Black Sea Commission (BBSC) of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) which holds the secretariat of the Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas (SEArica) Intergroup, the online Conference entitled “Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Danube and the Black Sea region: views for building forward better”, on Thursday 22 April 2021.
April 27, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: 11th International Black Sea Symposium (20 April 2021)

The International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) successfully hosted its 11th International Black Sea Symposium, on“A collective recovery for the Black Sea Region in the post-covid era”, on 20 April 2021.
April 26, 2021

EXTERNAL EVENT: Panel Discussion on “Actions rather than words. Blue Economy in the Black Sea region” (3 June 2021)

An online panel discussion will take place on Tuesday 3 June, at 15.00 hours Istanbul time (+3GMT), in order to better publicize and present the BBSEA project, but also to exchange views on the overalladvancement of Blue Economy in the Black Sea region, on the implementation of the Common Maritime Agenda for the Black Sea (CMA) and on the necessity for more regional infrastructure investments in sectors envisaged by the various CMA goals, like marine pollution, energy, tourism and culture.
April 26, 2021

Job Opportunity – Call for Applications

The International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) is currently looking to recruit a Junior Project Manager with experience in maritime affairs and blue economy, to support the implementation of ICBSS’ new projects co-funded under ENI/2020/421-957 in the context of the Action “Support to the Implementation of the Eastern Partnership Multilateral Dimension, Northern Dimension and the Black Sea Synergy - BSEC PERMIS”.
April 13, 2021

BLACK SEA CRUISE Project officially launched!

On 1 April 2021, the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) hosted online the official kick-off meeting of the Project “BLACK SEA CRUISE – Sustainable Small-scale Cruising/Yachting”.
April 13, 2021

11th International Black Sea Symposium (20 April 2021)

Registration is open for the 11th IBSS on “A collective recovery for the Black Sea Region in the post-covid era”, to be held on Tuesday 20 April 2021 (10:00-14:30 Athens time).
April 13, 2021

Webinar on Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Danube and the Black Sea region (22 April 2021)

Fishing and aquaculture are among the hardest hit sectors since the COVID-19 outbreak, as demand for fisheries and seafood has been experiencing a dramatic downturn, due to preventative measures against the pandemic. The online conference will address the challenges of the fisheries sector related to the pandemic, such as disruptions in supply chains for fish and aquatic foods caused by disturbances of transportation, trade, and labour, and will discuss opportunities and next steps for the post-COVID-19 era.
April 9, 2021

News from the Black Sea! (BSEC Newsletter No. 15, April 2021)

The 15th edition of the BSEC Newsletter is now available online.
April 1, 2021

EXTERNAL EVENT: Webinar on Underwater Cultural Heritage & Exploration of Potential Sites in the Black Sea (13 April 2021)

Τhe event is organised in the framework of the 2021 Turkish coordination of the Common Maritime Agenda for the Black Sea.
March 31, 2021

Project CulTourE4Youth officially launched!

On 18 March 2021, the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) hosted online the official kick-off meeting of the Project “CulTourE4Youth - Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship in Cultural Tourism for coastal communities”.
March 23, 2021

REGISTRATION OPEN: 11th International Black Sea Symposium (20 April 2021)

The International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) launched the International Black Sea Symposium project in the context of a need for transnational cooperation in the wider Black Sea region. Now, in its eleventh year, the International Black Sea Symposium (IBSS) builds on the success and positive impact of its previous editions to bring together regional and international stakeholders with an interest in the Black Sea area, to exchange views on a sustainable socioeconomic recovery in the post-covid era.