September 21, 2022

News from the Black Sea! (BSEC Newsletter No. 20, September 2022)

The 20th edition of the BSEC Newsletter is now available online.
September 13, 2022

NEW Publication! Saving Our Sea: A collective edition of students’ essays, by BSEC PERMIS and ICBSS for BLACK SEA React!

Within the framework of the Black Sea React! project, the Regional Essay Competition for the Youth “Saving our Sea: new ways to reduce marine pollution in the Black Sea”, a BSEC PERMIS and ICBSS initiative, was launched in the period May-September 2021. It aimed 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. The present collective edition includes the top ten essays of the Regional Essay Competition for the Youth. The essays were submitted by high-school students aged 15 to 18 years, citizens of the 13 BSEC Member States.
July 1, 2022

Save the Date: 11th Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Annual Advisory Forum (Chania-Greece, 5-7 October 2022)

The 11th Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe will take place on 5-7 October 2022 in Chania (Crete), Greece. The 2022 Advisory Forum is organised by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and the European Institute of Cultural Routes, in cooperation with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Hellenic Ministry of Tourism, the Greek National Tourism Organization, the Region of Crete, the Municipality of Chania, the Chambers of Industry and Commerce of Chania, and the Historic Cafes Route.
July 1, 2022

Registration open: BRIDGE-BS High-Tech Summit for the Black Sea (27-28 September 2022, Varna, Bulgaria)

Save the Date for the 1st edition of the High-Tech Summit for the Black Sea (HTS4BS) which will take place in Varna (Bulgaria) on 27 and 28 September 2022. Under the umbrella of the H2020 funded BRIDGES BS, the Blue Economy High Tech 4 Black Sea is a large research-based Black Sea forum on ocean digitalization and Industry 4.0 across academia, research organizations, investors, industry and society at large.
June 30, 2022

NEW: Video of the Black Sea React! project

The video has been created within the "Black Sea React! Project – Pilot innovative solutions for fighting marine litter in the Black Sea", which aims to contribute to regional dialogue on mitigating and effectively tackling marine pollution and marine litter in the Black Sea, while at the same time seeking innovative solutions to relevant problems. The project is co-funded by the European Commission under Grant Contract ENI/2020/421-957.
June 29, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: ICBSS-AIR Center Round-table Discussion on Energy Security in Europe (Athens, 27 June 2022)

The International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) together with the AIR Center of Azerbaijan, successfully co-organized the Round-table Discussion on “Energy security in Europe: Current situation, challenges and future opportunities”. The event was held in a hybrid way on Monday 27 June 2022, in Amalia Athens Hotel, Athens-Greece.
June 21, 2022

The ICBSS-AIR Center hybrid event on Energy Security in Europe at the “Greek Diplomatic Life” magazine

The online version of the "Greek Diplomatic Life" Magazine hosts an article for the ICBSS-AIR Center of Azerbaijan hybrid event on "Energy Security in Europe: Current Situation, challenges and future opportunities", to be held on Monday 27 June 2022, at Amalia Athens Hotel.
June 9, 2022

ICBSS-AIR Center Hybrid Event: Energy Security in Europe (Athens, 27 June 2022)

The Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) of Azerbaijan and the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) co-organise a Round-table Discussion on “Energy security in Europe: Current situation, challenges and future opportunities”. Renowned energy experts and policy-stakeholders from the EU MS and Eastern Partnership countries will exchange views on the current situation and the future of energy security for the European countries, placing emphasis on the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC). The event will be held in English, in a hybrid format (Athens & online).
March 3, 2022

CulTourE4Youth project: Report of Questionnaire (March 2022)

As part of the project’s activities, a survey was launched in the form of an online questionnaire which aimed to gather direct input about the priorities, opportunities and challenges from all involved stakeholders in the sectors of culture and tourism. The questionnaire ran online from 1 December 2021 until 31 January 2022.
February 17, 2022

Event Postponement Announcement: Final Conference of the Black Sea React! Black Sea Cruise & CulTourE4Youth projects

In view of the latest developments in the Black Sea region, and following the request of the Donor (European Commission), the Final Conference on "Strengthening the project implementation capacity, dialogue and cooperation in the Black Sea Region", in the framework of the Black Sea React!, Black Sea Cruise and CulTourE4Youth projects, scheduled for 15 March 2022, in a hybrid way, in Istanbul-Turkey, has been postponed.
February 3, 2022

CulTourE4Youth Project: International Workshop in Batumi, Georgia (16-17 February 2022)

"Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship in Cultural Tourism for coastal communities" (hybrid event) 16 and 17 February 2022 | Batumi (Adjara Region, Georgia)
January 25, 2022

Official start of the Moldovan BSEC Chairmanship-in-Office (January-June 2022) – BSEC Coordination Meeting & Priorities (25/1/22)

The Moldovan Chairmanship held the first official online meeting of its term in office with the "Coordination Meeting of the Moldovan BSEC Chairmanship-in-Office with the BSEC Committee of Senior Officials, the BSEC Related Bodies and the BSEC PERMIS” on 25 January 2022.